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10:15 AM ET, September 12, 2008

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Web 2.0 Asia:
We've been Googled!  —  Disclaimer: The contents in this post may pertain to the author's personal interests.  —  They say “All good things come in threes” - well, the year 2008 was the living proof of that phrase for me.  Firstly, Sara and I had our first baby son, Issac, who is our biggest blessing.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google buys Korean blogging software platform TNC, one of first purchases in Asia  —  Google has reportedly acquired its first Korean company, a blogging software in Korea called TNC (Tatter and Company), for an undisclosed amount of money.  —  The founder Chang Kim blogged about the purchase tonight.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Google buys Korean blog platform TNC
Panasonic:
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-G1: WORLD'S SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST DIGITAL INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA*  —  World's First Micro Four Thirds System Camera Features Portability, Ease-of-Use and Colorful Blue and Red Models For Personalized Style and Active Lifestyles  —  Panasonic today announced the world's …
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1: Smallest Micro Four Thirds camera yet
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo gives a taste of its ‘open’ overhaul  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Yahoo showed its vision for what its Yahoo Open Strategy makes possible, demonstrating how it hopes to engage users more by enabling its existing sites to grow beyond their current confines.  —  Ash Patel, head …
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Joseph Tartakoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo revamps sites to add third-party content
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cuil's VP Product Bails Out A Month After Launch  —  Louis Monier, Cuil's VP Product, quietly resigned from the newly launched search engine last week, we've heard from a reliable source.  —  This is a big blow to the troubled search engine - Monier was recruited away from Google a year ago …
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:   Cuil exec bails out of search engine.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Video: Interview With Skype CEO — Where is Skype for the iPhone?  —  Do You Want Skype on Your iPhone?  — Oh god yes... I can't wait.  — Not Really.  — In this era of flat rate plans from mobile companies, does anyone need Skype?  —  That's exactly the question …
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
At eBay, Is Skype There to Stay?
Discussion: Epicenter
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Apple rolls back problem driver in new iTunes 8 update  —  Apple has responded quickly to reports that its initial release of iTunes 8 caused STOP errors (AKA the Blue Screen of Death) on some Windows machines.  —  The issue is documented in support article TS2280, “iTunes 8 …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, take two: Bill's mother ship over Seattle  —  Now we know what they're up to.  —  The second Bill Gates-Seinfeld ad that's debuting tonight during “Big Brother” on CBS is a million times better than the freaky churro spot that kicked off the $300 million Windows campaign last week.
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
IPhone Takes Screenshots of Everything You Do  —  Your iPhone is watching you.  —  If you've got an iPhone, pretty much everything you have done on your handset has been temporarily stored as a screenshot that hackers or forensics experts could eventually recover, according to a renowned iPhone hacker …
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
AMAZON HIRES AD EXEC FROM M'SOFT  —  Amazon has tapped a senior Microsoft exec to head its national ad sales in a sign that the company is ramping up its online ad business.  —  Lisa Utzschneider, who worked at Microsoft for 10 years, will become senior vice president of national ad sales for Amazon …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Zune's Recommendations Make Genius Look Average  —  Microsoft showed us a sneak preview of the Zune 3.0 software it plans to release on Sept. 16 with the latest generation of Zune devices, and what we saw made iTunes' simple Genius feature look like a blast from digital music's past.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Location To Mobile Web Search  —  Last November, Google introduced its My Location feature in Google Maps for Mobile.  It uses cell tower IDs to triangulate the location of the phone and then identifies that location on the Google Maps interface.
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
100Mbps.  2010. Over The Air.  Don't Be Surprised.  —  What if WiFi could square off or even beat WiMax or other approaches to broadband access to the Internet, over the air?  —  If you listen to comments from Tom Rutledge, the chief operating officer of Cablevision Systems Corp. …
Discussion: Digg
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPod 2.1 offers promise for Friday's ‘big’ iPhone software update  —  Apple on Friday will unleash iPhone Software v2.1, a major bug fix release for all iPhone owners that will include a number of other improvements that iPod touch users are discovering as part of yesterday's similarly number iPod touch update.
Discussion: Podcasting News, VentureBeat, Crave and Digg
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Ex-Intel worker accused in theft  —  FBI says engineer copied secret files  —  A former engineer at the Hudson facility of chip maker Intel Corp. has been charged with stealing trade secrets after taking a new job at rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.  —  In a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
U.N. agency eyes curbs on Internet anonymity
CNN:
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BBC:
Japan tops world broadband study
Chris Williams / The Register:
Sky ices Picnic, blames Ofcom
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
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Mary Schlangenstein / Bloomberg:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
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Google AdSense Reports in Analytics - More Screenshots
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AT&T stores recommending RIM over the iPhone
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Gnip More Than Ping Spelled Backwards
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
RIM announces ‘lifestyle’ apps for BlackBerry