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11:25 AM ET, October 9, 2010

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Wal-Mart Preparing to Offer iPad [Updated]  —  Back in May, Wal-Mart announced that it was expecting to begin offering the iPad for sale in its U.S. retail stores “later this year”, and with the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching and rival Target launching the device in over 1700 stores around …
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
In Defense of Standards, Ethics, and Honest Financial Reporting at Hewlett-Packard … Disclaimer: my business partner, Marc Andreessen, is on the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard.  I note that I have no inside information, and this blog post is based purely on published material.
Discussion: BoomTown, Thanks:atul
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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
A Double Standard at H.P.  —  And so it came to pass that on the 55th day — 55 days, that is, after firing its chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, for playing footsie with a consultant and fudging his expense accounts — the board of directors at Hewlett-Packard proudly announced it had found …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
MySpace Unveils New, Artsy Logo  —  If you've been following the news lately, you've probably realized that logo redesigns are a kind of a big deal.  Today at the Warm Gun Design conference in San Francisco, butt of too many design/user experience jokes to mention social networking site MySpace unveils …
Discussion: Warm Gun, Softpedia News and Geek.com
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
With Verizon on the Horizon, iPhone Users Weigh Leaving AT&T—but There's a Catch  —  Network quality won't be the only issue for iPhone buyers trying to decide between AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless when the smartphone becomes available to a second U.S. carrier.  The technology behind their high-speed networks matters, too.
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Electronista:
Another leak puts iPhone 4 on Verizon early in 2011
Discussion: AppleInsider and Phone Arena
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem  —  The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has recently been at a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss topics including the two companies' mutual competitor, Apple.
Gartner:
Gartner's 2010 Hype Cycle Special Report Evaluates Maturity of 1,800 Technologies  —  Hype Cycle Research Provides a Cross-Industry Perspective on Potentially Transformative Technologies  —  Media tablets, private cloud computing, and 3D flat-panel TVs and displays are some of the technologies …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Facebook Groups  —  Earlier this week Facebook announced the revamp of Facebook Groups.  At first I planned to avoid commenting on this release since there is significant overlap between it's functionality and that of Windows Live Groups so it is hard for me to have an objective perspective.
Discussion: All Facebook and TechCrunch
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
About this 7-inch Apple iPad  —  Analyst are predicting that Apple will begin work on its 7-inch iPad very soon.  They are wrong.  —  The fact is, Apple already has a 7-inch iPad.  They have had one of the smaller devices since they started making the 9.7-inch iPad that we have now.
The Official Google Blog:
Goodbye to an old friend: 1-800-GOOG-411  —  Back in 2007 we launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada.  On November 12, 2010, we will shut down the service.  —  GOOG-411 was the first speech …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Mercury News interview: Craig Silverstein, Google's first employee  —  Everyone knows “the Google guys” — Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the multibillionaire founders of the world's most popular search engine.  But another Google guy was there from the company's creation 12 years ago …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Acquisition Of ‘Everything Is The Best’ Assets, Including Plannr  —  After hounding them left and right, the folks at Google did us a solid and sent us an email confirming their acquisition of “Outlook for hipsters” startup Plannr.  —  The story is bigger than what we orginally …
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, Erictric and TechFlash
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Exclusive: Microsoft to Shutter Massive Inc.  —  Looks like Microsoft has a Massive failure on its hands.  —  The software giant will shutter its in-game advertising unit Massive Inc. before the end of this month, according to sources close to the company.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
EU calls Stuxnet ‘paradigm shift’ as U.S. responds more mildly  —  While official U.S. response has been comparatively mild, the European Union's cybersecurity agency says Stuxnet represents a “paradigm shift” in critical infrastructure threats and that current defense philosophies need to be reconsidered.
Discussion: enisa.europa.eu and Softpedia News
Steven Jiang / CNN:
China blanks Nobel Peace prize searches  —  Beijing, China (CNN) — With news media across the globe reacting to this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, authorities in the winner's homeland are racing to delete his name from all public domains.  —  Type “Liu Xiaobo” — or “Nobel Peace Prize …
Deutsche Welle:
Europe must establish a single telecom market, says EU lawmaker  —  Gunnar Hoekmark is a Swedish representative to the European Parliament and the Vice Chairman of the European People's Party, which describes itself as politically center to center-right and pro-European.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery  —  Six months after Web traffic involving popular U.S. sites and e-mail from computers around the globe was re-directed to Chinese servers unnecessarily, Internet watchers are trying to figure out why it happened and how to prevent future mishaps.
Arwa Gunja / The Takeaway:
New Communications Law Mandates Closed Captioning on Internet  —  Today, President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.  For the millions of Americans who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the new law will require all videos first broadcast on television …
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Silicon Valley Lacks Vision? Facebook Begs to Differ
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo BOSS Switching To Paid Model In Early 2011
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook Fails At The DMCA: Promises To Restore Counter-Noticed Content, But Doesn't
Discussion: CrunchGear
Ted Samson / InfoWorld:
Oracle to eliminate budget plans in MySQL license hike
Discussion: The Register
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Growth of a meme: how a mobile lawsuits visualisation evolved
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft folds Live Labs into Bing; Gary Flake resigns
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Windows Phone 7 to launch Monday amid crowded smartphone market
Discussion: Computerworld and InformationWeek
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Time To Think Carefully About Which Country Hosts Your URL Shortener
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
Spotify's Move to U.S. Could Spur iTunes Subscription Service
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Says “Millions” of Ad Dollars Showing Up “In the Very, Very Near Term”
Discussion: VentureBeat and TNW Apps
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Exclusive Q&A: Google's Andy Rubin Talks Android
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Everyone into the pool: How to invest in Twitter
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul