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3:35 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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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Chrome - first impressions  —  I spent an hour this afternoon at Google's London HQ getting a first look at its new browser, Chrome.  So here are a few hurried first impressions...  The first thing you see when you open the browser is a clutch of snapshots of some of your favourite websites, garnered from your search history.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meet Chrome, Google's Windows Killer  —  Make no mistake.  The cute comic book and the touchy-feely talk about user experience is little more than a coat of paint on top of a monumental hatred of Microsoft.  —  Chrome, the Webkit-based Google browser that launches tomorrow at Google.com/chrome …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Is there anything original in Google Chrome?
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Live-blogging the Google Chrome announcement
Discussion: Hack a Day, TechCrunch and BoomTown
Nick / Rough Type:
The cloud's Chrome lining
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Revamped Google Picasa site identifies photo faces  —  Google wants to help you put a name to that face.  —  With a face recognition feature set to launch at noon PDT Tuesday, Google's Picasa Web Albums will help users label their photos with the names of subjects.
Tom Krazit / CNET News - Apple:
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.  —  (Credit: Apple)  —  Updated 10:30 a.m. PDT after having a chance to catch my breath.  —  Apple has sent out invitations …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
New iPods Coming on September 9, Apple Let's Rock Event  —  The new iPods will come on September 9, as expected.  Apple has sent us an invitation to the event, which will happen at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Obviously, it's about the iPod.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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Ulysses King / Kyte Blog:
New features on the Kyte Platform!
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Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
Oracle buys ClearApp for SOA management
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Microsoft downplays BitLocker password leakage
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Republicans wire Xcel Center for political convention
Michael Wolff / Vanity Fair:
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John Fontana / Network World:
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Credit Card Companies Gagged Mythbusters Over RFID Vulnerabilities?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google white space petition: 13,000 signatures and counting
Tom Espiner / CNET News - Apple:
iPhone doubles Web browser share
John Leyden / The Register:
Zombie network explosion
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The BOFH lives: 88% of IT workers would steal data if fired
Discussion: WebProNews and Gizmodo
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
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BBC:
Ultrasound to give feel to games
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron 910 Gets Release Date: This Friday, September 5th.