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5:00 AM ET, October 11, 2010

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
On eve of Windows Phone 7 launch: all hat and no cattle?  —  I've played with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.  I've read all the reviews.  I've talked with Microsoft's head of PR.  Starting tomorrow morning you will hear more about this new OS and OEM'd product line like nothing since Xbox.
Discussion: Reuters, I4U News and Engadget
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
October 11: All Windows Phone 7, all the time  —  Just blocks from the New York City GooglePlex and Apple's flagship West Village store, Microsoft and partners will be launching Windows Phone 7 on October 11.  —  “Launching,” in this case, is not synonymous with shipping.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
R&D: Short-term focus, cynicism hampers us  —  Google creates a car that uses artificial intelligence to drive itself and the tech conversation automatically goes from research and development to the search giant's motives to future business models.  —  Can't we just sit back and enjoy a neat technology breakthrough for a few hours?
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why do technology research? Is Google's car going to lead anywhere?
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:mamk
New York Times:
After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads  —  Twitter at last looks serious about making money.  —  In the last two weeks, the company has introduced several advertising plans, courted Madison Avenue at Advertising Week, the annual industry conference, and promoted Dick Costolo …
Discussion: Lost Remote
TmoNews:
Is This The T-Mobile HTC HD7?  —  With only a day left until the Windows Phone 7 Launch Party and the HTC HD7 all but confirmed for Magenta, one of our ninjas dropped something interesting in our inbox.  Above you will see what seem to be the very first T-Mobile branded HTC HD7/Schubert images.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mark Zuckerberg, The Architect  —  The Social Network is an excellent movie.  It's fast, entertaining.  And words crafted by Aaron Sorkin, one of Hollywood's most talented screenwriter, flatter the Harvard crowd and make it sound wittier than it actually is.
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
In High School Chem Labs, Every Cameraphone Can Be a Spectrometer  —  University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline has developed software that turns a camera phone, an LED, and a few other cheap tools into a spectrometer.  Armed with these, he thinks we can bring high-end analytic tools …
Discussion: ThinkMobile
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Finding Your Way Through the Mall or the Airport, With a Cellphone Map  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mobile phone maps have guided people through streets and alleys around the globe.  But when those people step into a sprawling building, they can get lost.  —  Inside, people have to ask strangers …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Being Eric Schmidt (On Facebook)  —  I'd like to apologize to Google CEO Eric Schmidt for impersonating him on Facebook today.  —  It's actually pretty easy, too easy, to do this.  A reader emailed earlier today letting us know that someone had been impersonating them on Facebook based on a real, but unused, email account.
Discussion: Gawker
David / TmoNews:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Details Come To Light, $399 After Rebate?  —  At this point there isn't much we don't already know about the Galaxy Tab heading the Magenta way but two questions have lingered, price and release date.  Given the above image (and assuming its legit, real, believable etc) …
Travis Larchuk / NPR:
The Zombie Network: Beware ‘Free Public WiFi’ … It's in your airports, your coffee shops and your libraries: “Free Public WiFi.”  —  Despite its enticing name, the network, available in thousands of locations across the United States, does not actually provide access to the Internet.
Discussion: InformationWeek
Bryant Urstadt / Business Week:
Diaper vs. Goliath  —  Can two guys from Jersey outsell Amazon?  —  It is good to be the chief executive of a company that's about to ship 500 million diapers in a single year.  For one thing, you get to drive a golf cart as fast as you want in your new 1,250,000-square-foot warehouse.
Thanks:atul
 
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