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12:20 PM ET, September 7, 2009

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Alex Pell / Times of London:
Tech news: For the smarter kind of bookworm  —  Asus, inventors of the netbook, is about to shake up the ebook world with the arrival of the world's cheapest digital reader  —  The world of ebooks is about to start a new chapter with the arrival of the cheapest digital reader on the market.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS planning dual screen Eee Reader: world's cheapest e-book reader  —  Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?  You betcha.  After catching an up close and personal glimpse at ASUS' dual panel touchscreen concept at CeBIT this past March, we soon forgot ASUS even had such a beast in the R&D lab.
Discussion: I4U News and Newlaunches.com
Andres Sehr / Spotify:
First look at Spotify on S60  —  Today is turning into mobile day here at Spotify.  You've had a few hours to play around with our iPhone and Android apps but we didn't want to leave out all those people who have a phone that runs the S60 mobile platform.  —  So here is a first look at a demo …
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
iPhone makes global loss, says report  —  While Orange and T-Mobile compete with O2 to sell the iPhone in Britain, a report by Denmark's Strand Consult reveals how it makes a loss for providers and struggles against other phones  —  Apple's iPhone is not the profit generating must …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Is the iPhone really the Paris Hilton of mobile phones?  —  “iPhone makes for worldwide loss” reads the headline in Sunday's Guardian, whose editors apparently missed the flurry of similar pieces that appeared three weeks earlier.  —  “Telcom operators hurt selling iPhones” was how Reuters handled the story, back on Aug. 17.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Life Recorders May Be This Century's Wrist Watch  —  Imagine a small device that you wear on a necklace that takes photos every few seconds of whatever is around you, and records sound all day long.  It has GPS and the ability to wirelessly upload the data to the cloud …
Discussion: Darren Herman
David Segal / New York Times:
Gadget Makers Can Find Thief, but Don't Ask  —  For decades, when an item was lost or stolen, a consumer went through three stages of grief: anger, mourning and acceptance.  You would be miffed, then sad and then you would move on, in large part because moving on was the only option.
Bloomberg:
Google Agrees to Give Europeans a Say in Books Deal  —  Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. will let two representatives from outside the U.S. join a board administering its digital books settlement as the owner of the world's most- used Internet search engine defends the deal today at a hearing.
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Daniel Clancy / European Public Policy Blog:
Bringing the world's lost books back to life
Discussion: Softpedia News
Lucy Cockcroft / Telegraph:
Facebook ‘enhances intelligence’ but Twitter ‘diminishes it’ claims psychologist  —  Spending time on the Facebook networking site could enhance a key element of intelligence that is vital to success in life, a psychologist has claimed, but using Twitter may have the opposite effect.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Mashable! and digg.com
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Mike Swain / The Daily Record:
Twitter turns you into a twit but Facebook makes you clever, says expert
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com
AppleInsider:
New AT&T specific features rumored for future iPhone update  —  Apple and its exclusive US wireless provider AT&T could soon deliver new carrier-specific features to iPhone users through a future software update in a bid to increase customer satisfaction.  —  At least one of the enhancements …
Discussion: I4U News and The iPhone Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Losing Its Religion: The New York Times Compromises  —  Two things that would end hypocrisy and make the world a better place: Priests should be allowed to get married, and the New York Times should update its Ethics Policy.  —  The venerable and vulnerable newspaper finally starts talking about the …
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Investors angry as Yahoo bosses cash in while company struggles  —  CEO and her team of executives have sold large tranches of stock while internet search engine struggles  —  Investors are questioning the long-term loyalty of Carol Bartz, who was parachuted in to run Yahoo nine months ago …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
What Now?  Q&A with Ex-Google China Chief Kai-Fu Lee  —  Kai-Fu Lee, who last week resigned as president of Google China, has launched Innovation Works, an incubator for Chinese IT startups.  It has been funded with $115 million, including from lead investor WI Harper Group and individual backers …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
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David Barboza / New York Times:   Google's Ex-China Head to Fund Start-Ups
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Privacy Policy Changes Hint at Public Launch of Mac, Linux Versions  —  It's been just over a year since Google surprised the world with a release of their very own web browser, Google Chrome, now the basis for the company's upcoming operating system.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business  —  These days in the halls of IT departments around the world there is a growing realization that the next wave of outsourcing, things like cloud computing and crowdsourcing, are going to require responses that will forever change the trajectory …
 
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Matt Peckham / PC World:
PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1
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Cameron Stewart / NEWS.com.au:
Huawei in ASIO's net
Discussion: The Register
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
News Corp launches global internal wire
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Are Open-Source Cameras The Way Of The Future?
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Google Japan fights concerns about Street View
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NTT DoCoMo eyes fully entering U.S. cell phone market next year
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