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6:50 PM ET, September 7, 2008

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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Marissa Mayer talks about Google at 10 — and 20  —  She is not nearly as famous as celebrity founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  But, in many ways, Marissa Mayer has become the public face of Google, which was incorporated 10 years ago today.  —  The Internet giant's first female engineer …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
A World Without Google  —  Ten years ago today, Google's filing for incorporation as a business was accepted.  It's far from the only date one might choose to mark the company's tenth birthday-and as I write this, I don't see any celebrating going on at Google's home page or corporate blog …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google at 10: Larry, Sergey & Me
Discussion: Forbes
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in Germany  —  It doesn't get any more “official” than this here.  Yesterday, Saturday at around 20:07, Germany's oldest and perhaps biggest prime time news Tagesschau announced the following under the headline “Warning against internet browser"*:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Everyone Needs To Calm Down  —  I haven't had a lot of time to jump into the big fracas this weekend emerging about TechCrunch50 because the team has been busy organizing the conference, working with the Expert Panelists on scheduling issues and spending hours and hours working with the 52 startups …
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Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
O'Brien: What's next for TechCrunch's Michael Arrington?  —  Michael Arrington emerges at mid-morning from the bedroom of the house he rents in Atherton and wanders down a hallway past a handful of his employees already busy posting the scoops and analysis that have made his TechCrunch blog …
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
At the TechCrunch50, an unfair advantage?
Discussion: Beet.TV and PR 2.0
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Ad trade group opposes Yahoo-Google search deal  —  Update at 3:03 p.m. PDT, with comments from the Attorney General from the state of Connecticut, which is one of the lead states in the multi-state antitrust review of the Yahoo-Google deal.  —  The Association of National Advertisers announced Sunday …
Discussion: Bits and ANA
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Gina Keating / Reuters:
Advertiser group objects to Google-Yahoo tie up  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Association of National Advertisers sent a letter objecting to the proposed Internet search advertising partnership between Yahoo Inc and Google Inc to government regulators reviewing the deal, the group said on Sunday.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
One Bad Apple  —  Apple is looking like what Microsoft was 10 years ago—a Bigfoot that squeezes smaller competitors.  —  From the magazine issue dated Sep 15, 2008  —  A former lieutenant of Steve Jobs's once told me something surprising about his ex-boss.  “Steve is a monopolist at heart,” he said.
Fred / A VC:
The “Feedization” Of The Web (continued)  —  Back in March 2006 I wrote a post about the “feedization of the web UI” where I observed that I was seeing more and more web UIs that reminded me of the news feeds that are common in the financial markets.  I predicted that we'd see more of that in the coming years.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Roku: We Ain't Afraid of No Caps  —  Sure, most of us can get pretty fired up over the thought of a monthly 250 GB bandwidth cap, but what about the companies that provide online video services?  After all, as Om pointed out, the cap isn't about excessive bandwidth usage …
Discussion: Mashable!
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
All systems go for Wilminton, N.C., digital TV test  —  They're hearty folks along North Carolina's hurricane alley.  So although Tropical Storm Hanna hit the Wilmington area with heavy rain and wind Saturday, knocking down some trees and causing scattered power outages, flooding and beach erosion, locals declared the damage minor.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Metallica: Master of YouTube?  —  Metallica, whose leaked album Death Magnetic is slated for a September 12 release, launched a promotion on YouTube today featuring the band's favorite Metallica cover songs on the site.  Drummer Lars Ulrich introduces their selections in the video to the right.
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com and Digg
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking News: Satellite to Gather Exclusive Images for Google Earth Blasts off in California...Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Launch  —  VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA — A Delta 2 rocket carrying a GeoEye satellite lifted off at 11:50 a.m. PDT today.  The imaging satellite will provide mapping exclusively to Google.
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Bryn Mickle / MLive.com:
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