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8:20 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 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.
DSLreports:
T-Mobile G1: 1GB Monthly Cap?  - New $25, $35 plans come with some fine print  —  The T-Mobile HTC G1 (aka Dream) unveiling this morning disclosed the few details that hadn't been leaked already — namely the phone price-tag and these rumored new T-Mobile data plans.
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.
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Android's 10 Most Exciting Apps
Discussion: PC Magazine, Gearlog, TG Daily and AppScout
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Daniel Ionescu / Today @ PC World:
T-Mobile Android Phone Out Today, Comes With Free Gmail
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone
Discussion: Bits, CyberNet, The Apple Core and CNET News
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone vs. the iPhone
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from T-Mobile's Android event in New York City
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.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Extends Non-Disclosure to App Store Rejection Letters  —  Apple has gotten a significant amount of critical press surrounding its rejection policies in the App Store.  A few high profile rejections have been widely reported and inspired at least one amusing comic.
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Music industry groups settle some online royalty disputes (but not the big one over Internet radio)  —  The different parts of the music industry are in harmony today, at least when it comes to some online royalties.  —  In an agreement hailed as a “breakthrough that will facilitate new ways …
Discussion: Ars Technica and paidContent.org
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digmedia.org:
MAJOR MUSIC INDUSTRY GROUPS ANNOUNCE BREAKTHROUGH AGREEMENT  —  WASHINGTON — In a breakthrough that will facilitate new ways to offer music to consumers online, the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the Recording Industry Association of America …
Discussion: Slyck, Tech Confidential and Coolfer
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?
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, A “Third” Google Founder Comes Out Of The Woodwork  —  Just as Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a man claiming to be the “third” founder of Google has come out to stake his claim to history.  In the video above, a man calling himself Hubert Chang claims …
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 …
Josh Larson / NewsGator Widget Blog:
NetNewsWire iPhone Application is Very Popular  —  I sometimes like to talk about NewsGator goings-on outside of the Media and Consumer space, which I normally cover.  I especially like to mention cool news like the popularity of NewsGator's own native iPhone RSS reader application, NetNewsWire.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Launches All Kinds Of Stuff To Keep You Defocused On Joost  —  There's no way Hulu is going to let Joost get a foothold in the race for attention in online professionally produced video.  —  So what happens when Joost ditches the download, goes all browser and launches a social network around their content?
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Adds Genres, Discussion, Search Features
Discussion: Download Squad
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Our top 10 term sheet hacks  —  Venture Hacker Naval Ravikant recently presented our top 10 term sheet hacks at Startup2Startup:  —  (Here's a pdf of the presentation if you don't see the slides embedded above.  Or read it on Slideshare).  —  Naval's slides are a must-read—and a great summary of our detailed hacks.
 
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