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4:00 PM ET, September 7, 2008


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Everyone Needs To Calm Down  —  I haven't had a lot of time to jump into the 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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Social Media
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
Chrisshipley / The Guidewire:
Shoddy Reporting, Invective, and Arrogance.  Yeah, I Want Some of That  —  One.  Two.  Three.  Four.  Five.  Six.  Seven.  Eight.  Nine.  Ten.  —  As I was growing up, my mother instructed me that, when I got angry or frustrated, to count to ten before saying anything.
Rafe Needleman /
At the TechCrunch50, an unfair advantage?
Discussion: Beet.TV
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 …
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  —  It is not clear how old Google is - some argue that world's largest search engine operator is 13 - after all it operated in stealth for about 3 years before launching in September 1998.  Many major news organizations are going with September 2008 as the tenth anniversary so I am going to play along.
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"*:
Discussion: Lockergnome and Mashable!
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!
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.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:   Google Says: We'll Get Our Own Data, Thanks
Associated Press:
High-resolution satellite launched in California
Discussion: Boing Boing and Mashable!
Randall Stross / New York Times:
How Many Reviewers Should Be in the Kitchen?  —  FOR polar or lunar exploration, we are an intrepid species, eagerly vying with one another to be first.  But we're not so brave when it comes to being the first to buy a particular product or service.  We much prefer letting someone else go on ahead and report back.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Digg
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: and Digg
Bryn Mickle /
Xbox blamed in Clio fire; device left on too long, investigators say  —  CLIO, Michigan — The Xbox had been a constant source of joy for Jennifer Walter's family.  —  In the seven years since her 22-year-old son brought it home, her three children had used the squat black console to play video games, watch movies and listen to music.
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