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5:35 PM ET, September 8, 2008

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Punit Soni / The Official Google Blog:
Bringing history online, one newspaper at a time  —  For more than 200 years, matters of local and national significance have been conveyed in newsprint — from revolutions and politics to fashion to local weather or high school football scores.  Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Marissa Mayer Demos Google's New Online Newspaper Archive Search
Kevin Rose:
Predictions for tomorrow's Apple event  —  It's been a couple weeks, so I thought I'd do a little roundup of my predictions/rumors:  — New design for the iPod Nano (this one)  — iPod price reductions  — 2.1 software on iPod Touch  — iTunes 8.0  — New audio visualization (this one)
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple looks to revive that special event magic  —  Other than football fans, there are probably few people in America happier to see the month of September than Apple executives.  —  Apple will look to put the last six weeks behind it with the expected launch of new iPods this week during …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft confirms Zune details  —  Updated 10:20 a.m., with pricing details.  —  With most of its news already leaked out there, Microsoft on Monday confirmed the details of its fall Zune lineup.  —  On the hardware side, Microsoft will beef up Zune's capacity, expanding the hard drive-based model …
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Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Zune feature: Download songs you hear on FM radio
Discussion: CNET News
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zune Gets New Features That Won't Help Sell Zunes
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Does DRM guarantee Spore is destined for extinction?  —  Will Wright's long awaited sim game Spore seems to have become the focus of a anti-DRM Internet flash mob who seem determined to sink the game on Amazon.com by dishing out poor ratings.  —  As things stand right now …
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Mark Desanto / Ars Technica:
Intelligently designed? Ars reviews Spore
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:   Gamers fight back against lackluster Spore gameplay, bad DRM
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Announcing The TechCrunch50 Finalists  —  We've gone through more than 1,000 companies to get down to the final 50 (okay, 52) that will present on stage at TechCrunch50 starting later this morning.  We will be covering all of the companies as they present onstage or shortly after.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Tuning in to Apple TV 3.0  —  Does Steve Jobs have a surprise in store for the analysts and reporters gathering in San Francisco for Let's Rock — the dog-and-pony show Tuesday at which Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to unveil the next generation of iPods?  —  Peter S. Magnusson hopes he does …
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Peter S Magnusson:
Apple TV 3.0 with Blu-ray and HD tuner (I wish)
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and MacDailyNews
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper  —  The Plastic Logic reader, left, has a screen the size of a sheet of paper for a copy machine.  Center, Sony's eReader; right, Amazon.com's Kindle.  The Plastic Logic device, which is yet to be named, can be updated wirelessly and store hundreds of pages of documents.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google makes waves and may have solved the data center conundrum  —  Google is pondering a floating data center that could be powered and cooled by the ocean.  These offshore data centers could sit 3 to 7 miles offshore and reside in about 50 to 70 meters of water.
Justin Yu / Crave: The gadget blog:
Intel releases pricing, details on solid-state drives  —  Less than a month ago, Intel announced its line of solid-state hard drives.  We didn't have much information at the time, other than a model number and a few benchmarks provided by Intel, but we're pleased to officially announce the X25-M …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Zillow, newspaper consortium launch ad network  —  Zillow.com, which in November 2007 teamed up with a consortium of newspapers to carry their listings on its real-estate site, has now expanded that deal to include the sale of ads on each other's sites.  —  Under the Zillow Advertising Network agreement …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Ashton Kutcher's Web Video Show: Blah Girls  —  I'm at the TechCrunch50 conference right now, where Ashton Kutcher is presenting his web startup.  Not only is this one a celebrity-driven startup, but it's about celebrities.  It's an animated web video show with interactive elements called Blah Girls.
Tranquil PC / Tranquil PC's Weblog:
Atom2 systems  —  Tranquil PC have announced the availability of LIMITED quantities of Atom2 (Z330) powered products.  —  Atom2 is not a single wafer, with shared resources, as you can see from the photo above, it's TWO Atom wafers !  —  Windows task manager will show you 4x CPU history graphs …
Telegraph:
Google's ‘Android’ Dream phone to hit UK  —  A new front in Silicon Valley's fierce battle for technology supremacy will be opened in Britain before Christmas with the launch of Google's first mobile phone venture.  —  Google's ‘Dream’ phone, which uses its much-hyped Android open-source operating system …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO launches Web series  —  Project features online celebs such as ‘lonelygirl15’ star  —  HBOlab, an experimental offshoot of the cable powerhouse focused on online programming, is launching a Web video series featuring a cast of the Internet's most popular entertainers.
David / TmoNews:
Sunday 3G surprise!  —  Well well City of Brotherly love residents, congratulations you are next in line for 3G love.  Details are limited and we're hoping Philidelphia readers can offer a little more insight but it appears that you have been selected as next in line for 3G love.
 
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Locksmith chains up iPod
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Peter Cohen / PC World:
EA to Release Harry Potter Game With New Movie in 2009
Discussion: Techdirt
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Digital TV transition kicks off in Wilmington, N.C.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Scientology fights critics with 4,000 DMCA takedown notices
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows Home Server version 2 to get a new revamped UI
Discussion: Electronista
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
HP claims 24-hour battery life for notebooks
Joe Weinman / GigaOM:
The 10 Laws of Cloudonomics
Discussion: Negative Approach
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Mozilla pushes out second Firefox 3.1 alpha
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Jason Mick / DailyTech:
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple brings iPhone, toothbrush, to Best Buy stores
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DEMO: Meet Alcatel-Lucent's Services Play
Discussion: Webware.com
John Oates / The Register:
London stock market floored by computer glitch
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Scoble Says “Everything Sucks”. A Bit Over The Top But Not Untrue
Discussion: HackingCough
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
New satellite to give Google Maps unprecedented resolution
Discussion: Valleywag
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility
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