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9:25 PM ET, September 25, 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?  Hint: Probably not  —  This morning we reported on a couple new patents which revealed some realistic new features that may someday arrive for the iPad.  On one of the patent images we posted (pictured below) there is a circle-shaped hole on the top of the iPad.
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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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iTunes 10.0.1 Goes Live with Ping Sidebar by Federico Viticci  —  Tweet  —  Apple released a minor update to iTunes last night, which reaches version 10.0.1 and introduces a new feature for Ping users: the Ping sidebar.  The Ping sidebar allows you to always have the updates from the people …
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
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 …
Discussion: Gawker, msnbc.com and The Next Web
Andrew Hough / Telegraph:
Social Network writer backs Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over ‘stolen ideas’ claims  —  Aaron Sorkin, the creative brains behind the new Facebook movie “The Social Network”, has offered his support to Mark Zuckerberg, after the tech boss was accused of stealing the idea for the social networking site.
Discussion: PC World, TechFlash, Salon and Time
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Massive crowds greet iPhone 4 in China  —  More than 50,000 pre-orders and a queue more than 1,000 customers long  —  The scene Saturday morning outside Apple's new Joy City store.  Photo: AFP  —  What a difference a year makes.  —  Last November, when Apple (AAPL) …
Spiegel Online:
Internal Strife at WikiLeaks — German Spokesman Says He Will Leave Website  —  A dispute has broken out within the leadership of WikiLeaks, the website known for publishing classified documents including the Afghanistan war logs.  In an interview with SPIEGEL, WikiLeaks' German spokesman …
Discussion: The Hindu, HeraldSun, The Local and The Age
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Will Not Be About AngelGate  —  We've all had a pretty long week dealing with all this, for lack of a better term, AngelGate stuff.  For the people involved, me included, it hasn't been much fun.  —  Mostly because angel investors as a group do so much for our community.
Discussion: Bay Area BizTalk, Thanks:kamalafset
George Deglin / Hacking Entrepreneurship:
The risks of Facebook's Instant Personalization program  —  In April, Facebook unveiled a new technology called Instant Personalization.  Initially released to just Yelp, Pandora, and Docs.com, Instant Personalization has been widely misunderstood by the media and Facebook users alike.
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
How to be successful on YouTube [what I learned after 2 million views]  —  I have always been a big fan of video as a communication tool and YouTube is an amazing platform if you use it right.  —it's human  —it's you, your voice, your gesture, your feelings, much more than text
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Need Pre-Facebook Movie Drama? Go Read “Googled” This Week
Patrick Thibodeau / InfoWorld:
IBM warns of challenge to U.S. supercomputing leadership
Brett Smith / Free Software Foundation:
Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents; deadline September 27
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John-Paul Ford Rojas / Press Association:
12 years in jail for man in ‘vile’ porn plot
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Vast Majority Of Software Patents In Lawsuits Lose
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Bets on HTML5 With Dextrose Acquisition
Thanks:atul
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Law Firm Torn Apart By Leaked Emails
Discussion: Slyck