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10:20 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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Webmetricsguru and MediaPost
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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: Fortune, 9 to 5 Mac and textually.org
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 …
BBC:
‘One app for all’ effort launches  —  The effort is meant to supplement, rather than replace, existing app environments  —  A European project to develop an application environment for every internet-connected device has received 10m euros in funding.  —  The project aims to sidestep operating systems …
Jason Fried / Signal vs. Noise:
Why non-profit pricing?  —  When you're in the software business you'll inevitably be asked if your company offers special pricing for non-profits.  I wanted to share my thoughts on the topic for a while now, so here's a blog post.  —  What's the difference?
Discussion: Changing Way and techPresident
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
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.
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.
Bloomberg:
Blockbuster Files for Bankruptcy After Online Rivals Gain  —  Blockbuster Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to quickly adapt its movie- rental model from storefronts to mail-order and online technology pioneered by rivals such as Netflix Inc.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Side-by-side: Flip UltraHD vs. iPhone 4  —  Is the iPhone 4 a Flip killer?  That's a question we've been asking ourselves ever since Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the latest iPhone generation with HD recoding capability in June.  Well, it looks like Cisco's line of consumer camcorders isn't going down without a fight.
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, Co.Design and 9 to 5 Mac
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google Street View dealt blow by Czech privacy concerns  —  Mapping service ‘disproportionately invades citizens’ privacy', says Czech watchdog  —  Google's ambitions to expand its Street View mapping service in the Czech Republic have been dealt a fresh blow today as the country's privacy watchdog …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPad, Apple's ‘Mac of the masses,’ predicted to sell 21M in 2011  —  One prominent Wall Street analyst has increased is forecast for iPad sales in 2011 to 21 million, citing expansion of the device's availability, as well as rapid adoption in the enterprise sector.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Social Network MocoSpace Raises $3.5M From SoftBank For Gaming Platform  —  Mobile social network MocoSpace has raised $3.5 million in a round of strategic funding from SoftBank Capital.  This brings the startup's total funding to $10.5 million.  —  MocoSpace develops …
Discussion: BoomTown, VentureBeat and mocoNews
David Kravets / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile Claims Right to Censor Text Messages  —  T-Mobile told a federal judge Wednesday it may pick and choose which text messages to deliver on its network in a case weighing whether wireless carriers have the same “must carry” obligations as wire-line telephone providers.
 
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Jon Udell / O'Reilly Radar:
Personal data stores and pub/sub networks
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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Digital takes over as vinyl, tape and film disappears from British homes
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: Social Is Not A Layer You Add (*Cough* Google *Cough*)
Emily Maltby / Wall Street Journal:
Tough Times for Independent IT Dealers
Discussion: TechEye
Chris Dixon / cdixon's posterous:
game mechanics applied to angel investing
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Facebook Hopes Credits Make Dollars
Reuters:
NBCU CEO unlikely to join Apple 99-cent rentals
Royal Pingdom:
Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:atul
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Michael Dell teases new 7-inch Android tablet, says Streak to land …
Ji Lee / The Official Google Blog:
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