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9:55 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.
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.
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?
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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Google Military-Controlled Satellite Reaches Orbit, We Don't Feel Lucky  —  The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.According to the company, the GeoEye-1 satellite is the highest resolution commercial satellite orbiting the planet right now.
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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
BBC:
Know where fast  —  “This is, in a sense, a social network of dead people,” Steven Johnson told this year's dConstruct conference in Brighton.  —  Mr Johnson was a keynote speaker at the gathering which brought together technologists, and theorists involved in the social web.
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: Inquirer and ReadWriteWeb
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
London Stock Exchange hit with ‘connectivity issue’  —  The London Stock Exchange is on hold Monday following a “connectivity issue” that halted trading.  The timing couldn't have been worse: Volume was heavy in Europe after the U.S. government bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
The 3 Laws of Platform Adoption: Why Developers Choose Platforms and What it Means to You  —  I've been thinking a lot about platform adoption recently.  I guess it is the combination of the upcoming Microsoft PDC and watching the various moves in the area of social networking platforms like OpenSocial and fbOpen.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
 
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Power Of Ambient Awareness
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
The N95 8GB gets v30 too!
Discussion: SlashPhone
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Qtask shows off collaboration software
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: iLovePhotos puts photo-organizing on autopilot
Shel Israel / Business Week:
Getting Intimate (with Customers) on Twitter
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
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone app gleans healthy grub nearby
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
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
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Is the Google-Yahoo Deal Really a Bad Thing?
Discussion: ANA, The Register and MarketingVOX
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
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Applications, coming soon to a Mesh near you
Discussion: LiveSide and wmpoweruser.com
 

 
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