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5:10 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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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
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Adobe Flash player for iPhone due ‘soon’ if Apple approves
Discussion: Macsimum News
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Adobe official confirms Flash for the iPhone, says Apple will decide when
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
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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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Threatens to Close iTunes Store Over Possible Royalty Hikes
Discussion: 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 …
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Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Microsoft says crisis will impact tech
Discussion: Technologizer
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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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, MacRumors and AppScout
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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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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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Macworld
Dusanb / IntoMobile:
Samsung u430 lives on Verizon  —  Just as we expected, Verizon is now offering the low-low-end Samsung U430.  Two times “low” won't wet anyone's pants, but considering it will most likely be an entry-level device for its buyers, Samsung's baby deserves some respect, or not...
Discussion: Electronista, Crave and Engadget Mobile
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
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Photo Search  —  Google Image Search has a new option that allows you to restrict the results to photos: just select “Return images that contain photo content” from the advanced search page.  —  A simple way to find photos would be to restrict the results to JPEG files …
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 …
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“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 …
 
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple executives awarded $122 million in stock grants
Discussion: MacBlogz
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Network Management Doesn't Have to Be Evil
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Free Press
Royal Pingdom:
Facebook set to overtake MySpace in the US within a month
Discussion: WebProNews
Electronista:
Dell bows new-look S1909WX, S1709W LCDs
Discussion: Engadget and SlashGear
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
The view from Silicon Valley
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Massive Warez Scam Architects Run For Cover
Discussion: Ars Technica
Fred / A VC:
My Thoughts On “Startup Depression”
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Will Xbox 360 fans go for Jasper?
Discussion: Crave, JOEyGADGET and Engadget
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit: NFLPA conspired with EA to cheat retired players
Discussion: GamePolitics News
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Logging On for a Second (or Third) Opinion
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and rc3.org
Mark Evans:
Is Anything Off the Record?
Discussion: Toronto Star and WinExtra
Franz Josef Och / Google Research Blog:
Doubling Up  —  Machine translation is hard.  Natural languages are so complex and have