Here’s our rundown of the week’s tech and business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:

droid-android1Droid, the phone that finally lets me cancel my iPhone — “A new phone called Droid is about to hit the market at the end of October, and it will likely have the glitz and power to bury the iPhone.”

Apple’s Tim Cooks scoffs at iPhone competitors — “I think they’re trying to catch up with the first iPhone that we released two years ago, and we’ve long since moved beyond that.”

Web 2.0: Teens love Facebook and Apple, confused by Twitter — “Now, the ‘teens don’t tweet‘ idea has already been beaten to death by the tech press. But it’s one thing to read about surveys and studies and another to see teens on-stage, talking about how they don’t see what the point is.”

Web 2.0: GE’s Jeff Immelt shows off “stethoscope of the 21st century” — “He held up a white gadget with a flip-out screen and a control mechanism that looks lot like the old iPod navigation wheel. Immelt said the device could do ultrasound scans on the fly and wirelessly communicate the data as necessary.”

Yahoo apologizes for lap dancers at Taiwan hack day — “The decision to bring dancers was roundly criticized by observers including Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake.”

And here are five more stories we thought were important, thought-provoking, or just fun:

google-rtWeb 2.0: Google to roll out social search, with results from friends — “Google’s rolling out a social search product in Labs within the next few weeks that will show you results connected to your social circle.”

HP lets you print old books or Wikia pages as your own custom publications — “With the service, users can take the free web pages of Wikia — which has more than 3 million pages of user-generated articles online — and print them out as a magazine.”

Web 2.0: Liveblogging Intel’s CEO — “Moore’s law is a law about human inventiveness.”

Eric Schmidt gives intern-placement network InternInc a leg up — “Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has given an undisclosed amount to launch InternInc.com, a relatively new social networking site designed specifically to help students connect with companies, their universities, mentors and others that can help them find the internships they need to build their resumes and find employment after graduation.”

Bing, you’re not alone: Google adds tweets to search too — “Bing got much of the glory this morning at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, when it announced that it was incorporating Twitter’s public stream into its results. But a few hours later, Google crept in with its own announcement.”