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1:15 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.
Sony eSupport:
Important Notification for the Sony VAIO® TZ Series  —  Sony takes pride in the quality of its products.  Recently, we became aware of a potential issue affecting the following notebook PC models:  — VGN-TZ100 series  — VGN-TZ200 series  — VGN-TZ300 series  — VGN-TZ2000 series
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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.
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 …
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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.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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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 …
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ZolloTech:   True Picture of 4th Gen iPod Nano Revealed, Same Old Connector
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
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
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,” …
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
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
MS doesn't set world alight with Office Live Workspace  —  Download free whitepaper - Gartner Paper: US Data Centers - The Calm Before the Storm Gartner Report: How IT Management Can “Green” the Data Center - Free Download  —  Microsoft claimed yesterday that one million subscribers …
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Google Apps tops 1 million businesses
Discussion: Valleywag and TECH.BLORGE.com
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So Is Chrome The Fastest Or What?  —  There have been a number of timed and anecdotal speed tests performed on Google Chrome over the last couple of days.  —  My personal testing: Chrome is the fastest browser I have ever used.  More structured TechCrunch testing showed similar results: It's fast.
 
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Amazon to Sell OLPC XO Laptops From November
Discussion: Liliputing, TechSpot and Engadget
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Likely to Cut Back on Phone Data
Discussion: DSLreports and FierceWireless
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Why Chrome is a win-win for Google
Discussion: Electronista
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
Eric / Photography Bay:
First Sony A900 Ad Leaked - UPDATED - Now with REAL SPECS
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
JVC announce four new full HD projectors
Discussion: Electronista, Gizmodo and Engadget
Red Hat:
Red Hat Advances Virtualization Leadership with Qumranet, Inc. Acquisition
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Journal debuts lifestyle mag to draw luxury ads
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 …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Denon has a low priced Blu-ray player: It costs $750
Discussion: Bits, Gizmodo, Electronista and Engadget
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
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel ready to announce six-core chip
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HTC Can't Disguise Windows Mobile Flaws
 

 
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