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6:00 AM ET, September 9, 2008

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Microsoft:
Zune Takes Music Discovery to the Next Level With New Ways to Find and Access Digital Music  —  Software update will enable Zune users to tag songs and buy music directly from FM radio and download and stream music on the go beginning Sept. 16.  —  Zune, Microsoft Corp.'s end-to-end music …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New Zunes arrive early with WiFi downloads, FM song tagging  —  The third-generation Zunes are out, but the software won't be arriving for another week.  After leaks forced Microsoft to play its hand today, we spoke with Group Marketing Manager Brian Seitz about the Zune platform …
Discussion: last100 and Gizmodo
John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit  —  Washington — The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Another Reason Google's Stock Crashed
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Yammer: A ‘Twitter for the enterprise’  —  I recently covered Socialcast, a “Friendfeed for business,” and liked it a lot.  It takes emerging social interaction models that people are just now getting accustomed to and adapts them for business.  —  Here at TechCrunch50 …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch50 Session 3: Enterprise  —  TechCrunch50's third session introduced four companies related to enterprise.  The judges for this panel were: Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff, Ash Patel, and Yossi Vardi.  You can see our coverage of the first panel here and the second panel here.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yammer Launches at TC50: Twitter For Companies
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Steve Jobs must be feeling better  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says Steve Jobs' physical appearance at Let's Rock — a widely-anticipated Apple special event scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT in San Francisco — will reassure investors and boost the company's share price.
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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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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Digitize Newspaper Archives
Discussion: Gizmodo and Colin's Corner
The Official Google Blog:
Another step to protect user privacy  —  Today, we're announcing a new logs retention policy: we'll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months.  We're significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory concerns and to take another step to improve privacy for our users.
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Miguel Helft / Bits:   Google Tightens Data Retention Policy — Again
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
TC50: Live-blogging the Peter Thiel interview  —  Peter Thiel is the legendary cofounder of PayPal, investor in Facebook and other numerous companies, and founder of top venture firm The Founders Fund.  Michael Arrington of Techcrunch is interviewing him now.  I'll be constantly updating.
Discussion: Webware.com and Valleywag
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Peter Thiel: Best Predictor of Startup Success Is Low CEO Pay
New York Times:
Google Strikes Partnership With NBC to Expand in TV Advertising  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google will begin selling ads on some cable networks owned by NBC Universal in a new partnership that will expand Google's efforts to become a force in television advertising, the companies said late Monday.
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Kylewar / Tales from the Microsoft Surface team:
Live from MSNBC...it's Microsoft Surface  —  If you were on the East coast this morning or just up real early on the West coast you might have seen Microsoft Surface in action on TV.  But this isn't just another news story about Surface, this morning a unit was deployed on the MSNBC set …
Discussion: Engadget, Channel 10 and CrunchGear
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
How Videogames Blind Us With Science  —  A few years ago, Constance Steinkuehler — a game academic at the University of Wisconsin — was spending 12 hours a day playing Lineage, the online world game.  She was, as she puts it, a “siege princess,” running 150-person raids on hellishly difficult bosses.
Discussion: Massively
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
NICK CARR ON WHY GOOGLE MAKES THE “COMPLIMENTS” TO ITS CORE BUSINESS FREE  —  Nick Carr has an awkward role to play in the world.  He is one of the most insightful thinkers about technology's impact on the world, but he has also chosen to be this era's most erudite technology curmudgeon.
The Official Google Blog:
Update to Google Suggest  —  There's been quite a bit of comment in the last few days about Google Suggest, particularly how it's used in Google Chrome.  Google Suggest is actually built into a number of different products including Google Search, Google Toolbar, browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox …
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
2002's News, Yesterday's Sell-Off  —  A six-year-old article mistakenly seen by Bloomberg financial news users yesterday reported the bankruptcy of United Airlines and triggered a massive sell-off that nearly obliterated the company's stock in a matter of minutes.
Discussion: Threat Level
Financial Times:
Sony Ericsson eyes unlimited downloads  —  Sony Ericsson is set to unveil an unlimited music downloading service for its mobile phones later this month in an attempt to stem its declining market share.  —  The handset-maker's new music product, expected to be an expansion …
 
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
TC50 startups - News and Memes
Discussion: VentureBeat and Webware.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL To Add Third Party Services To AOL.COM - Leaked Screenshots
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft's Services Platform Takes Shape
Discussion: E-Commerce Times and PC World
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Walt and Kara at DEMO; finale is an Arrington jab
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