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6:15 AM ET, September 23, 2010

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Bloomberg:
Facebook Said to Be Working on Phones With INQ for AT&T  —  Facebook Inc. is working with mobile-handset manufacturer INQ Mobile Ltd. on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  The devices, which will feature Facebook social …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The “Facebook Phone”  —  Over the weekend I wrote an article about Facebook's mobile plans, particularly that they are working on a branded mobile phone.  Facebook said the story was innacurate, despite CNET, Alley Insider and others writing independent stories confirming …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
AngelGate Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington  —  Last night, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington reported that on Monday night, a group of high-profile Silicon Valley angels met at a San Francisco restaurant, where, Arrington said he later learned, “collusion and price fixing” were on the menu.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Angelgate EXCLUSIVE: BIN38′s Super Angel Menu And More
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Steven Bertoni / Money Talks:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple's Steve Jobs  —  Just 5 years after founding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is worth more than Apple's iconic chief Steve Jobs.  —  Image via CrunchBase  —  This year, Zuckerberg, 26, added $4.9 billion to his fortune-vaulting to #35 on the Forbes 400 with an estimated fortune of $6.9 billion.
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Bill Gates is richest person in America — still  —  Forbes' 2010 list of the 400 richest Americans is out, and guess who's still on top.  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is No. 16 with a net worth of $13.1 billion.  Microsoft co-founder and Seattle mogul Paul Allen is No. 17 with $12.7 billion.
Barbara Martinez / Wall Street Journal:
Zuckerberg to Donate $100 Million to Newark Schools  —  Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder and chief executive of Facebook, is expected to announce a donation of $100 million to the Newark public school system this week, in a bold and aggressive bid to turn around one of the country's worst performing school systems.
PC World:
Dell Evaluating Internet TV Devices and Google TV Software  —  Dell on Thursday said it is considering the development of devices beyond PCs that would stream Internet content to regular television sets.  —  The company is evaluating new devices from set-top box makers and original design manufacturers …
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Michael Dell teases new 7-inch Android tablet, says Streak to land …
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID 2 Global Benchmarks and System Info, Hello 1.2GHz Processor  —  We first showed you our exclusive shots of the Droid 2 Global and now have even more goodies from this amazing looking device.  Who wants some Quadrant system info and benchmarks?  Unfortunately we don't have screenshots …
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Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: Motorola DROID 2 Global First Pictures
Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch  —  Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.  Problem is, many of those in the crowd were actors who were paid to be there.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
iWork for iPad adds file transfer, better Office support  —  Apple on Wednesday released updates to its three iWork apps for the iPad.  Version 1.2 of Numbers, Keynote, and Pages feature improvements to file-format support and file transferring, adding the ability to transfer files …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Buyers Send iPhones on a Long Relay to China  —  They show up in the early-morning hours: Chinese men and women, waiting silently and somewhat nervously outside of Apple stores in New York.  On some days the lines they form can be a block long.  —  These are not typical Apple fans.
Discussion: textually.org
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
LinkedIn Agrees to Buy Business Reviews Startup  —  The purchase of ChoiceVendor is the networking site's second acquisition  —  LinkedIn, the largest networking site for online professionals, bought ChoiceVendor Inc., a website for reviews of business service providers.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Gmail Creator: Facebook Has The Potential To Be Worth More Than Google  —  I love Quora.  I don't know what it is about the service, but something makes interesting people give very interesting answers to a huge range of questions.  Take Paul Buchheit, for example.
Justin Kistner / Official Webtrends Company Blog:
Twitter is releasing a real time analytics solution in Q4  —  At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit yesterday, Ross Hoffman shared with the crowd that sports leagues, teams, and players will have access to a real time analytics dashboard from Twitter.  I had the opportunity to ask Ross …
Ji Lee / The Official Google Blog:
One place to find everything new from Google  —  If it seems to you like every day Google releases a new product or feature, well, it seems like that to us too.  The central place we tell you about most of these is through the official Google Blog Network, where you'll find more than 100 blogs covering …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Roku releases new video player boxes  —  For the last few days we've had a small black box with a sub-$100 price tag attached to the flatscreen TV in the Macworld offices.  But this isn't Apple's forthcoming Apple TV box—it's the top-of-the-line member of the new Roku Player family.
Royal Pingdom:
Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?  —  Google is doing it.  Facebook is doing it.  Yahoo is doing it.  Microsoft is doing it.  And soon Twitter will be doing it.  —  We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Facebook Hopes Credits Make Dollars  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — For all its success, Google is often criticized for being a one-trick pony.  After 12 years, the Internet search company is still struggling to find a significant new revenue source to supplement its lucrative text advertising business.
Matt Buttell / MeetTheBoss TV:
A Bite of the Apple  —  Stumble into Apple's App Store and you are greeted with literally thousands of applications you can download for your iPhone.  The reason is simple: in a world of constant mobility and interactivity, both smartphone and app markets have gone stratospheric.
Discussion: IntoMobile and Co.Design
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
YouTubeSocial Lets You Simultaneously Watch Videos With Friends  —  I/O accelerator company SocialVision, purveyors of white-label “Viewing Party” software today launch YouTubeSocial as their first consumer facing product.  Similar to Clipsync, YouTubeSocial combines Facebook's Social Graph …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Gizmodo
Paul Carton / InvestorPlace:
New Burst of Momentum for Google Android OS  —  ChangeWave's latest corporate spending survey shows there is at least one big winner in the business smart phone market this quarter - the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Operating System.  —  When we asked respondents which mobile operating system …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle  —  In an exclusive interview with eWEEK, Java creator James Gosling discusses a series of issues he earlier declined to take public, including why he left Oracle.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform …
 
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