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9:40 PM ET, September 3, 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:
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Google's Omnibox could be Pandora's box
Discussion: Webware.com, CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Kevin Rose:
What's new in iTunes 8?  —  A new source comes forward w/this info: (this is consistent w/everything I've heard) … References (1)  —  Response: Details zu iTunes 8  —  at Flo's Weblog on Sep 3, 2008  —  In der Gerüchteküche zu Apples "Let's Rock" Event am kommenden …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes 8 with “Genius” recommendations, a new visualizer and HD TV shows?  —  The next version of iTunes, version 8, is set to launch on Tuesday with a few new features, a tipster tells Digg founder Kevin Rose.  Normally, I'd be skeptical of such a rumor, but Rose did nail the September 9 Apple event date …
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
News: iPod nano 4G, touch 2G dimensions revealed?  —  iPod nano 4G, touch 2G dimensions revealed?  —  Confirming details first reported by iLounge in July, apparent dimensional drawings for both the fourth-generation iPod nano and second-generation iPod touch have appeared …
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Answer To Google Docs Hits 1 Million Users
Discussion: Webware.com and Pulse 2.0
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox counters Google's browser speed test  —  Mozilla fought back on Wednesday with some performance results to show a forthcoming version of Firefox outpacing Google's new Web browser, Chrome.  —  During a launch event Tuesday, Google was eager to toot its horn about Chrome's performance …
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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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google co-founder expects Chrome for Android  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google's new Chrome browser is for PCs today, but company co-founder Sergey Brin expects the technology will make its way to Android, the company's mobile phone operating system and software suite.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell: Telcos may subsidize netbooks to sell 3G  —  Dell CEO Michael Dell said he expects netbooks to eventually be subsidized by wireless telecom carriers that would sell the devices along with 3G service.  —  The comments, made at the Citigroup Technology Conference on Wednesday …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
iPhone Users Greeted With Morning Outage - AT&T users reporting morning data connectivity problems...  Last week an AT&T insider suggested that the sooner that all iPhone users upgraded to the new 2.0.2 update, the sooner iPhone users would be in connectivity nirvana.
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T says fixed Northeast U.S. mobile data outage
Discussion: CNET News.com and Electronista
Sugarrae aka Rae Hoffman:
Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?  —  Or do they just not trust you?  As you may have heard, Twitter recently decided to “nofollow” links left of the “bio” section of user profiles.  —  The “web” link has always been a nofollow link, but the bio links passed popularity until Dave Naylor exposed it …
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 …
Dan Moren / MacUser:
Camino developer working on Google Chrome for Mac  —  You may not know the name Mike Pinkerton, but you're probably familiar with his work: he's one of the creators of Camino, the OS X native version of Mozilla that's been around since the early days of Mac OS X. Camino's other creator …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple, AT&T sued for over-saturating 3G network with iPhones  —  A San Diego-based lawsuit filed late last week alleges that Apple and its carrier partner AT&T have knowingly oversold iPhone 3G, promising fast speeds only to see a glut of customers bog down the network with devices that themselves are flawed.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Comcast Introduces Video *Download* Beta  —  Comcast's Fancast property has recently expanded from solely streaming (Hulu) web video, to offering Internet video downloads.  Joining the likes of Amazon Unbox, CinemaNow, and Blockbuster the Fancast Media Manager allows you to rent …
 
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Walt Mossberg Makes Vanity Fair's 100 Most Powerful List.. …
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Adobe set to take the wraps off Creative Suite 4.0
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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