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9:05 PM ET, September 8, 2008

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Punit Soni / The Official Google Blog:
Bringing history online, one newspaper at a time  —  For more than 200 years, matters of local and national significance have been conveyed in newsprint — from revolutions and politics to fashion to local weather or high school football scores.  Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions …
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft confirms Zune details  —  Updated 10:20 a.m., with pricing details.  —  With most of its news already leaked out there, Microsoft on Monday confirmed the details of its fall Zune lineup.  —  On the hardware side, Microsoft will beef up Zune's capacity, expanding the hard drive-based model …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zune Gets New Features That Won't Help Sell Zunes  —  Not a coincidence: The day before Apple is expected to update its iPods, Microsoft (MSFT) is reminding the world that the Zune still exists, via a handful of new features.  —  These include the ability to buy music over wi-fi …
Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Zune feature: Download songs you hear on FM radio
Discussion: Beyond Binary and Zunerama
Kevin Rose:
Predictions for tomorrow's Apple event  —  It's been a couple weeks, so I thought I'd do a little roundup of my predictions/rumors:  — New design for the iPod Nano (this one)  — iPod price reductions  — 2.1 software on iPod Touch  — iTunes 8.0  — New audio visualization (this one)
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Apple Predictions + Grain of Salt = Impossible  —  As usual before yet another big Apple event, the psychic friends network is in overdrive in anticipation of the iconic computer company's “Let's Rock” media gathering in San Francisco tomorrow.  —  At this point, I think Apple could announce …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple looks to revive that special event magic
Discussion: Crave and MacRumors
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Does DRM guarantee Spore is destined for extinction?  —  Will Wright's long awaited sim game Spore seems to have become the focus of a anti-DRM Internet flash mob who seem determined to sink the game on Amazon.com by dishing out poor ratings.  —  As things stand right now …
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Gamers fight back against lackluster Spore gameplay, bad DRM  —  Spore, after more than 10 years of development time, is finally available for the PC and Mac.  The game comes from the mind of the talented Will Wright, the man who gave us The Sims and the original SimCity titles.
Discussion: MacUser
Mark Desanto / Ars Technica:   Intelligently designed? Ars reviews Spore
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Ashton Kutcher's Web Video Show: Blah Girls  —  I'm at the TechCrunch50 conference right now, where Ashton Kutcher is presenting his web startup.  Not only is this one a celebrity-driven startup, but it's about celebrities.  It's an animated web video show with interactive elements called Blah Girls.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
TechCrunch50: Start-Ups Target Kids
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Yammer: A ‘Twitter for the enterprise’  —  I recently covered Socialcast, a “Friendfeed for business,” and liked it a lot.  It takes emerging social interaction models that people are just now getting accustomed to and adapts them for business.  —  Here at TechCrunch50 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yammer Launches at TC50: Twitter For Companies
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
DVD Ripping Software - Really?  —  For those who haven't figured out how to use iTunes, YouTube, BitTorrent, DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter, Real Networks has introduced what it calls the first “mainstream” DVD saving tool.  Of course it can't claim to be the first ripping tool, or DVD copying tool …
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
How Videogames Blind Us With Science  —  A few years ago, Constance Steinkuehler — a game academic at the University of Wisconsin — was spending 12 hours a day playing Lineage, the online world game.  She was, as she puts it, a “siege princess,” running 150-person raids on hellishly difficult bosses.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Tuning in to Apple TV 3.0  —  Does Steve Jobs have a surprise in store for the analysts and reporters gathering in San Francisco for Let's Rock — the dog-and-pony show Tuesday at which Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to unveil the next generation of iPods?  —  Peter S. Magnusson hopes he does …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Steve Jobs must be feeling better  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says Steve Jobs' physical appearance at Let's Rock — a widely-anticipated Apple special event scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT in San Francisco — will reassure investors and boost the company's share price.
Industry Standard:
J.K. Rowling wins copyright claim over Harry Potter website operator  —  A judge ruled Monday in favor of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling in her copyright infringement lawsuit against a fan and Web site operator who was set to publish a Potter encyclopedia.
Discussion: CNET News
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Announcing The TechCrunch50 Finalists  —  We've gone through more than 1,000 companies to get down to the final 50 (okay, 52) that will present on stage at TechCrunch50 starting later this morning.  We will be covering all of the companies as they present onstage or shortly after.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
New CNN show pushes the limits of Twitter — literally  —  One anchor for the cable news channel CNN has become enamored with the micro-messaging service Twitter over the past several weeks.  He used tweets (Twitter messages) to complement his coverage of the recent Hurrican Gustav …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch50 LiveStream  —  We'll be streaming the TechCrunch50 conference here all week so everyone can see these demos for themselves as they happen.  —  You can also find our written coverage of the conference here, as well as coverage from other news outlets below.
Discussion: Online Dating Insider and Joe Duck
Telegraph:
Google's ‘Android’ Dream phone to hit UK  —  A new front in Silicon Valley's fierce battle for technology supremacy will be opened in Britain before Christmas with the launch of Google's first mobile phone venture.  —  Google's ‘Dream’ phone, which uses its much-hyped Android open-source operating system …
Discussion: IntoMobile and Electronista
 
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft's Services Platform Takes Shape
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
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Dan Farber / Webware.com:
MySpace to engage Google Gears
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Yahoo! News - Try their New Design
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Tech Blogger Om Malik Becomes Venture Partner
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Richard Tyler / Telegraph:
Bebo creator, Michael Birch, hails ‘end of print dictionary’
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Locksmith chains up iPod
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Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO launches Web series
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
HP claims 24-hour battery life for notebooks
Joe Weinman / GigaOM:
The 10 Laws of Cloudonomics
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Intel releases pricing, details on solid-state drives
 

 
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