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12:40 PM ET, September 9, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
16GB iPod Nanos, 32GB iPod Touches, Lots of Colors?  —  Last minute tidbits reveal a few more details about Apple's plans for later today.  According to our sources, Apple will indeed be refreshing their entire iPod line at the media event.  —  Specifically, iPod Nanos are expected …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Live blog: Steve Jobs hosts Apple's music event  —  The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco, site of today's Apple media event.  —  (Credit: Tom Krazit/CNET Networks)  —  This is the place for live coverage of Steve Jobs' speech at Apple's music-related event …
AppleInsider:
Last minute: iPod nano with sensor, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle  —  Apple will announce later today an entire refresh to its iPod family of digital media players, including an iPod nano with some form of motion sensor, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Longstanding sources report …
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Watch the iPod Price Points
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
A Sad Fact: The iPod's Clickwheel Must Die
Business Wire:
Joanne K. Bradford Joins Yahoo! to Drive U.S. Revenue and Market Development  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) today announced that Joanne K. Bradford, a recognized leader in the online content and advertising industry, has joined Yahoo! as senior vice president …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: Former MSFT, Spot Runner Ad Exec Bradford Joins Yahoo; Sales SVP Karnstedt Leaving  —  That didn't last long.  Veteran online ad exec Joanne Bradford is on the move again, leaving Spot Runner for Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) to be SVP-U.S. Revenue and Market Development reporting to Hilary Schneider …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Brings In-Drum Roll, Please-a Former Microsoft Exec to Head U.S. Ad Sales
Discussion: Valleywag
The Official Google Blog:
Another step to protect user privacy  —  Today, we're announcing a new logs retention policy: we'll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months.  We're significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory concerns and to take another step to improve privacy for our users.
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Google Promises Privacy Fixes in Its Chrome Browser
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Google backs project to connect 3bn to net  —  Google has thrown its weight behind ambitious plans to bring internet access to 3bn people in Africa and other emerging markets by launching at least 16 satellites to bring its services to the unconnected half of the globe.
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Christopher Rhoads / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Up Seeks to Link 3 Billion to Net  —  Google and Others Invest $60 Million In Satellite Plan  —  An entrepreneur's quest to use satellites to bring high-speed Internet service to poor, remote countries is nearing liftoff with a major investment from some big names, including Google Inc.
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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Error Aids In United Airlines Stock Drop  —  The Google News Blog explains an error that occurred yesterday, which hurt the stock price of United Airlines.  —  Google News picked up a story on the Florida Sun-Sentinel website via a link from that site.
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Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Update on United Airlines story
Discussion: WebProNews
Sony Ericsson:
Live your life to the full with the new Sony Ericsson G705  —  Get your own personal assistant with the new Sony Ericsson G705 mobile phone.  The 2.4" screen enhances the premium web experience, whether you are searching Google™ direct from your idle screen, checking emails through …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows  —  Webkit's strengths  —  In the wake of Google's release of the new WebKit-based Chrome browser, some technology enthusiasts are beginning to wonder if the days are numbered for Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine.
PR Newswire:
AT&T U-verse Introduces Total Home DVR, Taking ‘When You Want, Where You Want’ TV Viewing to Whole New Level  —  Latest U-verse TV Enhancement - Made Possible by IP Technology - Enables DVR Playback on Any TV Throughout the Home  —  PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — DVRs have given customers …
Discussion: DSLreports and Telecompetitor
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Copyright extension of 45 years to net just $40 for most performers  —  Just when I think the freedom brigade is on a roll, I read nonsense like this from the European Union, as reported in Ars Technica, suggesting that the EU is considering extending copyright terms by 45 years in order to guarantee income for aging artists.
Discussion: Joe Duck
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   80% of artists would get  —  The EU is considering a plan …
John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit  —  Washington — The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM vs. AT&T; Bold vs. Thunder/Storm  —  We thought we'd give y'all an update on what we've been hearing so far.  It's been fairly well-documented that RIM isn't too happy with AT&T for delaying the release of the Bold.  It began with June, then to July, to August, to September — you get the point.
 
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Douglas Soltys / BlackBerry Cool:
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 9.04 gets a codename: Jaunty Jackalope
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Nokia plays MobileMeToo
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Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
HP Extends Laptop Battery Life to 24 Hours
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Your Phone, Your GPS  —  As more people rely on their phones …
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RIAA defendant accuses Media Sentry of felonies
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The U.S. Closes the Mobile Innovation Gap
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Elsa Wenzel / CNET News:
Wikipedia's Wales launches Wikia Green
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The Official Google Blog:
Update to Google Suggest
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Google to Digitize Newspaper Archives
 

 
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