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12:20 AM ET, August 26, 2008

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Jennifer Liu / The Official Google Blog:
At a loss for words?  —  Have you ever been stumped in finding the right words to search for?  Back when I was planning my wedding, I had a list of wedding songs in mind, but the problem was that I couldn't remember any of the artist names or song titles.  So I started typing …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google.com Finally Gets Google Suggest Feature  —  After being in testing for literally years, Google Suggest is finally coming to Google.com.  This is the feature where as you start to type in the search box, related searches automatically appear below where you are typing.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Apple Event for September 9th  —  The rumored iPod Zune, captured in grainy black and white, of course  —  Kevin Rose is teasing Apple fans again.  Just a day after blogging about an Apple Event for new iPod nanos, a less expensive iPod touch, and iTunes 8, he has now set a date.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Event for September 9th?  —  As rumors continue to build of upcoming Apple product updates, more hints are starting to suggest that Apple will be holding a special event in September to launch these new products.  —  A rumor over the weekend originating from Kevin Rose claimed …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
Preview the new FriendFeed design  —  We are happy to announce a new design for FriendFeed that makes it easier to read your feed and easier to get updates from the people you care about most.  —  We are launching the new design today in “beta” to get feedback from all of you before we flip …
IEBlog:
IE8 and Privacy  —  As others have written here before, users should be in control of their information.  That's at the core of privacy.  Privacy has two aspects: disclosure and choice.  Disclosure means informing users in plain language about the data collected about them and how it's used.
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Daniel / Disqus:
Reblog: Comments Can Be Blog Posts  —  New feature: Add your blogs and start reblogging comments on Disqus.  —  Watch a quick introduction to reblogging comments:  —  Get the Flash Player to see this player. … Originally posted as a comment by Devin on A VC using Disqus.
Discussion: A VC
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Disqus Lets You Profit From Comments on Other Blogs and Grabs …
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Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Leaked Document Shows Verizon's Psyops Anti-iPhone Propaganda  —  Oh, deary deary me... Verizon's tactics to combat the JesusPhone 3G now include briefing its employees about the iPhone's failings, so they can answer customer questions about why it doesn't carry the device.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft invests in Net video company Move Networks  —  Microsoft has invested in Internet TV company Move Networks for an undisclosed sum, in a move to broaden the reach of its video streaming technology.  —  The investment comes roughly five months after the two companies struck a strategic partnership.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
No Matter How NBC Spins It, Olympics Web Strategy Comes Up A Loser  —  Despite its special Silverlight-powered Website and more than 2,000 hours of online video, it looks like NBC flubbed its opportunity to make its Olympics Web revenues more than a rounding error.
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Got $18,000?  Grab a Hasselblad camera while it's cheap  —  Is Hasselblad feeling some pressure from the more plebian realm of 35mm SLR cameras?  —  That's the thought I had when I got a promotional e-mail from the high-end camera maker offering a 31-megapixel H3D-II and an 80mm lens for $17,995 …
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Electronista:
Nokia unveils N79, N85 smartphones [U]  —  (Update: official release due tomorrow) Nokia today fulfilled a promise from earlier this month with two new Nseries devices both aimed at driving down the cost of getting into full smartphones.  The N85 as flagship appears set to replace the N81 …
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Introducing Digg Dialogg  —  Hey Everyone -  —  We want to give the Digg community an opportunity to pose questions to some of the individuals and leaders of the moment (sans editors), who are taking action to change the world in cool ways.  To do this, we're launching a new program called “Digg Dialogg.”
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why Apple should release a touch-screen Mac  —  Apple is one of the major leaders in the multitouch space and yet, the company's desire to bring a full-fledged touch-screen device to store shelves has stopped with the iPhone.  In fact, the most it has done in bringing multitouch to its computers …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon may enter college textbook market with new Kindle  —  The student textbook market will soon welcome another newcomer to the market in the form of a revamped Amazon Kindle, according to McAdams Wright Ragen analyst Tim Bueneman.  If true, it will have to compete with a number …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Kindle Sales To Get A Boost? Chase, Amazon Push $100-Off Deal
 
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Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
No, Websites Shouldn't Roll Their Own Encryption
Bret Terrill / VentureBeat:
Developer Analytics: Facebook game Mob Wars making $22,000 a day
Discussion: All Facebook
Corynne / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF and ACLU of Northern California to ISPs and Content Owners …
Discussion: InformationWeek
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Layoffs and executive shuffle at Vudu
Dusty Horwitt / Washington Post:
If Everyone's Talking, Who Will Listen?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What We Need Is A Digital Bill Of Rights
Discussion: WinExtra and The Inquisitr
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
When is open source just throwing it all away?
Discussion: OStatic blogs and The Web Life
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Nvidia kicks off confab in tough times
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TripHub Reaches Its Final Destination: The Deadpool
Discussion: HipMojo.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple's iPhone 3G connection problems don't appear to be Apple's problems
Discussion: Macworld, Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Open Tech Mac Clone Company Wants To Sell Itself For $50,000
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Follow The Democratic National Convention LIVE On The Web
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Terror watchlist “upgrade” is “imploding,” legislator says
Mahalis / Two Finger Play:
Over, for now  —  Well — I've received notice from Apple …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Scrabulous users - stunned, bemused,baffled.
 

 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

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Vice Media's Shane Smith to receive Knight Innovation Award on Dec. 1 at CUNY media innovation summit

 
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