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8:30 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 …
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Fred / A VC:
Collusion  —  Mike Arrington posted about a secret meeting of angels and super angels in San Francisco the other night.  In the post he suggests that they are colluding to keep valuations down, terms intact, and traditional venture capital firms, such as ours, out of their deals.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
Discussion: Stowe Boyd and Venture Chronicles
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly... and Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped Beating My Wife.  —  So i've been debating whether to write this post all day.  —  Unfortunately i probably have more balls than sense, but it drives me f**king insane to see some bulls**t superangel conspiracy theory …
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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Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Exclusive: The real HTC HD7 revealed!  —  Unfortunately its not an actual picture, but for a black slab the schematic s close enough.  Above is the real successor to the HTC HD2, the HTC HD7, previously of course the HTC HD3, featuring the near bezel-less 4.3 inch screen we are so familiar with.
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
HTC confirms Windows Phone 7 launching October  —  Cat let out of the bag it would seem  —  Pocket-lint has already told you that Windows Phone 7 would be launching in October, however our sources weren't so keen about being named.  —  The same, however, can't be said for Mohammad Kais Zribi …
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.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Making Changes to News Feed, Requests, Bookmarks …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg navigates the tightrope between gamers and non-gamers (video)
Discussion: TechCrunch and Edge Magazine
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
200 Million People Are Playing Facebook Games Monthly
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 …
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.
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: Connecting the Dots and Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers Can Now Access Locations of 250 Million Phones Across U.S. Carriers  —  Location Labs today announced a “Universal Location Service” platform that aggregates locations of phones across carriers for developers and centralizes privacy management for end-users.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tecca, Best Buy's New Shopping App, Isn't a Best Buy Shopping App  —  Here's another shopping app: Tecca promises to “help you find, buy and get the best from personal technology.”  It's available for Apple's iPhone, Google's Android as well as Web browsers.
Discussion: paidContent and GigaOM
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.
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
ChatSquare: Chat With Your FourSquare Friends Live  —  FourSquare has been historically underpowered.  You can check in, but then what?  You add a tip?  Who wants that?  ChatSquare, soon to be found at ChatSQ.com and on iPhones near you, is an app that lets you chat with other people in the same FourSquare location.
Thanks:nirofir
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.
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
The first step to fixing the Android Marketplace has nothing to do with the Android Marketplace  —  Much fuss has been made about the user experience of the Android Marketplace and how it compares to the iOS App Store but, while there are many points to be made about how the Marketplace's design …
Thanks:louisgray
Ry Crozier / iTnews:
US hunters shoot down Google fibre  —  Repairers forced to ski in to Oregon back woods.  —  Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were “regularly” shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its cables underground.  —  The search and advertising …
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.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Campaign to Build Up Its Display Ads  —  Google, the online search ad giant that rarely advertises, has decided it needs to advertise the fact that it is in the online display advertising business.  —  And if that is not enough advertising about advertising, it has picked …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Windows 7 Phone author/blogger lavishes praise on Android  —  One of the biggest voices of the Microsoft Windows world likes just about everything about his new Droid X and his wife's Droid.  —  Thurrott's Twitter picture  —  Paul Thurrott took some time out of writing his book …
Discussion: SuperSite for Windows and eWeek
 
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal and CrunchGear
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Discussion: WebProNews
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
France Starts Reporting ‘Millions’ of File-Sharers
Discussion: Techdirt
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
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