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8:15 PM ET, October 1, 2010

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Horacio Gutierrez / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft sues Motorola over Android patent infringements  —  As many of you may have seen, Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola's Android-based smartphones.
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Aiming at Android, Microsoft sues Motorola  —  Microsoft today sued Motorola, alleging several of the cell phone maker's Android devices infringe on Redmond's patents  —  Microsoft both sued Motorola in U.S. District Court in Washington and brought a complaint before both the International Trade Commission.
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Google's Android
Discussion: Network World and ITworld.com
Stephen Baker / NPD Group Blog:
I Own An iPad, So What Do I do With It?  —  NPD has released the second in its series of iPad surveys.  While the first looked at buying intentions prior to the launch this one is more focused on what the current ownership looks like and how those owners are using their iPad.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad's ‘Cannibalization’ of Notebook Computers Disputed  —  Market research firm NPD has released the results of a new survey disputing the common assertion that Apple's iPad is ‘cannibalizing’ the PC notebook industry.  According to the survey, only 13% of iPad customers made their purchase instead of buying a PC.
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Larry Ellison ‘Speechless’ Over New CEO of H-P  —  Larry Ellison, the outspoken CEO of Oracle, said he is having trouble finding words to describe his reaction to H-P naming former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new top man-and then found plenty of them.  —  “I'm speechless,” he wrote in an email to the Wall Street Journal.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
HP Stock Tanks After It Hires No-Name CEO
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Impressive Touchscreen Keyboard Startup BlindType  —  Google has just acquired BlindType, a very impressive technology that allows you to type on touch screens without even looking at them.  See our past coverage of the startup here.  —  BlindType doesn't force you to type using …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
As an ex-Yahoo and a New-AOL'er, My Thoughts on One Portal to Rule Them All  —  This is going to come as a shock to you: But suddenly and for the first time in years, I really care about the future of AOL.  And, because I used to host a show on Yahoo Finance, the story floating around …
Discussion: C for Coding
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Yahoo And AOL Should Immediately Merge
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Where Are Facebook's Employees?  At the Movies, of Course  —  If you are trying to reach anyone at Facebook in the next couple of hours, good luck.  Various employees say that much of the staff from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto is at the Century 16 in nearby Mountain View for a screening of, you guessed it, “The Social Network.”
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Mark Ward / BBC:
Change to ‘Bios’ will make for PCs that boot in seconds  —  The Bios in modern computers dates from the earliest IBM PCs  —  New PCs could start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the oldest parts of desktop computers.  —  The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start …
Discussion: TechSpot, CrunchGear and Pocket-lint
Louis Gray:
New Apple TV Extends Fragmentation, Cupertino Style  —  For all the noise around fragmentation in the world of Android, one would think the state of affairs on the other side of the technology aisle would be perfectly unified - with one operating system, one user environment, and one experience where all things play nice.
Discussion: Crave and MacRumors
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Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Apple TV has only 3 of the top 25 TV shows
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Privately held Facebook in 5-for-1 stock split  —  (Reuters) - Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, is splitting shares in the privately held company.  —  A Facebook spokesman told Reuters on Friday that Facebook will enact a 5-for-1 split of the company's shares …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon scoop extravaganza: Motorola Venus with portrait QWERTY, Stingray LTE tablet, and more?  —  We've been tipped by multiple sources today on some interesting developments in Verizon's roadmap over the next couple quarters, and if you're a BlackBerry fan, an Android fan …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft Appoints New Presidents—For Mobile, Entertainment And Office  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is turning to its existing executive ranks to fill the vacancies left by the departures of entertainment and devices president Robbie Bach and business division president Stephen Elop.
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Google Instant in Chrome Is Awesome, Even More Useful than on Google.com  —  If you're keen on the as-you-type search results you get from Google Instant, you'll really like Instant integrated with Chrome's omnibox.  Just launch your beta/dev/canary release, type about:labs, enable Instant …
Discussion: WebProNews and CNET News
Marc Hedlund / Marc Hedlund's blog:
Why Wesabe Lost to Mint  —  A number of people have asked and speculated about why the company I co-founded, Wesabe, shut down earlier this summer.  Some of the claims or guesses about it are just factually wrong; others seem misinformed to me; others seem to have some truth.  I thought I'd add my own opinion.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Pulls Dead Body Images From Street View Brazil  —  Google has removed Street View images in Brazil that showed dead bodies on local streets.  One image showed a partly-covered body lying on the side of Avenida Presidente Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and the other showed a covered body near police cars in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Ugliest Girl At The Dance: How Yahoo Destroyed Yelp's Google Acquisition  —  A fascinating footnote to the failed Google acquisition of Yelp last December: a Yahoo counteroffer killed the deal, say two source with knowledge of the situation.  —  As of December 17 Yelp was in the final stages …
Discussion: Pulse2, Adotas and MediaPost Raw
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Stop It.  Google Won't Buy Twitter.  —  Today I landed from a trip to the world of the non-tech obsessed (PA and OH) to find my newsfeed was full of speculation that Google MUST buy Twitter, or be damned to obscurity in a race it's already losing to Facebook.  Not so fast.
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Is it too late for a Digg comeback?  —  Social news aggregator site Digg.com is trying to work its way out of the traffic hole it created with its botched redesign attempt.  Today it announced the return of several popular features from its previous version.
Timothy Hay / Venture Capital Dispatch:
The ‘Appification’ Of Everything  —  Half of the mobile-applications companies funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' $200 million iFund will each see at least $10 million in revenue this year, according to Matt Murphy, the Kleiner partner who oversees the fund.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's How Apple's iPad Is Invading The Business World  —  Apple's iPad is a consumer device, first and foremost.  (And it's a good one, at that.)  —  But a few recent events have illustrated how the iPad could also potentially become an important device for business and enterprise users …
 
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Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Is Apple Really “Threatening” Google In Mobile Advertising?
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Selling iPhone 4 Bumpers Again, Hopes You Forgot About Antennagate
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Blue Arrows Hit Google Instant
Discussion: Funneled E-Commerce and CNET News
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Google: “Currency” of Online Video Advertising Will Shift to …
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Om Malik / GigaOM:
IPO, M&A Boosting Venture Capital Fortunes
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Dale Ford / iSuppli:
iSuppli Trims 2010 Semiconductor Forecast Amid Softening Demand, Rising Stockpiles
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple rumored to be testing touchscreen panels for new iMac
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung terminates support for Symbian