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12:15 PM ET, September 25, 2008

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Taliver Heath / Google App Engine Blog:
Introducing Google Moderator on App Engine  —  At Google, we host a large number of “tech talks”.  These talks cover a wide rage of Computer Science topics like research in machine learning and methods for ranking images based on text queries.  I've enjoyed attending these tech talks …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google Moderator launches  —  Here's a fun link for you.  Google just released a free service called Google Moderator.  This is a port to Google App Engine of an existing tool we use all the time at Google.  Internally it was called Dory (after the fish who asked questions all the time in Finding Nemo).
ASUSTeK Computer:
Eee PC™ to Feature 3.75G for Internet Access Anywhere  —  Coupled with All-day Battery Life, 3.75G Capability Puts Eee PC's™ Status as the Ultimate Travel Companion Beyond Question  —  ASUS today announced that it will be adding 3.75G connectivity* to its hugely-popular series …
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Steve Ranger / ZDNet:
Dell: Netbooks won't change shape of PC market
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Declares Mistrial in RIAA-Jammie Thomas Trial  —  Jammie Thomas, left, and her attorney, Brian Toder, leave the courthouse last year after a jury dinged her $222,000 for sharing 24 songs on the Kazaa file-sharing network.  —  Photo: Associated Press  —  A federal judge on Wednesday set aside …
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Adobe Talks Open Source, Innovation and the Future of Flash  —  Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe talks with eWEEK about open-sourcing Flash, the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4), mobile technology and more.  Lynch also talks of competing with Microsoft Silverlight and Expression and possibly with Google Chrome.
Discussion: OStatic blogs, open and biskero
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John Nack / The Official Google Blog:
Adobe users get help with Google Site Search
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
New Feature Release of Live Search Maps!  —  We've just made updates to our consumer site, Live Search Maps which are tied back to some of the updates in the Virtual Earth platform - there's a slough of posts coming from me today!  For the release we've included some AWESOME new features for users to enjoy, so please...enjoy!
Discussion: WebProNews and LiveSide
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Electronista:
Sling ships Slingbox Pro-HD  —  Sling this morning began shipping its long-promised Slingbox Pro-HD, the company's first true HD streaming device.  The device carries its own ATSC and ClearQAM hybrid tuner and will pick up either 720p or 1080i TV from cable, satellite and over-the-air broadcasts …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Hands on with the Slingbox PRO-HD
Pragmatic Bookshelf:
Ubuntu Kung Fu shipping/podcast; iPhone news  —  Greetings!  —  Ubuntu Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks is now in print and shipping.  Meet the author, Keir Thomas, in this week's podcast.  Also, see below for the latest news on our iPhone SDK book.  —  Ubuntu Kung Fu In Print and Shipping
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Is Chrome a security risk?  —  My lovely bride of 30 years worked from home yesterday, hoping to save our city some gas.  —  An e-mail came in from her administrator around mid-day which she decided to share with me.  —  It told all users to shut down Chrome.  —  The e-mail called Chrome a security risk.
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Yahoo Overhauls System for Selling Display Ads  —  Yahoo announced on Wednesday the details about its system to buy and sell display advertising online, with the hope that the company can dominate the display ad market in the same way Google steers the search market.
Discussion: MediaFile and Lost Remote
cellular-news:
China Mobile Seeking Cut-Down Version of Apple's iPhone  —  China Mobile is expected to officially launch the Apple iPhone on its network shortly - but with some of the functionality removed to comply with Chinese regulations.  The South China Morning Post, citing a report from the Daiwa Institute …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel WiMax to go live, will devices follow?  —  Intel's WiMax wireless technology will finally be unleashed in two weeks.  But it's not clear how big a following the technology has among device makers.  —  Intel and Sprint Nextel will team up to launch the first WiMax network in Baltimore on October 8 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Trademark Fight: Intel Is Worried You Might Think It Is A Chinese Travel Agency  —  Do these two logos look the same to you?  Is there the remotest chance that you might confuse Intellife Travel, a small travel agency in Santa Clara, California that caters to Chinese Americans and expats, with Intel the company?
Jason Nardari / Wellington Financial Blog:
Bell to Blackberry users: “Pay us or get lost!”  (Literally!)  —  A number of mobile-related blogs and message boards are starting to pick up on a story that based on an internal memo, in the coming weeks, Bell will begin to interfere with the GPS signal that late-model Blackberry units …
InfoWorld:
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Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
BBC adds radio shows to iPhone version of iPlayer  —  The BCC offers a wide range of its television programming through its iPlayer on-demand service, but the organization also makes much of its radio programming available on iPlayer as well.  Unfortunately, for most of this year …
Discussion: IntoMobile and paidContent
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Justice Department Says It Doesn't Want To Be Hollywood's Police Force; Senate Removes That Provision  —  from the good-for-them dept  —  This doesn't come as a total surprise, because the Bush Administration had said something similar last year about the House's ProIP bill …
Arn / MacRumors:
Inexpensive Atom-Powered ‘Netbooks’ Popular at Launch  —  CultofMac reports on the relative popularity of recently introduced “Netbooks” from Asus, Acer and Dell.  Amazon's top laptop sales list is now dominated by the $400-$600 devices, with Apple's $1299 MacBook being the notable exception in the top 10.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, DailyTech, Gizmodo and Engadget
BBC:
A sporting game  —  While most massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) are based on fantasy worlds, there is a growing trend for a new kind of game that merges the real world with the virtual.  —  Rather than taking on the persona of a mythical character who goes on quests …
John Fontana / LinuxWorld.com:
Red Hat beats earning estimates in Q2  —  Linux company reports revenue, net income up by double digits  —  Red Hat Wednesday slightly topped analysts' estimates by posting revenue for the fiscal-2009 second quarter of $164.4 million  —  Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters …
Discussion: The Register
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Oracle Embraces a New Hardware Partner  —  Oracle dealt a blow Wednesday to longtime ally Sun Microsystems by “entering the hardware business” in tandem with Hewlett-Packard.  —  Oracle, best known for its database software and related applications, showed off a pair of new server systems …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
T-Mobile Lifts Bandwidth Cap for Google Phone  —  T-Mobile raised some eyebrows Tuesday when it disclosed that buyers of its highly touted new Internet phone, the HTC G1 that uses Google's Android software, would face restrictions if they exceeded 1 gigabyte of cellular data a month.
 
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Yahoo Grenoble opens: roll out the purple carpet!
Discussion: WebProNews and paidContent
Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger outlaws text-messaging while driving
Discussion: CrunchGear, DailyTech and Gizmodo
Kelley Myers / adCenter Blog for Advertisers:
Welcome to the adCenter Learning Center
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and WebProNews
Mure Dickie / Financial Times:
Microsoft aims to undercut Chinese pirates
Discussion: The Open Road and CrunchGear
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
European Parliament Says No to Three-Strikes Law
Discussion: The Register, The Local, p2pnet and open
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BBC:
Police close file on BT's trials
Discussion: Epicenter
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
EA hit with class action suit over ‘Spore’
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Where Windows is #2 to Linux  —  Microsoft encourages us …
Discussion: Digg
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Don't drive iPhone developers away, Apple
Discussion: MacUser, Gadget Lab and The Register
 

 
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