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4:10 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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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.
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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, Geekaholic and Digg
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Don't Like Palin's Wikipedia Story?  Change It  —  IN the 24 hours before the McCain campaign put the finishing touches on its surprise announcement Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska would be the Republican vice presidential candidate, one Wikipedia user was putting the finishing touches on her biography on the site.
Discussion: Technologizer
Kim S. Nash / PC World:
A Peek inside Facebook  —  Started in a dorm room four years ago, the social networking site Facebook now claims to be the fourth most-trafficked site in the world.  Ninety million active users pound on 10,000 servers every day, uploading millions and millions of pieces of information in a given month.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Another Voice Warns of an Innovation Slowdown  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Judy Estrin, 53, has spent her entire career in Silicon Valley, a region that thrives on constant innovation.  Ms. Estrin, the former chief technology officer of Cisco Systems, has founded four technology companies.
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Russia Web site owner killed after arrest … - Home - News - Politics and Law  —  News - Politics and Law  —  August 31, 2008 7:25 PM PDT  —  Russia Web site owner killed after arrest
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A New Battle Is Beginning in Branding for the Web  —  To marketers large and small, the Web is a wide open frontier, an unlimited billboard with boundless branding opportunities.  —  For the empirical proof, look at the filings with the government for new trademarks that, put simply, are brand names.
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 …
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.
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.
Agence France Presse:
Microsoft to slash Xbox 360 price in Japan: report  —  TOKYO (AFP) - Microsoft will slash the price of its Xbox 360 video game console in Japan by almost 30 percent to try to boost sales amid tough competition from rivals Sony and Nintendo, a report said Monday.
Discussion: Engadget
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Nathan Layne / Reuters:   Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price in Japan: Nikkei
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.
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Google's Strategy In Japan: Avoid Yahoo And Take Over The Mobile Web First  —  Google may be the leader in the worldwide search engine market, but in Nippon, it has some catching up to do: In 2007, Yahoo Japan saw a whopping 76% of the nearly 350 billion search engine and portal-related pageviews registered …
 
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Video of New Facebook for iPhone 2.0
Discussion: Mashable!
ITworld.com:
Survey: IT staff would steal secrets if laid off
Google Watch:
Ciao = Microsoft Playing Monopoly Defense vs. Google
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News:
Hurricane Gustav Spurs Volunteers, Relief Via Social Media
Discussion: Beth's Blog and Reuters
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
6 Internet providers disclose Web tracking for ads
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Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
When will Local truly be on the web?
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
How to Get Noticed  —  I'm often asked by companies and indiividuals …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Net Neutrality Debate All On One Page
Spiegel Online:
Tracking the Terrorists Online
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Lines and Bubbles and Bars, Oh My! New Ways to Sift Data
 

 
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