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11:15 AM ET, September 8, 2008

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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.
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Plastic Logic will show off a fancy, new electronic paper device today
Discussion: WebProNews
Brad Stone / New York Times:
RealNetworks to Introduce a DVD Copier  —  People have been avidly feeding music CDs into their computers for years, ripping digital copies of albums and transferring the files to their other computers and mobile devices.  —  This has not happened nearly as much with DVDs, for both practical and legal reasons.
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John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
DVD ripping goes legit with RealDVD
Discussion: Out of the Box
Ted Dziuba:
A Web OS?  Are You Dense?  —  People are calling Google Chrome a “Web Operating System” and a “Cloud Operating System”.  Some are even calling it a Windows killer.  —  I think it's time to nip this horses**t in the bud, before it gets out of hand.  —  How Does Arringtons Know What Operating Systems Is?
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Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility  —  Fail and You Last week, Google released a web browser called Chrome, and the online tech media had a powerful Googasm.  We were long overdue for another climax like this, having been lightly stimulated with half-baked Google web products in the four years since GMail was released.
Wall Street Journal:
Big Marketers Challenge Google-Yahoo Deal  —  Trade Group Calls for Justice Department To Block Planned Search-Ad Partnership  —  Some of the country's biggest marketers are rallying to oppose an advertising deal between Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., as the Justice Department considers whether to go to court to block the agreement.
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Daniel Boffey / Daily Mail:
Apple admit Briton DID invent iPod, but he's still not getting any money  —  Apple has finally admitted that a British man who left school at 15 is the inventor behind the iPod.  —  Kane Kramer, 52, came up with the technology that drives the digital music player nearly 30 years ago but has still not seen a penny from his invention.
Ryan / The Dastardly Report:
Esquire October 2008 E-Ink Issue!  —  Yep, I got one!  In hand, fresh from the newsstand.  For the October issue of Esquire, they decided to release 100,000 issues with the world's first E-Ink magazine cover.  The E-Ink display is the same technology used in the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader.
Business Wire:
The New York Times Company to Close City & Suburban, Metropolitan Distribution Organization  —  The New York Times Company announced today that in January it will close City & Suburban, its distribution organization that delivers The New York Times and approximately 200 other newspapers …
Craig Stoltz / Web 2.Oh. . .really?:
Rick Sanchez Debuts Twitter on TV  —  Today at 3 p.m. EST, CNN's promiscuous social media adopter Rick Sanchez debuts a TV show called Rick Sanchez Direct.  —  This may be of some cultural significance, in that that the program appears to be about/from/in/around [insert your favorite preposition] Twitter.
Discussion: The FASTForward Blog
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Say Where brings voice recognition to iPhone apps … If you've spent any time using iPhone apps, you probably have gotten a hint of the fact that they may well be the hottest thing going and, in some ways, the future of software.  —  That's largely due to the fact that, especially with iPhone 3G …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Inquirer and AppScout
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ffwd Launches A Last.fm For Video  —  There's enough video on the Web to keep you distracted for at least a lifetime or two.  So how do you figure out what to watch?  —  So far, we've been relying on friends' personal recommendations, sites like Digg, and the YouTube leaderboard to point us …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch and MarketingVOX
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
The 3 Laws of Platform Adoption: Why Developers Choose Platforms and What it Means to You  —  I've been thinking a lot about platform adoption recently.  I guess it is the combination of the upcoming Microsoft PDC and watching the various moves in the area of social networking platforms like OpenSocial and fbOpen.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 1.0 Job Sites Have New Competition: PaidInterviews  —  At DEMO08, a new type of job web site launches today: PaidInterviews.  Unlike today's traditional (ahem, boring) job sites like Monster.com or HotJobs, PaidInterviews combines social networking with a more sophisticated job matching algorithm …
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
BBC:
BBC iPlayer offered on Nokia N96  —  Users of the Nokia N96 are to be among the first with the ability to run the BBC's iPlayer on their mobile phones.  —  From 1 October a purpose-built application will be available to download via the BBC website and will also be pre-loaded on some handsets.
Discussion: last100
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Google Military-Controlled Satellite Reaches Orbit, We Don't Feel Lucky  —  The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.According to the company, the GeoEye-1 satellite is the highest resolution commercial satellite orbiting the planet right now.
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BBC:
Know where fast  —  “This is, in a sense, a social network of dead people,” Steven Johnson told this year's dConstruct conference in Brighton.  —  Mr Johnson was a keynote speaker at the gathering which brought together technologists, and theorists involved in the social web.
 
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Pat Phelan / Telecomms Disruptor:
MAXroam launches V2, data roaming and USA roaming
Discussion: Web 2.0 Ireland
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Google's Search Goes Out to Sea
ZDNet:
Yahoo search arrives on AT&T mobile phones
Discussion: Screenwerk and WebProNews
David / TmoNews:
Sunday 3G surprise!
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google's Chrome
Discussion: Lockergnome
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Want top search results? Tread carefully
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Power Of Ambient Awareness
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
The N95 8GB gets v30 too!
Discussion: SlashPhone
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Paper tale  —  The future of paper is starting to look …
Discussion: TeleRead
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: Qtask shows off collaboration software
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMOfall 08: iLovePhotos puts photo-organizing on autopilot
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
iPhone app gleans healthy grub nearby
Discussion: VentureBeat
PRWeb:
MyHeritage Raises $15 Million from Index Ventures and Accel Partners …
Wall Street Journal:
Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter
Discussion: WebGuild and The Inquisitr
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Will Wright Reacts To Critical ‘Spore’ Reviews, Reveals Personal Playing Style
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple solved touchscreen copy-and-paste 15 years ago
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Gizmodo and Digg
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

 
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