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9:50 AM ET, September 10, 2008

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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
VideoSurf: New, Genuinely Radical Video Search  —  I'm generally not given to hyperbole or breathless enthusiasm when writing about a new search service.  Quite the opposite, in fact—over the decade I've covered search I've seen so many so-called “radically new” approaches that are simply updates …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
VideoSurf Launches Way Cool Visual Video Search
Discussion: VentureBeat
Research in Motion:
RIM Introduces the First BlackBerry Flip Phone  —  New BlackBerry Pearl Flip Brings The Industry's Leading Mobile Messaging Solution To Consumers Who Prefer Flip Phones  —  Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM, TSX: RIM) today unveiled the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone …
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Nokia:
Nokia brings Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync corporate mobile email solution to 80 million mobile devices  —  43 Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices - the largest range from any device manufacturer to enable Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync - now feature the latest version of Mail for Exchange with fast and easy email set-up
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Nokia offers Microsoft e-mail on smartphones  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Nokia took aim at smartphone rival Research in Motion Tuesday with plans to expand the number of devices that will automatically be capable of accessing Microsoft corporate email.  —  On the eve of the CTIA I.T. & Entertainment tradeshow here …
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apple Event Fails to Dazzle  —  The new iPods feature cosmetic changes and lower prices, but Steve Jobs didn't announce any game-changing innovations many have come to expect  —  Apple watchers have high expectations for the company's signature events.  There's always a palpable buzz …
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Steve Jobs Talks New iPods, Health: My One On One  —  Steve Jobs is healthy, was taken by surprise by all the speculation about his health swirling around him after his last public appearance in June, and says while he could “stand to gain 10 or 15 pounds,” he's doing just fine.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple advance music discovery?
Discussion: TUAW, New York Times, Crave and VentureBeat
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson announces launch dates for Xperia™ X1  —  Sony Ericsson today announces 30 September 2008 as the official launch date for the highly anticipated Xperia™ X1 - initially available to consumers in the UK, Germany and Sweden.  The handset will be available …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils World's Most Advanced Tracking Technology  —  Microsoft's proprietary BlueTrack Technology sets new industry standard, surpasses optical and laser to track on virtually any surface.  —  REDMOND, Wash. Sept. 9, 2008 Microsoft Corp. today unveiled the world's …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft's BlueTrack mice are here — laser bids a tearful goodbye  —  It's not all BlueTrack hysteria for Microsoft today — the company's hardware division also took the wraps off that Arc Mouse we spotted back in July and the new Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
We hate success  —  The Justice Department has hired a litigator to look at going after Google and its growing dominance in advertising.  —  This isn't surprising, of course.  It's the yin-yang of American business: we love success stories but we hate too much success.
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Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: 3 experiments with labels  —  Since launching our first batch of 13 Gmail Labs features, we've received a lot of suggestions for more experimental features you'd like to see — plus, we've had some of our own ideas.  Today, there's a new batch of labs features to play with.
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Twitter, Qik, Flip - how to cover news?  —  What's the best way of using new media tools to cover a news event?  An issue close to my heart, as I now travel round with a whole lot of clobber designed to enable instant communication, in text and video.  I decided to try out various options …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Thunder / Storm CAUGHT ON VIDEO!  —  GEEBUS.  Just saw this.  SKIP AHEAD TO Minute 2:55 of the Video above to see RIM's Touchscreen in Action!!  I'm not sure how recent the hardware/OS build is of the pre-release device featured in the video, but this is the first hands-on video look …
Joe Keiser / Edge Online:
Censors Force Fallout 3 Changes  —  Speaking to Edge, Bethesda has explained what it calls a “misconception” regarding the classification of Fallout 3 in the Australian region.  Edge has also learned that due to concerns and issues raised in the process of international classification …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple yields to NBC Universal on price, packaging  —  To get TV shows from NBC Universal back on iTunes, Apple yielded to some demands on pricing and packaging made by the media conglomerate.  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced at the company's “Let's Rock” press event on Tuesday that NBC shows …
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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 …
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Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Nike+ Only Works With 2nd Gen iPod Touch, Not iPhone or 1st Gen iTouch
 
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast says wireless deal could close this year
Discussion: DSLreports and FierceWireless
BBC:
Laptop delivers all-day computing
Discussion: Slashdot
internetnews.com:
U.S. Bounds Ahead on Broadband Proliferation
Michael Robertson / The Register:
Legal digital music is commercial suicide
Discussion: MediaFuturist and Slashdot
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia sued for violations of federal securities law
Discussion: PC World
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Facebook unveils new look with a new approach
Discussion: Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Demo Jam Live: SAP meets enterprise 2.0; The ROI of spell check
Discussion: deal architect
 Earlier Items: 
The Sun:
Game Over — COMPUTER games are poised to overtake CDs as the …
Chris Morris / Forbes:
Will Google Play Games?
Discussion: Kotaku and *Shacknews* Games
Yahoo! News:
Cell phone firms queried on rising texting rates
Discussion: CrunchGear and Phone Scoop
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live: Twenty Questions For The Venture Capitalists At TechCrunch50
Discussion: The Drama 2.0 Show
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
TC50: Tag real-world objects with Sekai Camera's iPhone tool from the future
Discussion: Asiajin, TechCrunch and PC Magazine
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone apps a major trend at DemoFall
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook Air owners find latest Apple fix producing mixed results
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New YouTube Tool Helps Increase Viewing of Videos