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12:30 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:
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Bits and TechLifeBlogged
Kevin Rose:
What's new in iTunes 8?  —  A new source comes forward w/this info: (this is consistent w/everything I've heard) … References (1)  —  Response: Details zu iTunes 8  —  at Flo's Weblog on Sep 3, 2008  —  In der Gerüchteküche zu Apples "Let's Rock" Event am kommenden …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes 8 with “Genius” recommendations, a new visualizer and HD TV shows?  —  The next version of iTunes, version 8, is set to launch on Tuesday with a few new features, a tipster tells Digg founder Kevin Rose.  Normally, I'd be skeptical of such a rumor, but Rose did nail the September 9 Apple event date …
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 …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
Discussion: Tech-Pro.net
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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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 …
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 Mobile
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond outed early  —  While the official announcement wasn't supposed to cross the wires till next week, the Wall Street Journal received some special treatment (please don't get me started on this) and got an early look at the HTC Touch Diamond for Sprint.  Yes, that's right.
Discussion: Electronista
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Answer To Google Docs Hits 1 Million Users
Discussion: Webware.com and Pulse 2.0
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NebuAd Halts Plans For Web Tracking  —  Tech firm NebuAd has put on hold plans to widely deploy an online advertising technology that tracks consumers' every Web click while Congress reviews privacy concerns associated with the technique.  —  The Silicon Valley company announced this week …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Republican/Democratic National Conventions offered by iTunes
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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
CNBC in tie-up with LinkedIn
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Anonymous domain registration nixed amid fraud complaints
Phil Elliott / GamesIndustry.biz:
Spore expected to sell 2 million in US in September
Discussion: Maximum PC all and Destructoid
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sharp loves them some Blu-ray Profile 1.1 players
Discussion: Electronista, Gizmodo and Crave
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Death of the Korean DVD Industry: A Sign of Things to Come in the U.S.?
Discussion: The Korea Times and GigaOM
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Add Photos by Email in Picasa Web Albums
Discussion: Ars Technica
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
Ghostbusters is first film to be released on USB stick
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Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Breaking: Oracle's Andersen gone, where now for Fusion and vertical plays?
Dan Moren / MacUser:
Camino developer working on Google Chrome for Mac
Discussion: Infinite Loop and VentureBeat
Sugarrae aka Rae Hoffman:
Did Twitter Lay Down for Google?
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
Five enterprise apps for the iPhone
Discussion: Homotron.net
AdAge:
E-mail Blunder Alerts Carat Staff to Major Restructuring
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Comcast Introduces Video *Download* Beta
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox counters Google's browser speed test
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Apple, AT&T sued for over-saturating 3G network with iPhones
 

 
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