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11:55 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: Contentinople and 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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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
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:   Nokia offers Microsoft e-mail on smartphones
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
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
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.
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.
Discussion: AppScout
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
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Defense Dept. committee has open-source leaning  —  As Government Computer News reports, the U.S Department of Defense has singled out open source in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (H.R. 5658).  The gist?  The Defense Department sees open source as a way to cut costs …
Discussion: gcn.com and Open Source
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
AOL rolls out one-stop e-mail service  —  AOL on Wednesday unveiled a new e-mail feature designed to allow users to access multiple e-mail services from one location on the site.  —  The e-mail service is part of AOL's plans to debut new features to the site over the coming weeks …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
AOL Pushes to Win Back Lost Subscribers  —  Web Portal's Changes Are a Bid to Keep Up With How People Surf  —  When AOL in 2006 ditched its subscription service in favor of an advertising-based model, millions of subscribers deserted the site.  Now, AOL is making its biggest push yet to win them back.
 
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Bill Ray / The Register:
US Senate wants answers on soaring text rates
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Everun Note full review.
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Microsoft to sell Greenfield survey business to ZM Capital
Discussion: paidContent.org
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast says wireless deal could close this year
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BBC:
Laptop delivers all-day computing
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Twitter, Qik, Flip - how to cover news?
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Legal digital music is commercial suicide
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Nvidia sued for violations of federal securities law
Discussion: Macworld
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BlackBerry Thunder / Storm CAUGHT ON VIDEO!
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