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3:25 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.
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 today the G1, 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 …
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 …
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
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.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News, Crave and Nerd World
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from T-Mobile's Android event in New York City
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone vs. the iPhone
Discussion: notebooks.com
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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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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Webware.com
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Google Mobile Blog:
Get public transit directions in New York with Google Maps for mobile
Discussion: Unwired View
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Transit Information For New York Metro Area
Discussion: Mashable! and Bits
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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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.
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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
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: Digital Daily, NewTeeVee and AppScout
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Josh Larson / NewsGator Widget Blog:
NetNewsWire iPhone Application is Very Popular  —  I sometimes like to talk about NewsGator goings-on outside of the Consumer Media and widget 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.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and TUAW
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
 
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Americans text more than they talk
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With Google Phone, HTC Comes Out of the Shadows
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