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1:00 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 …
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, TechLifeBlogged and Bits
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 …
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 …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome's about: Pages
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 …
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
Bonnie Cha / CNET
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond outed early
Discussion: Electronista
Stuart Miles /
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Download Squad and Microsoft
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Answer To Google Docs Hits 1 Million Users
Discussion: 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 …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Comcast Introduces Video *Download* Beta  —  Comcast's Fancast property has recently expanded from solely streaming (Hulu) web video, to offering Internet video downloads.  Joining the likes of Amazon Unbox, CinemaNow, and Blockbuster the Fancast Media Manager allows you to rent …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
LEAK: Comcast's Mobile Store Is Actually Quite Promising
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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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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.
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.
Discussion: Crave and Gizmodo
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 …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Cablevision Activates Major Areas of Its Wi-Fi Network  —  New York area cable operator Cablevision flips switch for high-traffic areas of Long Island: They're announcing Thursday that they've turned on the initial phases of their network in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as at commuter rail platforms …
Discussion: GigaOM and Associated Press
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 …
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 …
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Steven Musil / CNET News:
Judge rules Oracle withheld Ellison e-mails
Discussion: The Register
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NebuAd Halts Plans For Web Tracking
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Republican/Democratic National Conventions offered by iTunes
Discussion: MacUser
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
CNBC in tie-up with LinkedIn
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Anonymous domain registration nixed amid fraud complaints
Phil Elliott /
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: GigaOM and The Korea Times
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Slyck
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
Five enterprise apps for the iPhone
E-mail Blunder Alerts Carat Staff to Major Restructuring
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Firefox counters Google's browser speed test
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple, AT&T sued for over-saturating 3G network with iPhones