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12:05 AM ET, September 22, 2010

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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: Gawker, Gizmodo and broadstuff, Thanks:louisgray
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hooray For Mike Arrington  —  If you haven't already, go read Mike Arrington's story about how he barged into a secret meeting of Silicon Valley's super-angels and discovered that the angels were discussing how to screw traditional venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, the latter by pushing down the prices of early-stage deals.
Quora:
Who are the Super Angels that Michael Arrington is talking about in his 9/21/10 Techcrunch post, “So a Blogger Walks into a Bar...”?  —  And if you can elucidate, what merit is there in his accusations?  — Article: http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/ 21... — 4 Answers
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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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
Discussion: Electronista and SiliconANGLE
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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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.
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.
Discussion: eWeek
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Seth Weintraub / Fortune:   Windows 7 Phone author/blogger lavishes praise on Android
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 …
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Jared Morgenstern / Facebook Developer Blog:
Making Games on Facebook Better
Discussion: Download Squad, Facebook Blog and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
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.
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Amanda Enayati / Salon:
My relentless pursuit of the guy who robbed me  —  A thief broke into my car.  I used Craigslist, a dating site, MySpace and a fast food joint to track him down In the first 24 hours after someone broke into my car in my own driveway, I was mostly mad at my husband.
Discussion: Newser
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
Reuters:
AT&T says half a million iPads use its network  —  NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - About a half a million iPad owners use AT&T Inc's (T.N) network to connect the Apple Inc (AAPL.O) tablet computer to the Internet, according to the telephone company's top executive Randall Stephenson.
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Dan Gallagher / MarketWatch:
AT&T chief not worried about losing iPhone
Discussion: Fast Company, ReadWriteWeb and mocoNews
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
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 …
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.  —  (Credit: Google)  —  In the wake of Google's censorship battles with China and other nations, the search giant has launched a new tool …
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 …
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.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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