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9:00 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.
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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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Seinfeld and Gates Ads Over: Not That There's Anything Wrong With That!  —  While the very quirky ads recently rolled out by Microsoft to tout itself-starring Microsoft Founder Bill Gates and comedian Jerry Seinfeld-got a ton of hype, it turns out there will be no more than than the three already released.
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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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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
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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: Contentinople and MacRumors
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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MacNN:
iPhone 3G takes home Gadget of the Year award
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and IntoMobile
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC to probe Nintendo Wii patent infringement
Discussion: TechSpot
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?
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Study: Chrome reached nearly 2 million in U.S.
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS's Moonves: Ad Market In Tank, But Cable Will Pay Us For Our Signal
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PC Pro:
Asus ships software cracker on recovery DVD
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's North American notebook share jumps 60 percent
Discussion: VentureBeat, Cult of Mac and CNET News
Wired News:
Run Mac OS X on an Eee PC
Discussion: Lifehacker and Gizmodo