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Ryan Block / gdgt:
With Antennagate over, is Glassgate next for the iPhone 4?  —  Whether or not you've experienced the iPhone 4's famed death grip, or even believe it's a real phenomenon (and based on extensive personal experience I can assure you that it is), the whole Antennagate scandal undoubtedly left …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Design Flaw Could Lead to Epidemic of Cracked iPhones  —  When the iPhone 4 free bumper program finished a week ago, Antennagate ended.  But Ryan Block reports that the iPhone engineering team has discovered another major design flaw that could lead another iPhone 4 scandal.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
What Did Microsoft and Adobe Chiefs Talk About?  —  Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe's offices to hold a secret meeting with Adobe's chief executive, Shantanu Narayen.  The meeting, which lasted more than an hour …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AdobSoft?  “Nonsense” on the Microsoft-Adobe Rumor (In Any Case, It'd More Likely Be GooDobe)  —  Investment bankers and stock markets can calm down-Microsoft and Adobe are not in talks about an acquisition.  —  Spurred by a story in the New York Times that Microsoft was eyeing it for purchase …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Adobe Soars On NYT Report Microsoft May Bid; Stock Halted …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Man Who Somehow Failed To Delete Facebook Account Complains About New Feature  —  Wait a second.  It seems that everyone is missing one key element of the latest faux-controversy about Facebook.  What is Jason Calacanis doing back on Facebook?  —  Calacanis kicked off the latest bitching session today …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Email I sent to Zuckerberg & Sheryl over “FORCE JOIN” Groups on Facebook  —  This company is trusted with 500 people's data (and growing)?  —  Really?  —  Wow.  —  Forwarded message —  From: Jason Calacanis
Stuart Parmenter / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available  —  Our first Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available to download and test.  It's built on the same technology platform as Firefox for the desktop and optimized for browsing on a mobile phone.  Firefox beta for mobile comes …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify crashes into Apple on way to U.S.  —  These are some swinging Swedes, the guys at Spotify.  —  Founded in Stockholm in 2006, Spotify has already conquered Europe's digital music scene with the help of a revolutionary desktop service and now desperately wants to make the jump to the United States.
Frederic / NewsGrange:
Surprise: Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy (Or do They?)  —  A new Zogby poll commissioned by the kids-focused online advocacy group Common Sense Media challenges the idea that kids today don't care about online privacy.  While some pundits believe that teens care very little about online privacy …
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:   First look: New campaign to stress children's privacy
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Debunk: Leaked iPad photo doesn't show next gen design  —  By now you may have seen some photos of an alleged iPad casing doing the rounds that is purported to be the next generation of Apple's tablet.  In the pics, you can clearly see that there are two distinct slots for the company's 30 pin dock connector …
Teri Evans / Wall Street Journal:
No Free Stuff Here: At Angie's List, Members Pay  —  After graduating with an economics degree in 1995, 22-year-old Angie Hicks thought she'd work for a small business, preferring a close-knit environment that meshed with her small-town roots.  When venture capitalist Bill Oesterle …
reviewmylife:
Who are North Korea's 13 Twitter friends?  —  In the past few months North Korea has embraced social media, first creating a YouTube channel, and in August a Twitter account with the name @uriminzok, which roughly means ‘our people’ in Korean.  —  North Korea has since been busy …
Wall Street Journal:
News Outlets Circle Samsung's Galaxy Tab  —  Several major news organizations are lining up behind a new tablet device from Samsung Electronics Co. built on Google Inc. software, in order to broaden mobile readership beyond owners of Apple Inc. popular iPad.
Reuters:
UAE says BlackBerry dispute resolved before deadline  —  (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will not suspend BlackBerry services on October 11 after resolving a dispute with its Canadian maker Research in Motion over access to email and other data, state news WAM agency said on Friday.
Doug Young / Reuters:
China Telecom may be in talks to offer iPhone-report  —  China Telecom (0728.HK), the smallest of China's three wireless carriers, may become the second Chinese operator to offer Apple's (AAPL.O) popular iPhone after an exclusive agreement with one of its rivals expires, local media reported on Friday.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Former FTC Employee Files Complaint Over Google Privacy  —  A former Federal Trade Commission employee has filed a complaint with the agency accusing Google Inc. of not adequately protecting the privacy of consumers' search queries.  —  The complaint was filed September 6 by Christopher Soghoian …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bit.ly Raises $10 Million Series B, Still Growing Like Crazy  —  It looks like short links are here to stay, at least for a while longer.  Bit.ly, the largest independent link shortening service out there, closed a $10 million Series B financing.  The round was led by RRE Ventures, with AOL Ventures also becoming a new investor.
James Joaquin / Xmarks Blog:
Xmarks Victory for the Users, by the Users  —  The past ten days have been an amazing lesson in the power of community.  Not in the “web 2.0 social graph” sense - I'm talking about old school community with users speaking up, speaking out and banding together.  Thank you Xmarks users.
Discussion: The Next Web and CNET News
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
The Twitterati very much mind the Gap  —  You never really know what will get social-media marketing chatter going.  Film directors getting kicked off planes, for one, or that Old Spice Man sensation.  This week, it was when retailer The Gap—which has lately been getting loads …
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Stuxnet  —  Computer security experts are often surprised at which stories get picked up by the mainstream media.  Sometimes it makes no sense.  Why this particular data breach, vulnerability, or worm and not others?  Sometimes it's obvious.  In the case of Stuxnet, there's a great story.
Discussion: rc3.org
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
MongoDB CTO on Foursquare's Scaling Issues  —  Eliot Horowitz is a co-founder and CTO of 10gen, makers of MongoDB, an increasingly trendy database that's used by Foursquare, among others.  He's just released a statement on what went wrong this week that led to Foursquare's 11-hour outage …
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
AT&T U-verse customers can use Xbox 360 as a set-top box starting November 7th  —  If you'd given up hope of using your 360 to watch AT&T U-Verse after over three years of waiting, we wouldn't think any less of you; but for those still holding on to the dream of one less set-top box under the TV …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former Skype CEO Josh Silverman Jumps To Greylock As EIR  —  Josh Silverman, who until a few days ago was Skype's CEO, has just joined venture capital firm Greylock Partners as an executive-in-residence.  In a blog post announcing the move on Greylock's website, the firm called Silverman a …
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise Blog:
Oracle v Google: the open source perspective  —  Ever since the start of the Oracle v Google lawsuit, I've been wondering what the open source community thinks of this.  Google, as one of the de facto leaders from the vendor side of the commercial OSS groupings has come back guns blazing.
Yehuda Katz / Katz Got Your Tongue?:
What's Wrong with “HTML5″  —  In the past year or so, the term “HTML5″ has increasingly been picked up by the tech press as the successor to “DHTML”, “Web 2.0″ or “Ajax”.  When used by the tech press, it is becoming a generic term for “the next generation of web technology” …
 
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft analyst, music scribe Rosoff headed to Alley Insider
Eddan Katz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Interview with Chiranuch Premchaiporn of Thai Neitzen Network
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Megan McCarthy: “The Cyborg of News, the Borg Queen of the Blogosphere”
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Gets a C- From the Better Business Bureau
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
New Yahoo app to challenge Apple FaceTime on iPhone
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal and TUAW
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Warner Bros. Claims That Annoying Customers With 28-Day Rental Delay Is Working
Discussion: MediaMemo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
McClure Adds 500 Mentors to 500 Startups
Discussion: 500 Startups Blog
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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Akamai employee charged with fraud
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Japan's DeNA Mulling $400+ Million Acquisition of ngmoco
Business Week:
Oracle's Larry Ellison Beats Up on His Rivals—Again
Discussion: internetnews.com and VentureBeat
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Am I Blind, Or Am I Just Not ‘Seeing’ What's So Great About Google TV?