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3:05 PM ET, September 3, 2008

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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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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 …
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
TraceMonkey Update  —  We have been busy, mostly fixing bugs for stability, but also winning a bit more performance, since TraceMonkey landed on mozilla-central, from which Firefox 3.1 alpha-stage nightly builds are built.  Tonight's builds include a fix for the bug that ilooped a SunSpider test …
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 …
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple Could ‘Rock’ Cheaper iPods  —  Steve Jobs isn't even bothering to hide it this time.  Apple has invited the press to a “special event” on Sept. 9.  And while the tech giant isn't saying, exactly, what it will announce, any journalist who hasn't figured it out by now had one too many jars …
Discussion: MacDailyNews
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:   AT&T says fixed Northeast U.S. mobile data outage
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.
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.
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
If You Want To VoIP, Wait Before You Buy Nokia N96
Discussion: PC World
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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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Adobe set to take the wraps off Creative Suite 4.0  —  Adobe plans to offer its customers the first overview of Creative Suite 4.0 later this month and could be ready to deliver the software to market as early as this fall, according to those close to the company.
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe sets date for CS4 launch
TeleGeography Research:
Internet traffic is growing fast — but capacity is keeping pace  —  According to new data from TeleGeography, international Internet traffic grew 53% between mid-2007 and mid-2008, down from 61% the preceding year.  Traffic growth between the US and Latin America was especially fast, surging 112%.
Discussion: DSLreports
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
What exaflood? 'Net backbone shows no signs of osteoporosis
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Gannett Pays Tribune $135 Million To Acquire Majority Stake In CareerBuilder  —  Gannett (NYSE: GCI) has acquired an additional 10 percent stake in CareerBuilder from the troubled Tribune for $135 million.  That gives Gannett a 50.8 percent controlling interest in the online jobs site.
Discussion: Valleywag
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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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Sony Blu-ray Player Under Every Tree This Christmas? Not At $400
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Can the iPhone Beat Symbian OS?  —  Symbian on Tuesday released its second quarter financial data.  The Nokia-owned company said that it bested last year's sales mark with 19.6 million units sold.  That may seem high, but over the past six months, 159 different Symbian OS-based mobile devices …
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).
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 …
Discussion: Geek News Central and Gizmodo
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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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Redmond's virtualization shift continues
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Google pulls a Microsoft on user privacy
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Eric Franklin / Crave: The gadget blog:
Insert ‘Ghostbusters’ song reference here: PNY offers movie on USB
Discussion: Gearlog and Engadget
Paulbradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Hellomagazine.com launches reader blog - interview with David Witcomb
Discussion: PDA and The Blog Herald
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
One enterprise's view on open source
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7: Can Microsoft get boot time to under 15 seconds?
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Did corporate lawyers put kibosh on ‘Mythbusters’ RFID episode?
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X1 panel interface puts the user …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Brings Back Reordering Destinations
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