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3:22 AM ET, September 8, 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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Nick / Rough Type:
The Omnigoogle  —  “Some say Google is God,” Sergey Brin once said.  “Others say Google is Satan.”  —  The confusion about Google's identity may not be quite that Manichean, but it does run deep.  The company, which today celebrates the tenth anniversary of its incorporation …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Guardian
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Search Really 90% Solved?  —  Jessica Guynn has an excellent …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
A World Without Google
Discussion: Ars Technica and Forbes
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.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
RealNetworks to Introduce a DVD Copier  —  People have been avidly feeding music CDs into their computers for years, ripping digital copies of albums and transferring the files to their other computers and mobile devices.  —  This has not happened nearly as much with DVDs, for both practical and legal reasons.
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Ted Dziuba:
A Web OS?  Are You Dense?  —  People are calling Google Chrome a “Web Operating System” and a “Cloud Operating System”.  Some are even calling it a Windows killer.  —  I think it's time to nip this horses**t in the bud, before it gets out of hand.  —  How Does Arringtons Know What Operating Systems Is?
Daniel Boffey / Daily Mail:
Apple admit Briton DID invent iPod, but he's still not getting any money  —  Apple has finally admitted that a British man who left school at 15 is the inventor behind the iPod.  —  Kane Kramer, 52, came up with the technology that drives the digital music player nearly 30 years ago but has still not seen a penny from his invention.
Electronista:
Intel boosts quad-core Xeons to 3.4GHz  —  Intel today set a pair of new speed records for its Xeon 5000 processors ahead of the introduction of their eventual Core i7 successors.  The update pushes the quad-core Xeon 5400 series from its previous 3.2GHz limit up to 3.4GHz with the new Xeon X5492 …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World and TG Daily
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Law prof warns against coming ISP privacy apocalypse  —  Anyone who reads Ars knows that we have concerns about ISP monitoring and the deep packet inspection that often goes along with it, but Colorado Law School prof Paul Ohm takes these worries to the next level—then hauls them thirty floors …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Avril's video tops 100 million views  —  Well, the day has finally come.  A video on YouTube has finally topped 100 million views, and for better or worse it belongs to Canada's pop princess, the pride of working-class Napanee, Ontario: Avril Lavigne.  The video for her song “Girlfriend” …
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 …
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Gina Keating / Reuters:   Advertiser group objects to Google-Yahoo tie up
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Discussion in Facebook Groups and Pages is Public and Searchable  —  While discussion on Facebook Pages has always been publicly accessible to the world and indexed by search engines like Google, wall posts and discussion within Facebook Groups have historically been “off limits” to search engines.
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"*:
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Eee PC 1000H vs. Eee PC 1000: SSD ain't always faster  —  The Eee PC 1000 may cost over $100 more than the Eee PC 1000H, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has better performance.  It just means it has more expensive parts. eXoid's Cameron Butterfield pitted the two mini-laptops against each …
 
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Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Leadership and Management of Distributed Collaboration, and the Rise …
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Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Old Web idea of micropayments finally finds a home
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