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2:55 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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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!
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 …
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 …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Shuffle gets updated color options  —  Today's Apple press event was a new, iPod party, but apparently, the cheap Shuffle didn't get an invite.  There wasn't any news about the tiny iPod during the event, but the online Apple store reveled that the pastel color palette of old has now been replaced …
Discussion: Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Official: iPod nano reaches 4G, looks tall for its age
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Tech Trader Daily
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Apple updates the iPod Classic to a minimum of 120GB; kills thick, 320GB model
Discussion: Engadget
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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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Brings In-Drum Roll, Please-a Former Microsoft Exec to Head U.S. Ad Sales
Discussion: Valleywag
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: GMSV and WebProNews
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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.
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP teams up with InnoCentive; Eyes social networking in the enterprise
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: TechCrunch UK and Social Media
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple iPhone transforming mobile gaming industry
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Daniel Terdiman / Webware.com:
TravelMuse aims to be the Netflix of traveling
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 9.04 gets a codename: Jaunty Jackalope
Discussion: CNET News and Ars Technica
PR Newswire:
AT&T U-verse Introduces Total Home DVR, Taking 'When You Want …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Your Phone, Your GPS  —  As more people rely on their phones …
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The U.S. Closes the Mobile Innovation Gap
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