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11:40 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
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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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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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple's iPod event: 800-pound gorillas don't need buzz
Discussion: iPhone Atlas and Crave
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple advance music discovery?
Discussion: TUAW, New York Times, VentureBeat and Crave
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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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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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, Gearlog and Gizmodo
Elaine Chow / Gizmodo:
iTunes 8 Causing Huge Problems, BSOD for Vista Users  —  Looks like iTunes 8 is really not playing so well with Windows.  Users of both 32-bit and 64-bit Vista are reporting getting the blue screen of death whenever they plug in an iPod or iPhone.  Downgrading back down to 7.7 appears to solve the problem …
Discussion: TechBlog and The iPhone Blog
Mohsin / Newlaunches.com:
T9 inventor now brings us Swype - simply slide to type  —  You may not know who Cliff Kushler is, he is the inventor of the T9 Keyboard technology, and he has now come with another revolutionary technology to make our texting even easier.  The new technology called Swype is as simple as tapping …
Discussion: TeleRead, Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Crave
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Blogger's Arrest Resulted In Much More Downloading Of GNR Music  —  Last month, of course, there was a big story around the FBI arresting a blogger who was accused of posting the music files from Guns N' Roses latest album.  He now faces many years in jail, despite simply being a fan helping to promote GNR.
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 …
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 …
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
What do CIOs Think About Social Media?  —  The internal IT department, headed by the CIO, no longer acts as the gatekeeper for all new technology coming into the enterprise.  IT may stand at the gate to the castle, but SaaS and social media startups are swimming across the moat.
Discussion: chrisbrogan.com
 
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Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Everun Note full review.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Engadget
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Microsoft to sell Greenfield survey business to ZM Capital
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
BBC:
Laptop delivers all-day computing
Discussion: Slashdot
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
 Earlier Items: 
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia sued for violations of federal securities law
Discussion: Macworld
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Thunder / Storm CAUGHT ON VIDEO!
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
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Live: Twenty Questions For The Venture Capitalists At TechCrunch50
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