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12:50 AM ET, September 28, 2008

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Christina Warren / TUAW:
Rumor: Is the Apple TV being replaced?  —  We just got an e-mail from an anonymous Apple reseller, stating that they received an e-mail from Apple with instructions to remove all Apple TV displays and literature and to destroy them (which I assume means throw away the literature, send back the Apple TVs) by September 30, 2008 at 5 PM.
Jason Calacanis / Silicon Alley Insider:
Calacanis: Collapsing Economy Will Kill 50%-80% Of Startups  —  The following is reprinted from Jason's List, Jason Calacanis's email newsletter.  Sign up here.  —  (The) Startup Depression  —  Since stock market gyrations and the elections seem to be making everyone rightfully nauseous and depressed …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dan Kimerling / TechCrunch:
Stop Complaining about Apple and the App Store  —  This week there have been several stories on the blogsphere (here, here, and here, for example) which consist of developers complaining that Apple has rejected an iPhone application that they submitted to be part of the App Store in iTunes …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Hive Mind  —  As Google turns 10 years old, that important birthday sees the company more powerful than ever before.  With its competitors in disarray, the Big G seems likely to grow even further.  The secret to its success?  For me, it's what I've been calling the “Google Hive Mind.”
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Wal*Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection — only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans  —  Hey suckers!  Did you buy DRM music from Wal*Mart instead of downloading MP3s for free from the P2P networks?  Well, they're repaying your honesty by taking away your music.
Benjamin Sutherland / Newsweek:
My Blackberry As A Bomb Sniffer?  —  Expensive radiation detectors may not be as effective as widely distributed chips in cell phones.  —  From the magazine issue dated Oct 6, 2008  —  What do bananas, smoke alarms, toilets and large granite buildings have in common?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sue Decker Makes the Yahoogle Case and (Finally) Gets It Right  —  This week, it will be Yahoo stepping up the volume in the debate over the controversial Yahoo-Google advertising outsourcing deal.  —  And it could not come a minute too soon.  —  Yahoo has been unusually quiet about the issue …
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Shawn / TmoNews:
Android Pre-sale devices sold out  —  With an explosion of attention, the G1 took over the blogosphere this Tuesday.  A mere 4 days later, T-Mobile has sold out of their pre-sale stock of the G1.  Sources are telling us that T-Mobile planned on offering 60,000 pre-sale devices, but actual numbers may differ.
Jack Loftus / PC World:
Spore Hits 1 Million Mark Despite DRM  —  Electronic Arts reported last week that Will Wright's Spore has spread across the PC, mobile phones and the Nintendo DS to the tune of 1 million in sales since its launch on September 7.  —  Even more remarkable is the fact that the title …
Tim Westergren / Pandora:
CONGRESSIONAL EMERGENCY!!!  —  We're thrilled to let everyone know that the House bill passed!  Thanks to your incredible support we were able to overcome the NAB's efforts to derail us.  Phone calls rained into the congressional offices over the past 36 hours.  Just amazing.  —  We're not done.
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Former ESA Head: Game Journalists Helped Make Thompson  —  I can't imagine there is much love lost between the former president of the Entertainment Software Association and soon to be former attorney Jack Thompson.  While Thompson often publicly vilified Doug Lowenstein …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Scoble Top Tech Blogger/FriendFeed/Social Media List  —  This is my hand-picked list of the people who provide the most interesting tech blogging/tweeting/FriendFeeding.  All of these point to FriendFeed.  If you know someone who deserves to be on this list, please post their FriendFeed URL.
 
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads
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Nicholas Thompson / Epicenter:
Obama Calls For Rural Broadband in Debate
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AT&T's Pantech Matrix gets viewed and spec'd
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