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9:25 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.
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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John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
DVD ripping goes legit with RealDVD  —  RealNetworks will soon let users rip DVDs to their hard drives—legally.  The company will be unveiling the RealDVD software at Monday's DEMOfall conference in San Diego, but CNET got an early look at the software.  Our hands-on impressions follow:
Discussion: Out of the Box
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
RealNetworks Launching DVD Ripping Service; Will It Make Any Ripples?
Discussion: p2pnet
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.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 1.0 Job Sites Have New Competition: PaidInterviews  —  At DEMO08, a new type of job web site launches today: PaidInterviews.  Unlike today's traditional (ahem, boring) job sites like Monster.com or HotJobs, PaidInterviews combines social networking with a more sophisticated job matching algorithm …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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?
BBC:
Paper tale  —  The future of paper is starting to look a little less certain, says Bill Thompson  —  The UK launch of the Sony Reader has sparked another round of frenzied speculation over the future of the printed book in a world of screens, networks and digital data.
Discussion: TeleRead
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
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
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 …
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone app gleans healthy grub nearby  —  If you've got an iPhone and a desire to maintain a healthier diet, the folks at a start-up called WebDiet may have your order.  —  The company, founded by Wendell Brown and Craig Gold, veterans of previous ventures like Teleo and eVoice …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Qtask shows off collaboration software  —  DEMOfall 08 always has a new web collaboration company.  Qtask is the latest to make its pitch on stage.  —  The company boasts a unified collaboration environment for businesses.  As the newest entrant in project and portfolio management …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Say Where brings voice recognition to iPhone apps … If you've spent any time using iPhone apps, you probably have gotten a hint of the fact that they may well be the hottest thing going and, in some ways, the future of software.  —  That's largely due to the fact that, especially with iPhone 3G …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
 
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Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
The N95 8GB gets v30 too!
Discussion: SlashPhone
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: iLovePhotos puts photo-organizing on autopilot
Shel Israel / Business Week:
Getting Intimate (with Customers) on Twitter
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Google Military-Controlled Satellite Reaches Orbit, We Don't Feel Lucky
Rob Dubbin / Washington Post:
Just Let Me Check One Last Thing . . .
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity and Digg
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Telnic figures shows how .tel domains can communicate without web sites
Discussion: Webware.com
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Partners Help Customers “Get Virtual Now”
Discussion: The Register and ActiveWin.com
PRWeb:
MyHeritage Raises $15 Million from Index Ventures and Accel Partners …
Discussion: paidContent.org, PDA and TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Is the Google-Yahoo Deal Really a Bad Thing?
Discussion: The Register, ANA and Guardian
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
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
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