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12:55 PM ET, September 1, 2008

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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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project  —  Today there was a comic book in my mail, sent by Google and drawn by no less than Scott McCloud, creator of the classic Understanding Comics.  Within the 38 pages, which I've scanned and put up [edit: link to comic coming back soon …
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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Michelle Maltais / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone App Store encourages new affliction: appiphilia  —  The exotic ailment is marked by a creeping lack of self-control when downloading mobile applications.  —  For the last few weeks, I've been staying up late glued to my screen, and frankly it has been wreaking havoc on my sleep patterns.
Discussion: TUAW
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
A Quick Guide to Netbooks  —  What a difference a year makes.  It was only 10 months ago when the first true netbook, the original Asus Eee PC 701, hit the market.  The Eee was a ground-breaking little computer but had a few flaws, the biggest being the limited 800×480 display.
Discussion: Engadget and deal architect
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
Discussion: Inquirer
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Howell verdict: RIAA wins $40,850 P2P judgment  —  How much does sharing “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Sweet Child O' Mine” on P2P networks cost defendants if they end up in court?  Arizona resident Jeffrey Howell has just found out the hard way.
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
Noise Reduction  —  What if there's a lot of congestion in a certain market?  What happens when there are too many of the same conference to attend?  Robert Scoble points to the question of whether startups should attend DEMO or TechCrunch50.  He cites the extra power TC50 …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Commodore announces the UMMD 8010/F netbook  —  Here's a blast from the past.  Commodore, the company that very well may have made your first computer may be behind your next netbook.  I mean, probably not, because, well, look at it.  But still, it's interesting to see Commodore alive and kicking.
 
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Googling in Person to Make Friends
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Why Google Apps Hasn't Taken Off in Large Enterprises
Search Engine Roundtable:
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Discussion: Search Engine Land
Bill Ray / The Register:
Intel buys up UK Linux lab
Discussion: Electronista
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Is Playfish the ‘million dollar a month’ facebook developer?
Discussion: Wonderland
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google's Vanderbilt joins Bebo
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Vodafone says termination rate clampdown would hit the poor
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Web TV, a Handful of Hits but No Formula for Success
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Do We Really All Work for Google Here?
Agence France Presse:
Microsoft to slash Xbox 360 price in Japan: report
Kim S. Nash / PC World:
A Peek inside Facebook
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A New Battle Is Beginning in Branding for the Web
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone Web share hits record 0.48%, up 58% in one month
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Video of New Facebook for iPhone 2.0
Discussion: Mashable!