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6:20 AM ET, September 8, 2008

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Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper  —  The Plastic Logic reader, left, has a screen the size of a sheet of paper for a copy machine.  Center, Sony's eReader; right, Amazon.com's Kindle.  The Plastic Logic device, which is yet to be named, can be updated wirelessly and store hundreds of pages of documents.
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.
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.
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?
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: broadstuff, Gizmodo and Guardian
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Search Really 90% Solved?  —  Jessica Guynn has an excellent …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Applications, coming soon to a Mesh near you  —  If you think Live Mesh is just about syncing some TPS reports across a couple of computers and maybe a mobile phone or two then you're a very narrow-minded person.  —  Bit and pieces of information about what else Mesh can do has been scattered …
Discussion: LiveSide and wmpoweruser.com
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple solved touchscreen copy-and-paste 15 years ago  —  Video by option8 shows “how Apple could (or should) implement copy and paste on the iPhone: a demonstration of how they got it right 15 years ago on the Newton MessagePad.”  —  (via del.icio.us/tag/mbwideas)
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gizmodo
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.
BBC:
‘Tough choices’ for UK broadband  —  The cost of taking fibre-based broadband to every UK home could top £28.8bn, says a report.  —  Compiled by the government's broadband advisory group, the report details the cost of the different ways to wire the UK for next generation broadband.
Wall Street Journal:
Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter  —  Microsoft Ads Draw Attention, Not Praise; Missing the Creativity?  —  Jerry Seinfeld's long-running sitcom is often described as a show about nothing.  The same might be said of a baffling new Microsoft Corp. commercial featuring …
Discussion: WebGuild and The Inquisitr
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Reliance Buys Majority Stake in Cricket Video Webcasting Site Willow.tv  —  Reliance ADA Group, the Indian telecom and media conglomerate, has bought a 70 percent stake in Willow.tv, the Cricket webcasting site based in Sunnyvale, CA.  The price was undisclosed, but according to Rajesh Sawhney …
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Will Wright Reacts To Critical ‘Spore’ Reviews, Reveals Personal Playing Style  —  EA's biggest PC game of the year and the brainchild of renowned game designer Will Wright, “Spore” hits store shelves today.  The game has won Best of E3 awards and been lavished with positive pre-release coverage in the gaming and mainstream press.
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
 
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
iPhone 3G at Best Buy: Apple ads a flat-out lie
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Scam Emails Target BitTorrent Users
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Real-estate site expands ad deal with newspapers
Electronista:
Intel boosts quad-core Xeons to 3.4GHz
Discussion: CNET News, PC World and TG Daily
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Discussion in Facebook Groups and Pages is Public and Searchable
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Eee PC 1000H vs. Eee PC 1000: SSD ain't always faster
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Law prof warns against coming ISP privacy apocalypse
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Leadership and Management of Distributed Collaboration, and the Rise …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Old Web idea of micropayments finally finds a home
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Troubles with Google FeedBurner
Fred / A VC:
The “Feedization” Of The Web (continued)
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Roku: We Ain't Afraid of No Caps
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Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in Germany
 

 
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