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3:20 PM ET, September 30, 2008

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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.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple still better positioned than most, firm says
Discussion: MacBlogz and Cult of Mac
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Citi Cuts Estimates on Apple, Price Target Cut to $170
Discussion: Macsimum News and Inquirer
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
RealNetworks Files Suit Against Hollywood Over RealDVD  —  RealDVD hasn't even been available for more than an hour and already Hollywood studios are upset about the ramifications it could have on the industry.  —  According to a statement released by RealNetworks, it has filed suit …
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
SocialText 3.0 blends Facebook, Twitter, and the Enterprise  —  SocialText 3.0 is (or will be in the near term) an enterprise mashup of Facebook, FriendFeed, enterprise microblogging, and the wiki.  If you were to take any one of these constituencies - social networking, conversation aggregation …
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Rob Hof / Tech Beat:   Socialtext 3.0: Will Wikis Finally Find Their Place in Business?
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:   Hello Socialtext 3.0!  —  This morning Socialtext launched Socialtext 3 …
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.
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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.
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 a staple …
Discussion: AppleInsider and AppScout
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Clearspring Plus AddThis-But Does That Add Up to a Real Business?  —  In a move to dramatically increase its traffic and give it more tools to offer publishers, Clearspring Technologies said it will acquire AddThis, the top bookmarking and content-sharing tool on the Web.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Widget Platform Clearspring Acquires AddThis
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zoho Launches Its Application Marketplace  —  Zoho continues to carve a niche for itself among the giants in the software-as-a-service market.  The three-year old online application suite, which started off as a basic online version of Word, has grown to 1.2 million registered users and 500,000 unique monthly logins.
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.
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.
LG:
Full Touch Screen Handsets are No Longer Untouchable  —  Seoul, Korea, September 30th, 2008- LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, announces the launch of LG KP500 with an affordable introduction price never offered before.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Facebook Home Page, New Facebook Tagline Means Too Many Marketing Meetings At Facebook  —  Facebook launched more than a new iPhone app this evening - they also have a new home page (the page you see when you aren't logged in) and a new tagline.  Gone is all the descriptive language suggesting …
Discussion: RotorBlog.com
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Rolls Out Version 2.0 of their iPhone Application  —  After Facebook released v1.1 of their iPhone application, they promised that a bigger, badder v2.0 was in the works for September.  They cut it pretty close, but they've kept their word.  Just a few hours ago …
Spiegel Online:
German Towns Saying ‘Nein’ to Google ‘Street View’  —  Google's corporate slogan might be “don't be evil,” but some communities in northwestern Germany see something nefarious in the company's photographing all their streets and houses.  If they get their way, they will remain black holes in Google's ambitious mapping of the universe.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
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 …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Nasty web bug descends on world's most popular sites  —  ING, New York Times bitten hard  —  Underscoring the severity of of an exotic form of website bug, security researchers from Princeton University have cataloged four cross-site request forgeries in some of the world's most popular sites.
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Do we need a LinuxCon?  —  The Linux Foundation has announced it will host its own, user-and-developer conference in Portland next September, dubbed LinuxCon.  —  Having lost O'Reilly's OSCON three weeks ago the good people of Portland are thrilled, and my former co-blogger here, Joe Brockmeier, gave the press a statement of support.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Massive Warez Scam Architects Run For Cover  —  Two brothers who made millions from an empire of scam file-sharing sites have had their identities revealed.  Matt and Jake Dylewski mis-sold subscriptions to FullReleases.com and dozens of similar sites, misleading customers and motivating them to take action.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Next iPhone software update to deliver Safari, App Store tweaks  —  Apple last week began testing iPhone Software v2.2 beta 1, the next software update for the iPhone and iPod touch that will deliver, among other things, subtle interface changes to Safari and a new version of the company's App Store application.
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
The view from Silicon Valley  —  While Wall Street writhes in agony, how are things in the land of tech?  Well, maybe not business as usual.  But there are certainly worse places to be.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — The heads-down, can-do entrepreneurs, and libertarian-minded financiers …
 
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Dell bows new-look S1909WX, S1709W LCDs
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Chris Colin / San Francisco Chronicle:
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