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7:10 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.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Email company Xobni launches, may steal Techcrunch prize  —  (Update: CEO Matt Brezino tell us the response has been so strong that he's closing open access and will make it invite-only this evening.  Hurry!)  —  Xobni Insight, a new email service that sits on top of your Outlook, launches today at Techcrunch40.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mint: The easiest way to manage your personal finances  —  Mint, a long-awaited online tool for managing your personal finances, has launched today.  —  For those who have used Quicken or other traditional personal accounting software to manage your checking, savings and credit card accounts, Mint will be a relief.
Rafe Needleman /
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
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.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
O.J. volunteers to search for the real Office killers
Discussion: Business Week
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 …
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Apple unveils launch of £1,000 UK iPhone
Discussion: p2pnet and Financial Times
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 …
Agam Shah / InfoWorld:
Intel chips to shrink to 32-nanometer process
Discussion: ChipLand, New York Times and
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics  —  Session six as follows, including our live notes.  —  Spottt (Adbrite)  —  Spottt 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.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Revenue Models and Analytics
Discussion: blognation and Clickety Clack
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.'
Scott Moritz /
Apple to Introduce Faster iPhone Next Year  —  Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) will deliver the next version of the iPhone early next year, has learned.  —  A faster third-generation, or 3G, iPhone will be available sometime in the first quarter, say people familiar with the production plans.
Hotornot: Dating site not so hot with advertisers?  —, the online dating and rating site run by Jim Young and James Hong, is abandoning its experiment in free, ad-supported user profiles and is reverting back to paid memberships.  Is this a sign of failure?
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment
Discussion: TechCrunch and Virtual Economics
Murdoch making the case for free WSJ online  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday that he was leaning toward making online Wall Street Journal free, but had made no decision yet.  —  Murdoch, whose company has sealed a deal to buy Journal publisher …
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 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks  —  'It's a cat-and-mouse game,' says CEO in London  —  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said today that it's his company's job to stymie hackers who try to unlock the iPhone — the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts …
Discussion: WinBeta
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.
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Penn Engineers Design Electronic Computer Memory in Nanoscale Form …
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Fix a cracked iPhone screen on the cheap
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Eclipse PHP Tools
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The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks
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31% of Social Network Users Enter False Information
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Hands-on with the O2 iPhone
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Big Changes Afoot at SEOmoz
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