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6:20 PM ET, September 10, 2008

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Matthaus Krzykowski / VentureBeat:
Carriers begin to believe in data revenue, as Android's puzzle pieces come together  —  Carriers have long worried that they'll be relegated to being “dumb pipes” as more developers churn out applications for mobile phones.  But some new figures are now making those carriers change their stance …
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Reuters:
T-Mobile to offer Android smartphone soon: sources  — T-Mobile to offer Android smartphone soon: sources  —  FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit is set to start selling a mobile phone based on Google Inc's Android software within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo announces social networking app for iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo on Wednesday released a preview version of a free new iPhone application called OneConnect that can centralize communications and social-networking activity.  —  “OneConnect allows everybody to keep connected to the persons they care about.
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Brings a Social Address Book to the iPhone
Bonnie Cha / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 gets Sept. 30 launch date, but not in U.S.  —  Why?  Why must you tease, Sony Ericsson?  On Wednesday, the cell phone manufacturer announced an official launch date for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, but only for certain markets.  Naturally, North America is not one of the lucky ones.
Discussion: PC World and wmpoweruser.com
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Sony Ericsson announces launch dates for Xperia™ X1
Matt Hamblen / PC World:
Sprint Releases New Phones for Holidays  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. today announced five new consumer cell phones and one new Nextel Direct Push to Talk phone, the Motorola i576, for workers.  All the phones will hit the market in time for Christmas sales.  —  Three of the consumer handsets incorporate …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News:
Sprint first to offer HTC Touch Pro
Discussion: Electronista, Gearlog and Gizmodo
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App for BlackBerry: faster, stronger, better  —  Today we're pleased to launch Google Mobile App for BlackBerry.  It's a free download and it looks like this:  —  To download the App, visit m.google.com on your BlackBerry device.  —  Once it's installed you'll have faster search …
Wall Street Journal:
UAL Story Blame Is Placed on Computer  —  Events Remain Murky, But Automated Search, Trades Played Roles  —  As Tribune Co. and Google Inc. pointed fingers at each other over the glitch that cratered UAL Corp.'s stock Monday, blame spread to the computers that robotically troll the Web …
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PR Newswire:
Tribune Findings on United Airlines Story From December 2002
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
As Facebook rolls out new redesign, 2.5 million users are already protesting  —  Facebook's new design will begin to fully replace the old one today, although its not clear which users will be forced to use it, first.  Until now, users could opt to use the old design, instead.
Discussion: CNET News and All Facebook
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Face(book)lifts All Around! And A Bit of Botox for AOL Too!
Discussion: WebProNews
comScore:
YouTube Draws 5 Billion U.S. Online Video Views in July 2008  —  Americans Watch 558 Million Hours of Online Video During the Month, According to comScore Video Metrix  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released July 2008 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Email becomes a dangerous distraction  —  Back in the early 1990s, email was a privilege granted only to those who could prove they needed it.  Now it has turned into a nuisance that's costing companies millions.  We may feel that we have it under control, but not only do we check email …
Discussion: Negative Approach and Slashdot
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Notes and Observations Regarding Yesterday's 'Let's Rock' Apple Special Event  —  OVERALL SCOPE  —  The overall takeaway from yesterday's news is that Apple's music and iPod business is right on track.  There was nothing exceptional or particularly surprising, but the incremental improvements and changes were significant.
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 …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Is Apple's Genius a music subscription service in disguise?  —  Getting hold of a big database of peoples' music tastes would be a great way to sell more music, don't you think?  Continue reading...  Microsoft previews work-anywhere BlueTrack mice  —  It's not often you see Microsoft trumpeting …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
SlingCatcher and Slingbox PRO-HD Available for Pre-Order  —  Well lookee here, both Sling Media's SlingCatcher and Slingbox PRO-HD are now available for pre-order (!) from Amazon and SlingMedia.com at $299.99 each.  While there's no shipping date, I presume either would arrive in time for a holiday a delivery.
Crave at CNET UK:
Photos: Hands-on with the new Apple iPod classic  —  We're huge fans of the iPod classic.  When you rip all your CDs in Apple Lossless format, have about 30 podcast subscriptions, an archive of music videos, and insist on carrying the whole lot around with you, the 160GB model is the only way to go.
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Fotonauts crafts Wikipedia for photos  —  An estimated 500 million images are captured every day, but less than 5 percent end up on major photo sharing sites.  Uploading photos is not the easiest task and most photos are locked into a specific photo sharing service and have all rights reserved licenses.
Discussion: TechCrunch and bub.blicio.us
Senator Herb Kohl:
KOHL CALLS ON CELL PHONE COMPANIES TO JUSTIFY RISING TEXTING RATES  —  In Three Years, Text Message Charges Have Doubled for Wireless Customers  —  WASHINGTON, DC — Today, US Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, asked the presidents and chief executive officers …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Takes Another Jab at Developers  —  Many developers were surprised this morning to find out about the new header that is now showing up on Facebook.  Facebook was first testing the headerlast night and it went live within hours of us first writing about it.
Discussion: Lonely CEO Media
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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mark Cuban: “When I die, I want to come back as me”  —  To round out the day's schedule at TechCrunch50, Jason Calacanis interviewed Mark Cuban, the founder Broadcast.com, HDNet, and several other companies.  He has also been an angel investor for several startups including SlideShare …
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
IDC Sees Low-Cost Notebooks Driving Worldwide PC Shipments
Discussion: Bits and DailyTech
The Official Google Blog:
The future of search … I am a search addict.
Discussion: InformationWeek
Carleen Hawn / GigaOM:
5 Reasons to Move Your Startup Out of Silicon Valley
Discussion: Xconomy
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Flickr revamp spotlights photos, social features
Discussion: Flickr Blog and Valleywag
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
ATI launches new HD 4000 series at sub-$100 prices
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and AMD
Jake Swearingen / VentureBeat:
Smartphones gobbling up ever more market share
Discussion: msearchgroove
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Let's Snooze: Apple Rebounds Slightly After iPod Refresh
Sanjay Nayar / Portalblog:
Yahoo, GMail and Hotmail on AOL.com??!!
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The Official Google Blog:
More eye candy for iGoogle
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
StackOverflow: A Teeming Beehive of Programming Q&A
GamesIndustry.biz:
Phil Spencer: Ensemble closure is “right thing for our business”
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
HP Shows Off 10-inch Netbook. The Next Mini-Note?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Blogger's Arrest Resulted In Much More Downloading Of GNR Music
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