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12:45 AM ET, September 8, 2009

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Matt / WordPress.com 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.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
WordPress Just Made Millions of Blogs Real-Time With RSSCloud  —  All blogs on the WordPress.com platform and any WordPress.org blogs that opt-in (using this plug-in) will now make instant updates available to any RSS readers subscribed to a new feature called RSSCloud.
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.]
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 YourHackerz.com.  —  And for only $100, YourHackerz.com provided Cioni …
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sticky Situation of the Month: Ex-Yahoo Communications Head (and “Peanut Butter Manifesto” Scribe) Garlinghouse to Helm Similar Unit at AOL  —  In the ongoing game of musical chairs among top managers at Internet companies, former Yahoo exec Brad Garlinghouse-famous for his controversial …
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.
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
New Monopoly game is streets ahead  —  Players can buy whole streets and construct everything from castles and skyscrapers to prisons and rubbish dumps  —  I last played Monopoly with my sister, her boyfriend and some friends over a year ago.  We started happily enough …
Daniel Clancy / European Public Policy Blog:
Bringing the world's lost books back to life  —  Today I am attending the European Commission's information hearing in Brussels on Google Books's agreement with American authors and publishers.  This offers us a wonderful opportunity to clear up misunderstandings and further explain the opportunities offered by the US Agreement.
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Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong  —  In the mobile OS world, Google's Android is still a challenger but with the amount of devices that will be running the system that are due to come out in the coming months alone in combination with its open approach it is definitely a contestant to watch closely.
Wall Street Journal:
Are Dictionaries Becoming Obsolete?  —  Do we still need dictionaries in the age of Google?  —  Dictionaries are, after all, giant databases of words compiled by lexicographers who investigate word usages and meanings.  —  These days, however, Google is our database of meaning.
Discussion: Mashable!
PhysOrg.com:
Find Local Rideshares Quickly via Mobile Phone  —  (PhysOrg.com) — In spite of rising energy prices, many car drivers in large cities still ride alone.  The OpenRide mobile ridesharing service aims to save them money while reducing the amount of traffic and thus the burden on the environment.
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pre to see Price Cut to $150?  —  So, the HTC Hero is coming to Sprint at $179.99, and the Pre is still at $199.99.  What is Sprint to do?  How about lower the price of the Pre by $50?  Thanks to a generous tipster working at a Sprint “indirect partner retail dealer” …
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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