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11:55 AM ET, September 23, 2008


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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  —, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the Amazon MP3 music store …
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 …
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 …
Google's Android mobile unveiled  —  The first mobile telephone using Google's Android software has been unveiled.  —  The T-Mobile G1 handset will be available in the UK in time for Christmas.  —  The first device to run the search giant's operating system will feature a touch screen as well as a Qwerty keyboard.
Discussion: PSFK
T-Mobile Unveils the T-Mobile G1 — the First Phone Powered by Android  —  T-Mobile today announced the international launch of the world's first Android(TM)-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google.  Available soon only for T-Mobile customers spanning two continents …
David / TmoNews:
Confirmed info leaks...
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Google's G1: First Impressions
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
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.
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Apple Drives iPhone Developer To Switch To Android
Discussion: Big Tech
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 has learned.  —  The software maker included Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail …
John OBrien / LiveSide:   Image Composite Editor Released
HD View:
Announcing the Microsoft Image Composite Editor
Discussion: Channel 10 and
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
Fred / A VC:
I Guess I'm Doing Something Wrong  —  Technorati says in their annual State Of The Blogosphere that: … Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch was a bit mystified at that $75k number: … I'm a bit mystified at that number too.  I've had about 150k visitors per month for several years now.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
State Of The Blogosphere: Get To 100K Uniques, Make $75K/year
Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Dynamic URLs vs. static URLs  —  Chatting with webmasters often reveals widespread beliefs that might have been accurate in the past, but are not necessarily up-to-date any more.  This was the case when we recently talked to a couple of friends about the structure of a URL.
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: NewTeeVee and
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is The Redesign Killing Facebook Apps?  —  Facebook developers have stayed relatively quiet about the site's new design compared to the site's users - some of whom are revolting loudly and obnoxiously.  But it seems developers are starting to see what they feared when Facebook first announced the design …
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
Chris Harrelson / The Official Google Blog:
NYC transit directions have arrived  —  Today I'm happy to report we've taken a giant step in bringing public transit information to Google Maps.  We've just added comprehensive transit info for the entire New York metro region, encompassing subway, commuter rail, bus and ferry services …
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.
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
CS4: Sweating the Details  —  I'm a perfectionist, and I deeply, viscerally want to smooth & polish every aspect of Photoshop.  Doing it all in any one cycle is impossible, but I'm proud to say we've put a ton of effort into sweating the details in CS4.  —  You're going to see tons …
Michael Bettiol /
UPDATED: Spy Shots Prove Existence of GSM-Only Storm  —  Wow, are you readers ever good!  Minutes ago I received an email containing two photos of the 9500 Series Job Aid which proves once and for all that there are indeed two variants of the Storm that have been talked about so much, especially in the past week.
News Account's column:
Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts - Psychologists  —  Have a Facebook account?  Laura Buffardi, doctoral student in psychology, and associate professor W. Keith Campbell from the University of Georgia says it may tell them you are a narcissist.
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
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Discussion: GigaOM and DSLreports
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
AOL announces BidPlace ad exchange
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Americans text more than they talk
Discussion: Reuters
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