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10:00 PM ET, September 17, 2008

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Wikileaks:
Sarah Palin Yahoo inbox 2008  —  File  — sarah-palin-hack-2008.zip (click to view full file) … Circa midnight Tuesday the 16th of September (EST) activists loosely affiliated with the group ‘anonymous’ gained access to U.S. Republican Party Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account …
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account — Update  —  Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday.  —  The internet griefers known as Anonymous took credit for the intrusion …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Feds probe hack of Palin's e-mail account  —  John McCain and Sarah Palin on the final evening of the Republican convention.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News)  —  Now we know the real reason why John McCain doesn't use e-mail.  —  Hackers have broken into the Yahoo e-mail account of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Proxy service could make it trivial tracking down Palin email hackers  —  US Secret Service, take note  —  Memo to law enforcement investigators tracking down who broke into Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account: Gabriel Ramuglia might be a good place to start.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Microsoft to announce Jerry Seinfeld ads cancelled tomorrow  —  Remember those awful Microsoft ads with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates?  Well, now you can forget them.  Microsoft flacks are desperately dialing reporters to spin them about “phase two” of the ad campaign — a phase …
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Echoing the Campaign of a Rival, Microsoft Aims to Redefine 'I'm a PC'  —  RELAX, computer users, after only two weeks Microsoft will stop teasing you as the company begins the next phase of an ambitious — and risky — $300 million campaign intended to make over its tarnished image.
Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
Street View and walking directions come to Google Maps for mobile  —  This July, Street View went international for the Tour de France, and in August, expanded coverage to Japan and Australia.  Now, Street View is coming to another new frontier: your phone.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google Street View goes mobile  —  Street View endows Google Maps with a driver's-eye view of the world, and now people actually on the street will be able to use it, too.  —  The company announced a new version of its Google Maps for Mobile software that includes support for Street View …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
‘Android’ Cellphone to Showcase Google Brand  —  The first mobile device powered by Google Inc.'s “Android” mobile phone software is expected to sell for $199 and will showcase the Google brand, people familiar with the matter say, a departure from the standard practice of listing only the manufacturer and wireless carrier on handsets.
Discussion: Techland
Mark Johnson / Powerset Blog:
Powerset's First Live Search Projects  —  Powerset officially became a part of Microsoft a little over a month ago and we've already completed our first few integration projects: Freebase Answers, improved captions for Wikipedia results, and new related searches using our Factz engine .
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Valve: Rumors of Google Buy-Out Are ‘Complete Fabrication’  —  Did your heart skip a beat this morning when you saw the report that Google was planning to buy Valve?  The makers of one of the biggest web companies on earth buying the makers of “Half-Life” and Steam?
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Collapse: Assessing The Carnage  —  Let's take a stroll through the carnage that was today's stock market.  Keep in mind that the Nasdaq Composite was down nearly 5%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 4%.  So if your favorite stock was down 5% today, well, that's about in line with everything else.
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Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Picture This: Tech carnage on Wall Street
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
BBC:
Merged banks' names cybersquatted  —  Internet addresses corresponding to recent bank mergers are already being hoarded and sold online.  —  In “cybersquatting”, likely addresses are bought cheaply in the hope of selling to the businesses involved, or as a medium for advertising.
Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear:
Rumor: HTC Dream (G1) to sell for $200?  —  It's barely even lunch time, and the HTC Dream rumor mill is already churnin' away at full force.  —  Just minutes ago, an insider involved with the development of Android confirmed to us that the HTC Dream will set you back just $200 bucks after contract.
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
MacBook Pros, what to expect, when  —  MacBook Pros seem like a lock for the October 14th - ish time frame.  It has been a reaaalllllly long time since Apple upgraded the MacBook Pros.  For those of you old enough remember the Titanium Powerbook, that was the last major design of the professional Apple Laptop.
 
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google CEO says ready to move ahead on Yahoo deal
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Jott's Move From Free to Premium - Bait and Switch or Good Business?
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Kevin Donovan / Techdirt:
Making Google Products Easier To Use Is Not ‘Encouraging Stealing’
BBC:
YouTube bans some weapons footage
Discussion: Guardian
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
VMware Fusion 2.0: A Better Way to Run Windows on a Mac?
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