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11:40 AM ET, September 26, 2010

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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
New Apple iPad Designs Surface with Landscape Docking & More  —  A new series of iPad designs have surfaced this past week in China that illustrate a number of very interesting possibilities that could be coming to future iPads.  The first is the ability to dock in landscape mode as well as portrait.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:   Is that a FaceTime camera on the iPad patent from this morning?
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
The Defenders of Free Software  —  ARMIJN HEMEL, 32, lives with his parents in Tiel, a town smack-dab in the middle of the Netherlands.  He works as a technology consultant, but spends several hours a week on his avocation: pestering some of the world's most powerful consumer electronics and technology companies.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Iran confirms massive Stuxnet infection of industrial systems  —  Nation's atomic energy experts met last week to discuss ways to eradicate worm, say reports  —  Computerworld - Officials in Iran have confirmed that the Stuxnet worm infected at least 30,000 Windows PCs in the country …
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Agence France Presse:
US does not know source, purpose of Stuxnet worm: official
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Agence France Presse:
French court convicts Google and boss of defamation  —  PARIS — A Paris court has convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive Eric Schmidt of defamation over results from its “suggest” function, a French legal affairs website has revealed.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ElcomSoft turns your laptop into a one-touch WiFi cracking system  —  It's been a few years since we checked in with Elcomsoft's Wireless Security Auditor WiFi cracking software.  As you'd expect, things have become easier, much easier.  Elcomsoft now has an all-in-one solution …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Runkeeper's Ability To Outrun Nike & Adidas Shows How Big Companies Don't Always Copy & Win  —  Over and over again we hear this refrain from people that, without extra protection from things like patents, startups would get crushed when big companies decide to just copy them.
Thanks:jjacobs22
Pradeep / WMPoweruser.com:
New Windows Phone Ads Released featuring HTC Mondrian  —  We all know that Microsoft is going to spend a lot of money on marketing Windows Phone 7.Below are the new ads featuring HTC Mondrian from AT&T.  —  It will be interesting to see all the advertisements from Microsoft,OEM Partners and carriers.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Ping Now Works With Your Actual iTunes Library.  This Is A Thousand Times Better  —  It launched with much fanfare, but I don't think it was unreasonable to call Ping a dud out of the gate.  While pretty much everyone initially signed up to try it out, a few days later, the activity stream seemed to trickle to almost nothing.
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The Register:
Oracle finally outlines roadmap for mobile Java  —  Google bait  —  There has been considerable criticism of Oracle since it acquired Sun Microsystems, and with it, the Java technology.  In particular, the database giant has been accused, by Google and others, of failing to provide clear direction …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Massive crowds greet iPhone 4 in China  —  Over 200,000 pre-orders and a queue more than 1,000 customers long  —  The scene Saturday morning outside one of Apple's Beijing stores.  Photo: AFP  —  What a difference a year makes.  —  Last November, when Apple (AAPL) …
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Announces Full Support for Microformats in Local  —  The Lat-Long Blog has announced that Google is now supporting rich snippets as a mechanism for identifying the specific location that a webpage is referring to:  —  From a local search perspective, part of this effort means looking …
Thanks:kevinmarks
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
Google Warning Gmail users on China Spying Attempts  —  Google is using automated warnings to alert users of its GMAIL messaging service about wide spread attempts to access personal mail accounts from Internet addresses in China.  The warnings may indicate wholesale spying by the Chinese government …
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