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7:40 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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Flash Seems To Be Coming To The iPhone.  But Is That A Good Thing?  —  When the iPhone was first released, there was an abundance of speculation over whether the phone's lack of Flash support would cripple its browser and give us something less than “the real web” that Apple had promised.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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.
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 …
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Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Microsoft says crisis will impact tech
Discussion: Technologizer
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
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.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
What The Hell Happened to Google (GOOG)?*
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
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: Cult of Mac and MacBlogz
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: MacRumors and AppleInsider
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AOL Beta Central:
AIM® for Mac Beta
Discussion: CNET News, Mashable! and MacUser
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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Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Hello Socialtext 3.0!  —  This morning Socialtext launched Socialtext 3 …
Discussion: Tech Beat
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.
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.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gadget Lab and Macworld
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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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.
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
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.
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
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Stallman is wrong when he calls cloud computing stupid  —  Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman spent yesterday condemning cloud computing and is calling for users to reject popular web applications.  He insists that reliance on web-based software poses a serious risk to freedom and privacy.
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.
deal architect:
“Last Mile” applications  —  Ray Wang, one of the analysts at Forrester I respect because he speaks his mind on the over-priced maintenance of large software vendors, writes at Sandhill.com about growing ISV ecosystems around the major vendors  —  “Consequently, major software vendors like IBM …
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
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 …
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
 
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
ATI launches sub-$60 4550, 4350; wraps up HD 4000 transition
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Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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Rogers BlackBerry Bold drops to $299 October 1st,
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Massive Warez Scam Architects Run For Cover
Discussion: Ars Technica
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Will Xbox 360 fans go for Jasper?
Discussion: Joystiq, CNET News and JOEyGADGET
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Next iPhone software update to deliver Safari, App Store tweaks
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