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6:25 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
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:
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 …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Electronista
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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 …
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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Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Beta Browser Speed Tests: Which Is Fastest?
Discussion: Digital Daily and Gizmodo
John Resig:
JavaScript Performance Rundown
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
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.
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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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 …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Slyck, CrunchGear, TG Daily 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.
Discussion: Techdirt and GMSV
 
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Sugarrae aka Rae Hoffman:
Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?
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Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
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AdAge:
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Business Wire:
Verizon and Yahoo! Extend Strategic Alliance with New Multiyear …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple CFO Oppenheimer At Citi Conference: Like Watching Paint Dry (AAPL)
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 Earlier Items: 
Eric Franklin / Crave: The gadget blog:
Insert ‘Ghostbusters’ song reference here: PNY offers movie on USB
Discussion: Electronista, Gearlog and Gizmodo
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Adobe set to take the wraps off Creative Suite 4.0
TeleGeography Research:
Internet traffic is growing fast — but capacity is keeping pace
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Gannett Pays Tribune $135 Million To Acquire Majority Stake In CareerBuilder
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
iRobot has two new Roombas for your cleaning needs: One for pets, one for offices
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7: Can Microsoft get boot time to under 15 seconds?
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Can the iPhone Beat Symbian OS?
Discussion: Electronista and The Outsidr
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hell freezes over, new DirecTV HD TiVo on the way