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10:05 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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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.
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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.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint: Solid but incomplete online personal finance
Discussion: Download Squad
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
New launches: Mint, Spottt, Kerpoof, ZocDoc & more
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Agam Shah / InfoWorld:
Intel chips to shrink to 32-nanometer process  —  (InfoWorld) - Intel said Tuesday it will ramp up performance and energy efficiency in its microprocessors by using a 32-nanometer process technology starting in 2009.  —  During a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco …
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:   Intel to ship new chips in November
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
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Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Apple unveils launch of £1,000 UK iPhone
Discussion: p2pnet and Financial Times
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 …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Vista Service Pack 1: XP
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.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  FlowPlay  —  FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 7: Rich Media & Mash Ups  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  XRT3D  —  XTR3D develops software that lets users interact with computers and gaming consoles using 3D human motions.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and CrunchGear
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Valleywag:
Hotornot: Dating site not so hot with advertisers?  —  HotorNot.com, 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?
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment
Discussion: TechCrunch and Virtual Economics
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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Michael Calore / Compiler:
IBM Gives Away Symphony, Takes On Microsoft Office
Mozilla.org:
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-28  —  Code execution via QuickTime Media-link files  —  Impact:  —  Critical  —  Announced:  —  Reporter:  —  Petko D. Petkov  —  Products:  —  Firefox, SeaMonkey  —  Fixed in:  —  Firefox 2.0.0.7  —  On his blog Petko D. Petkov reported …
Reuters:
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 …
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.'
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.
LetsGoDigital English Edition:
Hasselblad H3D II  —  Hasselblad H3D II Digital SLR : Hasselblad's H3D line of products achieve a new level of digital maturity and integration with the launch of the H3D-II, the fourth iteration of the camera system and one that can now justifiably lay claim to be the world's finest digital SLR camera.
Discussion: Crave, Engadget and Gizmodo
 
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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report:
Facebook Considered Harmless
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