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9:45 AM ET, September 3, 2008

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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw  —  Google's shiny new Web browser is vulnerable to a carpet-bombing vulnerability that could expose Windows users to malicious hacker attacks.  —  Just hours after the release of Google Chrome, researcher Aviv Raff discovered that he could combine …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari  —  Google introduced Chrome in part because it wants faster browsing and the richer Web applications that speed will unlock.  So how does Chrome actually stack up?  —  Google's Chrome overpowers the other browsers on the five subtests …
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web  —  Brian Rakowski walks to the whiteboard in a small conference room in Building 41 on Google's Mountain View campus.  A lanky, gregarious man in his twenties, Rakowski is the product manager of a top-secret project that's been under way for more than two years.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
First Test of Google's New Browser  —  Google has introduced a new Web browser, called Chrome, aimed at wresting dominance of the browser market from Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  The move takes the Google-Microsoft rivalry to a whole new level.  If Google succeeds, it will be a big deal …
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
VIDEO: Sergey Brin on Why Google's Launching a Browser
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   GetClicky Analytics Service Tracking 2% Google Chrome Usage
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Chrome: Google's browser shines (mostly)
The Register:   Google's comic capers: what they really meant to say
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
Head to Head: Chrome vs IE 8
Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Chrome Eliminates Google's Middleman Problems
Discussion: AdAge and SearchViews
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell to Offer ‘Netbook’  —  Dell Inc. will soon introduce a mininotebook computer, people familiar with the matter said, entering into a fast-growing market for inexpensive, no-frills portables that offer Internet capabilities at low prices.  —  One person familiar with the matter …
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Dell Set To Unveil Mini-Notebook This Week  —  The upcoming Inspiron 910 is expected to support solid-state drives up to 16 GB, weigh as little as 2.2 pounds, and run either Ubuntu Linux or Windows XP.  —  Dell on Tuesday said it would unveil its first mini-notebook this week …
Nokia:
Highly anticipated Nokia N96 begins shipping  —  The Nokia N96 offers the most personalized mobile internet experience to date  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Want On The Digg Home Page?  That'll Be $1,200.  —  InvespBlog has published what it claims is an interview with a top Digg user - someone who has a 34% success ratio in getting submitted stories to the home page of Digg.  The Digg user isn't named - he or she says “I have a reputation to withhold” (we know what they meant).
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
eMusic chief criticises net download deal  —  The music industry's agreement with UK internet service providers to crack down on illegal downloading could threaten existing legal sites, according to eMusic, the closest rival to Apple's iTunes in digital music.
Discussion: The Register, paidContent and hypebot
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BBC:   Nokia launches music phone in UK
Rachel Beckman / Washington Post:
Facebook Ads Target You Where It Hurts  —  Maybe it's my age, my sex or the fact that it knew I was engaged, but the site decided I was a gal who needed to drop a few pounds.  And it wasn't shy about its tactics.  —  This was not a close friend taking me aside, telling me in gentle tones …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
There.com to add Mac support and Facebook plug-in  —  The virtual world, There.com, appears ready to reach for some new and broad audiences, announcing Tuesday night that it would finally be offering support for Mac OS X, as well as a new Facebook plug-in and an instant message application …
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe sets date for CS4 launch  —  Adobe on Tuesday said it will release an update to its flagship Creative Suite software bundle on September 23.  —  The company has offered few details of the planned CS4 release.  The current iteration of the suite, CS3, is offered in several configurations …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson releases SDK for Xperia X1 Panel Interface, panel download service in the works (updated: video)  —  We know what you're thinking — it's Windows Mobile 6.1 fool, we've got the developers kit already.  True, but not the SDK that allows developers to create custom …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Should software developers fear Facebook, Apple?  —  It's hard to think of Apple and Facebook as obstructions to innovation and the free flow of information, but that's exactly what the companies could become one day, according to Jonathan Zittrain, a Harvard law professor and a proponent of free speech on the Web.
 
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Nikon Rumors:
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N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Vanity Fair Magazine Has Just Announced Its 2008 ‘New Establishment’ Power List.
Janet Murray / Guardian:
Why the delay in launching database?
Discussion: The Register
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8320 hitting AT&T this month, gets darker
Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
Controversy Snarls Upgrade Of Terrorist Data Repository
Ray C. He / Facebook Developers:
Enhancing Your IFrame-based Applications
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Prosper.com and peer-to-peer lending in the economic downturn
 Earlier Items: 
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
NebuAd Loses CEO, Won't Admit Defeat
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P traffic drops as streaming video grows in popularity
Brad Stone / Bits:
Songza Rocks the College Scene
Matthew Hines / eWeek Security Watch:
ICANN Not Vetting Registrars
Discussion: The Register
Om Malik / GigaOM:
We Have a New CEO!
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Stock Is Like a Falling Knife
Discussion: paidContent.org
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Amazon Takes On Wikipedia With Editable Music Data
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme