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10:45 PM ET, August 31, 2008


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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 and Digg
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.
Steven Musil / CNET
Microsoft readying apps store for Windows Mobile?  —  It looks as though Microsoft is joining Apple and Google in the mobile “apps store” market.  —  It appears the software giant expects to launch an applications store called “Skymarket” this fall for its Windows Mobile platform, if a recent job posting is accurate.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and WMExperts
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.
Fred / A VC:
Web Services That Cater To Both The Publisher And The Reader  —  I've been noticing a trend lately that certain web services are starting to cater to both the publisher and the reader.  And I think this is an important direction for a host of reasons.  —  You have to build a service …
Discussion: THINK / Musings and ben barren
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:, The Smarter TinyURL, Getting A Revenue Plan
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.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Video of New Facebook for iPhone 2.0  —  I'm not quite sure that Facebook is going to approve of this but I decided to post it anyways.  Browsing through my news feed this weekend I stumbled across the following video which was created by Joe Hewitt at Facebook.  I couldn't resist embedding it below.
Discussion: Mashable!
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
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone Web share hits record 0.48%  —  The iPhone's growing presence on the Web, having leveled off before the introduction of the iPhone 3G, surged in the month and a half since, according to preliminary data released today by Net Applications, an Aliso Viejo, CA-based Web service company.
Google Watch:
Ciao = Microsoft Playing Monopoly Defense vs. Google  —  I've now read one dozen reports about Microsoft buying Greenfield Online, which owns a Web research business based in my home state of Connecticut as well as European comparison shopping site Ciao.  —  My favorite analysis …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
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 …
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Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price in Japan: Nikkei
Survey: IT staff would steal secrets if laid off
Discussion: Slashdot
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News:
Hurricane Gustav Spurs Volunteers, Relief Via Social Media
Discussion: Reuters
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
6 Internet providers disclose Web tracking for ads
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
When will Local truly be on the web?
Matt Richtel / Bits:
Introducing the Twiller  —  You might remember the novel …
Discussion: TeleRead, Mashable! and Valleywag
 Earlier Items: 
Spiegel Online:
Tracking the Terrorists Online
Discussion: Digg
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Edits Forecast Vice Presidential Picks
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: ReadWriteWeb, DSLreports and p2pnet
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HTC's Android-driven Dream revealed in glorious spy photos
What Did You Say?  —  Like a few million other people I recently bought an iPhone 3G.