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3:53 AM ET, September 1, 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, Geekaholic 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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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!
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.
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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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
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
When will Local truly be on the web?
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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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