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12:30 PM ET, September 24, 2008

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android and T-Mobile G1's Five Most Obnoxious Flaws  —  While I was more impressed by the T-Mobile G1 than I thought I'd be, the list of catches for Android and the phone are quickly piling up—some that might very well be dealbreakers.  Topping the list, it's tightly integrated with your Google account …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Video of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Yahoo Trying To Sell Yahoo Answers?  —  Part of Yahoo's survival strategy beyond merging with AOL may be to sell of what they consider to be non-core assets for cash.  We heard from a source that Yahoo may be quietly reaching out to a couple of potential buyers to see if they'd be interested in their Yahoo Answers property.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Yahoo and AOL: Like Two Louts Merging to Make One Cretin
Discussion: Reuters and Valleywag
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco unveils collaboration lineup; Enterprise 2.0 on the move?  —  Cisco on Wednesday rolled out its collaboration portfolio as it targets the enterprise market-and notably the Microsoft SharePoint juggernaut.  —  At least Cisco isn't alone-Oracle earlier this week unveiled Beehive, which is another collaboration effort.
Discussion: Market Wire
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Chris Mellor / The Register:
Cisco eyeballs IBM and Microsoft with SaaS conferencing
Discussion: CNET News
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to potential BlackBerry Storm customers: Storm sucks, iPhone rulez!  —  You definitely have to take this one at face value, but there's an internal document floating around inside AT&T pitting the iPhone 3G against the upcoming BlackBerry Storm.  We had our doubts about this document at first …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome fades as users return to IE, Firefox  —  Google browser's share slips, IE and Firefox reverse the erosion, Safari still immune  —  Computerworld) Chrome's share of the browser market is fading as users who abandoned Internet Explorer and Firefox start to return, an Internet measurement company said today.
Discussion: Maximum PC all, The Inquisitr and Digg
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Two Ways to Get Comcast to Increase the Data Cap  —  A quick chat yesterday with Charlie Douglas, a spokesman for Comcast, elicited some heartening information about the ISP's stated 250GB-per-month cap on bandwidth.  Om's not a huge fan of caps because he believes they stifle innovation in the long run …
Discussion: DSLreports
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Mobile Music - how unlimited, how free?  —  Yet another digital music offering has been unveiled this morning.  This time it's from Sony Ericsson, in conjunction with Britain's Omnifone, and it seems designed to steal the thunder from Nokia's “Comes With Music” service which arrives next month.
Discussion: Engadget, Inquirer, Electronista and Reuters
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PC World:
Sony Ericsson Launches Unlimited Music Service
Discussion: MacUser and Obsessable
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Thousands of Diamond Multimedia graphics cards potentially defective  —  Chicago (IL) - Graphics card vendor Diamond Multimedia may have shipped between 15,000 and 20,000 AMD/ATI HD 3800-series with design/manufacturing defects to system builders and the retail market.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Skype spam on the rise  —  For those who regularly use instant messaging services like Yahoo! Instant Messenger and Microsoft's MSN Messenger, you know that IM spam arrived long ago and shows no signs of leaving.  Yesterday, however, I received my first Skype spam.  Lucky me.  —  Unfortunately, I'm not alone.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
LG Xenon hitting AT&T before Christmas?  —  We just got our perfectly manicured hands on a photo of what we're told is the LG Xenon.  It was described to us as being in AT&T's labs right now undergoing testing, and it should be available before Christmas.  As you can see, it's a slider device with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Watch The Political Spin Machine With Google “In Quotes”  —  Google has just opened a new Labs project, called In Quotes, to the public.  The site allows users to compare quotes from various political figures, displaying key excerpts from speeches and interviews that they've given recently.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Netbooks Vs. Notebooks: ThinkEquity Sees New Smaller Devices Eating Into Revenues, Profits At Apple, Intel  —  Is the notebook market slowing down?  ThinkEquity analyst Vijay Rakesh thinks so.  This morning, in fact, he trimmed estimates on both Apple (AAPL) and Intel (INTC) on concerns about a slowdown in the notebook market.
Discussion: Electronista
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Layoff Alert: Not If ... When  —  With the economic situation obviously worsening-don't say you weren't warned-BoomTown has no doubt now that Internet companies are in the midst of reevaluating their troop numbers to streamline themselves for the coming few months of financial winter.
Discussion: Valleywag and Digital Daily
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
The iPhone Crapp Store?  —  Just a week ago, I subscribed to Pinch Media's Recently Added iPhone Apps feed, which updates with new apps as they appear on iTunes.  I'm not exactly sure how they get that data, as the iTunes XML data is encrypted I think, so it's actually quite an interesting hack they've done.
Discussion: Mobile Messaging 2.0 and WinExtra
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
KickApps Launches Drag-and-Drop Advertising Service  —  KickApps, a company that provides on-demand social media applications that enable web publishers to monetize online audiences announced today that it's trying to make it easier for website owners to add video advertising to their own videos …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Staska / Unwired View:
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (Tube) press pic and specs  —  There's not a lot of things we don't know about the upcoming Nokia 5800 Xpress Music (Tube) full touch screen handset.  —  All the specs of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic have been leaked eons ago, together with photoshop renderings and even live pics.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Microsoft Tinker - Best Ultimate Extra so far (although the bar is set pretty low)  —  Microsoft has released three new Ultimate Extras exclusively for Windows Ultimate users.  One of the extras, Microsoft Tinker (a game in which you control a little robot around an obstacle course), is surprisingly a lot of fun.
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yotify Launches Its “Google Alerts On Steroids”  —  Today sees the launch of Yotify, an online alert system that aims to make the web “work for you”.  At a high level, Yotify can best be described as a very sophisticated version of Google Alerts, which allows users to get notifications whenever …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Staska / Unwired View:
LG KC780 8 megapixel slider in the works  —  It seems that LG has an interesting new plan in taking over high megapixel cameraphone market.  —  Have one sleek high end and expensive highest megapixel cameraphone to dazzle the crowds and wet their appetite.  Then produce another high megapixel handset.
Dell:
Dell Driving Transition to Energy-Efficient LED Displays  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas and MONACO  —  Dell plans to transition all of its new laptop displays to light-emitting diode (LED) in the next 12 months, a major achievement in its commitment to become the ‘greenest’ technology company on the planet.
Simon Walton / GazetteLive.co.uk:
No licence for police  —  A POLICE force that launched a crackdown against music piracy may itself be breaching music copyright laws, it has emerged.  —  But Cleveland Police chiefs today claimed they would rather spend public cash on fighting crime than paying for music rights.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
 
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Sylvania g netbook MAGNI (Rebranded MSI Wind) Coming for Holidays
Discussion: Liliputing, Eee PC and Engadget
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Everyone declares victory in smutfree wireless broadband test
Discussion: PC World, dailywireless.org and GigaOM
Reid Yokoyama / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More webmaster questions - Answered!
Tom Simonite / Short Sharp Science:
‘Pre-crime’ detector shows promise
Discussion: Gizmodo and DailyTech
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon Has No Plans To Cap, Throttle …
Discussion: Contentinople and NewTeeVee
Jay Kidd / Jay's Blog:
NetApp and Brocade's Encryption Partnership
Discussion: The Register and Storage Soup
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Free, Legal and Online: Why Hulu Is the New Way to Watch TV
Discussion: Portfolio, SitePoint Blogs and Digg
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Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
1000 Miles To Go For The Enterprise And True Customer Relationships
Discussion: Payments News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ISP: It's Impossible For Us to Stop Illegal P2P
Discussion: DSLreports, SitePoint Blogs, p2pnet and Digg
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
Wi-Fi Network Launched For U.S. Soldiers In Iraq
Mark Drajem / Bloomberg:
Google, Internet Users Push Back Against U.S. Copyright Treaty
Discussion: Slashdot