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5:20 PM ET, August 31, 2008

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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.
Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: How Apple can gain significant OS market share  —  Time for a change  —  Apple's unprecedented success over the past few years has propelled the company from its place as just another tech company to the most respected brand in the entire industry.
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
How to Get Noticed  —  I'm often asked by companies and indiividuals on what they can do to stand out.  Here's what I've learned... but don't just take my word for it, add your own tips in the comments.  —  The problem:  —  There are so many brands now, in fact with the introduction of websites …
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.
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Net Neutrality Debate All On One Page  —  Are you confused about Net Neutrality?  Who isn't?  Some people argue it is necessary for continued innovation on the Internet, and point to Comcast's bandwidth metering as a sign of things to come.  Others claim that it is unnecessary regulation …
Discussion: Opposing Views and Sidecut Reports
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Live Feed Kills Twitter & FriendFeed  —  Yes, I love calling Facebook the Twitter and FriendFeed killer but I seriously think they may have one-upped the competition on their latest release: the Live Feed.  You can sit and watch in real-time what is taking place with your friends across their profiles in an unfiltered manner.
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
When will Local truly be on the web?  —  I went by the local library today here in Menlo Park, which is adjacent to a large park, the community rec center and the police station.  In the center of it all, next to the parking lot is the bulletin board I snapped a picture of above.
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News:
Hurricane Gustav Spurs Volunteers, Relief Via Social Media  —  On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast of the United States, another huge hurricane, Gustav, is howling around Cuba and heading for New Orleans, which was devastated by the 2005 hurricane.
Discussion: Reuters
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
6 Internet providers disclose Web tracking for ads  —  NEW YORK - The nation's largest Internet service providers all say they haven't partnered with Silicon Valley startup NebuAd Inc. to monitor Web surfing and deliver targeted advertising to their subscribers.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft to launch “Skymarket” applications marketplace for Windows Mobile 7  —  If one of the most compelling features of the iPhone are the third-party applications then it's a sad fact for Microsoft since Windows Mobile has supported third-party applications since the last ice age.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bit.ly, The Smarter TinyURL, Getting A Revenue Plan  —  Bit.ly, the smart URL shortener from Betaworks, keeps getting new features.  Will it start making money, soon, too?  —  Betaworks CEO John Borthwick tells us that Bit.ly's first revenue generator could be coming soon …
Discussion: A VC and THINK / Musings
 
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Mike Cunningham / Zunited Zune Community:
120gb and 16gb Zune Pictures!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadgetell and Engadget
Matt Richtel / Bits:
Introducing the Twiller  —  You might remember the novel …
Discussion: Mashable!, TeleRead and Valleywag
Spiegel Online:
Tracking the Terrorists Online
Discussion: Digg
John Cox / Network World:
Wireless LANs face huge scaling challenges
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Edits Forecast Vice Presidential Picks
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon's Mechanical Turk Used for Fraudulent Activities
Discussion: Digg
Heather Green / Business Week:
The Candidates Are Monitoring Your Mouse
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RED's next move: Monstro super DSLRs
Discussion: 1001 Noisy Cameras and Gizmodo
Dennis Carter / eSchool News:
Colleges push back against RIAA's methods
Discussion: DSLreports, ReadWriteWeb and p2pnet
PBS:
What Did You Say?  —  Like a few million other people I recently bought an iPhone 3G.
CNET News.com:
CSI Stick grabs data from cell phones
Discussion: Slashdot
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile:
The Engadget Review: Palm Treo Pro
Discussion: Engadget
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life “WarGames” Hacker in 1980s
 

 
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