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3:37 AM ET, October 1, 2008

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Jens C Brynildsen / Flash Magazine:
FLASH FOR THE IPHONE CONFIRMED AT FOTB  —  At the Flash On The Beach (FOTB) conference in Brighton, Sr. Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems Paul Betlem, confirmed that Adobe is indeed developing a Flash Player for the iPhone.  However, Apple calls the shots as to when it'll be available.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Adobe Speaks of Flash Player for iPhone … Guess what?  Apple isn't going to publish it.  —  Think about it: If there were a Flash player for the iPhone, you could write games and other software in Flash rather than in Cocoa Touch.  And you could sell games and apps directly for the Flash player …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Adobe Flash player for iPhone due ‘soon’ if Apple approves
Discussion: VentureBeat and Gizmodo
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Apple's digital music showdown  —  A ruling this week could force online music sellers to pay publishers more money - as an Apple threat to close iTunes looms.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — For five years, Apple's iTunes Music Store has been the Internet's most successful music store.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Would Apple really shutter iTunes? Unlikely
Discussion: TeleRead
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Could a digital music royalty price hike force iTunes into subscriptions?
Reuters:
Nasdaq probing possibly “erroneous” Google trades  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The operator of the Nasdaq Stock Market said it was investigating “potentially erroneous transactions” involving shares of Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which appeared to plunge as low …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Stock Falls $200 As Market Closes  —  Apparently more than a few traders had heart palpitations today.  As the market closed, Google's share price appeared to fall apart, falling to $200 from an opening price of $396.  At least that's what the Nasdaq ticker showed.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Netflix API Launches Tomorrow - Here's What it Will and Won't Include  —  The much-awaited Application Programming Interface (API) for movie site Netflix will launch tomorrow, according to an email from the company.  As HackingNetflix found out last week, the launch event will occur at the AJAX Experience conference.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
StumbleUpon 2.0: Good-bye, software toolbar  —  On Tuesday night StumbleUpon is changing the way users interact with the service, ditching the need for a software-based browser toolbar in place of a small frame that loads on top of the Web site you're on.  Users with the toolbar installed …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will StumbleUpon's New Web Look and Feel Give It Web Wings?  —  While rumors of its impending re-sale have apparently been greatly exaggerated, what's true about StumbleUpon is that its new Web-centric look and feel and a new partnering program represent a major shift for the online discovery service.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Toxic Mac Pro's emitting benzene?  —  Mac Pro owners, listen up.  —  A french newspaper Liberation.fr has published a report (English translation) stating that Mac Pro owners run the risk of getting diseases as dangerous as leukemia (blood cancer) simply by using their computer.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Try Google Search As It Was in 2001  —  In honor of their tenth birthday*, Google brought back their search engine the way it was many years ago, in January 2001.  Below an old-school Google logo (in 2001 they were actually already using a newer one) the input box invites you to search through “1,326,920,000 web pages”.
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Shirin Oskooi / The Official Google Blog:
2001: A search odyssey
Discussion: TechCrunch and Technologizer
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Sneaky ad startup Jellycloud deflates, taking $50 million-plus with it  —  The online-ad network market is clogged with startups; most are bound to fail.  But no death may be greeted with more joy than Jellycloud, the latest incarnation of Gator, a startup whose software was caught spying on users.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Pandora, Webcasting see victory in Senate  —  The U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon passed the Webcaster Settlement Act, the legislation that lays the groundwork for Web radio stations to negotiate reduced royalty rates for the songs they stream over the Web.
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
Skype 4.0 beta 2  —  This evening Skype has Tomorrow Skype will release the second beta of Skype 4.0.  Skype 4.0 is an ambitious attempt by the company to redesign the Skype UI to better expose the features of Skype to end users, and to reduce confusion around how to use those features.
The Official Google Blog:
Your YouTube video: Hot or Not?  —  YouTube Insight has helped millions of you learn more about your YouTube videos and figure out when, where, and why your videos are popular.  But what if you could learn not just which of your videos are hot on the site, but which specific parts of those videos are hotter than others?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Andreessen joins eBay board  —  eBay said that Marc Andreessen will join the online auctioneer's board of directors.  —  The move, which is effectively immediately, brings some additional brainpower to eBay, which is trying to fend off rivals such as Amazon and Google.
Discussion: Business Wire and Epicenter
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Marc Andreessen Joins eBay Inc.'s Board of Directors
Anthony France / The Sun:
For sale: Second hand camera, good condition, contains top secret MI6 terrorist records and pics  —  A SECOND-HAND camera sold on eBay by a top MI6 agent held secret records used in the fight against al-Qaeda terrorists.  —  Names, snaps, fingerprints and suspects' academic records were found in the memory of the digital device.
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
In Shake-Up, AT&T Gives Wireless Chief Broader Role  —  AT&T Inc. is reorganizing its management, putting wireless chief Ralph de la Vega in charge of all consumer offerings as the telecommunications giant tries to better coordinate marketing of landline and mobile services in the face of stiff competition.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The State of iPhone Satisfaction  —  The agony (occasionally) and ecstacy (frequently) of using an iPhone, as reported by 2150+ respondents to our exclusive survey.  —  It's one of the most popular phones in history.  It's also one of the most controversial.
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft's Hotmail hybrid struggles to life  —  ‘Classic’ meets ‘full,’ fails to show  —  The long-awaited merger of Microsoft “classic” and “full” Hotmail services has got off to spotty and painful start.  —  Hotmail users are complaining of confusing layouts and cumbersome features …
Discussion: Download Squad
Jeff Meisner / E-Commerce Times:
Intel Stands Firm as Wall Street Wobbles  —  Intel appears to be flying above the storm on Wall Street.  Based on the company's robust cash flow, Piper Jaffray analyst Gus Richard has upgraded its stock to buy.  “We're going through a rough economic time, but if I had money lying around …
Discussion: CNET News
Royal Pingdom:
Facebook set to overtake MySpace in the US within a month  —  Facebook passed MySpace in worldwide traffic a while ago, but MySpace has kept dominating the US market.  Well, it looks like that is about to change really soon.  —  Within a month (or two at the most), if the current trend holds …
Discussion: The Social, All Facebook and WebProNews
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD says new ‘Shanghai’ chip is ready to go  —  AMD said Monday it is set to roll out its next-generation “Shanghai” chip—minus the mistakes of the last generation.  —  The No. 2 processor maker wants to make one thing crystal clear: Shanghai is not Barcelona.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Cox Disconnects Alleged Pirates from the Internet  —  The anti-piracy lobby has been putting pressure on ISPs to act against customers who download copyright infringing content.  Thus far, most ISPs have simply forwarded the takedown requests they receive, but Cox Communications is taking …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Interview: MediaNews' Singleton On What's Ailing Newspapers: It's The Economy, Not The Internet  —  It's been a rough few years for the newspaper business.  With the migration of readers and advertisers from print to online, and then the past year's economic downturn and market meltdown this month …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple executives awarded $122 million in stock grants  —  Apple last week granted more than $122 million in restricted stock-based compensation to members of its executive team for their current and future efforts in driving the company's success, regulatory filings with Securities and Exchange Commission show.
Discussion: MacBlogz
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
EA Axes Tiberium For Not Meeting Standards  —  Following word in July that EA's Command & Conquer-based squad shooter, Tiberium was getting shifted back to 2010, comes word that the game has been officially killed and some staff let go, the publisher confirmed with Kotaku today.
 
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