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9:05 PM ET, September 9, 2008

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPod Touch Second Generation Rocks Our Socks Off  —  The new iPod touch is out.  It has a new design: chrome rim, with a tapered back similar to the iPhone, but thinner.  It now includes external volume controls as well.  It also has Nike+ integrated with no transmitter needed …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
“Funnest” iPod ever: photos of the new iPod touch  —  You've seen the nano pictures, so here are the new iPod touch photos.  The device is indeed more iPhone-like with a more curved back.  The volume controls are in the same place as the iPhone and work well, and the speakers sound …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple event: A few extra details you didn't get (Updated)  —  By now, you've already heard about what was announced during this morning's Apple Event: Let's Rock.  New iPod nanos, new iPod touches, price drops, iPhone/iPod touch 2.1, iTunes 8, oh my!  And, if you've been paying attention to Infinite Loop …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacUser and Crave
Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
Apple launches iTunes 8, NBC comes back, TV shows at $1.99, Genius in the house  —  Just in time for couch season, Apple has busted out iTunes 8 with a slew of new features, like the Genius sidebar.  Also, NBC is back on board with its lineup of TV shows.  According to Jobs …
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Apple rocks out, announces new iPods, iTunes 8  —  At the latest in what is becoming an annual September event for Apple, the company today announced a number of new products in time for the holiday rush.  We covered the Steve Jobs' “Let's Rock” keynote live in San Francisco …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Official: iPod nano reaches 4G, looks tall for its age  —  Well well.  Can't say we're surprised to be telling you about the new 4th generation iPod nano.  As we heard, 9 colors, bigger $149 8GB and $199 16GB capacity, and wider display under the control of an accelerometer …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Q&A: Microsoft president defends Zune strategy  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted the iPod's continued dominance today as he unveiled the latest refresh of the portable media players.  The news came a day after Microsoft showed its new Zune lineup — the third generation in the Redmond company's attempt to challenge Apple's position.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Apple
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Apple's 'Let's Rock' event in San Francisco  —  9:08AM PT - We're outside the center, journalists are milling about in preparation for the event!  Everyone's roped in, kind of like a small pasture.  —  9:22AM PT - Apple Store is down.  Shocking!
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Steve Jobs Talks New iPods, Health: My One On One  —  Steve Jobs is healthy, was taken by surprise by all the speculation about his health swirling around him after his last public appearance in June, and says while he could “stand to gain 10 or 15 pounds,” he's doing just fine.
Discussion: PC World, The iPhone Blog and Crave
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Apple updates the iPod Classic to a minimum of 120GB; kills thick, 160GB model
Discussion: WinExtra and TG Daily
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple App Store: Over 100,000,000 downloads in 60 days
Discussion: PC World, Todd Watson and CNET News
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Apple Investors Sell On iPod News: Stock Down 4.5%
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Introduces New iPod nano
Discussion: Podcasting News
Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Update on United Airlines story  —  Aggregators like Google News were today the subject of news - this time pertaining to a 2002 story regarding United Airlines.  For those of you who are interested in the nuts and bolts of why this was indexed by Google News, here are the details:
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New YouTube Tool Helps Increase Viewing of Videos  —  HotSpots Feature Tracks When Audience Watches  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Every minute, 10 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.  While that figure is a source of pride for the Google-owned video-sharing site, for marketers …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch50 Livestream: Day 2  —  We'll be streaming TechCrunch50 here Monday through Wednesday so everyone can see the conference's demos for themselves as they happen.  —  You can also find our written coverage of the conference here and coverage from other news outlets below.
virtualization.info:
Mendel Rosenblum, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at VMware, resigns  —  virtualization.info just received a confirmation from a trusted source: VMware co-founder and Chief Scientist Mendel Rosenblum resigned.  —  His wife, Diane Greene, that founded the company with him and led it as CEO since 1998 …
Discussion: Docu-Drama and BetaNews
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST FULL-FRAME ALPHA DSLR MODEL  —  Sony is introducing its full-frame α (alpha) DSLR-A900 camera, aimed at serious photo enthusiasts looking for traditional SLR performance with the added benefits of digital photography.  —  It is designed to deliver ultra-fine picture quality …
Discussion: I4U News, CrunchGear and TG Daily
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
In D.C. antitrust circles, how Google became the hunted  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver two weeks ago.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News)  —  About this time a decade ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was praying that the U.S. Justice Department …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-052 - Critical  —  Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows GDI+.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Turns 20 (fiction)  —  This month, September 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of Google as a business - ever since in 1998, a Mr. Bechtolsheim signed a check for $100,000.  We've come a long way since the happy days of the 10th anniversary, around a time when Google employees got together …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
EA Ignored The Warnings; Now Getting Slammed For Spore's DRM  —  Back in May, we wrote about an uproar in the gamer community over EA's decision to include some incredibly cumbersome DRM on some new games, including the highly anticipated Spore.  That story got a ton of comments and plenty …
Microsoft:
Silverlight Shines at International Broadcasting Conference 2008 in Amsterdam  —  Q&A: Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, talks about how Microsoft Silverlight is helping the global broadcasting and media industry grow their presence - and viewership - on the Web.
 
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