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8:25 AM 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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Engadget, Phone Scoop and Ubergizmo
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond outed early
Discussion: Electronista
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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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 …
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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Business Wire:
Amazon Customers Can Now Instantly Watch Ad-Free Movies and TV Shows on Macs, PCs and Compatible Sony BRAVIA Televisions Starting Today on Amazon Video On Demand  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that customers can now instantly watch ad-free movies and television shows …
Discussion: SuperSite Blog, Engadget and Gizmodo
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.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes 8 with “Genius” recommendations, a new visualizer and HD TV shows?
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 …
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
Dell Tries New Software For A New Laptop  —  Dell will preload software on its latest laptop that can only be used online.  The Inspiron Mini 9, expected Thursday, is rumored to be Dell's answer to the cheap, tiny, lightweight Eee PC from ASUS that is best used for working on documents and surfing the Web.
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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One Million Strong Collaborating Online With Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages  —  Like most other browsers, Google Chrome has some special pages that show information about memory usage, cached files, plug-ins and more.  Here's a list of the most interesting about: pages available in Google Chrome (you can open them by dragging about:name to the address bar).
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tech-Pro.net
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.
 
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Google Apps tops 1 million businesses
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
File Sharing Is Hard Habit to Break
Kirk Ladendorf / Statesman Business Blog:
Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off
Discussion: X-bit labs and TG Daily
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
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Gaming Social Network Raptr Opens Its Doors
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Judge rules Oracle withheld Ellison e-mails
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Register
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NebuAd Halts Plans For Web Tracking
Discussion: paidContent.org
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Anonymous domain registration nixed amid fraud complaints
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
Sugarrae aka Rae Hoffman:
Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?
AdAge:
E-mail Blunder Alerts Carat Staff to Major Restructuring
Becky Bitzenhofer / Compete Blog:
The “New” Facebook: Learning From Old Mistakes
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell: Telcos may subsidize netbooks to sell 3G
 

 
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