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3:05 AM ET, September 22, 2008

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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.
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Adam DuVander / webmonkey:
Another Competing iPhone App Zapped By Apple  —  Angelo DiNardi's MailWranger app for the iPhone has been denied entry to the App Store because it “duplicates the functionality” of the built-in Mail app.  The reason is similar to why Podcaster was rejected and it makes even less sense.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
SanDisk Launches Preloaded ‘slotMusic’ Cards  —  In the digital download age, the memory chip maker and the four major music labels will sell albums loaded onto microSD cards  —  Once again, memory chip maker SanDisk is making a push into the digital music market.
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Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
SD: the new CD?  —  With CD sales dropping despite a demonstrable increase in music consumption, you might think that music fans just aren't as interested as they used to be in paying for tunes.  Or you could believe in the spirit of hope springing eternal, and that the problem is with the CD itself.
Discussion: Sandisk
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
A New Kind of Venture Capitalist Makes Small Bets on Young Firms  —  From the day he founded Etsy in 2005, Rob Kalin refused to raise money from venture capital firms to expand his company, which hoped to bring the sale of handmade crafts from small local fairs to the international marketplace of the Web.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Windows 7 Starts to Come Into Focus.  Slowly.  —  Okay, enough about Windows ads.  Let's talk about a far more important topic: Windows itself.  Windows 7-the working name for the next version-to be exact.  According to no less an authority than Steve Ballmer, it's supposed to ship …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Tops 15 Million Peers  —  Today, The Pirate Bay reached a new milestone, as they now have more than 3 million registered users.  On top of that, they track close to 15 million unique peers.  The largest BitTorrent tracker just keeps growing and growing, and there is no sign that this will be put to a halt anytime soon.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and Digg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Poor Ad Targeting & Thoughts On Google-Yahoo  —  Previously, I wrote of how Yahoo's recent press day proved disappointing to me.  Time for part two of that: how the Google-Yahoo ad deal is supposed to help Yahoo.  Oh, it might, but not for the reasons Yahoo put out — the idea it would somehow get advertisers it was missing.
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Jon / p2pnet:
New Comcast plan has ‘disconnect user’ option  —  P2P:- “Comcast Submits Plans to Manage Broadband,” says a Wall Street Journal headline on Comcast's just-released response to Federal Communications Commission demands that it explain in detail how its traffic throttling scheme works.
Discussion: Slashdot
Laura Rich / Portfolio:
Palin Hacker's IP Address Linked to Tennessee College Dorm  —  Sam Gustin reports: The hacker who broke into G.O.P. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's email account used the internet service provider of a Knoxville, Tennessee student housing complex under federal investigation.
Discussion: Slashdot
Hal Varian / The Official Google Blog:
The democratization of data  —  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.
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
PlayStation 3 video DRM: two strikes and you're out  —  The Sony Video Store on the PlayStation Network is filled with a good selection of movies, and you can't beat the convenience of renting or even buying movies from your couch and watching them on your big screen with your PlayStation 3.
Discussion: DigitalBattle and Digg
 
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Alan in Belfast:
Apple Store in Belfast's Victoria Square opened this morning
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Chicago Tribune:
Social-networking sites viewed by admissions officers
Discussion: Slashdot
Brad / Liliputing:
Mandriva Mini: Another custom Linux distro for netbooks
Discussion: PC Authority
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Live Images of LG Renoir, the Viewty successor, emerge
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Porient H12 handheld runs Linux on 800 x 480 touchscreen
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Should Have Sold Search To Microsoft
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Rumors of 8GB iPhone's death were greatly exaggerated
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Technology Doesn't Dumb Us Down. It Frees Our Minds.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley's resiliency might get tested
Discussion: GigaOM, Webomatica and Creative Capital
 

 
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