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11:05 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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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.
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  —  The auto-suggest feature of Google's new Chrome browser does more than just help users get where they are going.  It will also give Google a wealth of information on what people are doing on the Internet besides searching.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
EFF: We're concerned about Google's Omnibox
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 …
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 …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
Discussion: Tech-Pro.net
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Download Squad and Microsoft
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Answer To Google Docs Hits 1 Million Users
Discussion: Webware.com and Pulse 2.0
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
Ghostbusters is first film to be released on USB stick  —  Now there's something you don't see every day: PNY's 2GB flash drive comes with Ghostbusters pre-loaded  —  Are you the USB keymaster?  You could be soon if you pick up PNY's new 2GB USB flashdrive, which comes with Ghostbusters pre-loaded.
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Republican/Democratic National Conventions offered by iTunes
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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
CNBC in tie-up with LinkedIn
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Anonymous domain registration nixed amid fraud complaints
Phil Elliott / GamesIndustry.biz:
Spore expected to sell 2 million in US in September
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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: The Korea Times and GigaOM
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Add Photos by Email in Picasa Web Albums
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Amazon Adds Streaming for Both PCs and Macs
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Secure Computing Buys Securify; VCs Take A Hit
Discussion: eWeek
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Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Breaking: Oracle's Andersen gone, where now for Fusion and vertical plays?
Dan Moren / MacUser:
Camino developer working on Google Chrome for Mac
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
Five enterprise apps for the iPhone
Discussion: Homotron.net
AdAge:
E-mail Blunder Alerts Carat Staff to Major Restructuring
Discussion: Valleywag
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Comcast Introduces Video *Download* Beta
TeleGeography Research:
Internet traffic is growing fast — but capacity is keeping pace
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iPhone Users Greeted With Morning Outage …
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Apple, AT&T sued for over-saturating 3G network with iPhones
 

 
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