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8:15 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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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 …
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.
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 …
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
VIDEO: Sergey Brin on Why Google's Launching a Browser  —  Google's Chrome browser is now officially available here.  I'm afraid I haven't had a chance to try it, though I hope to a little later; meantime, here's an early review from Walt Mossberg of the Journal, who has had a week to test it out.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   GetClicky Analytics Service Tracking 2% Google Chrome Usage
The Register:   Google's comic capers: what they really meant to say
Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Chrome tops IE, Firefox in Acid3 test
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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Engadget
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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 …
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).
Discussion: The Invesp Blog
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 …
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
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
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Vanity Fair Magazine Has Just Announced Its 2008 ‘New Establishment’ Power List.  So How Did the Videogame Industry Fare?  —  Between penetrating interviews and marathon gaming sessions, the staff of Level Up has been known to click over to The Drudge Report for up-to-the-minute headlines in news, politics and gossip.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Stock Is Like a Falling Knife  —  And BoomTown has to wonder who is going to try to catch it without getting sliced and slashed.  —  As we noted earlier about Yahoo's dicey situation, in a back-to-school post about what various Internet companies need to focus on in the months ahead:
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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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
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
NebuAd Loses CEO, Won't Admit Defeat
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P traffic drops as streaming video grows in popularity
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Songza Rocks the College Scene
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Hines / eWeek Security Watch:
ICANN Not Vetting Registrars
Discussion: The Register
Om Malik / GigaOM:
We Have a New CEO!
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Marin Perez / InformationWeek:
FCC To Test Free Wi-Fi For T-Mobile Interference
Discussion: TechSpot
Rebecca / Hulu Blog:
Catch the Fall Premieres on Hulu
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Amazon Takes On Wikipedia With Editable Music Data
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broadband price war brews
Discussion: Techdirt, Telecompetitor and GigaOM
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Connect Wordpress Plugin Leaked