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6:25 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
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple yields to NBC Universal on price, packaging
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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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 …
Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Nike+ Only Works With 2nd Gen iPod Touch, Not iPhone or 1st Gen iTouch
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 …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
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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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
In D.C. antitrust circles, how Google became the hunted  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver two weeks ago.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News)  —  About this time a decade ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was praying that the U.S. Justice Department …
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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 …
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
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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!
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 …
Nick Breckon / *Shacknews* Games:
Rumor: Halo Wars Dev Ensemble Shutting Down, Non-essential Employees Already Axed (Updated)  —  Update: Microsoft has confirmed its plans to close Ensemble.  —  Original Story: Shacknews has learned via multiple independent reports that developer Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) …
internetnews.com:
U.S. Bounds Ahead on Broadband Proliferation  —  But it still has a long way to go.  —  Though the U.S. still trails other parts of the world in deployment of high-speed broadband, all is not lost.  According to the latest State of the Internet report from content delivery player Akamai …
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 …
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 …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
TC50: Tag real-world objects with Sekai Camera's iPhone tool from the future  —  Tonchidot just revealed its Sekai Camera, a system for using online data to navigate the real-world, at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco.  I thought this was incredibly cool, and the audience agreed …
Discussion: Asiajin, TechCrunch and PC Magazine
 
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T BlackBerry Bold press release: confirms October launch, announcement soon
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Michael Robertson / The Register:
Legal digital music is commercial suicide
Discussion: MediaFuturist and Slashdot
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
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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
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
T-Mobile officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 aka KickStart
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Postbox brings more Webmail flavor to your software in-box
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone apps a major trend at DemoFall
Discussion: Unwired View
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook Air owners find latest Apple fix producing mixed results
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon is paying Sprint and AT&T subscribers money to port over!
Discussion: Phone Arena and Gizmodo
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Fitness Gadget Aims to Help Users Lose Weight
Discussion: Webware.com, TechCrunch and Gearlog
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