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12:05 PM 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.
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  —  RealNetworks will soon let users rip DVDs to their hard drives—legally.  The company will be unveiling the RealDVD software at Monday's DEMOfall conference in San Diego, but CNET got an early look at the software.  Our hands-on impressions follow:
Discussion: Out of the Box
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.
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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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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.
Discussion: Switched, TechSpot and TECH.BLORGE.com
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Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Google's Search Goes Out to Sea
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
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.
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 …
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 …
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:   iPhone 3G at Best Buy: Apple ads a flat-out lie
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
Doug Perlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Payola: Could An Old Idea Save Online Radio And The Music Industry?  —  Internet radio continues to grow at an astonishing rate, representing one of the rare bright spots for the struggling music industry.  Just last month, several companies introduced wildly popular radio applications for Apple's …
Discussion: hypebot
 
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ZDNet:
IBM reworks storage strategy
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Ann Smarty / Search Engine Journal:
Majestic Seo: Most Advanced Backlink Analysis Tool
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Mark Desanto / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: Digg
Pat Phelan / Telecomms Disruptor:
MAXroam launches V2, data roaming and USA roaming
Discussion: Web 2.0 Ireland
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ffwd Launches A Last.fm For Video
David / TmoNews:
Sunday 3G surprise!
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google's Chrome
Discussion: Open Source and Lockergnome
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Want top search results? Tread carefully
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Power Of Ambient Awareness
BBC:
Know where fast  —  “This is, in a sense, a social network …
BBC:
Paper tale  —  The future of paper is starting to look …
Discussion: TeleRead
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 1.0 Job Sites Have New Competition: PaidInterviews
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
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
Wall Street Journal:
Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter
Discussion: WebGuild and The Inquisitr