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8:15 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 …
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 …
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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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 .
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Live Search: Powerset Integration Already Going Live
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wall Street Debacle Nets Record Traffic to Redesigned WSJ.com  —  Like so many disasters which have driven news consumption, the earthquake that hit Wall Street on Monday has brought record traffic to the Wall Street Journal Online.  Monday set an all time record of two million visitors …
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Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Picture This: Tech carnage on Wall Street
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Mysterious new 4GB iPod nano 4Gs begin appearing on store shelves  —  Now this is an interesting development.  According to two separate tipsters (with two sets of photos) Apple has released a third version of the new multi-hued iPod nano to the world — a 4GB model.
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James Sherwood / The Register:
4GB fourth-gen iPod Nano confirmed
Discussion: iPhone Savior, Gizmodo and iLounge
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 …
Discussion: BoomTown
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Layoffs At Yahoo? eBay?  Everywhere?  (YHOO)  —  A tipster tells us that the Yahoo hallways are reverberating with layoff rumors yet again.  We can't confirm that yet, but it does dovetail nicely with fresh speculation about coming cuts at eBay, and real, announced layoffs coming to HP-EDS.
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.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Adobe Creative Suite 4 details emerge  —  Adobe next week will unveil Creative Suite 4, a new version of its media design bundle set to ship the following month with features such as enhanced options for working with 3D objects in Photoshop, new Flash document exports from within InDesign …
Discussion: MacRumors and Contentinople
Park Ju-min / Reuters:
Web boom in English-obsessed Korea  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Armed with the world's fastest Internet and an even stronger desire to learn English, South Koreans are using the latest Web resources to master a language that is the economic and emotional focus of their education.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
VMWare Fusion 2.0: A Better Way to Run Windows on a Mac?  —  For more than two years now, my primary computing platform has been Apple's OS X with a virtualized copy of Windows XP and/or Vista running inside it.  I started running the first program that could virtualize Windows on a Mac …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Wired News:
Run Mac OS X on an Eee PC  —  Feel like stepping beyond the limits of Apple hardware?  Want a Mac netbook for under $650?  How about an EeePC running Mac OS X?  —  At least part of the appeal of the dimunitive EeePC netbook is its hackability — from Linux to Vista, intrepid hackers …
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MacNN:
iPhone 3G takes home Gadget of the Year award
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Kevin Donovan / Techdirt:
Making Google Products Easier To Use Is Not ‘Encouraging Stealing’
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Merged banks' names cybersquatted
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Study: Chrome reached nearly 2 million in U.S.
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