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10:00 AM ET, September 23, 2008

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Daniel Ionescu / Today @ PC World:
T-Mobile Android Phone Out Today, Comes With Free Gmail  —  T-Mobile, the country's fourth largest cell service provider, will unveil the G1 today, the first mobile phone to feature Google's Android operating system.  The much-anticipated device, which would be iPhone's main competitor …
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Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
Google G1 screenshots galore  —  Looking for a bit of Google G1 goodness to hold you over until T-Mobile's announcement later tomorrow this morning?  We've got you covered.  An eagle-eyed reader spotted these promo shots on T-Mobile's G1 site, giving us a bit of a sneak preview of the world's …
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Android's 10 Most Exciting Apps  —  Amid the iPhone 3G launch hysteria, we made a pronouncement that, looking back now long after the dust has settled, pretty well nailed it: forget hardware, it's code that counts.  Code via the juggernaut that is the App Store, which allowed the iPhone to truly came into its own as a mobile platform.
Discussion: Digg
David / TmoNews:
Confirmed info leaks...  “Available in all stores within 3G boundary area, regardless of whether or not store is in a 3G dead spot.  Available in some locations directly outside of the 3G boundary area due to the fact that some customers who live in the 3G boundary area shop within a 2 …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows Mobile 7 release delayed  —  Microsoft has informed some of its partners that it has had to delay Windows Mobile 7, a much anticipated update to its cell phone operating system.  —  Although Microsoft has not publicly said when to expect Windows Mobile 7, partners who had expected …
Discussion: Gizmodo, wmpoweruser.com and Engadget
Amazon.com:
Customers Get Quick and Easy Access to Over 6 Million DRM-Free Songs from Amazon MP3 On New T-Mobile G1 Powered by Android Software  —  Amazon MP3 music store will be pre-loaded on the Android platform  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the Amazon MP3 music store …
BBC:
Google mobile due to be unveiled  —  The first mobile telephone using Google's Android software is due to be unveiled on 23 September.  —  It will be available on the US network of T-Mobile and is expected to be on sale in October.  —  The first device to run the search giant's operating system …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
AndroidTunes?  Amazon launching a mobile music/movie store for Google's platform
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
E-mail, photo programs stripped from Windows 7  —  Microsoft has decided that Windows 7 won't include built-in programs for e-mail, photo editing, and movie making, as was done with Windows Vista, CNET News.com has learned.  —  The software maker included Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail …
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John OBrien / LiveSide:   Image Composite Editor Released
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Announcing the Microsoft Image Composite Editor
Discussion: Channel 10 and Bink.nu
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live to replace Mail, Photo Gallery, and Movie Maker in Windows 7
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Adobe uses graphics chip for faster Photoshop CS4  —  Photoshop is a famously taxing piece of software, but beginning with the upcoming CS4 version, it'll be able to employ the muscle of your computer's graphics chip for the first time.  —  The new version of Adobe's flagship software product takes …
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Almerica Blog:
Apple shuts down Podcaster, again!  UPDATED  —  It seems that Apple has shut me down.  I can no longer provision any more devices.  The developers website that had a “remove device” link is now gone.  I looked at the help tab but it still lists “removing a device” as one of the options.
Simon Avery / Globe and Mail:
Android-platform phone powers Google's Dream  —  Google Inc. will take a giant step off the desktop and into the world of cellphones Tuesday when a major U.S. phone company launches a new handset built with the Internet giant's software.  —  T-Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG …
Discussion: Industry Standard and eWeek
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BBC:   Android invasion  —  On 23 September the US arm of operator T-Mobile …
Drpizza / Ars Technica:
Chrome antics: did Google reverse-engineer Windows?  —  In the sandbox  —  Since its release a few weeks ago, curious developers have been sniffing through the source code for Google's new Chrome web browser.  Chrome's source is interesting for a variety of reasons: there's …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Digg
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Signs Deals With CBS and Disney  —  Netflix Inc. has cut deals with CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. that will give a boost to the library of television shows available to Netflix subscribers for viewing over the Internet.  —  The agreements, covering television shows ranging from the crime series …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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John SanGiovanni / GigaOM:
The Rise of the Superphone  —  To describe the segmentation of the mobile phone marketplace, analysts and industry professionals use a common lexicon to group similar devices by their relative features and capabilities.  The majority of mobile phones that have graced retail shelves …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
State Of The Blogosphere: Get To 100K Uniques, Make $75K/year  —  Technorati, the blog search engine, put out Part I of its sporadic (now-annual?)  State of the Blogosphere report this week.  This year, it conducted a random survey of 1,079 random bloggers (a statistically significant sample) …
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Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Confirmed: The blogosphere is mainstream
Discussion: News Headlines
New York Times:
With Google Phone, HTC Comes Out of the Shadows  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When executives from Google and T-Mobile converge on a stage in New York Tuesday to unveil the first mobile phone powered by Google's software, the event will be a coming-out party of sorts for another, far more obscure, but no less ambitious company — HTC.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Expanded Powers to Search Travelers at Border Detailed  —  The U.S. government has quietly recast policies that affect the way information is gathered from U.S. citizens and others crossing the border and what is done with it, including relaxing a two-decade-old policy that placed a high bar …
Ian Kennedy / everwas:
It's not Information Overload.  It's Filter Failure  —  Thank you Daniela for pointing me to Clay Shirky's keynote at Web 2.0 Expo last week in New York.  In it, Clay gives a talk on Social Networks, Lifestreaming, and Privacy.  It's a timely talk as lifestreams go mainstream.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
TimesPeople, The New York Times' Social Network, Launching Tonight  —  The New York Times (NYT) is launching its “TimesPeople” social network tonight, which lets you recommend stories to your friends and see what they're recommending and commenting on — a useful, unintrusive feature that makes sense.
Jennifer L. Schenker / Business Week:
Point-of-Sale Advertising Goes High Tech  —  New in-store digital ads are using the latest technology to target messages to individual buyers, boosting sales and even helping to manage inventory  —  When you order a morning coffee at a café owned by Israel-based Aroma Espresso Bars …
 
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