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8:45 PM ET, September 4, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Analytics Now Tracks Chrome.  Our Share: 6.23%  —  Until today Google was saying Google Analytics would not track Chrome usage for some time.  Today they added Chrome tracking, allowing site owners to see how many of their users are coming to the site from the Chrome Browser.
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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”:
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.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome Tips  —  Here are some not-so-obvious things you can do in Google Chrome, the minimalistic browser launched on Tuesday.  —  1. Show the list of recently visited pages from the current tab: right-click on the “Back” button.  This also works for the “Forward” button.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
See Chrome's inner workings—and an Easter egg  —  Google's Chrome browser has as Spartan a user interface as possible, but the browser's Omnibox also turns out to be a window into a much more elaborate view of the browser.  —  That's because Chrome users can type several commands …
Discussion: Matt Cutts
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 …
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 …
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.
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:   California: We Charge People To Read Our Laws For The Benefit Of Californians
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.
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?
Discussion: ZolloTech and DailyTech
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 Conference Board:
Online TV Grows in Popularity  —  For more detailed information, please visit www.consumerinternetbarometer.us  —  Online TV Grows in Popularity  —  Online TV viewing has been gaining in popularity.  Nearly one-fifth of American households who use the internet watch television broadcasts online …
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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo's stock hits new 52-week low  —  Story updated at 7:46 A.M. PDT: Stock continues its plunge.  —  Yahoo dipped to $17.81 a share on Thursday morning, marking a 52-week low for the Internet pioneer and raising the question of whether any near-term catalyst exists that could revive the battered stock.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and DailyTech
Jackie / QIK:
Qik now on HTC devices and more...  Qik now on HTC devices and more  —  Not a day goes by that we don't get requests for Qik to support more devices beyond the several dozen on which our software already works.  We have great teams in Russia and the US who are focused on just that: bringing Qik to as many handsets as possible.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
August 2008: IE loses more users to Firefox, Safari, Opera  —  Although Microsoft's Internet browser has had the majority of the browser market share for years, recently it has been steadily declining (save for an odd jump in April) thanks to what people are calling the second edition of the browser wars.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and AppScout
 
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Peter Clarke / EE Times:
Has Imagination followed ARM's lead with Apple license?
Discussion: InformationWeek and MacRumors
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspaper sales fall record $3B in 6 mos.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Humphrey Cheung / TG Daily:
Chrome is a security nightmare, indexes your bank accounts
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NFL Kicks Off Online Streaming Tonight
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide - News blog:
Movie Maker to join Windows Live family with Wave 3
Ryan Block:
A little bit on the new site, gdgt
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Say Goodbye to Laser on September 9, new mouse, cams, Zunes?
David Pogue / New York Times:
On Internet, You've Got (Paper) Mail
Discussion: Download Squad
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Office 2.0: 10 new things you can do in the (Google) cloud
CNET News:
GameSpot review: EA's balancing act with ‘Spore’
Discussion: E-Commerce Times and AppScout
PR Newswire:
comScore Reports that the U.S. Catches Up With Western Europe …
Discussion: DSLreports, Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple is looking beyond Multi-Touch
Eric A. Taub / Bits:
New LG Blu-ray Player Streams Netflix — With Drawbacks
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Amazon kills Unbox, brings Video on Demand to life
 

 
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