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1:05 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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Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
RealNetworks to introduce a DVD burner to carry movies on the road
Discussion: AppScout
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:   DVD ripping goes legit with RealDVD
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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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple brings iPhone, toothbrush, to Best Buy stores  —  You know how new relationships go.  The first night together can be filled with equal portions of passion and awkwardness.  But before you know it, you're selling all your Macs, accessories, and now even your hot new phone on your significant other's sales floor.
Discussion: MacRumors
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 …
Discussion: WebProNews and Lost Remote
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Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Zillow, Newspapers Expand Consortium Agreement
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
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.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
DEMO: Meet Alcatel-Lucent's Services Play  —  While DEMO is primarily a showcase platform for standalone startups, well-established companies launch products there too.  This year Alcatel-Lucent has brought an internal startup pushing an RFID tag reading system called tikitag that aims to bridge the online and digital worlds.
Discussion: Webware.com
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.
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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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
New satellite to give Google Maps unprecedented resolution  —  Google has taken the war over exclusive web content into space.  Not directly, of course—the satellite that was recently launched into space on a rocket bearing the Google logo was the result of a joint venture between …
Discussion: Tech Broiler, Reuters and Digg
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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.
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Scoble Says “Everything Sucks”.  A Bit Over The Top But Not Untrue  —  Over the weekend, Robert Scoble got a bunch of people pissed off by suggesting that all the companies demoing at DemoFall 08, or at least all the companies' websites, suck.  Now I do have at least some experience with analyzing suckage …
Mark Desanto / Ars Technica:
Intelligently designed?  Ars reviews Spore  —  12 years later... we're playing Spore  —  With Spore, Will Wright intends to make you an Intergalactic Galactic ruler who begins life as a bottom-feeding primordial soup dweller.  When I first saw the game back in early 2006 I wondered …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Digg
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Obama Cut Web Advertising In August While McCain Doubled Down  —  Barack Obama's campaign significantly cut back on Web display and search advertising in August, while rival John McCain's stepped on the gas, according to the latest stats from Nielsen.  —  More interesting: they're pursuing vastly different ad strategies.
Discussion: Portfolio and MarketingVOX
Justin Yu / Crave: The gadget blog:
Intel releases official pricing and details on solid-state drives  —  Less than a month ago, Intel announced their own line of solid-state hard drives.  We didn't have much information at the time that blog entry was written other than a model number and a few benchmarks provided by Intel …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
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.
John Oates / The Register:
London stock market floored by computer glitch  —  Full trading has yet to restart on the London Stock Exchange after computer problems this morning forced it to suspend dealing.  —  The market rose nearly four per cent in early trading on the back of news from the US that the government …
 
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