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11:35 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.
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
DVD ripping goes legit with RealDVD
Discussion: Out of the Box
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Switched, TechSpot and
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Google's Search Goes Out to Sea
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
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.
Business Wire:
The New York Times Company to Close City & Suburban, Metropolitan Distribution Organization  —  The New York Times Company announced today that in January it will close City & Suburban, its distribution organization that delivers The New York Times and approximately 200 other newspapers …
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
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
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google's Chrome  —  A Vietnamese security company has found a critical vulnerability in Google's new browser Chrome, but Google has already released patch for that problem and at least one more.  —  The vulnerability is one of several problems identified …
Discussion: Open Source and Lockergnome
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ffwd Launches A For Video  —  There's enough video on the Web to keep you distracted for at least a lifetime or two.  So how do you figure out what to watch?  —  So far, we've been relying on friends' personal recommendations, sites like Digg, and the YouTube leaderboard to point us …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch and MarketingVOX
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 or HotJobs, PaidInterviews combines social networking with a more sophisticated job matching algorithm …
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
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Pat Phelan / Telecomms Disruptor:
MAXroam launches V2, data roaming and USA roaming
Discussion: Web 2.0 Ireland
BBC iPlayer offered on Nokia N96
Discussion: last100
Yahoo search arrives on AT&T mobile phones
Discussion: Screenwerk and WebProNews
David / TmoNews:
Sunday 3G surprise!
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Want top search results? Tread carefully
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Power Of Ambient Awareness
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Know where fast  —  “This is, in a sense, a social network …
Paper tale  —  The future of paper is starting to look …
Discussion: TeleRead
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Qtask shows off collaboration software
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: iLovePhotos puts photo-organizing on autopilot
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone app gleans healthy grub nearby
Discussion: VentureBeat
MyHeritage Raises $15 Million from Index Ventures and Accel Partners …
Wall Street Journal:
Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter
Discussion: WebGuild and The Inquisitr
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple solved touchscreen copy-and-paste 15 years ago
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Gizmodo and Digg

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