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1:20 PM ET, October 11, 2010

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Microsoft:
Windows Phone 7: A Fresh Start for the Smartphone  —  The phone delivers a new user experience by integrating the things users really want to do, creating a balance between getting work done and having fun.  —  The goal for Microsoft's latest smartphone is an ambitious one …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft announces ten Windows Phone 7 handsets for 30 countries: October 21 in Europe and Asia, 8 November in US (Update: Video!)  —  It may have “Windows” in the branding, but Windows Phone 7 is not the desktop PC experience shoehorned into a cellphone.  Microsoft tried that with Windows Mobile …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7, hitting the US on Nov. 9  —  Microsoft finally launched its new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7, at a press conference in New York today.  CEO Steve Ballmer hit the stage to give us a glimpse at the OS and the platform's launch phones.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
HTC HD7: Hello, All 4.3-Inches of Windows Phone 7  —  The HD7 is the quintessential HTC phone—a 4.3-inch slab with a 1GHz processor, 16GB internal storage, 5-megapixel, 720p video-shooting camera, and naturally, a kickstand.  Despite being oh-so-familiar, it could very still be the Windows Phone to get.
Chris Jones / The Windows Blog:   Windows Live and Windows Phone 7
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
AT&T brings U-verse to Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360
Discussion: AT&T, DSLreports and Crave
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:   Windows Phone 7 Devices Arrive: A Video Tour
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 handset outed early
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone gets early reveal
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Apple Will Take A Pass On 4G Networks For The iPhone In 2011— Sorry Verizon and AT&T  —  Back in August I broke the news that Apple was lining up a component purchase of several million chipsets from Qualcomm for a CDMA-powered Verizon iPhone due in January.
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.
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 …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Eminem's publisher demand $2.2 million from Apple  —  Eminem's people are determined to force Apple (AAPL) to cough up cold hard cash in settlement of the outstanding litigation over download sales of the artist's music.  —  Eminem's music publisher has asked a U.S. District Court judge …
Discussion: Detroit News
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Ten Theses on Tablets  —  As of now, I've been carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab for a month, using it every day; this has included two major road trips.  I suppose there are a few other humans who've had this much hands-on with a 7" form-factor tablet, but I don't know of any others with a blog and a free hand to write what they think.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail.ru Confirms IPO With A Reported $5 Billion Valuation  —  At long last, this is where Mail.ru Group - the new name for russian digital investor Digital Sky Technologies' domestic assets - confirms it will IPO on the London Stock Exchange next month.  —  The group wants to float …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Why cell phones may be more dangerous than we think  —  After many years of increasingly erratic behavior, Alan Marks, of Lafayette, suddenly experienced a severe seizure in the middle of the night.  His wife, Ellie, called 911 and Marks was rushed to the hospital, where tests revealed …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Music Industry Fails In High Court Bid To Force 3 Strikes on ISP  —  An Internet service provider has won its “3 strikes” legal battle with the music industry.  The Irish Recorded Music Association - Warner, Universal, Sony and EMI - had tried to force UPC to disconnect subscribers who they claim …
Discussion: Inquirer, TechEye, Teic.ie and hypebot
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 …
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, Softpedia News and Tech Report
OUT-LAW News:
Commission proposes new EU cybercrime law  —  The European Commission wants to harmonise the laws of EU member states dealing with cyber-attacks.  It wants to create a new Directive on attacks on information systems, it said in a statement.  —  The European Commission adopted a 'framework decision …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tumbl.in Is StumbleUpon For Twitter  —  Tumbl.in, a project started at our TechCrunch Hackathon during TC Disrupt, is a like a StumbleUpon for Twitter, allowing you to “stumble across” links shared in your Twitter timeline, your Twitter favorites and your Twitter lists.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iPhone apps have become more popular than major TV shows and sports broadcasts  —  Is iPhone the next American Idol?  —  The daily audience for apps that run on Apple's iOS operating system (for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) has now surpassed 19 million users who spend an average …
 
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John Bowker / Reuters:
Schwarzenegger leads U.S. tech investors to Russia
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Hill and Telegraph
Ben McGrath / New Yorker:
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Lars Aronsson / Androinica:
Instant Heart Rate measures your heart rate using your phone's camera, and it works
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
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BBC:
US offenders unmonitored as tagging system fails
Discussion: Techdirt
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
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