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5:40 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps  —  Session five as follows, including our live notes.  Commentary by Mark Hendrickson and Duncan Riley.  —  Xobni  —  Xobni products aim to improve the way users organize, search and navigate their email.
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint: Solid but incomplete online personal finance  —  Mint is an online financial management service, clearly designed to compete with Intuit's Quicken and Quicken Online.  Unlike many of the existing online banking and budgeting products, you won't run out of gas with this product too fast …
Discussion: Download Squad
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mint: The easiest way to manage your personal finances
Discussion: PC World: Techlog and Mashable!
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsoft's Line  —  I.B.M. plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
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Intel:
Intel Demonstrates Industry's First 32nm Chip and Next-Generation Nehalem Microprocessor Architecture  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul Otellini today outlined new products, chip designs and manufacturing technologies …
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Nick Baum / Official Google Reader Blog:
Breaking up isn't hard to do  —  We don't know how to tell you this, but it's time that we break up.  It's just that we're different now.  People can search.  They can share what they read.  They can even see trends about what they read, and how often they do it.
Adam Howorth / Apple:
Apple Chooses O2 as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in UK  —  Apple® and O2 announced today that O2, the leading wireless carrier in the UK, will be the exclusive UK carrier for Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in the UK on November 9. iPhone combines three devices into one …
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Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Apple unveils launch of £1,000 UK iPhone
Discussion: p2pnet and Financial Times
Attila Bodis / Official Google Blog:
Our feature presentation  —  In April we announced that we were working to bring presentations to Google Docs.  (Astute readers may recall learning about this even earlier, which caused a bit of excitement around here.)  And today we're unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature …
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
O.J. volunteers to search for the real Office killers
Discussion: ZDNet
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics  —  Session six as follows, including our live notes.  —  Spottt (Adbrite)  —  Spottt (Adbrite) helps like-minded sites promote each other for free.  Just put a Spottt on your site, blog, or MySpace profile.  Every time you show someone else's ad, they'll show yours.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Revenue Models and Analytics
Discussion: The Browser and Clickety Clack
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple to Introduce Faster iPhone Next Year  —  Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) will deliver the next version of the iPhone early next year, TheStreet.com has learned.  —  A faster third-generation, or 3G, iPhone will be available sometime in the first quarter, say people familiar with the production plans.
Fred / A VC:
Tough Times Ahead For The Web?  —  I was meeting with a web entrepreneur yesterday.  It's something I do at least five to ten times a week.  —  This entrepeneur said 'but I worry that the coming downturn might have a negative impact on my business plan.'  —  Not 'a possible coming downturn', it was 'the coming downturn.'
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
31% of Social Network Users Enter False Information  —  A new survey by emedia suggests that 62% of social networking users are concerned about the security of their personally identifiable data.  The fears run so high that 31% of social network users have already entered false information to protect their identity.
Discussion: Inquirer and WebProNews
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releases feed for emedia:
Social networking sites: Almost two thirds of users enter false …
Discussion: Virtual Economics
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Email company Xobni launches, may steal Techcrunch prize  —  Xobni Insight, a new email service that sits on top of your Outlook, launches today at Techcrunch40.  —  It's extremely useful and we'll make a bet now it will win the show here, after the two-day competition between 40 companies finishes …
Discussion: Webware.com and down the avenue
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Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:   More TechCrunch: New Approaches to E-Mail
Nokia:
Nokia delivers simplicity and productivity with stylish new Nokia E51  —  Stylish smartphone performer comes equipped with essentials for business and private life  —  London, UK - Nokia today bolstered its Nokia Eseries portfolio of business devices with the introduction of the new Nokia E51 device.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Fix a cracked iPhone screen on the cheap  —  When Ars reviewed the iPhone, we found that it was surprisingly durable—not only was it very scratch-resistant, the glass screen didn't really crack until we started being very rough with it.  But that doesn't mean everyone has the same luck …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund  —  Angel investor and startup advisor Jeff Clavier (pictured with Digg founder Kevin Rose) just announced a new $12 million early stage venture fund today at the TechCrunch40 conference.  The new fund will be called SoftTech VC II.
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Vista SP1 Will Install XP  —  Redmond, WA - In response to customer demands Microsoft announced that instead of patching bugs and improving features of Windows Vista in the next service pack release, they would just install XP.  —  "We're focused on giving the customer what they want …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Cheap-to-Build nano  —  A teardown of the new iPod, dubbed "little fatty" by some, points to big savings in parts, which should help maintain hefty sales  —  When leaked photos of the latest iPod nano first appeared on enthusiast blogs, it quickly gained the nickname "little fatty …
 
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Reuters:
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