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2:45 PM ET, September 18, 2008

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Amazon Web Services Blog:
We're Never Content  —  We've got something new and cool in the works and I'm excited to be able to tell you a little bit about it today!  —  Before the end of the year we are planning to release a new service for content delivery.  This new (and as yet unnamed) service will provide …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon Launches Content Delivery Network.  Rivals, Watch Out!  —  It was a matter of when, not if, that Amazon would launch a content delivery business in addition to its current suite of web services that include S3 storage service and EC2 on-demand computing.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News and paidContent.org
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud  —  For many the “Cloud” in Cloud Computing signifies the notion of location independence; that somewhere in the internet services are provided and that to access them you do not need any specific knowledge of where they are located.  Many applications have already …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Amazon Launching New Content Delivery Network: No Threat To Major CDNs, Yet
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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Jack Schofield / Technology blog:
Seinfeld is over as Microsoft moves to planned “phase two”  —  Microsoft plans to follow up its Seinfeld teasers with something more serious that finally, riskily, takes on Apple  —  Microsoft will move to the second phase of its advertising campaign tomorrow with adverts that respond …
Tapan Bhat / Yodel Anecdotal:
Testing, testing...a new Yahoo.com  —  Ever since Jerry and David began categorizing the Web back in 1994, people have visited our homepage to find out what's happening.  That's 100 million of you in the US and 314 million of you globally starting your day on a Yahoo! homepage, so we must be doing something right.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's All New Home Page A Mix Of Old And New
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Search for music on Yahoo!, play songs on search results page  —  Companies like SeeqPod and Skreemr have made a business model out of letting you search for a song or musician by name and then streaming the MP3s found on the web.  The sites don't actually host any of the music - just the tools to locate and play it.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's New Music Business: Other People's Music Businesses (YHOO)
Discussion: Technologizer and Coolfer
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Alleged 1st-person tale of Palin e-mail hack comes and goes  —  With news of Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo e-mail account being hacked coming to light yesterday, details on how the hack may have taken place may be emerging.
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David Bowie / Joost:
Notice anything different? … One of the great things about working at a startup is the ability to be flexible and make changes when our users, trends or data suggest a new direction.  For much of the past year, we've listened to the feedback we've received from many of the people who use Joost …
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Beacon Is Baaaaack!  —  Tom Kincaid, a top Facebook developer and blogger mentioned in the Facebook Developer Forums last night that Beacon seems to be rearing its ugly head once again.  —  According to Kincaid, he signed up for CBS Sportsline and got a Beacon-like pop-up, which he thinks may have used a Facebook cookie.
Discussion: Industry Standard and Valleywag
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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Beacon Makes a Comeback, With More Choices and Options
David Kravets / Threat Level:
RIAA Decries Attorney-Blogger as ‘Vexatious’ Litigator  —  The Recording Industry Association of America is declaring attorney-blogger Ray Beckerman a “vexatious” litigator.  The association is seeking unspecified monetary sanctions to punish him in his defense of a New York woman accused …
Discussion: DSLreports and Electronista
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Goes After Ray Beckerman, Demands Monetary Sanctions
Discussion: Ars Technica
Tony Smith / The Register:
Toshiba takes wraps off netbook  —  Updated It's official: Toshiba today formally launched its entry into the Small, Cheap Computer arena, following Dell's lead and equipping the Linux version with Ubuntu 8.04.  —  The NB100 is an 8.9in model - the display resolution is 1024 x 600 - and powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270.
Discussion: Liliputing, Electronista and Gadget Lab
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T launch updates: HTC Fuze, Samsung Mirage, Bold moved to November?  —  Bear with us folks.  We've just got ahold of an AT&T product sheet dated September 17th.  Also known as “the most up to date doc you've seen”.  Before we get into the BlackBerry Bold nonsense, here's a break down on what the sheet says:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Earthscape iPhone App Now Free For Limited Time, Grab It Now  —  Earthscape (iTunes link), the incredible iPhone application that brings Google-earth to the iPhone, just discounted its $10 pricetag to...free.  For a “limited time.”  —  The app, which we first wrote about in May …
The Official Google Blog:
The intelligent cloud  —  The Internet has had an enormous impact on people's lives around the world in the ten years since Google's founding.  It has changed politics, entertainment, culture, business, health care, the environment and just about every other topic you can think of.
Discussion: CNET News
BBC:
‘60,000’ devices are left in cabs  —  London taxi passengers have left more than 60,000 hand-held devices in the back of black cabs during the past six months, a survey has found.  —  Some 55,843 mobile phones and 6,193 other devices, such as laptops, were forgotten, Credant Technologies found.
Discussion: Lockergnome and dailywireless.org
 
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
MySpace Music hears the antitrust song
Discussion: Contentinople
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Sometimes Google Isn't Enough: New Research Engine Searches “Deep Web”
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Alltel getting Touch Pro?
Discussion: Phone Arena and wmpoweruser.com
Yahoo! Finance:
blinkx Launches Web-Based Version of Broadband Television Offering
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Reuters:
Google CEO says ready to move on Yahoo deal
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Anti-abortion groups to buy ads on Google
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Valleywag
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Tom Hogarty / Lightroom Journal:
Camera Raw 4.6 and DNG Converter available on Adobe Labs
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Federal lawsuits take on the humble hyperlink
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
BillShrink helps you save money on cell phones, and now your credit card too
DeviceGuru:
Stanford offers free CS, robotics courses
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg Becomes 321st Richest American
Discussion: The Social Web and Valleywag
David Pogue / New York Times:
A New Zune for Serious Music Fans
Discussion: Podcasting News
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
‘Android’ Cellphone to Showcase Google Brand
 

 
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