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10:50 AM ET, September 10, 2008

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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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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
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.
Norman Chan / Maximum PC all:
Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft's BlueTrack Mouse Technology
Discussion: Engadget
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
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, Crave, New York Times and VentureBeat
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 …
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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Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
State looks at antitrust in Google-Yahoo deal
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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.
Bonnie Cha / CNET News:
Sprint first to offer HTC Touch Pro  —  Unlike last week's slip up, Sprint managed to keep this bit of news under wraps and announced on the opening day of CTIA Fall 2008 that it will offer the HTC Touch Pro starting in October (exact date is TBA).  The ultimate replacement for the Sprint HTC Mogul …
Discussion: Electronista and Gearlog
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 …
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 BlackBerry Storm in Action!!  I'm not sure how recent the hardware/OS build is of the pre-release device featured in the video …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Microsoft to sell Greenfield survey business to ZM Capital  —  Microsoft announced Wednesday its planning a quick hand off in its pending acquisition of Greenfield Online, selling Greenfield's online Internet survey business to ZM Capital.  —  Microsoft's acquisition of consumer shopping …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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 …
BBC:
Laptop delivers all-day computing  —  Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest computer company, has developed a new generation of laptops with a 24-hour battery life.  —  Its new HP EliteBook 6930p can be configured with an ultra-capacity battery to deliver “all-day computing”.
Discussion: Slashdot
Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Nike+ Only Works With 2nd Gen iPod Touch, Not iPhone or 1st Gen iTouch  —  Our interview with Apple confirmed something we suspected in our liveblog and our hands on with the device: that the Nike+ integration only works with this version.  Owners of the first-gen iPod touch …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
“Funnest” iPod ever: photos of the new iPod touch
 
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Elaine Chow / Gizmodo:
iTunes 8 Causing Huge Problems, BSOD for Vista Users
Discussion: TechBlog and The iPhone Blog
Mohsin / Newlaunches.com:
T9 inventor now brings us Swype - simply slide to type
Discussion: TeleRead, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
What do CIOs Think About Social Media?
Discussion: chrisbrogan.com
Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
Verizon Wireless Announces Apps, New Features
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast says wireless deal could close this year
Discussion: DSLreports and FierceWireless
internetnews.com:
U.S. Bounds Ahead on Broadband Proliferation
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T BlackBerry Bold press release: confirms October launch, announcement soon
Michael Robertson / The Register:
Legal digital music is commercial suicide
Discussion: MediaFuturist and Slashdot
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia sued for violations of federal securities law
Discussion: PC World
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Demo Jam Live: SAP meets enterprise 2.0; The ROI of spell check
Discussion: deal architect
The Sun:
Game Over — COMPUTER games are poised to overtake CDs as the …
Chris Morris / Forbes:
Will Google Play Games?
Discussion: Kotaku and *Shacknews* Games
Yahoo! News:
Cell phone firms queried on rising texting rates
Discussion: CrunchGear and Phone Scoop
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live: Twenty Questions For The Venture Capitalists At TechCrunch50
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New YouTube Tool Helps Increase Viewing of Videos
 

 
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