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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support  —  Earlier this year, we launched Google Sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.  Today, we're adding Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Push Gmail Finally Comes To The iPhone, No Thanks To Apple  —  Push Gmail support for the iPhone is finally here.  And you have Microsoft to thank.  —  No, Push support has not finally been added to Apple's Mail app for the iPhone, that would be too easy and make too much sense.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Has A Solution For Internet Explorer: Turn It Into Chrome  —  People hate IE6; they've made that abundantly clear on the web.  Unfortunately, plenty of people are still stuck using it for reasons such as their work not letting them upgrade.  So Google is doing something about it.
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google's Plan to Kill Internet Explorer?  Google Wave  —  Earlier today, we informed you about Google Chrome Frame, a Google plug-in for Internet Explorer that “seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.”
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Injects Itself Into Internet Explorer With Chrome Frame  —  Google just announced the launch of Chrome Frame, a new open-source project that will allow Chrome's rendering engine to run within Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8.  This plugin, which is available now …
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
Introducing Google Chrome Frame  —  Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.  —  We're building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave.
The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
Courier: First Details of Microsoft's Secret Tablet  —  It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet.  But maybe we've all been dreaming about the wrong device.  This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet.  —  Courier is a real device …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Courier tablet one of many Microsoft prototypes
Discussion: Technologizer and Reuters
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Goes Live With New Search Format  —  Yahoo has now gone live with its new search format.  There's nothing radical or “game changing.”  However, there are some nice upgrades and improvements.  Most prominently, it features a new left column that allows users to filter results …
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Daniel Roth / Wired News:
NetFlix Everywhere: Sorry Cable, You're History  —  It had taken the better part of a decade, but Reed Hastings was finally ready to unveil the device he thought would upend the entertainment industry.  The gadget looked as unassuming as the original iPod—a sleek black box …
Discussion: Telecompetitor and Daily Patricia
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Amazon.com to Sell Groceries to All of Seattle While Heeding Webvan Lesson  —  Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc., saying it's learned from the mistakes of supermarket-delivery failures, is expanding its fresh-grocery business to the entire Seattle metropolitan area in the next three months.
Discussion: TechFlash and NBC Bay Area
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Parties seek Google Books hearing delay; new deal brewing  —  The parties involved in the Google Book Search settlement have asked a federal court to postpone an October hearing to approve the proposed settlement while they work out a new deal  —  When the Department of Justice made it clear …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP unveils Skyroom video collaboration tool  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Looking to take advantage of tightened corporate travel budgets, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday showed the latest tech to come out of its labs, called Skyroom.  —  Unveiled together with Intel at the start of the Intel Developer Forum here …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Battles Entrepreneur Over ‘Pod’ Trademark  —  We assure ourselves that words will never hurt us, but they can cost a lot of time and money when it comes to trademark battles.  Take the story of Daniel Kokin, who is continuing to fight Apple over a three-letter word: Pod.  —  Not iPod, mind you — just “Pod.”
Arn / AppShopper.com:
Friday's Avalanche of Apps  —  At the end of last week we saw a massive number of App approvals on the iTunes App Store.  This resulted in a over 1300 apps (of which over 300 were games) appearing in one day alone.  We had heard Apple had had quite a back log of approvals, so hopefully, they have cleared the queue for now.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo's Bartz: Microsoft Deal Was “Very Clever”  —  Say this about Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: She promised to answer any and all questions at a New York press conference today, and she delivered!  The event, which was meant to highlight Yahoo's new $100 million marketing campaign …
Tim Anderson's ITWriting:
Intel gets into the App Store game - but where does Silverlight fit in?  —  Intel has announced its Atom Developer Program including a new app store.  The idea is to encourage a flow of applications that are well suited to netbooks, rather than general desktop applications that tend …
Discussion: Intel, Engadget and Mid Moves
Bloomberg:
Deutsche Telekom Said to Be Talking With Clearwire to Expand U.S. Networks  —  Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Deutsche Telekom AG is in talks to gain access to airwaves controlled by Clearwire Corp. and MetroPCS Communications Inc. as the German company seeks to expand U.S. networks, said two people familiar with the matter.
the nytpicker:
“I Am Not A Reporter!”  NYT's David Pogue Declares, Responding Angrily To Recent Criticism.  “Since When Have I Ever Billed Myself As A Journalist?”  —  Clearly stung by recent attacks over conflicts of interest, the NYT's technology columnist David Pogue used a podcast interview Sunday …
Discussion: Gawker
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Picasa Gets Face Recognition, Built-in Google Maps  —  I can never quite tell if Google considers its free Picasa image organizer/editor to be a Major Google Product-it doesn't update it all that often, or promote it as energetically as it might.  But it's announcing Picasa 3.5 today …
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom pulls further ahead of Aperture  —  The past couple of years at this time (see entries for 2007, 2008), independent research company InfoTrends has surveyed professional photographers* about their choices of raw image-processing tools.  It's interesting to check …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Five Stars Dominate Ratings  —  This graph fascinated us and so we wanted to share.  It shows the number of videos that receive specific star ratings: one star for when you loathe something, five for when you love it.  Judging from this chart, it looks like some of you are moved to rate videos …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
Twitter's Stone says no ads in 2009  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twitter has no plans to put advertisements on the popular microblogging site this year, co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday, amid a growing push for the 2-year-old Internet sensation to begin making money.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
AT&T notifies iPhone users of impending MMS launch  —  Wireless carrier AT&T began sending out text messages this week letting iPhone users know that multimedia messaging capabilities will be available on Friday, Sept. 25.  —  The free message sent from AT&T to subscribers reaffirms …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire: 'We're Not For Sale'  —  “The company is not for sale,” Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire told me in London on Tuesday, despite rumor, tweeted last week, that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) would buy the video platform for up to $700 million.  —  “We don't comment on rumor and speculation.
Discussion: paidContent and ClickZ, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Clay Shirky and accountability journalism  —  NYU Professor Clay Shirky published an essay, “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”, that suggested that journalists needed to radically rethink the assumptions that have made market-supported newspapers possible.  It was a bombshell, cited and commented on thousands of times.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Sprint opens its network to Android developers  —  Even though it's only got one Android device in its roster so far, wireless network operator Sprint today announced that it is turning over its network and product services to Android developers through the Sprint Developer Web site's new Android section.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Gelato brings real-time search to online dating  —  Online dating, meet the social network, meet real-time search.  —  That's essentially the elevator pitch of Gelato, an early-stage start-up that's presenting at the DemoFall 09 conference in San Diego this week.
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Store Discord May Result in Employee Walk-Out  —  Apple's retail stores carry the company's brand and culture around the world, but really, each location has its own personality based largely on the management staff.  Now, staffers at the Alderwood Mall (Wash.) retail store say their complaints about …
Emily Bryson York / AdAge:
How Pizza Hut App Got Role in Latest iPhone Spot  —  Chain One of Few Marketers to Receive Apple's Endorsement on TV  —  CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Pizza Hut's iPhone app will be featured in an Apple-sponsored iPhone commercial breaking tonight.  The pizza chain's app was the first for the fast-food space, released this past summer.
Discussion: mocoNews
MacNN:
Eminem lawsuit against Apple set to begin trial  —  Eminem's lawsuit against Apple and Aftermath Records, filed by the rapper's publisher Eight Mile Style, is set to begin trial on Thursday.  Each party has yet to agree on a settlement since the proceedings were initiated in 2007.
Discussion: Associated Press and Perez Hilton
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
WhoDoYouKnowAt: Because LinkedIn is Too Open  —  According to Lee Blaylock, founder and CEO of new business networking site WhoDoYouKnowAt, many business executives are reluctant to share their contact information publicly.  For this reason, a number of professionals are hesitant …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Paul Allen's Digeo sold for $20m
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New York Times:
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Intel announces Moblin 2.1 for phones
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