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7:40 AM ET, September 10, 2008

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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.
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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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple advance music discovery?
Discussion: TUAW and Crave
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  —  Every once in a while it's fun to get something right!  I wrote about VideoSurf here a month ago based on what I could drag up about the company after hearing about it at a party.  The startup, I found out, is led by computer vision experts …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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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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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
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 e-mail.  —  On the eve of the CTIA I.T. & Entertainment tradeshow here …
Discussion: PC World and jkOnTheRun
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Facebook unveils new look with a new approach  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Since he started Facebook in college 4 1/2 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has learned — sometimes painfully — that he can't make significant changes to the popular online hangout without triggering an uproar among indignant users who preferred the status quo.
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Sun:
Game Over — COMPUTER games are poised to overtake CDs as the leading earner for HMV.  —  Britain's No 1 CD retailer yesterday predicted that music will soon account for just a quarter of its sales, down from 30 per cent at present.  —  At the same time computer games …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New YouTube Tool Helps Increase Viewing of Videos  —  HotSpots Feature Tracks When Audience Watches  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Every minute, 10 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.  While that figure is a source of pride for the Google-owned video-sharing site, for marketers …
 
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Michael Robertson / The Register:
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia sued for violations of federal securities law
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Demo Jam Live: SAP meets enterprise 2.0; The ROI of spell check
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GamesIndustry.biz:
NCsoft to trim European office?
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Chris Morris / Forbes:
Will Google Play Games?
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
T-Mobile officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 aka KickStart
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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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
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Fitness Gadget Aims to Help Users Lose Weight
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