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6:25 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
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
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.
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:   More TechCrunch: New Approaches to E-Mail
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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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.
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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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 …
Discussion: ChipLand, New York Times and Neowin.net
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
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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Revenue Models and Analytics
Discussion: The Browser
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.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment  —  After being overrun with spam and fake profiles, Hot Or Not has decided to reverse course and end their free dating experiment.  According to an email from founders Jim and James: … The site will return to a model of free memberships …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Virtual Economics
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Valleywag:
Hotornot: Dating site not so hot with advertisers?
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
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Session #7 - Rich Media & Mash Ups
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Hasselblad H3D II
Discussion: Engadget, Crave and Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Fix a cracked iPhone screen on the cheap
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications:
Media Buyers Give Thumbs Up To New AOL Ad Network
Discussion: WebProNews
Reuters:
Murdoch making the case for free WSJ online
comScore:
comScore Media Metrix Releases Top 50 Web Rankings for August …
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CBS says staying out of iTunes pricing battle
Zack Urlocker / InfoWorld:
Eclipse PHP Tools
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
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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Facebook Considered Harmless
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Cheap-to-Build nano
 

 
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