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7:20 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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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
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
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 / 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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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
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: Geekaholic, Chuqui 3.0 and Digg
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone Web share hits record 0.48%, up 58% in August  —  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 today …
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Web TV, a Handful of Hits but No Formula for Success
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Google's Strategy In Japan: Avoid Yahoo And Take Over The Mobile Web First
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A New Battle Is Beginning in Branding for the Web
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
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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Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News:
Hurricane Gustav Spurs Volunteers, Relief Via Social Media
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Live Feed Kills Twitter & FriendFeed
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
When will Local truly be on the web?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Net Neutrality Debate All On One Page
 

 
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