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2:15 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.
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.
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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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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
JP Morgan Cuts Online Ad Outlook; Gap Between Search And Display Widens  —  JP Morgan internet analyst Imran Khan is lowering his online ad spend forecast into next year due to the worsening economy.  Sensing that marketers are becoming more conservative with their ad spend …
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.
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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,” …
Discussion: Electronista and MacRumors
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Staska / Unwired View:
Apple is looking beyond Multi-Touch
Discussion: CNET News - Apple
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: Engadget, DailyTech and The Apple Core
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ZolloTech:
True Picture of 4th Gen iPod Nano Revealed, Same Old Connector
Discussion: Technovia
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: Online Dating Insider and A VC
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Amazon kills Unbox, brings Video on Demand to life  —  Amazon's new online streaming video service, Video on Demand, isn't going to win any awards for creative branding.  Then again, to have a service with such a straightforward name replace one that had anything but, Unbox, may be a good thing.
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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 …
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Red Hat:
Red Hat Advances Virtualization Leadership with Qumranet, Inc. Acquisition  —  Red Hat positioned to deliver comprehensive, reliable and open virtualization to Linux and Windows servers and desktops  —  Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions …
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Peter Sayer / LinuxWorld.com:
Red Hat buys Qumranet to extend virtualization reach
Discussion: Bits and Tech Trader Daily
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: CNBC and The Social Times
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
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Why Chrome is a win-win for Google  —  For those that have been off-line for the last few days and without access to a television or other forms old media, Google has announced and released the first version of its own web browser called Chrome (see ReadWriteWeb's extensive coverage).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Electronista
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zoho Docs ties documents together  —  Zoho continues to roll out its ever growing lineup of inexpensive (indeed, mostly free) online office software.  Today's addition is Zoho Docs, an application that allows you to access the text documents, spreadsheets and presentations created in Zoho Writer …
Eric / Photography Bay:
First Sony A900 Ad Leaked - UPDATED - Now with REAL SPECS  —  This is the first advertisement that I've seen for the Sony A900.  It appears to be legit and coming from a Danish photography magazine.  [via DPR]  —  It looks like there are bubbles in the ad featured with the A900 …
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.
 
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Obama v. McCain in Online Diplay Ads, Video Views, and Searches
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Amazon to Sell OLPC XO Laptops From November
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Likely to Cut Back on Phone Data
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Tim Anderson / The Register:
Chrome: A new force for web applications?
Discussion: Your Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
eMusic: UK P2P warning letter pact “smells very funny to us”
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
JVC announce four new full HD projectors
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Associated Press:
Journal debuts lifestyle mag to draw luxury ads
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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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 …
NDS Press Room:
7 Out of 10 People who Own a DVR Say They Can't Live Without …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
‘MythBusters’ co-host backpedals on RFID kerfuffle
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HTC Can't Disguise Windows Mobile Flaws
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