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3:40 PM ET, September 3, 2008

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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 …
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 …
Discussion: TG Daily, OSDir.com, Valleywag and webmonkey
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TraceMonkey Update  —  We have been busy, mostly fixing bugs …
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Beta Browser Speed Tests: Which Is Fastest?
Discussion: Digital Daily and Gizmodo
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Electronista
Tom Krazit / CNET News - Apple:
Apple, AT&T sued again over iPhone 3G
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
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Enterprise 2.0 blog
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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
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Google pulls a Microsoft on user privacy  —  What is Google thinking?  For those who didn't catch Ina Fried's perceptive review of Google Chrome's terms of service Tuesday, ReadWriteWeb piles on Wednesday.  In the terms of service, Google claims “a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide …
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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: Engadget and Electronista
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.
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.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7: Can Microsoft get boot time to under 15 seconds?  —  When Microsoft was developing Vista, or Longhorn, as it was known way back when, company officials were fond of making promises about ways that Microsoft would improve on Windows XP with its next-generation Windows release.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Electronista
 
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Walt Mossberg Makes Vanity Fair's 100 Most Powerful List.. …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
E3 Board In Talks About Making Show Public
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Redmond's virtualization shift continues
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Social Networks Are Not Yet Universal
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
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Internet traffic is growing fast — but capacity is keeping pace
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Contentious copyright bill would die with election
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Did corporate lawyers put kibosh on ‘Mythbusters’ RFID episode?
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft proposes age-limited digital playgrounds
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Live Mesh Windows Mobile client teased
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