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2:10 PM ET, September 23, 2008

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Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Google's G1: First Impressions  —  Google's new G1 phone announced today is the first real competitor to the iPhone.  Like Apple's product, it's a serious handheld computer with a powerful new operating system (called Android) and a clever touch-based user interface.
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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 …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
T-Mobile G1 first hands-on (updated)  —  Yep — there it is.  We finally, finally got our mitts all over the very first Android device, the T-Mobile G1 — hanging out in the crowd, waiting for the official announce, naturally — and so far we like what we see.
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 …
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: mocoNews.net and AppScout
Erick Tseng / The Official Google Blog:
The first Android-powered phone  —  Today, T-Mobile announced the world's first Android-powered phone.  This marks an important milestone in the young history of Android.  It was less than a year ago, on November 5, that the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
First Android Phone: “T-Mobile G1 With Google”  —  If the video shown during the press conference is any indication, T-Mobile's “G1 with Google” should give the iPhone a run for its money.  Much was made during the press conference of the “totally open” platform (vs. Apple), though Apple wasn't mentioned by any of the presenters.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from T-Mobile's Android event in New York City
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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
New York Times syndicates VentureBeat  —  The New York Times announced today that it will syndicate VentureBeat's content, as part of a redesign of the Times' online technology section.  —  This is great for VentureBeat.  The Times has long represented excellence in the news profession.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Guardian and Mashable!
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Vindu Goel / Bits:   Tech News 2.0 at The Times
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.
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James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Apple Drives iPhone Developer To Switch To Android
Discussion: Big Tech
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
State Of The Blogosphere: Get To 100K Uniques, Make $75K/year
Discussion: WebProNews and O'Flaherty
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 …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Transit Information For New York Metro Area
Discussion: Bits
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 …
Discussion: All Facebook
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 paidContent.org
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Jon Fox / IntenseDebate:
Automattic Acquires IntenseDebate  —  We're extremely pleased to announce that IntenseDebate will now be joining the Automattic team!  This is a big day for us and we couldn't be more stoked about what it means for the future of IntenseDebate.  —  So what does this mean for you, our valued users?
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.
Bruce Shelley:
Ensemble Studios Closing  —  Ensemble Studios Closing: I have mentioned with regret the closing of several quality game studios over the past several years but I never considered that ES would join the list.  Everyone at our studio was shocked, and I think remains very disappointed that this is going to happen.
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.
Market Wire:
IBM Announces New I.T. Standards Policy  —  To Encourage Improved Tech Standards Quality and Transparency, and Promote Equal Participation of Growth Markets in Globally Integrated Economy  —  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that, effective immediately, it is instituting a new corporate policy …
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.
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Josh Larson / NewsGator Widget Blog:
NetNewsWire iPhone Application is Very Popular
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
GE to Make TVs Again, This Time With NBC Web Video
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Kelsey Blodget / Beet.TV:
AP Chooses thePlatform to Improve Online Video Network
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@ Mixx: Moonves: Why Pay $1.8 Billion For CNET? …
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uTorrent's Mac Client Leaked
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Adap.tv Raises $13M for Changed Strategy
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AOL announces BidPlace ad exchange
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Americans text more than they talk
Discussion: Reuters and Homotron.net
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CS4: Sweating the Details
John OBrien / LiveSide:
Image Composite Editor Released
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Ian Kennedy / everwas:
It's not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure
Discussion: Beyond Search
Waxy.org:
Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk
Discussion: Industry Standard
Drpizza / Ars Technica:
Chrome antics: did Google reverse-engineer Windows?
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