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11:45 AM ET, September 27, 2010

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. Is Working to Ease Wiretaps on the Internet  —  WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Apple Threatens Search Giants' Mobile Ad Shares  —  Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! have swiftly lost share in the U.S. mobile advertising market to Apple's new iAd.  Independent rivals such as Jumptap and Millennial Media are gaining, too  —  Apple (AAPL) may be gaining share …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Study Finds That Apple Dominates Tech News  —  A new study confirms what some in the technology industry have long sensed: that Apple commands an inordinate amount of the media's attention.  A yearlong look at technology news coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence …
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.
Discussion: Andy Beard
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Would Like To Clarify His Nuclear Attack On Fellow Angels
Discussion: BoomTown
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.)
Bryan Jacobs / Gizmodo:
How Shazam Works To Identify (Nearly) Every Song You Throw At It  —  Many of us are prone to using the Shazam music-identification service whenever we encounter unfamiliar songs.  After all, it's just so easy to whip out our phones, open an app, and know everything about a mystery song in seconds.
Discussion: ringtonia.com
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.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
We Just Watched A Movie In 3D On An iPhone, And It Was Awesome  —  Here's something you probably didn't know your iPhone could do: display movies in 3D.  —  Actually, it can't quite yet.  But a company called Spatial View is launching an online 3D movie store, 3DeeCentral …
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
To Advertisers, Twitter's a Fledgling  —  Twitter Inc.'s foray into advertising is receiving mixed reviews among marketers, underscoring the challenges of turning the popular micro-blogging service into a highly profitable enterprise.  —  The popularity of Twitter has fueled expectations …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Apple granted patent for handheld that recognizes your hands  —  You could probably fill a book with Apple patent applications that never amounted to anything, but here's one that's at least been granted — a “handheld device” that uses capacitive sensors to recognize your identity …
David Kirkpatrick / Washington Post:
Five myths about Facebook  —  Movies often have Web sites, but it's not so often that Web sites have movies.  Facebook, of course, is not just any Web site; in the 6 1/2 years since founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg started the social networking service in his Harvard dorm room …
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Galapagos: Sharp Announces 5.5-Inch And 10.8-Inch Android Tablets (Video)  —  It took them a while, but now it seems Sharp is serious about entering the e-book and tablet business.  The company announced “Galapagos"in Tokyo today [press release in English], with Galapagos being the (terrible) …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Where is the Next Great Smartphone from Palm and HP?  —  It's been about three months since HP finalized its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm, and there's obviously some digesting and transitioning going on.  —  But the growing question is: When are we going to see some new webOS handset hardware from HP and Palm?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Chegg Raises $75 Million in Additional Funding From Asian Firm  —  Chegg, the online textbook rental service, has raised another $75 million from Asia-based Ace Limited, according to sources.  —  Ace seems to be non-existent on the Internet, although sources said it is a Hong Kong-based investment firm.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
IBM Buys Data Center Switching Company BLADE Network Technologies For $400M  —  IBM today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BLADE Network Technologies, a privately held data center switching company based in Santa Clara, California.  —  Financial terms were not disclosed.
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.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
EU Drops Two Apple IPhone Antitrust Investigations  —  The European Commission has dropped two antitrust investigations concerning Apple's iPhone after the company reversed two policies that drew the regulator's scrutiny.  —  The Commission launched the investigations earlier …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Inquirer and App Advice
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by)  —  Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators.  Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs.
 
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Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
HTC CEO Peter Chou discusses future of smartphones
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge puts hammer down on Hurt Locker P2P subpoena
Discussion: DSLreports
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Enterprise Chat Startup Activa Live
Discussion: V3.co.uk
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Security vulnerabilities are holding back Web 2.0 in the enterprise
Discussion: TechEye, McAfee Newsroom and CNN
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Shifting Online, Netflix Faces New Competition
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
ADT iPhone App Lets You Play Big Brother In Your Own Home
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Just Ain't What It Used To Be—And That's a Good Thing
 Earlier Items: 
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Carriers' Rebellion  —  Before the Steve Jobs hypnosis session, AT&T ruled.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
View Twitter Through Other People's Eyes With TwtRoulette
Discussion: SelectStart
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Corporate developers: exclusive first look at Application Craft …
Thanks:scobleizer
Chris Williams / The Register:
CIA used ‘illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones’
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Demand Outstrips Supply in China
Mark Hendrickson / Ursus Rex:
How to Pitch A Tech Blogger
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple TV delayed? Pah! They're getting ‘Prepared for Shipment’
Discussion: TUAW, The Loop and Electronista
 

 
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

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Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

Marek Miller / The Keyword:
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