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12:05 PM ET, September 4, 2008

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now: Windows XP $399, Ubuntu $349  —  The way Dell introduced the Inspiron Mini 9 was pretty inspired, so it's almost been depressing watching the steady stream of leaks deflate it into a now familiar device, even though it's only being released today.
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Jay Pinkert / Your Blog:
Without Further Ado, Meet Your New Best Friend  —  The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 launches today - 8 a.m. Central - in the U.S., Japan and some European countries (check local listings).  Starting price for the XP version - available now — is $399 USD.  An Ubuntu Linux version will be available later, starting at $349 USD.
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell plays defense with Mini 9 netbook
BBC:
Google tweaks Chrome licence text  —  Google has rescinded an article of the user agreement for its new browser, Chrome, released on Tuesday.  —  The initial agreement claimed rights over “any Content which you submit, post or display on or through” the browser.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So Is Chrome The Fastest Or What?  —  There have been a number of timed and anecdotal speed tests performed on Google Chrome over the last couple of days.  —  My personal testing: Chrome is the fastest browser I have ever used.  More structured TechCrunch testing showed similar results: It's fast.
Sony eSupport:
Important Notification for the Sony VAIO® TZ Series  —  Sony takes pride in the quality of its products.  Recently, we became aware of a potential issue affecting the following notebook PC models:  — VGN-TZ100 series  — VGN-TZ200 series  — VGN-TZ300 series  — VGN-TZ2000 series
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CPSC:
Sony Recalls Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Discussion: TG Daily
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Amazon Adds Streaming for Both PCs and Macs  —  Amazon has extended its paid video service to streaming, Macs, and compatible Sony BRAVIA devices and televisions.  It previously only made movies and TV shows available for download to PCs or on TiVos.  The moves were all expected and forecast …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Photo of the 4th Generation iPod Nano?  —  Alibaba, a B2B marketplace, has a photo (via Zollotech) of what appears to be the 4th generation iPod Nano that is expected to be released next week.  —  We can't be for sure if this represents a photo of the actual device, or simply a mockup based …
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ZolloTech:   True Picture of 4th Gen iPod Nano Revealed, Same Old Connector
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
One Of The Coolest Homepages I've Seen  —  Last week my friend David Rose's company Angelsoft launched a new homepage for their website and I have to say it is one of the coolest homepages I have ever seen.  —  To summarize, Angelsoft is a platform that almost every angel investor group, and many VCs use to manage deal flow.
Discussion: A VC
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Gap Widens in Online Advertising  —  Rivals Struggle to Catch Up to Google As Buyers Favor Search Ads Over Display  —  Spending on Internet advertising is climbing at a healthy clip — rising 20% in the U.S. in the second quarter — and growth forecasts are strong despite the weak economy.
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NBC Universal:
CNBC AND LINKEDIN ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE  —  Collaboration To Include Content Distribution, Technology Integration And Content Development  —  ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA.  - September 3, 2008 - CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network …
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Dan Nye / The LinkedIn Blog:
CNBC gets LinkedIn
Discussion: The Social Times
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Multi-Touch Data Fusion Adds Camera, Voice, Force Sensors  —  Apple has been working in new multi-touch technology that combines touch interfaces with input from the camera and the microphone.  For example: this will allow you to select text in the iPhone, say “copy,” …
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Where are your clicks coming from?  (Geographically speaking)  —  A new report is now available in the AdWords Report Center: the Geographic Performance report.  This report provides you with an understanding of the geographic distribution of your impressions, clicks, and conversions down to the ad group level.
Katherine Boehret / The Mossberg Solution:
HTC Can't Disguise Windows Mobile Flaws  —  New iPhone competitors continue to crop up, though most are mobile devices from companies that simply slap on a touch screen in hopes of fooling consumers.  The real key to the iPhone's success is its software, and finally, signs indicate …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Small Book Publishers Offered New Technology  —  Hundreds of small, independent publishers will have easier access to digital book technology under a new service offered by Perseus Books Group, the result of agreements between it and more than a half-dozen technology companies, Perseus is expected to announce on Thursday.
Discussion: TeleRead and paidContent.org
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Cuts Xbox to $199  —  Microsoft Corp., in a move to court the mass market with its videogame products, is sharply cutting the price of its Xbox 360 videogame consoles — including offering its least expensive model at $199.  —  The price cuts, effective Friday …
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Red Hat:
Red Hat Advances Virtualization Leadership with Qumranet, Inc. Acquisition
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Europe Weighs Caps on Roaming Fees for Text Messages
Discussion: /Message and Bleeding Edge
Associated Press:
Journal debuts lifestyle mag to draw luxury ads
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zoho Docs ties documents together
BBC:
Zombie plague sweeps the internet
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Dave Barth / Google LatLong:
New data for Georgia  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post explaining …
Discussion: WebProNews
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Denon has a low priced Blu-ray player: It costs $750
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
1020 Placecast serves location-based ads on Eventful
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS THREE NEW ALL-IN-ONE DESKTOP PCS WITH BLU-RAY TECHNOLOGY
Steven Sande / TUAW:
TUAW Faceoff: Nike + iPod versus iPhone 3G Challengers
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7 Out of 10 People who Own a DVR Say They Can't Live Without …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Google Apps tops 1 million businesses
Discussion: Valleywag and TECH.BLORGE.com
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
Dell Tries New Software For A New Laptop
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Kirk Ladendorf / Statesman Business Blog:
Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off
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Intel ready to announce six-core chip
 

 
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