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11:20 AM ET, September 4, 2008

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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.
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Jay Pinkert / Your Blog:
Without Further Ado, Meet Your New Best Friend  —  The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 launches today - 8 a.m. Central - in the U.S., Japan and some European countries (check local listings).  Starting price for the XP version - available now — is $399 USD.  An Ubuntu Linux version will be available later, starting at $349 USD.
BBC:
Google tweaks Chrome licence text  —  Google has rescinded an article of the user agreement for its new browser, Chrome, released on Tuesday.  —  The initial agreement claimed rights over “any Content which you submit, post or display on or through” the browser.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google on Chrome EULA controversy: our bad, we'll change it
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
Discussion: Tech-Pro.net
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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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.
Discussion: A VC
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Gap Widens in Online Advertising  —  Rivals Struggle to Catch Up to Google As Buyers Favor Search Ads Over Display  —  Spending on Internet advertising is climbing at a healthy clip — rising 20% in the U.S. in the second quarter — and growth forecasts are strong despite the weak economy.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
JP Morgan Cuts Online Ad Outlook; Gap Between Search And Display Widens  —  JP Morgan internet analyst Imran Khan is lowering his online ad spend forecast into next year due to the worsening economy.  Sensing that marketers are becoming more conservative with their ad spend …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
NBC Universal:
CNBC AND LINKEDIN ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE  —  Collaboration To Include Content Distribution, Technology Integration And Content Development  —  ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA.  - September 3, 2008 - CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network …
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Dan Nye / The LinkedIn Blog:
CNBC gets LinkedIn  —  Today, I'd like to announce the start of our collaboration with one of the most recognized leaders in global business news - CNBC!  This collaboration includes CNBC integrating LinkedIn's community and networking functionality into CNBC.com, enabling users to share …
Discussion: The Social Times
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Multi-Touch Data Fusion Adds Camera, Voice, Force Sensors  —  Apple has been working in new multi-touch technology that combines touch interfaces with input from the camera and the microphone.  For example: this will allow you to select text in the iPhone, say “copy,” …
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 …
Arn / MacRumors:
Photo of the 4th Generation iPod Nano?  —  Alibaba, a B2B marketplace, has a photo (via Zollotech) of what appears to be the 4th generation iPod Nano that is expected to be released next week.  —  We can't be for sure if this represents a photo of the actual device, or simply a mockup based …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Cuts Xbox to $199  —  Microsoft Corp., in a move to court the mass market with its videogame products, is sharply cutting the price of its Xbox 360 videogame consoles — including offering its least expensive model at $199.  —  The price cuts, effective Friday …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zoho Docs ties documents together  —  Zoho continues to roll out its continually growing lineup of cheap and free online office software.  Today's addition is Zoho Docs, an application that allows you to access the text documents, spreadsheets and presentations created in Zoho Writer …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Small Book Publishers Offered New Technology  —  Hundreds of small, independent publishers will have easier access to digital book technology under a new service offered by Perseus Books Group, the result of agreements between it and more than a half-dozen technology companies, Perseus is expected to announce on Thursday.
Discussion: TeleRead and paidContent.org
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Where are your clicks coming from?  (Geographically speaking)  —  A new report is now available in the AdWords Report Center: the Geographic Performance report.  This report provides you with an understanding of the geographic distribution of your impressions, clicks, and conversions down to the ad group level.
Dave Barth / Google LatLong:
New data for Georgia  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post explaining why our map of Georgia was blank, and letting users know that that we would soon be adding more data to the region.  As promised, we've just released new data for Georgia and a number of other countries.
Discussion: WebProNews
 
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Google Apps tops 1 million businesses
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Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
Dell Tries New Software For A New Laptop
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Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off
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