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5:00 PM ET, September 19, 2007

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John Spooner / ChipLand:
Intel wants you to put the Internet in your pocket  —  San Francisco—The next big thing for Intel is little.  The company has used its Developer Forum, here, to extol the virtues of its forthcoming handheld device platforms for allowing consumers to connect to the Internet.
Discussion: Computerworld
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InfoWorld:
Laptop vendors to offer Centrino with WiMax next year  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Several laptop vendors plan to announce support for an upcoming version of Intel's Centrino platform that uses WiMax wide-area networking technology — but Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Apple are not expected to be among them.
Discussion: Computerworld
InfoWorld:
Intel adds WiMax, 3G support to Linux device plans
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Google Gphone still on the way, say sources  —  Google will definitely launch its own-brand handset but has yet to finalize the handset's specifications, OS, production contractor and operating partners, according to sources at Taiwan handset makers.  —  Although market rumors previously stated …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
DigiTimes: Google will definitely launch its own branded handset
Discussion: Download Squad, PalmAddicts and Digg
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Uses Outdoor Billboards To Promote Goog411  —  Photo by Mike Blumenthal.  Used with permission.  —  Mike Blumenthal took a picture of a billboard ad in upstate New York for Google's free directory assistance alternative, Goog411.  This is interesting and amusing for a number of reasons.
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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.
Dawn Kawamoto / ZDNet:
ByDesign, SAP introduces on-demand business  —  Enterprise software giant SAP on Wednesday unveiled a midmarket on-demand service, Business ByDesign, putting it in competition with the on-demand offerings of Salesforce.com, NetSuite and archrival Oracle.  —  The service aims …
Discussion: Business Week and Reuters
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Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
SAP Business ByDesign: first analysis  —  SAP's new A1S offering, formally called Business ByDesign, is intended for companies between 100-500 employees, which do not have deep vertical market software requirements.  SAP believes this $15 billion market will help SAP dramatically expand its business over the coming years.
Discussion: Computerworld and WSJ.com
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
SAP unveils mid-market solution...ByDesign
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google breeders cross widget with ad, create gadget  —  In its continuing mission to organize all the world's information and put advertising next to it, Google has latched on to widgets, those little mini-programs used to display all manner of information via components plugged into social Web pages and blogs.
Discussion: Computerworld and Snipperoo
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Louise Story / New York Times:
Google Program Enlists Mini-Sites as Selling Tool for Advertisers
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Murdoch's Choice: Paid or Free for WSJ.com?  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch hasn't completed his purchase of Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, but already Mr. Murdoch and Dow Jones executives are debating a key strategic question: Should the Journal fall in line …
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Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
Free is Not a Business Model
Discussion: BoomTown and Content Bridges
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Zune 2 "source" leaks launch date and specs  —  Heads up, Zune fans — some new product is heading your way sooner rather than later, and we suspect there's more than a couple of things to get jazzed about.  According to reports from a "source" inside Microsoft, a new batch of Zunes …
Apple:
Apple and T-Mobile Announce Exclusive Partnership for iPhone in Germany  —  Apple® and T-Mobile today announced that T-Mobile, the leading network operator in Germany, will be the exclusive German carrier of Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in Germany …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
AT&T Brings Out The BlackBerry 8820  —  Look at what the cat dragged in.  It's the BlackBerry I've been waiting for, the 8820.  GPS and Wi-Fi.  Can it get any better?  Once it moves over to T-Mobile, then yes.  Specs here, but I'm sure you know them already.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iPod games must be repurchased for new iPods  —  It looks like those hoping to port their collection of iPod games over to their shiny new iPod nano or iPod classic are going to be out of luck, unless they fork over the cash for new "reformatted" versions of the games.
Discussion: iLounge and Mobility Site
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Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Tetris, Ms. PAC-MAN, Sudoku for new iPods released
Discussion: CrunchGear and MacUser
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Death Of Moore's Law Is Greatly Exaggerated  —  Every so often, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore shows up for an interview, and it's only a matter of time before someone asks him about Moore's Law, and he says something along the lines of how shrinking chips is going to reach its physical limits at some point.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
P2P sites ridicule MediaDefender takedown notices in wake of e-mail leak  —  Peer-to-peer (P2P) poisoning company MediaDefender has sent a flurry of takedown notices and legal threats to P2P web sites that are facilitating the propagation of a 700MB archive of internal MediaDefender e-mail that was leaked onto the Internet this week.
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Mozilla Patches QuickTime/Firefox Flaw
Discussion: Computerworld
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Feature-filled ASUS p550 PocketPC phone clears the FCC
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Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Secret of Intel's name revealed
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Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
TGS 2007: Rumble Confirmed
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
HP plans solid-state drives in future business laptops
Discussion: eWEEK.com and DailyTech
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iPhone v1.1.1 Feature Breakdown
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Mac OS X version of OpenOffice slated for next September
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