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10:55 AM ET, September 23, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: PSFK
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 …
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
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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.
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
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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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
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.
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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Michael Bettiol / BlackBerryNews.com:
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.
PR Newswire:
FCC-Observed AWS-3 Testing Confirms that Free Broadband Service Will Coexist Safely with Advanced Wireless Services  —  T-Mobile Requests Unreasonable Protection Levels that Would Restrict Even the Use of Microwave Ovens  —  M2Z Networks, Inc. ("M2Z") announced today that recent AWS-3 testing …
Discussion: GigaOM and DSLreports
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Americans text more than they talk  —  American cell phone users are sending more text messages than they are making phone calls, according to a Nielsen Mobile survey released Monday.  —  For the second quarter of 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers sent and received on average 357 text messages per month …
Discussion: Reuters
 
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