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8:25 PM ET, September 10, 2008

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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 …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo announces social networking app for iPhone  —  Updated at 3:50 p.m. PDT with further detail and information about Blueprint programming tools for mobile devices.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo on Wednesday released a preview version of a free new iPhone application called OneConnect …
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Brings a Social Address Book to the iPhone
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, Reuters and Gearlog
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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.
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Wireless CEOs back open - but not too open - networks
Discussion: PC World
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 …
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The Official Google Blog:
The future of search … I am a search addict.  I'm naturally inquisitive - I've always liked finding things out.  Plus, I've worked at Google on search for the past 9 years and 3 months.  Of course I search - a lot.  Yet I would guess that on any given day, I only do about 20% of the searches that I could.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer Clarifies: Search Is Only 10% Done, Not 90%
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
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 …
Mike Nizza / The Lede:
A Stock-Killer Fueled by Algorithm After Algorithm  —  What made a six-year-old article about a bankruptcy filing by United Airlines reappear on Wall Street traders' screens on Monday as if it were fresh news, prompting a sell-off that erased $1 billion in the company's market value in a matter of minutes?
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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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Gawker and elemental links
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
Apple senior execs settle options case for $14M  —  Apple senior execs and directors settle options lawsuit; company gets millions out of it  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and several other senior executives and board members have agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed …
Discussion: Epicenter, CNET News and Valleywag
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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.
Matthew Rothenberg / Flickr Blog:
There's No Place Like Home  —  Also available in: , Português, Deutsch  —  Starting today, we're rolling out a sneak preview of the new Flickr home page.  —  Why all the change?  Well, that's easy: Everybody knows the best part of Flickr is uploading photos and getting feedback from the community.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Flickr revamp spotlights photos, social features
Discussion: Valleywag
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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
TC50: Birdpost and Closet Couture, Two Social Networks for Birds  —  The first two companies to present at this afternoon's Vertical Social Networking session proved that niche social networks can be exciting, even for people outside of their respective niches.  —  On paper, a social network for bird watchers sounds like a joke.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:   Closet Couture gives you a virtual closet with real clothes
Jake Swearingen / VentureBeat:
Smartphones gobbling up ever more market share  —  The mobile web is looking a bit smarter lately.  AdMob, a mobile ad platform we've covered before, put out its metrics for August, and it's clear that smartphones are quickly becoming mainstream.  Drawing on data from the over 5,000 mobile websites …
Discussion: msearchgroove and TG Daily
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MobileTechNews:
iPhone Traffic Almost Doubles in the US
Discussion: InformationWeek
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 …
Discussion: Mark Evans, MacUser and TECH.BLORGE.com
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
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
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 BoomTown
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.
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Opens Itself Up Tomorrow-Literally
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BlackBerry Storm appears on video, sucks*
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Howard Anderson / GigaOM:
5 Reasons to Move Your Startup Out of Silicon Valley
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
ATI launches new HD 4000 series at sub-$100 prices
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Takes Another Jab at Developers
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Mark Cuban: “When I die, I want to come back as me”
Discussion: Valleywag
Elaine Chow / Gizmodo:
iTunes 8 Causing Huge Problems, BSOD for Vista Users
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