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7:50 AM ET, September 19, 2007

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mint Wins TechCrunch40 Top Company Award; Takes $50,000 Prize  —  Jason Calacanis just announced that Mint was chosen as the best presenting company at TechCrunch40.  The provider of an impressive personal finance application will receive $50,000 as part of the award.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mint: The easiest way to manage your personal finances  —  [Update: Mint has won the TechCrunch 40 conference's competition, which goes to the most impressive presenting company from among the 40 participants.  Mint will receive a $50,000 cash award and other services and awards from corporate sponsors.]
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mint wins Techcrunch. Latest start-ups: mEgo, Wixi, Xtr3D, Flowplay
Discussion: TechCrunch
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look: Go, Go, Google Gadget Ads!  —  Google has just announced the limited launch of Google Gadget Ads, a new interactive ad format that will run on their content network.  Unlike Google AdWords' existing array of text, video and graphical ads, Google Gadget Ads are designed to be interactive …
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Diana Adair / Google:
Google AdWords Introduces Google Gadget Ads, a New Interactive Ad Format  —  Engaging and flexible ad units give advertisers a new way to communicate with users online  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the introduction of Google Gadget Ads™, a new interactive ad format …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Google Program Enlists Mini-Sites as Selling Tool for Advertisers  —  Google is seizing on the popularity of widgets — small online tools that function like mini-Web sites — for its latest push into advertising.  —  The online giant will announce today a Gadget Ads program that will provide tools …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google introduces Gadget Ads
Intel:
Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB Interconnect  —  Popular USB Computer Connection Technology Expands performance with Proposed USB 3.0 Specification  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation and other industry leaders have formed the USB 3. Promoter Group …
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Stephen Shankland / Crave:
USB 3.0 brings optical connection in 2008
Discussion: Gizmodo and WinBeta
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Gelsinger demos USB 3.0, PICe 3.0 and other new toys
Discussion: Ars Technica
Uninformed Journal:
OS X Kernel-mode Exploitation in a Weekend  —  Abstract:  —  Apple's Mac OS X (OS X) operating system is attracting more attention from users and security researchers alike.  Despite this increased interest, there is still an apparent lack of detailed vulnerability development information …
Discussion: MacUser and Wi-Fi Networking News
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hacker publishes notorious Apple Wi-Fi attack (finally)
Stuart Miles / Latest News:
Apple promises 3G iPhone for 2008  —  You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year...  Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, has confirmed that there is a 3G iPhone in the works, although fell short of saying when we could expect to buy one.  —  Making the comments at the "Mum is no longer the word" …
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Announcing SoftTech VC's $12M seed fund - the Return to the Dark Side  —  After 3 years of angel investing in 20+ Consumer Internet startups (and profitably selling 5 of them), I am very excited, and humbled, to announce the launch of my very own VC fund, SoftTech VC II …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Ooma starts selling a land-line phone with unique features  —  Landline phones haven't changed much in decades.  But Palo Alto-based ooma has created what it calls a true next-generation voice-over-Internet protocol phone.  It has applied some clever technology to deliver a lot …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:   Free phone calls with startup's $399 box
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Strategy Letter VI  —  IBM just released an open-source office suite called IBM Lotus Symphony.  Sounds like Yet Another StarOffice distribution.  But I suspect they're probably trying to wipe out the memory of the original Lotus Symphony, which had been hyped as the Second Coming and which fell totally flat.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Digg Goes Deeper with Social Networking  —  With its audience expanding and interests diversifying, the popular site is launching new features to help users find like-minded friends  —  When Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose launched Digg three years ago, the Web site attracted a community of like-minded people.
Discussion: Mashable! and ParisLemon
Associated Press:
Apple to launch iPhone in Germany Nov. 9  —  BERLIN - Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile division will sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone in Germany, where the eagerly awaited gadget will go on sale in November, company officials said Wednesday.  —  The iPhone, a combined cell phone-music player …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Computerworld:
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks  —  Apple will do what it can to fend off hackers trying to unlock the company's popular iPhone, said Steve Jobs, but he acknowledged that doing so won't be easy.  —  NETWORKING & INTERNET / more stories...  Mozilla slaps temp patch on Firefox
DefenseLINK:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  DoD Permanently Discontinues Procurement Of Global Positioning System Selective Availability  —  The Department of Defense announced today that it intends to stop procuring Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites with the capability to intentionally degrade the accuracy of civil signals.
Discussion: The Register and Gadget Lab
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.
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 …
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