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9:15 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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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.
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Microsoft Skymarket coming for Windows Mobile 7 apps  —  It seems Microsoft realises it has missed a trick by relying on the capitalist free market to distribute applications for its mobile phones, and it should have gone for a closed, locked-down model like Apple's where it could trouser 30% of the sales revenues.
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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
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Can Hulu Be A Bigger Business Than YouTube?  —  Google's foray into the online video market has been criticized by many.  In fact, some believe that Google's decision to acquire YouTube was one of the worst it has ever made, thanks to the confluence of massive copyright violations …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google's Vanderbilt joins Bebo  —  Social network website Bebo has once again turned to Google to bolster its senior management, hiring Nicole Vanderbilt to drive its ambitious international expansion plan under new parent AOL.  —  Bebo has tapped former top Google talent on several occasions …
Discussion: The Next Web and paidContent
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
Do We Really All Work for Google Here?  —  No doubt, Google is the largest internet giant that determines exactly how the market operates and how other players behave online.  What's more, acquisition by Google is certainly one of the most appealing exit strategies for many of the newly-launched startups …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Google's Knol: So Far, Not So Good  —  You could argue that it's unfair-or at least unrealistic-to review Google's Knol in its current form.  After all, the Wikipedia-like service just went public a little over a month ago.  It takes time to build a build a repository of the world's knowledge …
Discussion: Beyond Search
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.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Web TV, a Handful of Hits but No Formula for Success  —  When the Writers Guild of America strike stopped television production last fall and winter, Hollywood writers and producers rushed to create new scripted series for the Web, often called webisodes for lack of a more artful term.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Is Playfish the ‘million dollar a month’ facebook developer?  —  Recently the Facebook watching blogAllFacebook claimed: … TechCrunch speculated that potentially this might apply to Offerpal Media, a lead generation network for Facebook apps that gives users a way to earn virtual currency …
Discussion: Wonderland
Chris Williams / The Register:
Vodafone says termination rate clampdown would hit the poor  —  Download free whitepaper - Gartner Paper: US Data Centers - The Calm Before the Storm Gartner Report: How IT Management Can “Green” the Data Center - Free Download  —  Vodafone today claimed 40 million Europeans will be forced …
Discussion: Inquirer
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone Web share hits record 0.48%, up 58% in one month  —  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 Sunday by Net Applications, an Aliso Viejo, CA-based Web service company.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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.
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Nathan Layne / Reuters:   Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price in Japan: Nikkei
 
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Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Google's Strategy In Japan: Avoid Yahoo And Take Over The Mobile Web First
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A New Battle Is Beginning in Branding for the Web
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Video of New Facebook for iPhone 2.0
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Web Services That Cater To Both The Publisher And The Reader
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When will Local truly be on the web?
Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: How Apple can gain significant OS market share
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