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4:45 PM ET, September 14, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Of Course You'll Keep Developing For The iPhone  —  Developers like Frasier Speirs and Dave Winer are protesting Apple's rejection of some iPhone applications, and saying they will no longer develop on the platform (let's leave aside the fact that as far as I know Winer never developed for the iPhone in the first place).
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why iPhone is an ureliable platform  —  I wouldn't invest in or develop an iPhone app because Apple could decide not to approve it, and if they don't approve it you can't sell it.  You can't even give it away.  You don't find out if you've been approved until the last step …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Apple to iPhone Developers: Don't Compete With Us?
Discussion: Fraser Speirs
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome, a Shell for the Web  —  “In the long term, we think of Chromium as a tabbed window manager or shell for the web rather than a browser application.  We avoid putting things into our UI in the same way you would hope that Apple and Microsoft would avoid putting things …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
One in five employers uses social networks in hiring process  —  CareerBuilder.com says one third of hiring managers rejected candidates based on what they found  —  Computerworld) More than one in five employers search social networking sites to screen job candidates …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and PC World
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
SiteMeter gets a facelift - and a few other nips and tucks too  —  Web analytics company SiteMeter has rolled out a major update to its free and premium web stats tracking service.  The new version of SiteMeter is full of new charts and graphs that let you see how a web site is performing at a glance.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google wants your Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL contacts  —  A Googling Google reader noticed that their Sandbox iGoogle page had a new link on it today — unfortunately, subsequent attempts to see it were fruitless.  He says the link was something like “Find friends that are using iGoogle”, and clicking it took him to an interesting page.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Spore And The Great DRM Backlash  —  If we can learn anything from the troubled launch of Spore, a videogame many people have been looking forward to for years, it is that binding products with digital rights management (DRM) restrictions hurts more than it helps.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and CNET News
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
A Storm is coming on Sept 15th, presumably BlackBerry  —  An internal email floating around Verizon Wireless hints at some “exciting news” coming on Sept 15th.  According to Kevin Byrne, Verizon will tentatively launch “http://www.verizonwireless.com/ storm” on September 15th, followed by the actual product launch on 11-1-08.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Office 2007 Reaches a New Low  —  That's the price I saw earlier today on a big display near the checkout counter at the San Diego Fry's Electronics.  I was stunned, since the software lists for $149.99.  Fry's might as well be giving it away.  Back-to-school specials are fairly common for Office …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Lockergnome
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
McDonald's, Toyota in harmony with MySpace Music  —  With rumor and speculation whirling around the launch of MySpace's music service—expected to launch this week—it's nice to finally get some hard news.  —  The company is expected to announce Monday that McDonald's, Toyota …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Capturing the Moment (and More) via Cellphone Video  —  STILL keeping in touch with friends by texting?  How old-fashioned.  Some early adopters of technology are now using their mobile phones to send not typed words or photographs, but live video broadcasts.
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
P2P Is Coming To YouTube  —  It looks like the idea of a P2P-powered YouTube is finally becoming reality, albeit without any contribution from Google.  Singapore Shanghai-based P2P start-up PPLive, which we previously covered for its hugely successful P2P video platform, is experimenting with a P2P accelerator for Flash video streams.
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
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RIAA: Lobbyists or Law Enforcers?
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