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10:05 AM ET, September 10, 2007

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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Google in corporate desktop push  —  Google has linked up with IT consultancy and outsourcing specialist CapGemini to target corporate customers with its range of desktop applications, in the search engine's most direct move against the dominance of Microsoft.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Capgemini to pitch Google Apps  —  In the clearest sign yet that Google Apps may be about to make the leap from small businesses to large ones, a major systems consulting firm, Capgemini, is announcing today a partnership with Google to push Apps into the enterprise market.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Apps Goes After Enterprise Market - "Team Productivity" The Catchphrase  —  UK newspaper The Guardian is reporting that Google has partnered with major IT consultancy and outsourcing specialist CapGemini, to sell Google Apps to enterprises.  CapGemini, which is also a partner of Microsoft and IBM …
Ed Christman / Reuters:
Music industry betting on 'ringle' format  —  NEW YORK (Billboard) - As the recording industry wakes up from its summer slumber and starts thinking about what will motivate the consumer for the holiday selling season, the major labels are getting ready to launch the "ringle," …
Sandisk:
SanDisk Announces the New Sansa View: a Sleek Video MP3 Player with Remarkable Features and Capacity at an Unbeatable Price  —  MILPITAS, Calif., September 10, 2007-SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, today announced the new Sansa® View …
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apple Eyes the Wireless Auction  —  Steve Jobs & Co. consider joining the FCC's auction of wireless spectrum, and a win would give Apple many intriguing options—for the iPhone and more  —  Talk of the government's pending auction of valuable wireless spectrum has focused largely …
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Vodafone snubs Itunes and Nokia Music Store  —  Musicstation's "better than both"  —  WHILE SIMUTANEOUSLY ruling itself out as the UK's Iphone provider, Vodafone has launched its own online music offering through Musicstation's service.  —  Not only is Vodafone cocking its snoot at Apple's Itunes store …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
MusicStation arrives, but will we pay for digital music?
Discussion: p2pnet
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Brawl Over Islam on Facebook  —  The social networking site Facebook from afar can look a lot like college, with cliques and the familiar range of personalities.  In another imitation of college life, the Facebook campus is wrestling with the contentious issue of speech codes.
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
Henny Sender / Wall Street Journal:
KKR Allows First Data Covenant  —  Other Firms Are Watching  —  To Gauge Credit Sentiment  —  As Deal Enters Final Stage  —  KKR has blinked.  —  Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. now appears willing to make concessions to investment banks arranging the $24 billion in debt for its purchase …
Discussion: Reuters Blogs and PE HUB
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Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Will Weakening Economy KO Web Startups?
Discussion: Mark Evans and The Big Picture
Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Apple Sells One Millionth iPhone  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ yesterday, just 74 days after its introduction on June 29. iPhone combines three devices into one—a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod®, and the best mobile Internet device ever …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Battle of the Quad Cores  —  They are fast becoming the Grumpy Old Men of Silicon Valley: Intel Corp. (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), long-time rivals who bicker in public and spar over everything from clock speeds to BUS technologies, are at it again — this time over quad core processors.
Stephen Shankland / ZDNet:
Virtualization: A feature of the hardware, not the OS?  —  The virtualization specialists are fighting back.  —  Companies like VMware, and more recently XenSource, got their start with standalone virtualization software that let customers run several operating systems simultaneously on a single computer.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs: iCame, iSaw, iCaved  —  Let me get this straight: Steve Jobs insists that songs on iTunes cost 99 cents and television episodes cost $1.99 because consumers crave simple pricing.  —  Except, of course, when it comes to Apple's own products.  —  On Thursday, I was at the massive Apple temple just off Central Park.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
A Medical Publisher's Unusual Prescription: Online Ads  —  By some measures, the medical publishing world has met the advent of the Internet with a shrug, sticking to its time-honored revenue model of charging high subscription fees for specialized journals that often attract few, if any, advertisements.
Discussion: Really Simple Sidi
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Three-way: Blu-ray and HD DVD, Meet $150 HD VMD ML622S  —  We first told you about HD VMD over two years ago, then we told you again about one year ago.  But the "next gen" HD optical disc aiming to take down...giants...Blu-ray and HD DVD is finally coming to fruition.
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