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11:55 PM ET, September 20, 2010

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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Bringing Document Editing to Android, iPad  —  Google unveiled a new mobile login verification system today, and perhaps more importantly, said that editing of Google Docs would be coming soon to Android and the iPad.  The ability to edit docs on the two mobile platforms will bring real-time collaboration to mobile users.
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Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Google Docs Coming to iPad in “the Next Few Weeks” to Slap iWork Around  —  The iPad is slowly moving towards full laptop capabilities.  With the release of the newest firmware update, the iPad can now both print and run multiple apps at a time, two of the shortcomings most frequently cited …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
When Larry Ellison Met Marc Andreessen-A Silicon Valley Settlement Story (Plus Mark Hurd Returns Some Dough!)  —  According to multiple sources, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured right) approached Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) board member Marc Andreessen (pictured left) to help broker a settlement between the companies.
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Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
HP and Oracle Resolve Litigation on Hurd Employment  —  Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Corp. said they resolved litigation over the appointment of Mark Hurd as a president of Oracle and reaffirmed the long-term partnership between the two companies.
foursquare:
Introducing foursquare 2.0: Tips + To-Dos + Add to foursquare + More!  —  When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins.  We really wanted to build tools that would help people collect and share their real-world experiences.  Today we're rolling out the 2. version …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google Apps gains extra layer of security with two-step verification  —  Companies migrating their e-mail and other cloud services over to Google Apps is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon, but there have been lingering doubts about whether making such a transition would put company security at risk.
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Google Enterprise Blog:
A more secure cloud for millions of Google Apps users
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple buys Swedish face-recognition company Polar Rose?  —  According to Norwegian Mac Site Mac1, Apple has bought up all of the shares of a Swedish face recognition company called Polar Rose.  An example of their technology can be seen above (Flashless).  Google translated:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Apple Working on a 7-Inch Screen iPad?  —  Apple, perhaps worried about competition from the Android camp, may be looking to develop a new version of iPad, this one with a 7-inch screen.  It would bring such a device to market some time in 2011, according to a research note put …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   Regarding Ashok Kumar's Track Record on Apple
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to License Unspecified Intellectual Property From Rovi  —  In a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, Rovi announced that has reached a “multi-year agreement” with Apple for access to Rovi's intellectual property. … Rovi, originally founded as Macrovision …
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Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Apple Quietly Launches New Game Section on Its Website  —  Cupertino, California-based Apple has apparently launched a new game-dedicated section on its website, where visitors can find several resources and information regarding the latest games along with the gaming capabilities of several Apple products.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Fox, NBC, MLB and others look to squash Seattle startup ivi Inc.  —  Some of the biggest names in TV broadcasting are looking to put the brakes on a tiny Seattle startup called ivi Inc. The 18-person company, which launched a live Internet TV service one week ago today, has received cease …
Discussion: PRWeb and NewTeeVee
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs.  Hello Ad Dollars?  —  Hate dealing with captchas-the squiggly, indecipherable text strings Web sites often force you to read and regurgitate for security reasons?  Join the club.  And pay attention to what Solve Media is trying to do.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Microsoft Pushes Zune Expansion Outside the US  —  Microsoft plans to offer elements of its Zune music and movie services throughout Europe and other countries this fall in conjunction with the release of its Windows Phone 7 operating system.  —  Windows Phone 7 is scheduled to launch …
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Alastair Jamieson / Telegraph:
Girl, 14, fears 21,000 party guests after Facebook invite blunder  —  A teenager from Hertfordshire who mistakenly posted her address and phone number on Facebook to publicise a birthday party ended up with 21,000 promised guests.  —  Rebecca Javeleau, 14, mistakenly made the details public …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Police interview Steve Jobs about prototype iPhone  —  For months, little news has surfaced about the police investigation into the sale last spring of a lost prototype iPhone 4.  That may soon change.  —  Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, Calif. …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! ‘owns several patents’ on Google Instant  —  ‘Streaming search’ all about cash, says ex-Google man  —  Exclusive Yahoo! owns several patents covering Google's new Instant search engine, according to Shashi Seth, Yahoo!'s senior vice president of search and a former search product leader at Google.
Discussion: WebProNews
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to pitch your company at Techcrunch or get investors to write checks  —  I saw over 100 company pitches last week at DEMO and at Google.  There will be 100 more at Techcrunch Disrupt next week.  The good ones stand out immediately.  How can you get noticed?
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:dondodge
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why No Second Internet Bubble?  —  Internet adoption has only accelerated since 2001, so why hasn't the economy been goosed again?  —  In 2001, the global stock market peaked.  At left, the technology-heavy NASDAQ composite shows what happens when a mind-bogglingly huge amount …
Frederico Viticci / MacStories:
VLC for iPad Available  —  Great news, folks!  VLC for iPad has been approved by Apple and is now propagating in the App Store.  New Zealand users can find the app already available here, anyone else will have to wait a few hours to see the app available for sale in iTunes.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
British Chip Designer Prepares for Wider Demand  —  CAMBRIDGE, England — Near the southeastern edge of Cambridge, where this idyllic university town gives way to fields of green, sits the headquarters of ARM Holdings.  Neither the modest three-building campus nor its surroundings evoke notions of a thriving hotbed of computing.
Discussion: Bits
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia N8 delayed ‘for a few weeks to do some final amends’  —  Sounds like it's not much of a delay — but be that as it may, if you were hoping to pick up your colorful N8 in the tail end of this month... well, we don't quite know how to say this, but you're going to want to make other plans.
Bing Search Blog:
Twitter User Recommendations on Bing Social  —  As the internet continues to evolve, we find there are more new “signals” coming in to search that enable us to provide customers with more relevant, real time and connected results.  Our work with Twitter and Facebook over the last year …
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Now Available Worldwide  —  Firefox Home, a free app that syncs your Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs to your iPhone or iPod touch, is now available in 15 languages worldwide.  Get Firefox Home in your language now!  —  We appreciate your feedback and worked …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews and Gadgetell
 
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Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
Think H.264 is Now Royalty-Free? …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Clear Airport Security Is Back, With All The Downsides
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Facebook Is Top Source of Malware, ‘Status-Jacking’
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Christopher Heine / ClickZ:
McDonald's Actual Foursquare Test Numbers: 2,865 Check-Ins
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Native Apps Account for Half of Mobile Internet Traffic
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