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1:20 AM ET, September 7, 2008


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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.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Coop's Corner
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Startups: your web site sucks  —  I visited each website from the list of Demo finalists.  —  Boy, do they suck.  Really, really suck.  —  Does no one understand how to market themselves?  —  It's amazing to me that not a single Demo website has learned from the lessons of Gary Vaynerchuk's
Rafe Needleman /
At the TechCrunch50, an unfair advantage?  —  It stands to reason that TechCrunch the blog will have an unfair advantage in covering the TechCrunch50 event.  The same team produces both products, and the company has put a gag order on companies accepted to present on stage.
Discussion: High-Tech PR Blog
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 Own Own Data, Thanks  —  Not content to lease data from others who have satellites, Google today launched its own satellite into space.  Via BeetTv, thanks Andy.  —  Talk about web meets world....this is yet another indicator of the integration of virtual and physical.
Associated Press:
High-resolution satellite launched in California  —  VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A super-sharp Earth-imaging satellite has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast.  —  A Delta 2 rocket carrying the GeoEye-1 satellite lifted off at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.
Discussion: Mashable! and Boing Boing
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
On iTunes 8 and hunches; also iPhone 2.1 for Tuesday  —  On Friday, we posted a short roundup of what's expected in iTunes 8 thanks to the rumortastic stylings of Kevin Rose.  The Pandora-like Genius feature, Genius Sidebar, Grid view, and more are all said to be included.
Robert McLaws /
NBC Dumps Silverlight for NFL Streaming?  Hardly  —  Today, Valleywag tried to string two separate events and some made-up facts together to spin the yarn that NBC was not happy with the performance of Silverlight on, and dumped the technology for Flash for their new NFL streaming site.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Google Planning Offshore Data Barges  —  In a startling new take on data center engineering, Google has filed a patent for a “water-based data center” that uses the ocean to provide power and cooling.  The patent also confirms Google's development of a container-based data center, describing …
Discussion: Slashdot
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Vimeo Launches Vimeo Toys - Interactive Video Discovery  —  NY-based video hosting service Vimeo has announced the launch of “Vimeo Toys”.  Vimeo Toys are discovery applications to check out the latest videos and activity on the Vimeo service.  —  Vimeo Toys is launching with two apps: Vimeo Land and Pulse.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
The iPhone App Store Should Let You Try Before You Buy  —  With only a few exceptions, it's been universally accepted that Apple's move to sell iPhone applications on its iTunes store is an unqualified success.  In fact, it's widely believed that Microsoft will soon follow suit …
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.
iPod nano 4G photo, details [new orig photo]  —  MacNN can confirm the existence of the fourth-generation iPod nano and has obtained a verified authentic photo of the Apple music player.  The device exactly matches claims by Digg founder Kevin Rose of a tall, tapered design and is enclosed …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod nano 4G leaked in actual, factual, really-real spy photo
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
isoHunt Sues the CRIA to Legalize BitTorrent Sites
Discussion: Listening Post, p2pnet and Digg
KathrynV / DSLreports:
T-Mobile's First HSDPA Handset Goes Live …
Discussion: Caller IP, Inquirer and Gearlog
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Chrome's JavaScript challenge to Silverlight
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Danish File-Sharers Not Responsible For Wi-Fi Theft
Discussion: DSLreports
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3.1 Alpha 2 now available for download
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Gillmor Gang talks Google Chrome
Discussion: The Gillmor Gang
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So Much Hate For Microsoft's Seinfeld/Gates Buddy Ad
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