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10:40 AM ET, September 9, 2009

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The Palm Pixi is official, headed to Sprint this holiday season — we've got hands-on and video!  —  The Palm Pixi has officially arrived, and if you're an avid reader of Engadget (you'd better be), this device should look a little bit familiar to you.  We first broke specs and images of the phone …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Palm Pixi Hands On: The Smaller Pre With A Better Keyboard and No Wi-Fi
Discussion: CIO.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Great Expectations Of An Apple Event  —  It's the night before an Apple event.  You know, the time just before the Apple Store being down sends ripples of excitement through the blogosphere.  Now's a time for one last reflection on the finalized rumors laid out in the past several hours.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's Only Rock and Roll Event Prelude  —  The word is that Apple's “secrecy machine” has been kicked back into high gear ever since you-know-who returned from you-know-what.  Anecdotal evidence backs that up: I've heard very little about tomorrow's “It's Only Rock and Roll” event.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Incredible Shrinking iPod Prices Undercut The Zune HD  —  We're still hours away from Apple's event today in San Francisco, but that apparently hasn't stopped the company from releasing some changes in its own store.  The main thing to note is the prices of the various iPod lines, especially the iPod touch.
Damian Koh / CNET News:
Apple iPod touch G3 and nano G5 leaked?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Revenue Dilemma  —  One thing every venture capitalist knows but rarely talks about is the “revenue problem” with hot startups.  When a startup is “growing like gangbusters” as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone told Bloomberg today, they tend to get a lot of attention from suitors.
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech
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Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
Twitter to Generate Revenue as Site Grows Like ‘Gangbusters,’ Stone Says  —  Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc., the Web site that lets people post 140-character messages, plans to add services for businesses that will generate revenue in the fourth quarter, co-founder Biz Stone said.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Finally Marries SMS And Email  —  A long requested feature of Google Voice was a simple one: forward inbound text messages to email.  Google Voice users get voicemails auto-transcribed and emailed to them, but text messages were not.  Users can read and respond to them online …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
US Government To Embrace OpenID, Courtesy Of Google, Yahoo, PayPal Et Al.  —  During the video interview with OpenID evangelist Chris Messina I recorded earlier this year at a German conference about the state of OpenID, he expressed his wish that the Obama administration would soon start …
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
TweetDeck adds MySpace support, directory of Twitter users  —  I just got off the phone with TweetDeck founder and former one-man team Iain Dodsworth.  In 2007, Dodsworth got sick of single-column Twitter clients and wrote his own application that took the complete opposite approach.
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Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
Tweetdeck Keeps Trying to Move Beyond Twitter
Discussion: Andrew Baron
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Snubs New York And San Francisco On 3G Upgrades  —  Don't count on getting the network speed boost your new iPhone 3GS is supposed to provide — until next year at the earliest — if you live in iPhone meccas New York or San Francisco.  —  AT&T announced new details on its network upgrade plans today …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Avid launches consumer versions of Pro Tools audio editing suite  —  Pro Tools is something of an industry standard when it comes to digital audio editing.  Sure, there are other applications for Windows, Mac, or Linux that are cheaper, or which can do many of the same things.
Discussion: Macworld
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Pre falls to $149.99 on Sprint  —  Nothing like the announcement of a new webOS device to spur a price drop on the first, is there?  The Palm Pre — which has held steady at the $199.99 on-contract price it launched at back in June — has finally taken a rumored $50 dip down to $149.99.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Everything You Need To Know About Salesforce's Service Cloud 2  —  In Salesforce.com's most recent earnings call, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff strongly emphasized that the Service Cloud, which was launched in January, was one of the fastest growing segments of the company's business.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
With Chinese game giant behind it, Riot Games raises $8 million for launch of hardcore online fighting game  —  Riot Games has raised $8 million in additional venture capital for its online fighting game.  The investment was led by Chinese social media giant Tencent, which plans to publish the game in China.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and GigaOM
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Socialtext Launches Mobile Version Of Twitter-Like Collaboration Platform  —  Collaboration platform Socialtext is taking its package of enterprise 2.0 services to the smartphone.  The startup has launched Socialtext Mobile, a web-based mobile version of the Socialtext collaboration platform.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft: Windows 7 not affected by latest flaw  —  Microsoft issued a formal security advisory late Tuesday on a reported zero-day flaw in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  However, the software maker also said that the flaw does not affect the final version of Windows 7, contrary to earlier reports.
Digital Photography Review:
Leica M9 and hands-on preview  —  Leica has officially revealed the M9 - a full frame version of its M-mount rangefinder.  The Leica M9, with its 24 x 36mm, 18 megapixel sensor is, according to the company: 'the world's smallest full-frame system camera.' The body is available …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Maemo 6 to get multitouch & gestures with Qt 4.6  —  If you needed another reason to look beyond Maemo 5 to its successor, Maemo 6, set to be released in around twelve months time, then how about multitouch and gesture-based input?  Nokia have confirmed that Qt 4.6 will be optimized for Maemo 6 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
One More Googler Gone: DoubleClick AdExchange Boss Michael Rubenstein  —  Google employs about 20,000 people, and I don't expect to write a story every time one leaves.  That said, here's another one: Michael Rubenstein, who ran DoubleClick's ad exchange unit and who was running the same project …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Comcast to offer 100 Mbps service to businesses  —  Comcast announced Tuesday it will offer 100 Mbps broadband service to businesses in the Twin Cities as the company increases speeds on its network as a result of network upgrades.  —  The company is offering the service over its newly upgraded Docsis 3.0 network.
Discussion: eWeek, DSLreports, GigaOM and TechVi
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Anonymized” data really isn't—and here's why not  —  The Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission had a bright idea back in the mid-1990s—it decided to release “anonymized” data on state employees that showed every single hospital visit.  The goal was to help researchers …
Discussion: AppScout and digg.com
Microsoft:
Tesco and Microsoft Bring Next-Generation Movie Experience to U.K. Consumers  —  New virtual DVD provides ability to download entertainment including movies with rich video quality, interactivity and bonus content previously available only on a disk.  —  Tesco, one of the world's leading retailers …
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and Engadget HD
CBC News:
Skype finally hits iPhones in Canada  —  Skype is finally releasing a downloadable application for Apple's popular iPhone in Canada, five months after doing so everywhere else.  —  The company, which was spun off last week by eBay to a group of investors in a $2-billion US deal, is making the app available on Tuesday.
Discussion: IntoMobile and The iPhone Blog
internetnews.com:
Dell Launches Easier-to-Manage SMB Servers  —  New servers, storage systems and UPS are all meant to cut management costs, which can be as much as 70 percent of IT budgets.  —  Dell today introduced new servers and storage aimed at the small and medium-sized business (SMB) …
Discussion: Linux.com
 
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