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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Exclusive: Android ‘Jelly Bean’ comes after Ice Cream Sandwich (update)  —  We're hearing from a trusted source this afternoon that the next version of Android after Ice Cream Sandwich will be known as “Jelly Bean,” continuing Google's longstanding tradition of naming Android builds after sweet treats in alphabetical order.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The New Apple Advantage  —  Peter Bright wrote a good piece earlier this week at Ars Technica, documenting his attempt to buy a MacBook Air-like Windows laptop (he doesn't want an Air running Windows using Boot Camp because he doesn't like Apple's U.K. keyboard) and finds the experience confusing …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL and Yahoo Are Not Talking About a Merger (Any More Than I Am a Yahoo CEO Candidate)  —  If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve.  —  I think that about takes care of it on the possibility of me becoming CEO of Yahoo.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Bing: What's More Evil Than Satan Himself?  10^100  —  Not too long ago, hiybbprqag wasn't much of a word, but as Google employee Andy Arnt noticed today, if you search Bing for it these days, you will find that it is an “orcish” word meaning “whiner.”  Unless you've been closely following …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tempting f8  —  We're now less than two weeks away from Facebook's f8 conference.  While it's later than usual this year, Facebook uses the event to lay out their vision for the upcoming year and beyond.  Typically, the event is big for developers, but this year may feature a few user-facing surprises as well.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
NBC News Twitter account hacked with fake news of 9/11 Ground Zero attack  —  Sick-minded hackers have broken into the Twitter account of NBC News and posted messages claiming that there has been a terrorist attack at Ground Zero in New York.  —  The bogus messages claimed that Flight 4782 …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
More Bad News For Groupon: Sales Team Files Class-Action Suit  —  Earlier this week came reports that the daily-deals site, suddenly unpopular with both users and investors, is considering shelving its long-expected IPO.  Now comes more bad news—Groupon's own employees have filed a class-action suit against the company.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
How to surf T-Mobile without a data plan  —  The mother of all ingenious hacks has emerged: if you have an Android smartphone and a T-Mobile (US) unlimited messaging plan, you can now use an app called Smozzy to surf the web... for free.  —  Smozzy is basically just a wrapper around …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to give Hotmail an image (and feature) makeover  —  Summary: Microsoft is planning a Hotmail press event in October that may mark the introduction of a new (and maybe HTML5-based) version of its Web-based e-mail service.  —  Microsoft is inviting New York and San Francisco press …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google's Zagat buy could give search critics more ammo  —  Google's acquisition of Zagat, which was announced on the Google blog on Thursday, is a relatively small one for the search-engine giant: less than $66 million, according to some estimates.  But the ripples created by the deal …
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Netflix app now supports all Android Froyo/Gingerbread devices  —  Netflix updated its Android application on Friday with support for any smartphone running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).  Netflix launched an Android app in May of this year, but it initially only supported a handful of high-end devices.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS]  —  Facebook has begun testing a slew of changes to the News Feed, including friend list filters and Smart Lists that automatically categorize your friends.  —  The changes seem to be aimed at making the content within the News Feed more relevant.
Electronista:
Sprint blacks out first half of October for iPhone 5 launch  —  Sprint braces for iPhone 5 in schedule  —  An internal memo to Sprint staff has provided a virtual giveaway of the carrier's plans to carry the iPhone 5.  The note issues a blackout on employee vacations between September 30 and October 15 for a “major phone launch.”
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Sprint To Offer Unlimited Data For iPhone, But Will It Last?
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Nvidia CEO: Intel ousted company from chipset market  —  Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says Intel preferred it not stay in the chipset business  —  IDG News Service - Nvidia concluded that it would exit the chipset business as Intel made it impossible for the company to operate in the market …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tom Loftus / Digits:
Thinking Big: Square Expands Retail Reach of Tiny Device  —  San Francisco's Square is counting on big boxes to sell a lot tiny credit card readers.  —  The Square Card Reader, the inch-wide device that attaches to Apple iOS and Google Android devices for credit card and debit transactions …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Car Rental Marketplace Getaround Gets Around $3.4 Million  —  Car rental community Getaround is announcing a $3.4 million seed round today, with participation from Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Powerset founder Barney Pell, WordPress' Matt Mullenweg, Redpoint Ventures, General Catalyst, Michael Arrington's Crunchfund and others.
 
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuits Hit Canada, ISPs Ordered To Reveal BitTorrent Users
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Its Sixth Acquisition This Year, Group Buying Site BuyWithMe Scoops Up TownHog
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Apple tops J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, grim reading for RIM and Nokia
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Adobe brings Flash-free-Flash to Apple iPad, iPhone