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6:20 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.
Arn / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
Apple Rejecting Apps Based on ‘Limited Utility’  —  One developer emailed this video and rejection letter for their app called Pull My Finger.  Especially concerning is that Apple did not reject it due to it being offensive, but instead rejected it due to “limited utility”:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Can Steve Jobs save the iPod?  —  One of the unintended consequences of the success of the iPhone is that it has rendered the classic iPod and its diminutive sisters — the nano and the shuffle — nearly irrelevant.  What do you need a second MP3 player for if you've already got a few hundred tunes in your pocket?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Distorted-Loop.com
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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 …
Discussion: ZolloTech, DailyTech and Engadget
Joe Nocera / Executive Suite:
Does Windows Still Matter? … So writes John Gapper, the fine columnist for The Financial Times in today's paper.  Chrome, of course, is Google's new browser, which is pretty explicitly designed to be a Windows killer.  As Mr. Gapper notes, that precise fear — that an Internet browser …
Mike Yang / The Official Google Blog:
Update to Google Chrome's terms of service  —  Whenever we release a product in beta as we just did with Google Chrome, we can always count on our users to come up with ways to improve it.  This week's example: several eagle-eyed users and bloggers have expressed concern that Section 11 …
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BBC:
Google tweaks Chrome licence text
Discussion: Mark Evans and Google Blogoscoped
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast to Appeal FCC Network Management Order  —  Updated: Comcast says it has filed an appeal against the Federal Communications Commission's Memorandum and Order on network management adopted August 1, 2008 and released August 20, 2008, in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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Grant Gross / PC World:
Comcast Appeals FCC's Network Management Order
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Office 2.0: 10 new things you can do in the (Google) cloud  —  Business applications in the Internet cloud are improving at a phenomenal pace, says Matthew Glotzbach, a product management director with Google Enterprise.  Glotzbach just finished giving a short talk at the Office 2. conference …
Discussion: WebGuild and Webware.com
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Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:   Google's Top 10 Cloud Computing List
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.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm goes into TA (technical acceptance) at Verizon, delayed 3-4 weeks  —  Here's our latest info on the BlackBerry Storm and the fate of the device on Verizon's network: it just went into technical acceptance at Verizon which usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and the device …
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple is looking beyond Multi-Touch  —  When it was first introduced in January 2007, iPhone's Multi-Touch interface was a real breakthrough in operation of small portable devices.  —  Now, if the ideas sketched out in a new Apple patent application “Multitouch data fusion” are implemented …
Discussion: CNET News - Apple
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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
Eric A. Taub / Bits:
New LG Blu-ray Player Streams Netflix — With Drawbacks  —  Netflix, the DVD rental company, has long spoken of its belief that its business would eventually move from the shipping of DVD discs to electronic downloads.  The company offers 12,000 titles now for instant viewing on personal computer …
Nathan Halverson / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
He's giving you access, one document at a time  —  California's building codes, plumbing standards and criminal laws can be found online.  —  But if you want to download and save those laws to your computer, forget it.  —  The state claims copyright to those laws.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
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.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Stalk your favorite TV characters (legally) with Whrrl  —  Location-based social network Whrrl has forged a rather odd partnership with content provider HBO to place various fictional characters from the show Entourage as real users on its network.  —  Events from the television show will end …
 
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Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Police, advocates monitor Web sex ads during political conventions
eWeek:
Microsoft Plans Four Security Bulletins for Patch Tuesday
Discussion: PC World and CNET News.com
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
August 2008: IE loses more users to Firefox, Safari, Opera
The Conference Board:
Online TV Grows in Popularity
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Yahoo's stock hits new 52-week low
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GameSpot review: EA's balancing act with ‘Spore’
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Why I will never own an electronic book
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