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8:35 PM ET, September 9, 2008

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPod Touch Second Generation Rocks Our Socks Off  —  The new iPod touch is out.  It has a new design: chrome rim, with a tapered back similar to the iPhone, but thinner.  It now includes external volume controls as well.  It also has Nike+ integrated with no transmitter needed …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple event: A few extra details you didn't get (Updated)  —  By now, you've already heard about what was announced during this morning's Apple Event: Let's Rock.  New iPod nanos, new iPod touches, price drops, iPhone/iPod touch 2.1, iTunes 8, oh my!  And, if you've been paying attention to Infinite Loop …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacUser and Crave
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
“Funnest” iPod ever: photos of the new iPod touch  —  You've seen the nano pictures, so here are the new iPod touch photos.  The device is indeed more iPhone-like with a more curved back.  The volume controls are in the same place as the iPhone and work well, and the speakers sound …
Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
Apple launches iTunes 8, NBC comes back, TV shows at $1.99, Genius in the house  —  Just in time for couch season, Apple has busted out iTunes 8 with a slew of new features, like the Genius sidebar.  Also, NBC is back on board with its lineup of TV shows.  According to Jobs …
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Apple rocks out, announces new iPods, iTunes 8  —  At the latest in what is becoming an annual September event for Apple, the company today announced a number of new products in time for the holiday rush.  We covered the Steve Jobs' “Let's Rock” keynote live in San Francisco …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Official: iPod nano reaches 4G, looks tall for its age  —  Well well.  Can't say we're surprised to be telling you about the new 4th generation iPod nano.  As we heard, 9 colors, bigger $149 8GB and $199 16GB capacity, and wider display under the control of an accelerometer …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Apple's 'Let's Rock' event in San Francisco  —  9:08AM PT - We're outside the center, journalists are milling about in preparation for the event!  Everyone's roped in, kind of like a small pasture.  —  9:22AM PT - Apple Store is down.  Shocking!
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Q&A: Microsoft president defends Zune strategy
Discussion: paidContent.org and Apple
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Apple updates the iPod Classic to a minimum of 120GB; kills thick, 160GB model
Discussion: TG Daily and WinExtra
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple App Store: Over 100,000,000 downloads in 60 days
Discussion: PC World, Todd Watson and TG Daily
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Apple Investors Sell On iPod News: Stock Down 4.5%
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Introduces New iPod nano
Discussion: Podcasting News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch50 Livestream: Day 2  —  We'll be streaming TechCrunch50 here Monday through Wednesday so everyone can see the conference's demos for themselves as they happen.  —  You can also find our written coverage of the conference here and coverage from other news outlets below.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
At VMware, a Firing Is Still Reverberating  —  In the summer of 2007, Diane Greene was lauded as a business hero for leading VMware, a maker of business software, to the hottest stock debut since Google.  But in the ensuing year, despite her popularity with employees and on Wall Street …
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virtualization.info:
Mendel Rosenblum, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at VMware, resigns
Discussion: Docu-Drama and BetaNews
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST FULL-FRAME ALPHA DSLR MODEL  —  Sony is introducing its full-frame α (alpha) DSLR-A900 camera, aimed at serious photo enthusiasts looking for traditional SLR performance with the added benefits of digital photography.  —  It is designed to deliver ultra-fine picture quality …
Discussion: I4U News, CrunchGear and TG Daily
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Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Update on United Airlines story  —  Aggregators like Google News were today the subject of news - this time pertaining to a 2002 story regarding United Airlines.  For those of you who are interested in the nuts and bolts of why this was indexed by Google News, here are the details:
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Turns 20 (fiction)  —  This month, September 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of Google as a business - ever since in 1998, a Mr. Bechtolsheim signed a check for $100,000.  We've come a long way since the happy days of the 10th anniversary, around a time when Google employees got together …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-052 - Critical  —  Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows GDI+.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New YouTube Tool Helps Increase Viewing of Videos  —  HotSpots Feature Tracks When Audience Watches  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Every minute, 10 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.  While that figure is a source of pride for the Google-owned video-sharing site, for marketers …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and WebProNews
Microsoft:
Silverlight Shines at International Broadcasting Conference 2008 in Amsterdam  —  Q&A: Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, talks about how Microsoft Silverlight is helping the global broadcasting and media industry grow their presence - and viewership - on the Web.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
In D.C. antitrust circles, how Google became the hunted  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver two weeks ago.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News)  —  About this time a decade ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was praying that the U.S. Justice Department …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook Air owners find latest Apple fix producing mixed results  —  Users of Apple's ultraportable Mac are increasingly reporting that a firmware update might be taming processor usage, but is still leaving many of their systems too hot to use and prone to software freezes.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Day One Recap TechCrunch50  —  What a day. 1,700 people streamed into the San Francisco Design Center at 9 am on Monday morning to help launch the first group of 52 startups at TechCrunch50.  Dozens more startups were camped out in the demopit.  —  First, the bad news.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Google's Marissa Mayer on Chrome, New Web Browser  —  Yesterday in San Francisco, Kelsey Blodget, associate producer at Beet.TV sat down for an extensive interview with Google Vice President Marissa Mayer.  In this segment, Marissa talks about the development and functionality of Chrome, the new Web browser from Google.
 
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