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2:45 PM ET, September 2, 2008

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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Who cares about Chrome.  IE6 Has 25% Market Share  —  At my company, Kloudshare, a big part of what we are developing involves pushing boundaries of what browsers are expected to do.  Generally speaking this is the case industry wide as the web browser is becoming more and more a real application delivery system.
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Nick / Rough Type:
The cloud's Chrome lining
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Screenshots
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Price War Erupts For High-Speed Internet Service  —  The battle between cable and phone companies to sign up new customers for high-speed Internet service is heating up, creating fresh opportunities for consumers to cut their bills.  —  Verizon Communications Inc., which last quarter became …
Mykbibby / Mac Soda:
Is Steve Jobs Dying?  And Is Fake Steve Resurrecting?  —  I have been exchanging emails with Dan Lyons, the man behind Fake Steve, and he revealed some scary news.  I emailed him to tell him that Steve Jobs isn't dying like some believe, and that according to the New York Times, he's sick …
Discussion: Epicenter, AppScout and Valleywag
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple makes September 9 iPod event official  —  A trademark Apple special event will be held next week in San Francisco, and it looks like new iPods.  —  Apple has sent out invitations for a music-related event next week, and the smart money is on new iPods.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Beat and Infinite Loop
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhone: 8 million and counting  —  On Saturday, Aug. 30, the daughters of “BillH” bought an iPhone at an AT&T store in Sunnyvale, Calif. The next day, their father, an Apple investor from Minneapolis, reported on The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board (AFB) that the so-called IMEI number …
Google:
Now Showing: Video in Google Apps  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Video™ for business, a new application in Google Apps™ for sharing video in an organization in two easy steps — simply upload a video to Google Apps, and then invite others to view it.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Video for Business Launches: YouTube for Enterprise
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ads For Twits On Twitter (TwittAd Launches)  —  Do you have 53 followers on Twitter?  Shouldn't you be making money off of them somehow, selling their attention to the highest bidder?  Well, now you can with TwittAd.  You list how many followers you have and for how much you are willing …
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Hulu Launches Fall Lineup, Premieres Before TV Broadcast  —  Hulu on Tuesday announced that it has launched its Fall Premiere Lineup, which over the next seven weeks, will be the place to find season premieres of Prison Break, Bones, House, Heroes, The Office and 30 Rock.
John Leyden / The Register:
Zombie network explosion  —  Long shadow cast by SQL injection surge?  —  The number of compromised zombie PCs in botnet networks has quadrupled over the last three months, according to figures from the Shadowserver Foundation.  —  Shadowserver tracks botnet activity and the number of command and control servers.
Discussion: DSLreports
BBC:
Ultrasound to give feel to games  —  The power of ultrasonic waves has been harnessed to produce “virtual” objects in mid-air.  —  The field of haptics - integrating computing and the sense of touch - has been around for some time but has required gloves or mechanical devices to impart a sense of feeling.
Discussion: Gearlog and Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google white space petition: 13,000 signatures and counting  —  While Google throws its brand behind all sorts of projects, it hesitates to use its tremendous reach to corral users toward political goals.  But it did so in mid-August—and for the first time—when the company launched its “Free the Airwaves” campaign.
Randall Kennedy / Enterprise Desktop:
IE 8 consumes more RAM than Windows XP  —  exo.performance.network is declaring IE 8 to the be one seriously bloated piece of software.  Not only is it “fatter” than IE 7, it's also more resource-intensive
Discussion: exo.blog, Slashdot and TechSpot
PitchEngine:
Shure Introduces SE102MPA Sound Isolating™ Stereo Headset  —  New $99 Bundled Music + Mobile Accessory Turns “Everyday Audiophile” into “Everyday Superuser”  —  Quick Pitch … FULL RELEASE  —  Shure Incorporated today unveiled the $99.99 SE102MPA Sound Isolating™ Stereo Headset …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
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Michael Wolff / Vanity Fair:
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John Fontana / Network World:
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry OS 4.5 hitting mid-September for AT&T users
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Twintro: Twitter's ‘blind dating’ service
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Credit Card Companies Gagged Mythbusters Over RFID Vulnerabilities?
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iPhone doubles Web browser share
GamesIndustry.biz:
Frank Pearce: WoW's success has been “exhausting”
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony floats waterproof Bravia XDV-W600 1-Seg TV for the bath
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The BOFH lives: 88% of IT workers would steal data if fired
Discussion: WebProNews and Gizmodo
PC World:
Growth in Symbian Phone Sales Continues to Slow
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
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Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron 910 Gets Release Date: This Friday, September 5th.
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
MLB Hits It Out of the Park Online
 

 
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Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

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