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9:40 PM ET, September 21, 2010

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Google Mobile Blog:
Updated Gmail app in Android Market  —  We just released a new version of the Gmail app in Android Market, so Gmail updates aren't tied to Android version releases anymore.  Now you can get new Gmail stuff faster without having to wait for system updates.  To start you off …
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Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net:   The end of Android fragmentation? Gmail now available in Market
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar...  Yesterday I was tipped off about a “secret meeting” between a group of “Super Angels” being held at Bin 38, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco.  “Do not come, you will not be welcome,” I was told.  —  So I did what any self respecting blogger would do …
Discussion: The Business Insider and broadstuff, Thanks:louisgray
Bob Lord / Twitter Blog:
All about the “onMouseOver” incident  —  The short story: This morning at 2:54 am PDT Twitter was notified of a security exploit that surfaced about a half hour before that, and we immediately went to work on fixing it.  By 7:00 am PDT, the primary issue was solved.
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Twitter knew about worm bug a month ago
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia and Bits
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live From Facebook's Gaming Event  —  I'm at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, where the social network is having a special press event to talk about the current social gaming landscape.  We expect there to be some important announcements this evening — the event is being led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and All Facebook
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Jared Morgenstern / Facebook Developer Blog:
Making Games on Facebook Better  —  First, hello from the new Games team!  Over the last few months, we've assembled a team of dedicated engineers and product managers who are focused exclusively on designing the platform you need to maximize the potential of your games.  And we are game lovers, every last one of us.
Discussion: Facebook Blog, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
With News Feed changes, Facebook issues a friend request to social game makers  —  Months after it hurt social game publishers by taking away some of its best viral methods for spreading apps, Facebook is hoping to make amends.  —  The company is planning to announce today it will make changes …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Pie chart: Apple's outrageous share of the mobile industry's profits  —  Cupertino is raking in the cash as its competitors struggle to post any profit at all.  Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday with a “buy” rating and a price target of $356 per share.
Wall Street Journal:
RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad  —  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. could unveil its new tablet computer—as well as the operating system that will power it—as early as next week, at a developers' conference in San Francisco, say people familiar with RIM's plans.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Connecting the dots: RIM may launch its Black Pad Monday
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Droid Attack Spells Doom for iPhone  —  Last year, while I was on a business trip, my wife surprised me during a phone call by telling me that she was going to purchase a Motorola DROID and finally enter the smart phone age.  This was surprising on a number of levels.
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Seth Weintraub / Fortune:   Windows 7 Phone author/blogger lavishes praise on Android
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Verizon: Our Apps Aren't About Taking Over The Phone — It's About “Choice”.  Puke.  —  About a week ago, we noted that Verizon was gearing up to launch its own app store for Android phones.  This app store, called V CAST Apps, would be completely separate from Android's existing Market for apps.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
VideoEgg Buys Six Apart  —  Makes bid to become ‘modern media company’  —  Rich media ad network VideoEgg is recasting itself as Say Media after its purchase of blog platform Six Apart.  —  The absorption of Six Apart gives the company the added reach of the latter's Movable Type and TypePad blogging software.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Six Apart Deal With VideoEgg Marks the End of an Era
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple And Facebook Talked For More Than A Year — Then Apple Launched Ping Without Facebook's Help  —  Three weeks after Apple launched Ping, its new social networking service, Apple still hasn't been able to work out a deal with Facebook to integrate its vast social network into Ping.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!:  Anssi Vanjoki says using Android is like peeing in your pants for warmth  —  You've been asking and imploring, so Anssi Vanjoki — straight shooter, that he is — now has an answer.  Why doesn't Nokia switch to Android?  Because Google's software represents …
Michael Zwibelman / The Official Google Blog:
Taking rogue pharmacies to court  —  We work very hard to make sure that ads shown on Google provide useful information for our users.  But sometimes we need to take action against ads that violate our policies, as when we block malware ads, or when we filed suit last year against “Google Money” scammers.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Google report shows where its content is blocked  —  Google's Transparency Report shows which countries are asking the company to remove certain content.  —  In the wake of Google's censorship battles with China and other nations, the search giant has launched a new tool to reveal …
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
The Legend of Mark Zuckerberg  —  Bill Gates got me into Harvard.  I had never met the man even once in my life, and I had certainly never been the beneficiary of his unparalleled personal fortune in any direct sense.  I had, of course, used his company's software, and throughout high school …
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
The Facebook Movie Is An Act Of Cold-Blooded Revenge - New, Unpublished IMs Tell The Real Story  —  On October 1, Columbia Pictures will release The Social Network, a film that portrays Facebook's CEO and cofounder, Mark Zuckerberg, as an arrogant nerd-punk who betrays friends and classmates …
Jon Fortt / Tech Check:
iPad Tops in Consumer Satisfaction: Report  —  Big news for Apple and Apple investors: The iPad is the highest-scoring product that a leading consumer satisfaction index has ever tracked.  —  The implication here is that the iPad's popularity may well have real staying power heading into the all-important holiday quarter.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Deciphers The Balance Of Power Across The U.S.  —  Google has consistently offered consumers useful ways to interact with election and politics online including “In Quotes,” maps of where to vote, and town hall meetings on YouTube.  Today, the search giant is helping you see where the balance …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
McAfee Jumps On The URL Shortening Bandwagon With McAf.ee  —  Antivirus and security software company McAfee, for reasons unknown, has apparently decided the world needs yet another URL shortening service.  —  The company this morning launched the beta version of McAf.ee …
Discussion: CNET News and Geek.com
 
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