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10:20 AM ET, September 8, 2009


 Top Items: 
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Technical issues could delay iPod camera upgrade [u]  —  Just days before Apple is expected to unveil its new line of iPods, multiple reports are suggesting that some of the widely anticipated camera-equipped media players could be delayed due to technical difficulties.  [Updated with info from Hardmac.]
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable Move Of iTunes To The Cloud  —  Here we are on the eve of another Apple event.  There is never a shortage of hype surrounding these, but this one may have a bit more than normal because of the possibility that it could be Apple CEO Steve Jobs' first public gig since returning …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:   Apple's Sept. 9 music event: What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?
T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger  —  T-Mobile and Orange plan to merge their UK businesses, creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers.  —  The deal between Orange-owner France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK will see a business with sales of 9.4bn euros (£8.2bn; $13.5bn).
Rupert Goodwins / CNET News:
Orange, T-Mobile to unite in U.K. merger
Discussion: Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom Form U.K. Mobile Joint Venture
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Intel shows off PCs, servers built on Lynnfield processors
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Electronista
Intel Introduces Core™ i7, Xeon® 3400 and First Core™ i5 Processors
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Finally Goes Native With An iPhone App  —  Despite having one of the most popular online photo services in the world, Flickr has done things the hard way on the iPhone.  That is to say, for browsing photos they've made you go through their optimized website, and for uploading you had to do it through email.
Important update!  —  Unfortunately Apple this night pulled the C64 App from the App Store.  We had agreed with Apple to remove basic from the application, but as we believed it would be possible to convince Apple to let it in later on, we left it in the app to be activated remotely by us when we had “go” from Apple.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
iPhone C64 Emulator Approved by Apple, Removed Again for Hiding Banned Feature
Om Malik / GigaOM:
To Revive Its Fortunes, AOL Will Acquire or Partner With Startups  —  Brad Garlinghouse, formerly a senior vice president at Yahoo, is joining AOL as its president of Internet and Mobile Communications, which includes AOL's e-mail and instant messaging.  He will be heading up AOL's Silicon …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sticky Situation of the Month: Ex-Yahoo Communications Head (and …
Matt / News:
RSS in the Clouds  —  RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it's a way for people to subscribe to updates to your blog using a client like Google Reader or Bloglines.  You may not know what RSS is but chances are people are using it to read your blog.  We track over 50,000,000 posts read via RSS every week.
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web:
RSSCloud  —  Interesting.  WordPress just added RSSCloud …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
James Boyle / Financial Times:
A copyright black hole swallows our culture  —  Librarians call it the 20th-century black hole.  The overwhelming force is not gravity but copyright law, sucking our collective culture into a vortex from which it can never escape.  —  That culture includes millions of books Google wants to make available online.
Discussion: New York Times and paidContent
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Exchange Support  —  Windows Enthusiasts like to spin Apple's support for Exchange on the iPhone and in Snow Leopard as endorsement of Microsoft in the server space.  From another angle, Apple is reducing its dependance upon Microsoft's client software …
Discussion: Macworld and Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AIM Now Goes Both Ways (With Twitter And Facebook)  —  In July, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) embraced the stream in a new beta (for both Windows and Mac) and started moving beyond simple IMs.  You can now see your Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with AIM buddy updates and feeds from other services.
Discussion: Softpedia News and, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Services' E-Mail Hacking Illegal, but Officials Need More Than That to Prosecute  —  When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became obsessed, federal prosecutors say.  So she turned to  —  And for only $100, provided Cioni …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Tattoo (aka, Click) brings Android, Sense UI to all  —  This one sure took awhile but the oft leaked HTC Click has been renamed and kicked out the door as the Tattoo.  While HTC is light on specs with the press release, we know it has a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5-mm headset jack, and microSD expansion.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Foxconn Developing Inexpensive, Arm-based Smartbooks
Discussion: Fast Company and Liliputing
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Has Anyone's iDisk Been Upgraded To 2TB?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Russia drops XP investigation
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Spotify App: iPhone versus Android
Discussion: and Spotify, Thanks:stuartmiles
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory:
WSJ reports OIN to acquire former SGI patents (via Microsoft)
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TG Daily
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Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong