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11:45 PM ET, September 26, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AngelGate: Chris Sacca Responds To Ron Conway  —  Quick summary of “AngelGate” to date:  — A Blogger Walks Into A Bar  — Dave McClure Gets Mad  — Dave McClure Gets Really Mad  — Ron Conway Goes Nuclear  — Ron Conway Clarifies  —  As I said the other day, there would be more private emails getting published.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Would Like To Clarify His Nuclear Attack On Fellow Angels  —  If angel investor Ron Conway wants us to post something here on TechCrunch, we're going to post it.  This morning he asked us to do just that.  —  This is a clarification, he says, to the private email slamming investors over “AngelGate.”
Discussion: BoomTown
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.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Exclusive: Microsoft set to launch Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21  —  Microsoft will launch a wide range of Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21, Neowin has learnt.  —  According to sources familiar with the software giants plans, Microsoft will hold several launch events worldwide …
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets:
Windows Phone US launch is November 8  —  I mentioned on this week's Windows Weekly podcast that the October 11 date people have been tossing around for the Windows Phone launch was incorrect.  (Microsoft is holding an annual event in NYC on that day, but it's unrelated to Windows Phone.)
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Electronista and Erictric, Thanks:rawmeet
Mark Hendrickson / Ursus Rex:
How to Pitch A Tech Blogger  —  I've been asked privately quite a few times over the last couple of years how one should pitch their startup to a tech blog like TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat or ReadWriteWeb.  So I've decided (quite selfishly) to write a post about the subject instead of repeating myself or re-forwarding emails.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Nokia's Bureaucracy Stifled Innovation, Ex-Managers Say  —  BERLIN — A few years before Apple introduced the iPhone in early 2007, the prototype of an Internet-ready, touch-screen handset with a large display made the rounds among upper management at Nokia.
Chris Williams / The Register:
CIA used ‘illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones’  —  'They want to kill people with software that doesn't work'  —  The CIA is implicated in a court case in which it's claimed it used an illegal, inaccurate software “hack” to direct secret assassination drones in central Asia.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Carriers' Rebellion  —  Before the Steve Jobs hypnosis session, AT&T ruled.  Handsets, their prices, branding, applications, contractual terms, content sales...AT&T decided everything and made pennies on each bit that flowed through its network.  Then the Great Mesmerizer swept the table.
Thanks:rawmeet
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Techmeme keeps up with lighting-fast tech news  —  In the five years since Gabe Rivera founded Techmeme, the speed and volume of technology news has increased dramatically.  —  And that's helped the San Francisco firm's website become the go-to place for the technorati.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Twitter Boosts Marketer Reach With Plan to Blast Promoted Ads  —  Positive Signs So Far, With Higher-Than-Average Interaction Rate  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Even after six months, campaigns with nearly 40 different marketers and repeat customers such as Ford, Virgin America and Verizon, Twitter still views its ads as experimental.
Chris / cdixon.org:
The segmentation of the venture industry  —  Ford Motors dominated the auto market in the early 20th century with a single car model, the Model T. At the time, customers were seeking low-cost, functional cars, and were satisfied by an extremely standardized product (Ford famously quipped that …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Just Ain't What It Used To Be—And That's a Good Thing
Discussion: Newsweek, HipMojo.com and Metacog, Thanks:erickschonfeld
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
View Twitter Through Other People's Eyes With TwtRoulette
Discussion: SelectStart
Tom Lenard / Tech Policy Institute Blog:
Antitrust and High-Tech: The Do-Not-Cold-Call List
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Corporate developers: exclusive first look at Application Craft …
Thanks:scobleizer
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple TV delayed? Pah! They're getting ‘Prepared for Shipment’
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
The Defenders of Free Software
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Runkeeper's Ability To Outrun Nike & Adidas Shows How Big Companies …
Thanks:jjacobs22
The Register:
Oracle finally outlines roadmap for mobile Java
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ElcomSoft turns your laptop into a one-touch WiFi cracking system