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11:20 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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox counters Google's browser speed test  —  Mozilla fought back on Wednesday with some performance results to show a forthcoming version of Firefox outpacing Google's new Web browser, Chrome.  —  During a launch event Tuesday, Google was eager to toot its horn about Chrome's performance …
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
TraceMonkey Update  —  We have been busy, mostly fixing bugs for stability, but also winning a bit more performance, since TraceMonkey landed on mozilla-central, from which Firefox 3.1 alpha-stage nightly builds are built.  Tonight's builds include a fix for the bug that ilooped a SunSpider test …
Discussion: John Resig
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GetClicky Analytics Service Tracking 2% Google Chrome Usage
Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Chrome tops IE, Firefox in Acid3 test
Discussion: Zero Day, The Register, PDA and bit-tech.net
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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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hell freezes over, new DirecTV HD TiVo on the way  —  We had to pinch ourselves and check to see if it was April 1st, because after three years of hearing TiVo fans complain that DirecTV killed off the HD DirecTV TiVo on its move to MPEG4, the satellite company has finally listened.
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
TiVo fans rejoice: HD, MPEG-4 TiVo returning to DirecTV
Discussion: Epicenter
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Unveils Blu-Ray Fall Lineup  —  TOKYO — Sony Corp. showed its fall lineup of Blu-ray disc players and recorders, as it prepares for its first holiday season after winning the next-generation format battle against HD DVD.  —  The Japanese consumer electronics maker said it was making available …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Sony Blu-ray Player Under Every Tree This Christmas? Not At $400
Discussion: Engadget
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.
Patrick White / Globe and Mail:
Service call gone awry leads to playwright's arrest  —  It's a story as old as the Internet.  —  You fire up your Web browser and all you get is some cryptic error message.  —  Try as you might, jiggling wires, pulling plugs and tossing keyboards, the Internet is down.  No Web.  No e-mail.
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).
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple, AT&T sued for over-saturating 3G network with iPhones  —  A San Diego-based lawsuit filed late last week alleges that Apple and its carrier partner AT&T have knowingly oversold iPhone 3G, promising fast speeds only to see a glut of customers bog down the network with devices that themselves are flawed.
Discussion: Gizmodo, iLounge and MacDailyNews
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 …
Discussion: The Social Web and ben barren
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
‘Happy Birthday to GNU’ marks 25 years  —  The Free Software Foundation has released Happy Birthday to GNU to celebrate the silver anniversary of the operating system.  —  The film, presented by actor/comedian Stephen Fry, offers a basic history of GNU's Not Unix (GNU).
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Live Mesh Windows Mobile client teased  —  At the Microsoft TechEd Australia 2008 conference keynote this morning, Dr. Neil and Amit Mital teased a very quick preview of the Live Mesh application running on a Windows Mobile Palm Treo Pro which should be publically available in the coming months.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and wmpoweruser.com
 
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple Could ‘Rock’ Cheaper iPods
Discussion: MacDailyNews
John Tanaka / IGN:
Sony Boosts PSP Networking Capabilities
verifone.com:
VERIFONE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT DYKES AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Should software developers fear Facebook, Apple?
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe sets date for CS4 launch
Discussion: Between the Lines
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson releases SDK for Xperia X1 Panel Interface …
Nikon Rumors:
3 lenses confirmed for Photokina
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
eMusic chief criticises net download deal
Discussion: The Register and hypebot
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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
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
There.com to add Mac support and Facebook plug-in
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8320 hitting AT&T this month, gets darker
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
NebuAd Loses CEO, Won't Admit Defeat
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P traffic drops as streaming video grows in popularity
Discussion: A VC
Om Malik / GigaOM:
We Have a New CEO!
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Stock Is Like a Falling Knife
Discussion: AppScout and paidContent.org