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4:10 PM ET, October 12, 2008


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Arn / MacRumors:
Higher Quality MacBook and MacBook Pro Case Photos Leaked  — has posted a series of higher quality images of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro cases that were originally posted last week.  While there had been some doubts about the details of the blurry photo, these new images show every angle …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Document Confirms MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)  —  Apple has published a support document (PDF) specifically for the “MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)” models.  Besides the name, the document is not especially revealing.  It appears to be a service document when replacing the display on the new MacBooks.
Discussion: AppleInsider and I4U News
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New MacBook case leaks question FireWire's future  —  Clearer, more detailed leaks of Apple's next-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro cases have surfaced and reveal that Apple's once-preferred FireWire may be on the way out for its entry-level system.  —  Posted yet again on a Chinese site …
Apple dumping Intel chipsets for NVIDIA's in new MacBooks  —  Apple will announce as part of its special media event Tuesday a new family of MacBooks that will abandoned Intel's integrated graphics chipsets for those part of NVIDIA's new mobile platform, AppleInsider can confirm.
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / iTWire:
A Netbook-style clamshell for the iPhone is coming!  —  OLO - it's the name of what looks like a notebook or netbook computer, but in place of the trackpad, you slot in your iPhone - and use its screen as a trackpad instead!  Genius of an idea - or as dumb as the Palm Foleo that never was?
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Smart Startup Advice: Don't Panic - Profit  —  VCs and angels sent out a series of “look out!” warnings to their charges last week.  Now we're starting to see slightly more positive takes from other investors to their startups: Something along the lines of “Look out!  But take advantage of the openings”.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
TechCrunch Turns Into F**kedCompany 2.0  —  Some of my readers who missed the dotcom boom and bust from the early 2000s may not be familiar with F**kedCompany, a Web site that was dedicated to gloating about layoffs and other misfortunes at Web companies as the tech bubble popped.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Amid the Gloom, an E-Commerce War  —  WHEN the e-commerce giant eBay emerged from the last recession seven years ago with an aura of invincibility, its chief executive, Meg Whitman, boasted that “eBay is to some extent recession-proof.”  —  As the online auctioneer's revenues and stock price kept climbing …
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
Phone Arena:
First look at the Moto Krave ZN4  —  One intrepid Verizon user was able to score a Motorola Krave ZN4 before it's official release next week.  So far he seems pretty happy with it saying “I am very impressed.  Motorola did a great job.  Solid fee.  Loud ear speaker.  Glass not plastic screen (just like iPhone).
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget
Mark / The Coffee Desk:
Microsoft's new ‘M’ programming language  —  In a software-centric world where we already have many, many languages to program in, from scripting to bytecode compiled languages, to frameworks on top of languages and embedded languages, now Redmond wants to bring ANOTHER language to the table, titled ‘M’ (for Microsoft?).
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Spotlight on Apple notebooks: 1989 to 2008  —  On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Apple will unveil the latest addition to a long line of portable computers that dates back nearly 20 years — to the ungainly, 15.8-pound “Macintosh Portable” that PC World named the 17th worst technology product of all time.  (link)
Discussion: I4U News
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse 2.0:
Google Android: 1.5 Million T-Mobile HTC G1s Have Been Pre-sold  —  Whoever thought Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) would not give Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a run for it's money when it comes to mobile handsets was wrong.  Later this month, Google will be releasing it's Android operating system on the T-Mobile HTC G1 phone.
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Lawrence Lessig / Wall Street Journal:
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