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4:45 AM ET, September 18, 2011

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Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Windows 8 demos hint at phone integration?  —  Could Windows 8 let you call and text your relatives directly from your “Metro-style” tablet?  That's what a raft of new evidence suggests, as istartedsomething discovered that two videos from Microsoft's Build developer conference have a variety of references to telephony.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Twitter doesn't care what your real name is  —  Amid all the noise and fury over Google's policy of requiring real names (or at least real-sounding names) on its new Google+ network — a policy that Facebook also has, and one we have been critical of in the past — it's easy to forget …
Thanks:mathewi
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Intel's Ivy Bridge Architecture Exposed  —  Five years ago Intel announced its ambitious tick-tock release cadence.  We were doubtful that Intel could pull off such an aggressive schedule but with the exception of missing a few months here or there tick-tock has been a success.
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Ivy Bridge to Offer Faster Graphics and OpenCL Support in MacBook Airs
Discussion: CNET News and Softpedia News
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Customer culture  —  With so many projects, if the customer is willing to go without a small subset of the functionality they think they need, it can save a massive amount of effort, cost, and complexity and result in a much more elegant, hassle-free solution that makes them much happier in the long run.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
I'm Leaving TechCrunch.  Here's Why.  —  So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.  - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Paul, I Accept Your Resignation
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Has Google's CEO stopped using Google+?  —  It's been a month since the masses last heard from Larry Page via his social network  —  Seemingly every day, the Google+ “suggestions” feature implores me to “circle” (read: follow) the Google+ activities of Google CEO Larry Page, as a whopping 302,319 users have done already.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
955 Dreams Brings Elegance, Disruption To Music Discovery With Band Of The Day  —  955 Dreams is on a roll.  They've released five iOS apps so far, and all five have been featured by Apple as an “App of the Week”.  Band of the Day is the latest one, earning the distinction this week.
Discussion: Apple Gazette, Robert Scoble and GigaOM
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud, Deezer And Rhapsody Revealed As Facebook Music Launch Partners?  —  I love Yvo Schaap, even though I've never met him in person.  —  Wanna know why?  Because the man keeps on digging up interesting stuff by simply perusing code, and then alerting us.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Testing New Celebrity Endorsement Advertising Program  —  Google users may soon see celebrity endorsements included as annotations under paid search results as part of new advertising program that the company has just started testing.  Google's Christian Oestlien revealed the test …
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Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google:
More details on Propeller, Google's Flipboard-killer for Android and iOS devices  —  The first mention of a social news app from Google came in a Google+ post yesterday by tech watcher Robert Scoble.  He wrote: … The news prompted AllThingsD's Kara Swisher to dig for more clues.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 File-Sharing Decision Against Joel Tenenbaum  —  Joel Tenenbaum's fight with the RIAA has been dragging on now for six years.  In 2009, a jury found Tenenbaum guilty of “willful infringement” and awarded damages of $675,000.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Netflix investors overreact to new forecast: The streaming numbers are what matters  —  Netflix investors are selling off this morning — the stock is down 15% — after the company issued new subscriber guidance for Q3 (PDF), reflecting the reaction to its price increases …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
PE firms circling AOL turn attention to Yahoo  —  (Reuters) - The troubles at Yahoo Inc are proving to be a headache for AOL, that other deeply challenged Internet company trying to turn around its fortunes.  —  Interest in AOL from private equity firms ramped up after the company's stock plummeted …
 
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Kellex / Droid Life:
As of Yesterday Verizon Started Throttling its Top 5% Data Hogs, Doesn't Affect 4G LTE or Tiered Data Customers
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Despite owning just 1% of enterprise market, Gmail deemed ready to take on Microsoft
Discussion: TechFlash, Computerworld and Gartner
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Was Behind the Timing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's Abrupt Ouster?