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2:10 PM ET, September 9, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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!
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Switched, Macworld and I4U News
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Electronista
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, with a 3.5-inch screen.  It now includes external volume controls as well.  It also has Nike+ integrated …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Official: iPod nano reaches 4G, looks tall for its age
Discussion: Gizmodo and TUAW
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
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 …
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Sony Ericsson apes Nokia's ‘Saw You Coming’
Discussion: Electronista
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:
Discussion: WebProNews
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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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Scott Moritz / Techland:
Why Google may walk away from Yahoo deal  —  The planned advertising partnership between Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO), which was devised during Microsoft's (MSFT) unsolicited bid for Yahoo, is headed for a federal antitrust challenge.  And that could mean, according to one analyst …
Discussion: PC World
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John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit
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 …
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.
Paul Jay / CBC News:
The rise of Facebook activism  —  Copyright reform must have seemed an unlikely hot-button issue in the winter of 2007 — that is, until 50 protesters arrived at Industry Minister Jim Prentice's constituency office in Calgary in December.  —  They were there to voice their complaints …
Discussion: p2pnet
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 …
 
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Daniel Terdiman / Webware.com:
TravelMuse aims to be the Netflix of traveling
Discussion: VentureBeat
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Toshiba to enter netbook sandbox
Discussion: Liliputing and GottaBeMobile
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: HeyCosmo launches a bizarre but interesting mobile concierge service
Discussion: Webware.com and CenterNetworks
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cloud computing as a term: More meaningless by the minute
Douglas Soltys / BlackBerry Cool:
The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 will be announced Wednesday at CTIA,
Jon Fine / Business Week:
Media Bias? Not if This Web Site Can Help It
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Copyright extension of 45 years to net just $40 for most performers
Discussion: Ars Technica and Joe Duck
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 9.04 gets a codename: Jaunty Jackalope
Discussion: CNET News and Ars Technica
Bill Ray / The Register:
Nokia plays MobileMeToo
PR Newswire:
AT&T U-verse Introduces Total Home DVR, Taking 'When You Want …
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
HP Extends Laptop Battery Life to 24 Hours
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Your Phone, Your GPS  —  As more people rely on their phones …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM vs. AT&T; Bold vs. Thunder/Storm
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The U.S. Closes the Mobile Innovation Gap
Discussion: CNET News and Creative Capital
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Update to Google Suggest
 

 
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