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12:35 PM 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
Discussion: Out of the Box
Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   RealNetworks to introduce a DVD burner to carry movies on the road
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google makes waves and may have solved the data center conundrum  —  Google is pondering a floating data center that could be powered and cooled by the ocean.  These offshore data centers could sit 3 to 7 miles offshore and reside in about 50 to 70 meters of water.
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Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Google's Search Goes Out to Sea
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Announcing The TechCrunch50 Finalists  —  We've gone through more than 1,000 companies to get down to the final 50 (okay, 52) that will present on stage at TechCrunch50 starting later this morning.  We will be covering all of the companies as they present onstage or shortly after.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
IBM Launches 30 New Data Storage Products  —  IBM announces 30 new products and services, saying that it took an investment of $2 billion, three years, and 2,500 engineers and other specialists from nine countries to complete the project.  IBM said that all the new products and services fall under …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
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ZDNet:   IBM reworks storage strategy
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility  —  Fail and You Last week, Google released a web browser called Chrome, and the online tech media had a powerful Googasm.  We were long overdue for another climax like this, having been lightly stimulated with half-baked Google web products in the four years since GMail was released.
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Wall Street Journal:
Big Marketers Challenge Google-Yahoo Deal  —  Trade Group Calls for Justice Department To Block Planned Search-Ad Partnership  —  Some of the country's biggest marketers are rallying to oppose an advertising deal between Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., as the Justice Department considers whether to go to court to block the agreement.
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
New satellite to give Google Maps unprecedented resolution  —  Google has taken the war over exclusive web content into space.  Not directly, of course—the satellite that was recently launched into space on a rocket bearing the Google logo was the result of a joint venture between …
Discussion: Tech Broiler, Reuters and Digg
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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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple looks to revive that special event magic  —  Other than football fans, there are probably few people in America happier to see the month of September than Apple executives.  —  Apple will look to put the last six weeks behind it with the expected launch of new iPods this week during …
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.
Mark Desanto / Ars Technica:
Intelligently designed?  Ars reviews Spore  —  12 years later... we're playing Spore  —  With Spore, Will Wright intends to make you an Intergalactic Galactic ruler who begins life as a bottom-feeding primordial soup dweller.  When I first saw the game back in early 2006 I wondered …
Discussion: Digg
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.
John Oates / The Register:
London stock market floored by computer glitch  —  Full trading has yet to restart on the London Stock Exchange after computer problems this morning forced it to suspend dealing.  —  The market rose nearly four per cent in early trading on the back of news from the US that the government …
Reuters:
Yahoo Search Arrives on ATandT Mobile Phones  —  AT&T plans to offer, through its mobile Internet portal, a collection of Yahoo's oneSearch mobile Web services including links to news, financial information, weather, Flickr photos as well as Web search via the phone.
Discussion: Screenwerk and WebProNews
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, Inquirer and AppScout
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
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Scoble Says “Everything Sucks”.  A Bit Over The Top But Not Untrue  —  Over the weekend, Robert Scoble got a bunch of people pissed off by suggesting that all the companies demoing at DemoFall 08, or at least all the companies' websites, suck.  Now I do have at least some experience with analyzing suckage …
 
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Zillow, newspaper consortium launch ad network
Doug Perlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Payola: Could An Old Idea Save Online Radio And The Music Industry?
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC considering new D Block auction plan
Business Wire:
The New York Times Company to Close City & Suburban, Metropolitan …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ffwd Launches A Last.fm For Video
BBC:
BBC iPlayer offered on Nokia N96
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Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google's Chrome
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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Paper tale  —  The future of paper is starting to look …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 1.0 Job Sites Have New Competition: PaidInterviews
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Qtask shows off collaboration software
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Wall Street Journal:
Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple solved touchscreen copy-and-paste 15 years ago
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