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7:50 AM ET, September 8, 2008

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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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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
RealNetworks Launching DVD Ripping Service; Will It Make Any Ripples?  —  DVD ripping software have been around for the longest of times, but this is a more mainstream attempt at it, and continues RealNetworks' (NSDQ: RNWK) efforts to stir up the pot a bit: later this month it is launching …
Discussion: p2pnet
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.
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?
PRWeb:
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 paidContent.org
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Family Tree Wars Continue: MyHeritage Raises Big Round, Shows Impressive Growth
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 and Guardian
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
New iPhone app helps users find healthy food near them  —  If you've got an iPhone and a desire to maintain a healthier diet, the folks at a new startup called WebDiet may have just the thing for you.  —  The company, which was founded by Wendell Brown and Craig Gold, veterans of previous ventures …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: iLovePhotos puts photo-organizing on autopilot  —  Of the billions of photos that get snapped this year, the odds are good that about 11 percent will be uploaded or shared online, according to market researcher International Data Corp. iLovePhotos wants to raise that percentage.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Inquisitr
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Telnic figures shows how .tel domains can communicate without web sites  —  Mere mortals do not need to know how Telnic's new .tel service works.  We can just think about the benefits.  Basically, without using a web site, you can now list your information on the Internet so that people can contact you directly.
Discussion: CNET News
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
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 Guardian
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Ad trade group opposes Yahoo-Google search deal
Discussion: The Register
Ryan / The Dastardly Report:
Esquire October 2008 E-Ink Issue!  —  Yep, I got one!  In hand, fresh from the newsstand.  For the October issue of Esquire, they decided to release 100,000 issues with the world's first E-Ink magazine cover.  The E-Ink display is the same technology used in the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader.
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
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Partners Help Customers “Get Virtual Now”  —  Today more than 20 partners announce plans for Microsoft virtualization solutions; Microsoft Hyper-V Server, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 available within 30 days.
Discussion: The Register and ActiveWin.com
 
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Shel Israel / Business Week:
Getting Intimate (with Customers) on Twitter
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
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Rob Dubbin / Washington Post:
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Discussion: UMBC ebiquity and Digg
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
iPhone 3G at Best Buy: Apple ads a flat-out lie
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Will Wright Reacts To Critical ‘Spore’ Reviews, Reveals Personal Playing Style
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Scam Emails Target BitTorrent Users
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple solved touchscreen copy-and-paste 15 years ago
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gizmodo
BBC:
‘Tough choices’ for UK broadband
Discussion: BBC NEWS
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Applications, coming soon to a Mesh near you
Discussion: LiveSide and wmpoweruser.com
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Real-estate site expands ad deal with newspapers
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Reliance Buys Majority Stake in Cricket Video Webcasting Site Willow.tv
Electronista:
Intel boosts quad-core Xeons to 3.4GHz
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Discussion in Facebook Groups and Pages is Public and Searchable
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Avril's video tops 100 million views
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Law prof warns against coming ISP privacy apocalypse