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12:20 PM ET, September 2, 2008

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The Official Google Blog:
A fresh take on the browser  —  At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.”  While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well!  As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome.
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who cares about Chrome.  IE6 Has 25% Market Share  —  At my company, Kloudshare, a big part of what we are developing involves pushing boundaries of what browsers are expected to do.  Generally speaking this is the case industry wide as the web browser is becoming more and more a real application delivery system.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Screenshots  —  Google announced their browser Google Chrome to be available on Tuesday, but their download page and tour was already partly available at gears.google.com/chrome/ just now, as Uval in the forum noticed.  While the download itself didn't work when I tried …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meet Chrome, Google's Windows Killer  —  Make no mistake.  The cute comic book and the touchy-feely talk about user experience is little more than a coat of paint on top of a monumental hatred of Microsoft.  —  Chrome, the Webkit-based Google browser that launches tomorrow at Google.com/chrome …
Nick / Rough Type:
The cloud's Chrome lining  —  Google's release today of a test version of its new open-source web browser, Chrome, marks an important moment in the ongoing shift of personal computing from the PC hard drive to the Internet “cloud.”  I distinctly remember when, back in 1988 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mozilla Not Worried About Google Browser
Discussion: Open Source
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Revamped Google Picasa site identifies photo faces  —  Google wants to help you put a name to that face.  —  With a face recognition feature set to launch at noon PDT Tuesday, Google's Picasa Web Albums will help users label their photos with the names of subjects.
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Price War Erupts For High-Speed Internet Service  —  The battle between cable and phone companies to sign up new customers for high-speed Internet service is heating up, creating fresh opportunities for consumers to cut their bills.  —  Verizon Communications Inc., which last quarter became …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Launches Video Sharing for Business  —  Google has found a way to make money from video sharing — but not on YouTube.  The company will add video to its paid business edition of Google Apps on Monday.  In a way, Google is opening up a whole new category of online video: internal corporate video sharing.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Video for Business Launches: YouTube for Enterprise
Google:
Now Showing: Video in Google Apps
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mykbibby / Mac Soda:
Is Steve Jobs Dying?  And Is Fake Steve Resurrecting?  —  I have been exchanging emails with Dan Lyons, the man behind Fake Steve, and he revealed some scary news.  I emailed him to tell him that Steve Jobs isn't dying like some believe, and that according to the New York Times, he's sick …
Discussion: Epicenter and Valleywag
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhone: 8 million and counting  —  On Saturday, Aug. 30, the daughters of “BillH” bought an iPhone at an AT&T store in Sunnyvale, Calif. The next day, their father, an Apple investor from Minneapolis, reported on The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board (AFB) that the so-called IMEI number …
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
A Snappy Way To Make Money In Stock  —  Most people would say that their favorite picture of their spouse is invaluable.  Jason Stitt can put a precise dollar figure on it: $2,000.  That's how much he's earned by turning a single snapshot of his wife into stock photography.
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Nokia to launch music service for mobiles  —  Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, is planning to launch its new mobile music service in the UK next month, and will extend it to continental Europe and Asia next year.  —  Nokia has underlined its aim of turning the mobile music service …
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BBC:
Ultrasound to give feel to games  —  The power of ultrasonic waves has been harnessed to produce “virtual” objects in mid-air.  —  The field of haptics - integrating computing and the sense of touch - has been around for some time but has required gloves or mechanical devices to impart a sense of feeling.
Discussion: Gearlog
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron 910 Gets Release Date: This Friday, September 5th.  —  We've been following the news and leaks on Dell's Eee PC answer, the Inspiron 910, and now here's some more info: we've learned it'll be released on September 5th.  The news is not concrete, for sure, but that date's soon: this friday, ultra-portable PC fans.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Liliputing
 
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GamesIndustry.biz:
Frank Pearce: WoW's success has been “exhausting”
Discussion: WOW Insider
John Leyden / The Register:
Zombie network explosion
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony floats waterproof Bravia XDV-W600 1-Seg TV for the bath
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The BOFH lives: 88% of IT workers would steal data if fired
Discussion: Gizmodo
PC World:
Growth in Symbian Phone Sales Continues to Slow
Discussion: GigaOM
Agence France Presse:
Talks to bring iPhone to China in final stage: state media
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Gaming Evolves  —  NEW HAVEN — By day, Thomas Near studies …
Peter Sayer / PC World:
Alcatel-Lucent Names Verwaayen CEO, Camus Chairman
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Associated Press:
Russia's MegaFon to sell iPhone
BBC:
Letter lottery defines spam load
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft's Pie in the Skymarket?
Mike Hale / New York Times:
Television Keeps a Hand in the Online Game With Serialized Shows
Discussion: CinemaTech
Damien McFerran / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
Opening the box: The story of the Pandora (so far)
Discussion: bit-tech.net and Engadget
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
MLB Hits It Out of the Park Online
Ted Dziuba:
OpenID Is Why I Hate The Internet
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Facebook selling digital gifts at a $35m run rate
Discussion: Digital Daily
 

 
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