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8:55 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mint: The easiest way to manage your personal finances  —  Mint, a long-awaited online tool for managing your personal finances, has launched today.  —  For those who have used Quicken or other traditional personal accounting software to manage your checking, savings and credit card accounts, Mint will be a relief.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps  —  Session five as follows, including our live notes.  Commentary by Mark Hendrickson and Duncan Riley.  —  Xobni  —  Xobni products aim to improve the way users organize, search and navigate their email.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Email company Xobni launches, may steal Techcrunch prize  —  (Update: CEO Matt Brezino tell us the response has been so strong that he's closing open access and will make it invite-only this evening.  Hurry!)  —  Xobni Insight, a new email service that sits on top of your Outlook, launches today at Techcrunch40.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics  —  Session six as follows, including our live notes.  —  Spottt (Adbrite)  —  Spottt helps like-minded sites promote each other for free.  Just put a Spottt on your site, blog, or MySpace profile.  Every time you show someone else's ad, they'll show yours.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint: Solid but incomplete online personal finance  —  Mint is an online financial management service, clearly designed to compete with Intuit's Quicken and Quicken Online.  Unlike many of the existing online banking and budgeting products, you won't run out of gas with this product too fast …
Discussion: Download Squad
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
New launches: Mint, Spottt, Kerpoof, ZocDoc & more
Discussion: Webware.com
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Agam Shah / InfoWorld:
Intel chips to shrink to 32-nanometer process  —  (InfoWorld) - Intel said Tuesday it will ramp up performance and energy efficiency in its microprocessors by using a 32-nanometer process technology starting in 2009.  —  During a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco …
Discussion: New York Times, ChipLand and Neowin.net
Nick Baum / Official Google Reader Blog:
Breaking up isn't hard to do  —  We don't know how to tell you this, but it's time that we break up.  It's just that we're different now.  People can search.  They can share what they read.  They can even see trends about what they read, and how often they do it.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks  —  'It's a cat-and-mouse game,' says CEO in London  —  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said today that it's his company's job to stymie hackers who try to unlock the iPhone — the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts …
Discussion: WinBeta
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Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Apple unveils launch of £1,000 UK iPhone
Discussion: p2pnet and Financial Times
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Vista SP1 Will Install XP  —  Redmond, WA - In response to customer demands Microsoft announced that instead of patching bugs and improving features of Windows Vista in the next service pack release, they would just install XP.  —  "We're focused on giving the customer what they want …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Vista Service Pack 1: XP
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  FlowPlay  —  FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 7: Rich Media & Mash Ups  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  XRT3D  —  XTR3D develops software that lets users interact with computers and gaming consoles using 3D human motions.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and CrunchGear
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   Session #7 - Rich Media & Mash Ups
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment  —  After being overrun with spam and fake profiles, Hot Or Not has decided to reverse course and end their free dating experiment.  According to an email from founders Jim and James: … The site will return to a model of free memberships …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Virtual Economics
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Valleywag:
Hotornot: Dating site not so hot with advertisers?
Reuters:
Murdoch making the case for free WSJ online  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday that he was leaning toward making online Wall Street Journal free, but had made no decision yet.  —  Murdoch, whose company has sealed a deal to buy Journal publisher …
Fred / A VC:
Tough Times Ahead For The Web?  —  I was meeting with a web entrepreneur yesterday.  It's something I do at least five to ten times a week.  —  This entrepeneur said 'but I worry that the coming downturn might have a negative impact on my business plan.'  —  Not 'a possible coming downturn', it was 'the coming downturn.'
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple to Introduce Faster iPhone Next Year  —  Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) will deliver the next version of the iPhone early next year, TheStreet.com has learned.  —  A faster third-generation, or 3G, iPhone will be available sometime in the first quarter, say people familiar with the production plans.
 
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Paula Musich / eWEEK.com:
Opsware Injects Automation into Data Center
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Free phone calls with startup's $399 box
Stephen Shankland / Crave:
USB 3.0 brings optical connection in 2008
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LetsGoDigital English Edition:
Hasselblad H3D II
Discussion: Crave, Engadget and Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Fix a cracked iPhone screen on the cheap
comScore:
comScore Media Metrix Releases Top 50 Web Rankings for August …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Hands-on with the O2 iPhone
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report:
Facebook Considered Harmless
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Big Changes Afoot at SEOmoz
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Cheap-to-Build nano