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6:05 PM ET, September 17, 2008


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Sarah Palin Yahoo inbox 2008  —  File  — (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: McCain Campaign Responds  —  Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account — UPDATE: McCain Campaign and FBI Respond  —  Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday.
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.
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?
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Google to buy Valve  —  Austin GDC 2008 Steaming away  —  WELL PLACED SOURCES tell us that Google is going to be buying Valve any second now.  If you have to stop and think about why, you probably are not aware of Steam, Valve's amazing content distribution platform.
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 .
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Live Search: Powerset Integration Already Going Live
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.
James Sherwood / The Register:
4GB fourth-gen iPod Nano confirmed
Discussion: Gizmodo and iLounge
Chris / LiveSide:
New Windows Live Betas - Download Wave 3 Now!  (Updated With International Goodness)  —  With the Windows Live Wave 3 beta due to start today, we thought we'd provide our readers with a small headstart on the rest of the world.  Here's the download links for the new Wave 3 suite of applications …
Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Picture This: Tech carnage on Wall Street  —  The mid-afternoon numbers from Wall Street aren't looking pretty.  The Dow is down more than 300 points and the NASDAQ is off more than 3%.  Financial stocks are being especially hard hit, but there...
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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
Wall Street Journal:
Tech Guru Riles the Industry By Seeking Huge Patent Fees  —  Millionaire Nathan Myhrvold, renowned in the computer industry as a Renaissance man, has a less lofty message for tech companies these days: Pay up.  —  Over the past few years, the former Microsoft Corp. executive has quietly amassed …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Study: Chrome reached nearly 2 million in U.S.  —  It appears that nearly 2 million people in the United States downloaded Google's new Chrome Web browser in its first week of availability, Nielsen Online said Wednesday.  —  The online chatter about Google's browser surged to more than half …
Discussion: Beet.TV
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.
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