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5:10 PM ET, September 1, 2008

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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 …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  In its most frontal and aggressive attack on Microsoft yet, sources with knowledge of the project said Google is preparing to unveil a new browser-ready …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Chrome: Do we need a Google browser?  —  The reliably excellent Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped has what appears to be pretty solid confirmation of a Google browser — known currently as Chrome — that is apparently in development at the Web behemoth.  Phil got an email that included …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome  —  Google Blogoscoped posts an interesting comic book created by Scott McCloud that illustrates the features of Google Chrome, an open source browser based on WebKit.  As usually, all the rumors related to Google are true and “Google Browser” is no exception.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google to Offer its Own Browser: Chrome  —  Google watchdog Phillipp Lessen has scanned and posted a printed comic he says he received in the mail from Google today describing the company's forthcoming open source browser Chrome.  The link to Chrome is currently a 404.  Lessen's slide show is loading very, very slow.
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John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Is Cuil Killing Websites?  —  An anonymous tipster wrote to us this morning to tell us that Cuil, the ill-fated “Google Killer,” has unleashed its Twiceler indexing bot on websites across the globe and in the process, has brought many sites down.  —  “I don't know what spawned it …
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.
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 …
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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 …
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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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
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Philips Demoing Net TV - When Will Web TV Work On The Sofa?  —  Approximately none of the electronics makers have so far developed a satisfactory product that brings web TV to the big plasma in the lounge (BBC's Ashley Highfield called both Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) solutions “sub-optimal").
Stuart Clarke / Music Week:
Snow Patrol and Apple aim for the skies  —  Snow Patrol will become the first artists to deliver an interactive album application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, ahead of the release of their fifth studio album next month.  —  The application, which will be downloadable online …
Discussion: Digital Noise, TUAW and Engadget
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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