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7:35 AM ET, September 4, 2008

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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google on Chrome EULA controversy: our bad, we'll change it  —  Google's new web browser Chrome is fast, shiny, and requires users to sign their very lives over to Google before they can use it.  Today's Internet outrage du jour has been Chrome's EULA, which appears to give Google …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google does not want rights to things you do using Chrome  —  Alright, I've got another misconception to dispel.  After reading through the Chrome Terms of Service, some people are worried that Google is trying to assert rights on everything that you do on Chrome.  From one example story by Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now: Windows XP $399, Ubuntu $349  —  The way Dell introduced the Inspiron Mini 9 was pretty inspired, so it's almost been depressing watching the steady stream of leaks deflate it into a now familiar device, even though it's only being released today.
Katherine Boehret / The Mossberg Solution:
HTC Can't Disguise Windows Mobile Flaws  —  New iPhone competitors continue to crop up, though most are mobile devices from companies that simply slap on a touch screen in hopes of fooling consumers.  The real key to the iPhone's success is its software, and finally, signs indicate …
Discussion: Engadget, Phone Scoop and Ubergizmo
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond outed early
Discussion: Electronista
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Amazon Adds Streaming for Both PCs and Macs  —  Amazon has extended its paid video service to streaming, Macs, and compatible Sony BRAVIA devices and televisions.  It previously only made movies and TV shows available for download to PCs or on TiVos.  The moves were all expected and forecast …
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Business Wire:
Amazon Customers Can Now Instantly Watch Ad-Free Movies and TV Shows on Macs, PCs and Compatible Sony BRAVIA Televisions Starting Today on Amazon Video On Demand  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that customers can now instantly watch ad-free movies and television shows …
Discussion: SuperSite Blog, Engadget and Gizmodo
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes 8 with “Genius” recommendations, a new visualizer and HD TV shows?
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Microsoft Will Cut Xbox Prices in the U.S.  —  The software giant aims to build its scale in game consoles to better compete with Sony and Nintendo—and to draw in more casual gamers  —  Microsoft (MSFT) thought it would steal a march on the competition when it launched its Xbox 360 video-game console …
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
The story behind Google Chrome  —  Google released its second web browser yesterday afternoon, adding additional headroom for web applications stretching the limits of what it's possible to accomplish within a web browser.  The Google Chrome team assembled domain experts in various fields …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
Samsung: “Blu-ray has 5 years left”  —  INTERVIEW: Andy Griffiths, director of consumer electronics, Samsung UK  —  Samsung has said that it sees the Blu-ray format only lasting a further 5 years before it is replaced by another format or technology.  —  “I think it [Blu-ray] has 5 years left …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Google Docs competitor to go final by year-end  —  Microsoft is preparing to move Office Live Workspace, the online storage/collaboration service adjunct to Office, from beta to final before the end of this year.  —  Microsoft officials said on September 3 that as of a week ago …
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One Million Strong Collaborating Online With Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
Dell Tries New Software For A New Laptop  —  Dell will preload software on its latest laptop that can only be used online.  The Inspiron Mini 9, expected Thursday, is rumored to be Dell's answer to the cheap, tiny, lightweight Eee PC from ASUS that is best used for working on documents and surfing the Web.
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
One Of The Coolest Homepages I've Seen  —  Last week my friend David Rose's company Angelsoft launched a new homepage for their website and I have to say it is one of the coolest homepages I have ever seen.  —  To summarize, Angelsoft is a platform that almost every angel investor group, and many VCs use to manage deal flow.
Becky Bitzenhofer / Compete Blog:
The “New” Facebook: Learning From Old Mistakes  —  A few weeks ago, I logged on to Facebook to see if any of my friends had dared to challenge me in another game of word twist.  As was expected, due to my unprecedented dominance in the game, no one had.  What was not expected, however …
Kirk Ladendorf / Statesman Business Blog:
Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off  —  Advanced Micro Devices Inc. may announce the spin-off of its manufacturing operations within two weeks, according to a report released today by a Wall Street securities analyst.  —  John Lau with Jefferies & Co. Inc. wrote in an investment note …
Discussion: X-bit labs and TG Daily
 
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
‘MythBusters’ co-host backpedals on RFID kerfuffle
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel ready to announce six-core chip
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Cablevision Activates Major Areas of Its Wi-Fi Network
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Gaming Social Network Raptr Opens Its Doors
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
LEAK: Comcast's Mobile Store Is Actually Quite Promising
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
New TiVo HD XL: Big Drive, Big Price
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Judge rules Oracle withheld Ellison e-mails
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NebuAd Halts Plans For Web Tracking
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Death of the Korean DVD Industry: A Sign of Things to Come in the U.S.?
Discussion: GigaOM and The Korea Times
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
Ghostbusters is first film to be released on USB stick
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Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?
AdAge:
E-mail Blunder Alerts Carat Staff to Major Restructuring
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell: Telcos may subsidize netbooks to sell 3G
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google co-founder expects Chrome for Android
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