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10:05 AM ET, August 28, 2008

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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bloomberg Runs Steve Jobs' Obituary  —  For whatever reason, the Bloomberg financial newswire decided to update its 17-page Steve Jobs obituary today.  It's true that the secretive Apple CEO's battle with pancreatic cancer, and speculation over his health, rattled some investors earlier …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Transcoding Is Not A Crime, Says Court In Veoh Porn Case  —  Update: More analysis of the decision here.  —  Finally, a judge who may have actually visited the Internet once or twice before deciding a case.  Judge Howard Lloyd, a judge on the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Veoh Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Viacom-YouTube Next?  —  No, this isn't the big one, but nonetheless an important precedent: A federal judge in San Jose ruled today that video-sharing site Veoh was not liable for copyrighted material uploaded to its site, dismissing an early 2006 case filed …
Microsoft:
Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Fact Sheet  —  An overview of the features and benefits of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8.  —  Windows Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of the world's most popular browser that optimizes developer and end-user experiences to provide a window to the Web of online services.
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IEBlog:
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Now Available
Brad Neuberg / Ajaxian:
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 and Web Standards
Wall Street Journal:
More Artists Steer Clear of iTunes  —  Apple's Online Music Store Sells Lots of Singles,  —  But Labels Seek Higher Profits of Full Album Sales  —  ITunes has been the runaway hit of the music business, selling more than five billion song downloads since it started five years ago.
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
It must be a rough day in Cupertino  —  They just keep coming, one negative headline after another after another.  At least that's how it must feel today over at Apple.  In the last 24 hours or so, there have been at least four separate events that have put the company in a negative light.
Discussion: Forbes
David Pogue / New York Times:
New Nikon Holds a Secret  —  If you saw it just sitting there, you'd never guess that the new Nikon D90 is a mind-blowing, game-changing camera.  —  It looks like any other big, black intermediate single-lens reflex camera: much more compact than a professional model, but much bigger and heavier than a pocket camera.
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Sony's Thinnest Walkman Player Ever Has Active Noise Cancellation, Song Suggestion Software  —  Sony's S-series Walkman is their new high-end digital audio player that is not only their slimmest player to date, but has active noise cancellation and the SensMe music suggestion engine.
Discussion: Electronista, Crave and Engadget
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Why can't they fix the Flash/Firefox bug?  —  An annoying and long-lived bug is preventing some users from viewing Web videos.  There's a workaround, but for many, the cure is as bad as the disease.  —  The bug is that Flash videos don't play for certain Firefox 3 users on Windows XP or Vista …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BackType, A Twitter For Comments  —  BackType is the newest YCombinator startup to launch from their summer program.  They're a blog-comment focused startup - founders Christoper Golda and Michael Montano are for the first time aggregating all comments from millions of blogs into a single, searchable, parsable stream.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
iPods, MacBooks, iMacs up next on Apple's 2008 roadmap  —  With a multinational iPhone 3G launch now successfully under its belt, electronics maker Apple Inc. is preparing to close out the year with a final phase of product introductions that will stretch over the course of the next two months.
Discussion: MacRumors
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Gives Google Apps Users Credit & Adds Communication Policies  —  Earlier this month, Google's popular email service had a major outage.  News.com is now reporting that Google has responded to Google Apps Premier users with a credit and a promise to provide better communication tools, in case this happens again.
Discussion: eWeek and Negative Approach
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
For the Advanced in Age, Easy-to-Use Technology  —  IN the 1960s, baby boomers, like most young people, could not wait to leave home.  —  Today, those boomers are trying to figure out how to stay at home, even if they are past the age when their parents made the passage to senior living.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Industry Rethinks Moneymaking Software Practice  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Before they ship PCs to retailers like Best Buy, computer makers load them up with lots of free software.  For $30, Best Buy will get rid of it for you.  —  That simple cleanup service is threatening the precarious economics of the personal computer industry.
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Sony's Cybershot T500 Digital Camera Shoots HD Video Too  —  As we saw in the Sony IFA 2008 Liveblog, these new Sony Cybershot digital 10.1 megapixel cameras also shoot HD video (720p, though that's not mentioned in the press release.)  The T500 has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 5x optical zoom …
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget
 
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Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid's Limits
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Rogers to bring Palm Treo Pro to Canada on September 17?
Discussion: Gadgetell
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
UK Band Admits It's ‘Utterly Dependent’ On Piracy
Discussion: The Equity Kicker and Digg
Mike Yuen / Edge Online:
Prepare for the Digital Distribution Era
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google stretching underwater comms cable?
Discussion: Digg
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NAVIGON Delivers Free Real-Time Traffic Updates for Life Across Product Suite
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Rebecca Selvenis / The Official Google Blog:
Strengthening the study of computer science
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
‘Forgot your password?’ may be weakest link
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Rod Drury / Xero:
Acclipse partnership  —  We're delighted to announce today our partnership with Acclipse.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Open Market video DRM aims to let “1,000 retailers bloom”
Discussion: Electronista, p2pnet and TechCrunch
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Microsoft, Nikon sign patent-sharing deal
eWeek:
Corrupt File Brought Down FAA's Antiquated IT System
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
F**k the VCs  —  When I read about Mike Lee's firing from Tapulous, it made me angry.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Innovation Isn't Dying In Silicon Valley; It's Just Changing
New York Magazine:
CONFIRMED: Aaron Sorkin Creates Facebook Page, Writing Facebook Movie
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Desktop Virtualization: Where Thin Clients Meet the Cloud
 

 
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