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9:15 AM ET, September 10, 2008

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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
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple advance music discovery?
Discussion: TUAW and Crave
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 …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Nokia offers Microsoft e-mail on smartphones
Discussion: PC World and jkOnTheRun
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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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft's BlueTrack mice are here — laser bids a tearful goodbye  —  It's not all BlueTrack hysteria for Microsoft today — the company's hardware division also took the wraps off that Arc Mouse we spotted back in July and the new Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000.
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 …
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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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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 …
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Twitter, Qik, Flip - how to cover news?  —  What's the best way of using new media tools to cover a news event?  An issue close to my heart, as I now travel round with a whole lot of clobber designed to enable instant communication, in text and video.  I decided to try out various options …
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!
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 …
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 …
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: 3 experiments with labels  —  Since launching our first batch of 13 Gmail Labs features, we've received a lot of suggestions for more experimental features you'd like to see — plus, we've had some of our own ideas.  Today, there's a new batch of labs features to play with.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
EA Ignored The Warnings; Now Getting Slammed For Spore's DRM  —  Back in May, we wrote about an uproar in the gamer community over EA's decision to include some incredibly cumbersome DRM on some new games, including the highly anticipated Spore.  That story got a ton of comments and plenty …
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Copyright row dogs Spore release
Discussion: PS3 Fanboy and TechnoLlama
 
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Michael Robertson / The Register:
Legal digital music is commercial suicide
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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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NCsoft to trim European office?
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Will Google Play Games?
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Cell phone firms queried on rising texting rates
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Q&A: Microsoft president defends Zune strategy
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
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MacBook Air owners find latest Apple fix producing mixed results
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