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9:30 PM ET, September 22, 2008

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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
On Android Eve, Co-Founder Andy Rubin Predicts The Future Of Mobile  —  Tomorrow is widely anticipated to be the day when T-Mobile announces availability of the first Android phone.  The phone is reportedly an HTC “Dream,” which will apparently sell for $199 with a two year contract.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
AndroidTunes?  Amazon launching a mobile music/movie store for Google's platform  —  We're a day away from the official announcement of the first phone running Google's Android mobile platform, T-Mobile's HTC-built G1.  While the phone won't be out until next month (October 17 remains the date we're hearing) …
Anita Hamilton / Time:
Android: Google's Dream, Apple's Nightmare?  —  T-Mobile will unveil the first Android handset on Sept. 23  —  A new smartphone is debuting on Sept. 23, and, no, it's not just another iPhone clone.  The HTC Dream from T-Mobile will be the first handset to run Google's new mobile operating system, Android.
Scott Moritz / Techland:
T-Mobile's Google phone may offer free e-mail
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Verizon:
No Contract Required — New Month-To-Month Agreement Gives Verizon Wireless Customers Even More Freedom  —  Customer Inquiries  —  For customer inquiries, please call 800-922-0204 or go to  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers who want to enjoy …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Say Hello To The $520 BlackBerry And The $600 iPhone  —  Wireless carriers are starting to deliver on their yearlong promises of “open access” to gadgets and mobile applications that the carriers don't sell themselves.  One of the first steps: Setting prices for new service offerings, which Verizon Wireless did today.
Jordan Golson / Industry Standard:
Picture This: Bank of America Online Banking not “online” anymore  —  As if financial customers weren't skittish enough, now Bank of America customers are unable to log into the bank's online banking site.  Upon clicking the “Sign In” link on the front page of BankofAmerica.com …
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Oracle Enters the AWS Cloud  —  We've been working with Oracle to bring a number of their products into the cloud.  The first fruits of this work are now ready: cloud-compatible licensing, EC2 AMIs preloaded with a variety of Oracle products, support programs, backup to the cloud, and a cloud management portal.
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Daya Baran / WebGuild:
GE Drops Google, Selects Zoho  —  General Electric has decided to forgo a partnership with Google and has formalized a strategic partnership with Zoho for its 400,000 desktops.  GE made the decision after a vigorous evaluation of both products.  “GE is a master at taking costs out of established processes …
Zephoria / apophenia:
I will be joining Microsoft Research in January  —  Guess who has a post-dissertation job?  [Yes, that implies I'm actually going to finish this *#$@! dissertation.] ::  bounce::  In January, I will be joining the newly minted Microsoft Research New England in Boston, MA. w00000t!!!!!
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft Makes Key Hire in Researcher Danah Boyd
Discussion: Valleywag
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Technorati releases data on state of the blogosphere: bloggers of the world have united  —  Technorati has searched through its own search index of the world's blogs and released new data on the state of the blogosphere in 17 months.  And my, there are a lot of us bloggers out there.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
State of the Blogosphere 2008: Technorati Numbers Indicate Blogging …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Pirate Bay Imposters Launch Streaming Video Site, Get Media Attention  —  A tipster this weekend told us about an upcoming streaming video web site by The Pirate Bay called The Pirate City.  The site was apparently launched last week to commemorate the 30th birthday of one of the Pirate Bay's admins …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
The Pirate Bay Is Getting Into Streaming?
Discussion: Slyck
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SanDisk SlotMusic Cards Are Destined to Fail  —  SanDisk, a flash memory chip maker that has been fighting off competitor Samsung's bid to acquire the company, has launched SlotMusic MicroSD memory cards that will carry full-length music albums just like a music CD or a vinyl.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Music On microSD: I Can't Believe The Labels Fell For This
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Developer: I Just Made $250K From App Store In Two Months (AAPL)  —  Steve Demeter developed the iPhone puzzle game Trism as a side project, but now he's quitting his day job.  Why?  Because he says he's generated $250,000 in profits since he started selling the $4.99 game on iTunes this summer.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Authorizes A Big $40 Billion Buyback; Ups Dividend  —  Well, that's one thing they can do with all their cash... Rather than buy anyone else, the Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) board has authorized the company to spend $40 billion on buying its own shares through September 30, 2013.
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Windows 7 must appeal to geeks—or else  —  Windows Vista has been a tragedy on many levels for Microsoft.  First, it was marked with compatibility issues and annoyances with its User Access Control feature that started a firestorm of epic proportions.  But once those issues improved …
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Will Microsoft ever get the web?  —  Looking for converts  —  Remix 08 The UK Remix conference in Brighton last week was a local echo of Mix in Las Vegas, Microsoft's web development event.  Some 500 developers and designers turned up in a tired Brighton Centre to hear Microsoft's web story …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Rob Williams / Techgage News:
HP Rumored to be Closing VoodooPC  —  According to an insider close to the situation, VoodooPC as we know it might not be around for much longer.  An e-mail is apparently being circulated throughout the company noting layoffs, although the number of people to be culled is unclear.
Discussion: Crave and Gizmodo
Dan Tynan / InfoWorld:
Angry IT workers: A ticking time bomb?  —  IT workers are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore.  What can you do to keep things from reaching the point of no return?  —  It was 9:30 on the morning of March 4, 2002, and something was terribly wrong at the offices of PaineWebber UBS.
Discussion: Careers
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Windows Live + Outlook: Shared Calendaring that Just Works  —  A few days ago, Omar Shahine wrote about the new features of Windows Live Calendar in a post entitled Windows Live Calendar gets To Dos where he writes … One thing has been frustrating me for months is that there was no easy …
Discussion: LiveSide
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jay Adelson Hints That Facebook Connect Is the Future of Digg  —  A few select partner sites are beginning to roll out their integration with Facebook's ID system through Facebook Connect.  Last week, a CBS site was the first one to do so, and more are expected to go live soon.  Digg will be one of them.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Alltop Launches Redesign To Cover More Topics With Less Clutter  —  It wasn't too long ago that Guy Kawasaki announced Alltop, a news aggregation site that tries to make it easy to find the top stories on a slew of topics (212 at last count) from some of the better sources on the Web.
Jake Swearingen / VentureBeat:
Is Latency Crippling Yahoo's Right Media?  Yep.  —  Right Media, an online ad exchange that Yahoo acquired in 2007, is having some serious technical hiccups, sources within the online ad world tell us.  This is leading to problems with capacity and latency.
Microsoft:
Ringing in a New Era in Unified Communications  —  Q&A: Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, talks about why businesses are embracing Microsoft's unified communications platform and the importance of providing customers with a single infrastructure and user experience.
 
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