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10:45 AM ET, September 3, 2008

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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw  —  Google's shiny new Web browser is vulnerable to a carpet-bombing vulnerability that could expose Windows users to malicious hacker attacks.  —  Just hours after the release of Google Chrome, researcher Aviv Raff discovered that he could combine …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari  —  Google introduced Chrome in part because it wants faster browsing and the richer Web applications that speed will unlock.  So how does Chrome actually stack up?  —  Google's Chrome overpowers the other browsers on the five subtests …
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web  —  Brian Rakowski walks to the whiteboard in a small conference room in Building 41 on Google's Mountain View campus.  A lanky, gregarious man in his twenties, Rakowski is the product manager of a top-secret project that's been under way for more than two years.
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
TraceMonkey Update  —  We have been busy, mostly fixing bugs …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
First Test of Google's New Browser
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Chrome: Google's browser shines (mostly)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   GetClicky Analytics Service Tracking 2% Google Chrome Usage
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Answers to common Google Chrome objections
The Register:   Google's comic capers: what they really meant to say
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
Head to Head: Chrome vs IE 8
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell to Offer ‘Netbook’  —  Dell Inc. will soon introduce a mininotebook computer, people familiar with the matter said, entering into a fast-growing market for inexpensive, no-frills portables that offer Internet capabilities at low prices.  —  One person familiar with the matter …
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Dell Set To Unveil Mini-Notebook This Week  —  The upcoming Inspiron 910 is expected to support solid-state drives up to 16 GB, weigh as little as 2.2 pounds, and run either Ubuntu Linux or Windows XP.  —  Dell on Tuesday said it would unveil its first mini-notebook this week …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Want On The Digg Home Page?  That'll Be $1,200.  —  InvespBlog has published what it claims is an interview with a top Digg user - someone who has a 34% success ratio in getting submitted stories to the home page of Digg.  The Digg user isn't named - he or she says “I have a reputation to withhold” (we know what they meant).
Nokia:
Highly anticipated Nokia N96 begins shipping  —  The Nokia N96 offers the most personalized mobile internet experience to date  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range.
Rachel Beckman / Washington Post:
Facebook Ads Target You Where It Hurts  —  Maybe it's my age, my sex or the fact that it knew I was engaged, but the site decided I was a gal who needed to drop a few pounds.  And it wasn't shy about its tactics.  —  This was not a close friend taking me aside, telling me in gentle tones …
Discussion: The Social Web and ben barren
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Unveils Blu-Ray Fall Lineup  —  TOKYO — Sony Corp. showed its fall lineup of Blu-ray disc players and recorders, as it prepares for its first holiday season after winning the next-generation format battle against HD DVD.  —  The Japanese consumer electronics maker said it was making available …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
There.com to add Mac support and Facebook plug-in  —  The virtual world, There.com, appears ready to reach for some new and broad audiences, announcing Tuesday night that it would finally be offering support for Mac OS X, as well as a new Facebook plug-in and an instant message application …
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe sets date for CS4 launch  —  Adobe on Tuesday said it will release an update to its flagship Creative Suite software bundle on September 23.  —  The company has offered few details of the planned CS4 release.  The current iteration of the suite, CS3, is offered in several configurations …
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.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and Gizmodo
Patrick White / Globe and Mail:
Service call gone awry leads to playwright's arrest  —  It's a story as old as the Internet.  —  You fire up your Web browser and all you get is some cryptic error message.  —  Try as you might, jiggling wires, pulling plugs and tossing keyboards, the Internet is down.  No Web.  No e-mail.
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hell freezes over, new DirecTV HD TiVo on the way  —  We had to pinch ourselves and check to see if it was April 1st, because after three years of hearing TiVo fans complain that DirecTV killed off the HD DirecTV TiVo on its move to MPEG4, the satellite company has finally listened.
 
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John Tanaka / IGN:
Sony Boosts PSP Networking Capabilities
verifone.com:
VERIFONE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT DYKES AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Live Mesh Windows Mobile client teased
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and wmpoweruser.com
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Should software developers fear Facebook, Apple?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson releases SDK for Xperia X1 Panel Interface …
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3 lenses confirmed for Photokina
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
eMusic chief criticises net download deal
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N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Vanity Fair Magazine Has Just Announced Its 2008 ‘New Establishment’ Power List.
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Janet Murray / Guardian:
Why the delay in launching database?
Discussion: The Register
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8320 hitting AT&T this month, gets darker
Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
Controversy Snarls Upgrade Of Terrorist Data Repository
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Prosper.com and peer-to-peer lending in the economic downturn
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
NebuAd Loses CEO, Won't Admit Defeat
Om Malik / GigaOM:
We Have a New CEO!
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Stock Is Like a Falling Knife
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme
 

 
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