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7:15 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,'s Kindle.  The Plastic Logic device, which is yet to be named, can be updated wirelessly and store hundreds of pages of documents.
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.
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.
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: Gizmodo, broadstuff and Guardian
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Search Really 90% Solved?  —  Jessica Guynn has an excellent …
MyHeritage Raises $15 Million from Index Ventures and Accel Partners; Innovative Photo Tagging Technology Makes it Easier for Families to Stay in Touch  —  MyHeritage, one of the world's most popular family Web sites, today announced a $15 million investment from leading venture capital firms Index Ventures …
Discussion: PDA and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Family Tree Wars Continue: MyHeritage Raises Big Round, Shows Impressive Growth
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Is the Google-Yahoo Deal Really a Bad Thing?  —  That's what advertisers think, according to the trade group Association of National Advertisers.  The ANA on Sunday filed a letter to the Justice Dept., recommending against the deal under which Yahoo will run Google ads on some of its Web pages …
Discussion: ANA and
Gina Keating / Reuters:   Advertiser group objects to Google-Yahoo tie up
Craig Stoltz / Web 2.Oh. . .really?:
Rick Sanchez Debuts Twitter on TV  —  Today at 3 p.m. EST, CNN's promiscuous social media adopter Rick Sanchez debuts a TV show called Rick Sanchez Direct.  —  This may be of some cultural significance, in that that the program appears to be about/from/in/around [insert your favorite preposition] Twitter.
Discussion: The FASTForward Blog
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
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
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
iPhone 3G at Best Buy: Apple ads a flat-out lie  —  Opinion - Apple's iPhone 3G made its official debut at Best Buy stores nationwide today.  Just as at the phone's launch in late July, people were standing in line.  But there was one distinct difference: Best Buy is advertising the iPhone 3G with its …
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.
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
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gizmodo
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Real-estate site expands ad deal with newspapers
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
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Avril's video tops 100 million views
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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in Germany