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5:30 AM ET, August 31, 2008


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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HTC's Android-driven Dream revealed in glorious spy photos  —  Sure, we've seen some blurry videos and managed a few stolen glimpses when Andy Rubin demonstrated this beast, but now we've gotten our hands on a slew of pictures showing off a very real T-Mobile-branded Dream in all its Android-running glory.
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Lines and Bubbles and Bars, Oh My!  New Ways to Sift Data  —  PEOPLE share their videos on YouTube and their photos at Flickr.  Now they can share more technical types of displays: graphs, charts and other visuals they create to help them analyze data buried in spreadsheets, tables or text.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:, The Smarter TinyURL, Getting A Revenue Plan  —, the smart URL shortener from Betaworks, keeps getting new features.  Will it start making money, soon, too?  —  Betaworks CEO John Borthwick tells us that's first revenue generator could be coming soon …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The era of the American Internet is ending.  —  Invented by American computer scientists during the 1970s, the Internet has been embraced around the globe.  During the network's first three decades, most Internet traffic flowed through the United States.
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life “WarGames” Hacker in 1980s  —  Late last year we discovered that MySpace cofounder Tom Anderson, arguably the most popular individual on the Internet with 240+ million MySpace friends (he is added by default to every MySpace account) …
Discussion: and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Update On The TechCrunch Tablet: Prototype A  —  Update on the TechCrunch Tablet: A humble (and messy) beginning.  Prototype A has been built.  It's in a temporary aluminum case that a local sheet metal shop put together for us that's at least twice as thick as it needs to be, but the hardware has been defined and is nearing lockdown.
Dennis Carter / eSchool News:
Colleges push back against RIAA's methods  —  Many universities say helping the recording industry track down students is taking too much time and too many resources  —  Administrators and IT chiefs at public universities nationwide say the recording industry's search for students accused …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and p2pnet
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RED's next move: Monstro super DSLRs  —  Red CEO, Jim Jannard, is stirring up trouble in the RED User forums, J. Wong-style.  His latest volley discusses the new Mysterium “Monstro” sensor program, the next evolution (and future free upgrade) to the Mysterium X sensor slated for RED's 5k Epic.
Discussion: 1001 Noisy Cameras and Gizmodo
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon's Mechanical Turk Used for Fraudulent Activities  —  Amazon's Mechanical Turk has fallen prey to social media spammers and it is now full of requests to spam bookmarking services for pennies per link.  Although these HITs may stop short of being “fraud” in the legal sense of the word, they are certainly dishonest and unsavory.
Discussion: Digg
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Little Known Facts about Sarah Palin: a fun day of Tweeting  —  I've spent a good part of the last 6 hours chuckling following the “Little Known Facts” meme about Sarah Palin.  It appears to have started by a Twitter user named Michael Turk who Tweeted:
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Edits Forecast Vice Presidential Picks  —  In the days leading up to Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate announcement, political junkies glued to broadcasts and blogs for clues of McCain's veep choice might have done better to keep a sharp eye on each candidate's Wikipedia entry.
What Did You Say?  —  Like a few million other people I recently bought an iPhone 3G.  But unlike a few million other people I bought TWO of them — one for my young and lovely wife.  That puts me in the rare position to actually speak from experience about a current networking issue: what's the deal with these iPhones?
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Heather Green / Business Week:
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Microsoft slams Google on privacy
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Nintendo Lifts Forecast on Strong Sales of Wii
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