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5:45 PM ET, September 21, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Something to Fear  —  Randall Stross at The New York Times goes to bat for the Google/Yahoo search marketing deal, saying there's “nothing to fear” from the two companies linking their search products.  I believe most of his analysis is wrong, and he also skips the publisher side of the market entirely.
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Nothing to Fear  —  GOOGLE controls about 70 percent of the search advertising market.  Doesn't that give it a monopolist's ability to set prices as high as it wishes?  —  It does not.  Google does not set the prices.  Its advertisers do …
Angelo DiNardi:
MailWrangler and the Apple App Store  —  So in July I wrote a small iPhone app called MailWrangler.  Basically this app enabled a user to add their GMail accounts (standard and Google Apps For Your Domain) which they could load and switch between them quickly.
Discussion: Slashdot
Vincent Laforet / Vincent Laforet's Blog:
Something Very Interesting is coming...both to this blog and to our industry  —  COPYRIGHT LAFORET VISUALS INC. DO NOT COPY *(See Note at the end of this article)  —  I had it in my hands for less than 72 hours before I had to send it back - but the time I did have with a prototype …
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley's resiliency might get tested  —  For the last two years, with the economy collapsing all around it, the technology sector and Silicon Valley in particular have proven to be particularly resilient.  —  But that might not be the case forever.
Discussion: GigaOM, Webomatica and Creative Capital
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Should Have Sold Search To Microsoft  —  As Yahoo and Google get ready to finally launch their search partnership—and trigger a storm of legal and industry protest by doing so—it's worth revisiting Yahoo's decision to pursue this deal instead of one with Microsoft in the waning days …
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Rumors of 8GB iPhone's death were greatly exaggerated  —  Like manna from China, iPhones fall from the sky into California  —  In case you blinked, a number of sites were reporting a shortage of 8GB iPhones yesterday, including Apple 2.0. … In California, only the Valley Fair Mall …
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Porient H12 handheld runs Linux on 800 x 480 touchscreen  —  The latest update to last year's ARM-based H9 “UMPC” is the Porient H12, which first appeared on the scene a few months before its scheduled debut at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.  Details were very scarce leading up to the show …
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Live Images of LG Renoir, the Viewty successor, emerge  —  Back in August, LG officially announced the new LG KC910, the successor to the LG Viewty.  Officially given the name LG Renoir, the phone has made its appearance in a few pictures snagged from it168.com.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
Brad / Liliputing:
Mandriva Mini: Another custom Linux distro for netbooks  —  For the last few days I've been puzzled by a press release announcing that Mandriva had launched a new version of its Linux distribution specifically tailored for netbooks.  Puzzled because for the life of me, I couldn't find a download link.
Discussion: PC Authority
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Technology Doesn't Dumb Us Down.  It Frees Our Minds.  —  EVERYONE has been talking about an article in The Atlantic magazine called “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”  Some subset of that group has actually read the 4,175-word article, by Nicholas Carr.  —  To save you some time, I was going to give you a 100-word abridged version.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Secretly Sells Porn to P2P Users  —  MediaDefender is widely known for their anti-piracy operations, spoofing and decoying on file-sharing networks for the entertainment industry.  The company is doing more than that though, as we recently found out that adult affiliate programs …
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
 
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