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6:35 PM ET, September 19, 2007

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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Google Gphone still on the way, say sources  —  Google will definitely launch its own-brand handset but has yet to finalize the handset's specifications, OS, production contractor and operating partners, according to sources at Taiwan handset makers.  —  Although market rumors previously stated …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
DigiTimes: Google will definitely launch its own branded handset
Discussion: Download Squad, PalmAddicts and Digg
John Spooner / ChipLand:
Intel wants you to put the Internet in your pocket  —  San Francisco—The next big thing for Intel is little.  The company has used its Developer Forum, here, to extol the virtues of its forthcoming handheld device platforms for allowing consumers to connect to the Internet.
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InfoWorld:
Laptop vendors to offer Centrino with WiMax next year  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Several laptop vendors plan to announce support for an upcoming version of Intel's Centrino platform that uses WiMax wide-area networking technology — but Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Apple are not expected to be among them.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Digg Goes Deeper with Social Networking  —  With its audience expanding and interests diversifying, the popular site is launching new features to help users find like-minded friends  —  When Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose launched Digg three years ago, the Web site attracted a community of like-minded people.
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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
DIGG: New Digg Profiles Launch
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Does Digg Want To Be Facebook?
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Murdoch's Choice: Paid or Free for WSJ.com?  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch hasn't completed his purchase of Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, but already Mr. Murdoch and Dow Jones executives are debating a key strategic question: Should the Journal fall in line …
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Earth to Newspapers: Abandon Fort Business.
Discussion: CCUCEO
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who's Afraid of Online Advertising?  —  A new McKinsey & Co. report called " How Companies Are Marketing Online" draws the astonishing conclusion that many advertisers are reluctant to shift dollars online — despite the massive shift of consumer attention online — because of the …
Discussion: MediaPost Publications and Adweek
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google breeders cross widget with ad, create gadget
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Uses Outdoor Billboards To Promote Goog411  —  Photo by Mike Blumenthal.  Used with permission.  —  Mike Blumenthal took a picture of a billboard ad in upstate New York for Google's free directory assistance alternative, Goog411.  This is interesting and amusing for a number of reasons.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Deutsche Telekom to Offer iPhone in Germany  —  Apple introduced its second European sales partner in two days Wednesday, revealing plans to sell the iPhone in Germany through T-Mobile, the wireless subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.  —  The Apple chief executive, Steven P. Jobs …
Discussion: Reuters
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Apple:
Apple and T-Mobile Announce Exclusive Partnership for iPhone in Germany
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Web host breach may have exposed passwords for 6,000 clients  —  Names, addresses and phone numbers also at risk  —  Layered Technologies has been targeted by malicious hackers who may have stolen passwords and other personal details on as many as 6,000 of its clients, the Texas-based web host provider warned.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
SAP Business ByDesign: first analysis  —  SAP's new A1S offering, formally called Business ByDesign, is intended for companies between 100-500 employees, which do not have deep vertical market software requirements.  SAP believes this $15 billion market will help SAP dramatically expand its business over the coming years.
Discussion: Computerworld and WSJ.com
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Dawn Kawamoto / ZDNet:
ByDesign, SAP introduces on-demand business
Discussion: Reuters and Business Week
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Zune 2 "source" leaks launch date and specs  —  Heads up, Zune fans — some new product is heading your way sooner rather than later, and we suspect there's more than a couple of things to get jazzed about.  According to reports from a "source" inside Microsoft, a new batch of Zunes …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Techcrunch40: Conference Review, How did Mint win? and many Thank You's!  —  Now that the first TechCrunch40 conference is complete, this post will serve as my final conference review and recap.  Some of the startups asked me about full, in-depth reviews.  I am going to do my best to review each …
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::  Business 2.0 Closed Due to Corporate Neglect, Ad Woes  —  Business 2.0 Closed Due to Corporate Neglect, Ad Woes  —  When the dot-com boom fizzled, the business magazines that covered that huge story similarly flamed out.  The Industry Standard closed, Red Herring went south, and Business 2.0 was on death's door.
Discussion: Mediaweek
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Death Of Moore's Law Is Greatly Exaggerated  —  Every so often, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore shows up for an interview, and it's only a matter of time before someone asks him about Moore's Law, and he says something along the lines of how shrinking chips is going to reach its physical limits at some point.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NBC Launching VOD Service — What about Hulu?  —  NBC will offer its top television shows as ad-supported downloads for up to a week after broadcast on a new service called "NBC Direct" that will launch this fall, the network is announcing today.  It seems we're not the only ones scratching …
Discussion: WebProNews and last100
 
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Intel To Compete In High-End Graphics Market
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple's fight against iPhone unlocks may result in expensive bricks
Discussion: CNET News.com
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Yahoo's Kay Skeptical about Local Verticals
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Secret of Intel's name revealed
Discussion: WinBeta
The Macalope / An Apple blog:
Always wait for something better. ALWAYS.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iPod games must be repurchased for new iPods
Discussion: iLounge and Mobility Site
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
P2P sites ridicule MediaDefender takedown notices in wake of e-mail leak
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
TGS 2007: Rumble Confirmed
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
AT&T Brings Out The BlackBerry 8820  —  Look at what the cat dragged in.