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4:25 AM ET, September 4, 2008

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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:
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.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.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes 8 with “Genius” recommendations, a new visualizer and HD TV shows?
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Microsoft Will Cut Xbox Prices in the U.S.  —  The software giant aims to build its scale in game consoles to better compete with Sony and Nintendo—and to draw in more casual gamers  —  Microsoft (MSFT) thought it would steal a march on the competition when it launched its Xbox 360 video-game console …
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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 …
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond outed early
Discussion: Electronista
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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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
The story behind Google Chrome  —  Google released its second web browser yesterday afternoon, adding additional headroom for web applications stretching the limits of what it's possible to accomplish within a web browser.  The Google Chrome team assembled domain experts in various fields …
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 …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
LEAK: Comcast's Mobile Store Is Actually Quite Promising  —  Earlier today, we published the article Comcast's Video Download Store Is Wholly Unremarkable about Comcast's expansion of Fancast, a place to download movies a la Amazon Unbox.  Then a reliable tipster filled us in on where Fancast is going …
Discussion: paidContent.org and mocoNews.net
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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 …
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 …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
New TiVo HD XL: Big Drive, Big Price  —  TiVo today announced the availability of its HD XL DVR as the company targets high-end users and people who watch a lot of television.  The TiVo HD XL sports a 1 terabyte hard drive capable of recording 150 hours of HD TV and comes with a hefty price tag to match — $599.99.
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Gaming Social Network Raptr Opens Its Doors  —  The Internet has added an extra dimension to video gaming: You don't have to be in the same room with someone to go on a Xbox shooting rampage together, or play Scrabble, or whatever.  The problem: How do you know when your friends …
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 …
Kirk Ladendorf / Statesman Business Blog:
Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off  —  Advanced Micro Devices Inc. may announce the spin-off of its manufacturing operations within two weeks, according to a report released today by a Wall Street securities analyst.  —  John Lau with Jefferies & Co. Inc. wrote in an investment note …
Discussion: X-bit labs and TG Daily
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 …
 
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
‘MythBusters’ co-host backpedals on RFID kerfuffle
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel ready to announce six-core chip
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Cablevision Activates Major Areas of Its Wi-Fi Network
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Judge rules Oracle withheld Ellison e-mails
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Register
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NebuAd Halts Plans For Web Tracking
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Republican/Democratic National Conventions offered by iTunes
Discussion: MacUser
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
Discussion: Tech-Pro.net
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Anonymous domain registration nixed amid fraud complaints
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sharp loves them some Blu-ray Profile 1.1 players
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Death of the Korean DVD Industry: A Sign of Things to Come in the U.S.?
Discussion: GigaOM and The Korea Times
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
Ghostbusters is first film to be released on USB stick
Discussion: Slyck
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Secure Computing Buys Securify; VCs Take A Hit
Discussion: Market Wire and eWeek
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Breaking: Oracle's Andersen gone, where now for Fusion and vertical plays?
Sugarrae aka Rae Hoffman:
Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
Five enterprise apps for the iPhone
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