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8:10 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.
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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 …
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
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 Winelibrary.tv.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
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.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google Says: We'll Get Our 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
Discussion: Boing Boing and Mashable!
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
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.
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
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.
louisgray.com:
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 …
 
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Larry Shaughnessy / CNN:
CIA, FBI push ‘Facebook for spies’
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Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Where does Sarah Palin stand on technology issues?
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Supposed iPod nano 4G really unboxed
John Cox / PC World:
Wi-Fi Nets Come to Vehicles
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
How to Handle ‘IHateYourCompany.com’
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Gawker
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
NBC Dumps Silverlight for NFL Streaming? Hardly
Discussion: CNET News.com and ReadWriteWeb
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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 comScore
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
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
So Much Hate For Microsoft's Seinfeld/Gates Buddy Ad
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