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11:10 PM ET, September 30, 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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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Adobe Flash player for iPhone due ‘soon’ if Apple approves  —  Adobe is nearly done with a version of its Flash Player for the iPhone that could be released ‘in a very short time’ if it passes Apple's App Store screening process, an Adobe official said this week.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo and Macsimum News
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   Adobe Speaks of Flash Player for iPhone
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:
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.
Discussion: Pandora, Feeds and AppScout
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Could a digital music royalty price hike force iTunes into subscriptions?
Discussion: CNET News
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Mashable! and Engadget
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.
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?
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Hot Spots Shows Publishers When Their Viewers Jump Ship
Discussion: Portfolio
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
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.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Ballmer sees global crisis hitting Microsoft  —  OSLO (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday the global financial crisis will sap consumer and business spending, affecting all companies, including his own.  —  “Financial issues are going to affect …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
AOL releases AIM for Mac 1.0 beta; world asks, “why?”  —  AOL hasn't really been a household name on the Mac for quite a while.  Since the ISP-cum-media-company's Mac download section began collecting dust long ago, Apple took up the task of building its own (great) AIM client that became …
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacRumors
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Electronista:
Dell bows new-look S1909WX, S1709W LCDs  —  Dell brought the newer, rounded designs of its larger displays to the entry level on Tuesday by introducing the 19-inch S1909WX and the 17-inch S1709W.  In contrast to the 16:9 ratio S2409W, the new LCDs use a more traditional 16:10 …
Discussion: Crave, TG Daily, Engadget and SlashGear
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
The survey that squashed Apple  —  When RBC Capital analyst Mike Abramsky downgraded his Apple rating on Monday — helping spark the sharpest selloff in the company's shares in eight years — he cited a survey that RBC conducted with ChangeWave that suggested that sales of Apple's hot-selling computers were cooling off.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM White Paper: The Facts & Fiction of Bandwidth Caps  —  Beginning on Wednesday, Comcast, the largest broadband service provider in the U.S., is going to start capping the total amount of data you can transfer using their broadband connection — to 250GB per month.
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Superhero support available at Dell  —  ‘Iron Man’ can be preloaded on newly purchased PCs  —  PC manufacturer Dell and Paramount Pictures are opening a new front in digital distribution Tuesday with an offering allowing consumers to order “Iron Man” preloaded into newly purchased computers.
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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