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7:15 AM ET, September 11, 2008

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The Official Google Blog:
The future of search … I am a search addict.  I'm naturally inquisitive - I've always liked finding things out.  Plus, I've worked at Google on search for the past 9 years and 3 months.  Of course I search - a lot.  Yet I would guess that on any given day, I only do about 20% of the searches that I could.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer Clarifies: Search Is Only 10% Done, Not 90%  —  I spoke to Google's Marissa Mayer at TechCrunch50 on Monday (a little after she we celebrated Google's 10th birthday with cupcakes) and asked her about the search is “90-95%” solved story over the weekend.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50  —  Three jam-packed days, and 52 startup demos later, we finally have a winner for this year's TechCrunch50.  Every day, the presentations just seemed to get stronger and stronger.  There were so many strong contenders this year that we are awarding …
Mike Nizza / The Lede:
A Stock-Killer Fueled by Algorithm After Algorithm  —  What made a six-year-old article about a bankruptcy filing by United Airlines reappear on Wall Street traders' screens on Monday as if it were fresh news, prompting a sell-off that erased $1 billion in the company's market value in a matter of minutes?
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PC World:
Tribune Blames Googlebot for United Stock Crash  —  Google is to blame for publishing a six-year-old news story that caused the stock of UAL, the parent company of United Airlines, to drop sharply on Monday, the Tribune said in a statement.  —  The problem started when Googlebot …
Discussion: Industry Standard and broadstuff
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
An In-Person DEMO and Techcrunch50 Comparison  —  I think I am the only person to attend both DEMO and TC50 this year.  I'd like to share my thoughts on both events.  This is only a logistics comparison — not a startup comparison.  My thoughts on all of the startups will come later this week.
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Final thoughts on a packed DemoFall
Discussion: bub.blicio.us and Webware.com
Reuters:
T-Mobile to offer Android smartphone soon: sources  — T-Mobile to offer Android smartphone soon: sources  —  FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit is set to start selling a mobile phone based on Google Inc's Android software within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Notes and Observations Regarding Yesterday's 'Let's Rock' Apple Special Event  —  OVERALL SCOPE  —  The overall takeaway from yesterday's news is that Apple's music and iPod business is right on track.  There was nothing exceptional or particularly surprising, but the incremental improvements and changes were significant.
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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App for BlackBerry: faster, stronger, better  —  Today we're pleased to launch Google Mobile App for BlackBerry.  It's a free download and it looks like this:  —  To download the App, visit m.google.com on your BlackBerry device.  —  Once it's installed you'll have faster search …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo announces social networking app for iPhone  —  Updated at 3:50 p.m. PDT with further detail and information about Blueprint programming tools for mobile devices.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo on Wednesday released a preview version of a free new iPhone application called OneConnect …
Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Exclusive Interview: Microsoft Admits What Went Wrong with Vista, and How They Fixed It  —  We sat down with Microsoft to hear the company's side of the Vista story.  What lessons have been learned following the worst Windows launch in the company's history?  Is Microsoft doing enough to regain PC users' faith?
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Camille Sweeney / New York Times:
Twittering From the Cradle  —  IT would be easy to assume that the first month of Cameron Chase's life followed the monotonous cycle of eat-sleep-poop familiar to any new parent.  But anyone who has read his oft-updated profile on Totspot, a site billed as Facebook for children, knows better.
Discussion: Social Media
Joe Keiser / Edge Online:
Kim: We Still Believe in PC Games  —  On Tuesday, rumors swirled and were quickly confirmed that following the release of Halo Wars, Microsoft would close the venerable Ensemble Studios.  But Microsoft corporate vice president of interactive entertainment Shane Kim says not to read …
Wesley Yin-Poole / VideoGamer.com:
Newell confirms Left 4 Dead demo details  —  360 and PC demo planned - single-player and online play available.  —  Gabe Newell, managing director and co-founder of Valve, has confirmed plans for an Xbox 360 and PC demo of hotly anticipated zombie shoot-em-up Left 4 Dead.
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Court bans VoIP app on iPhone  —  A ruling was just issued by the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Hamburg, Germany banning VoIP on the Apple iPhone.  Specifically, the sipgate VoIP app (image right) has been banned - all part of T-Mobile's ongoing fight to block VoIP on the iPhone.
Stuart Houghton / Kotaku:
Xbox 360s Flying Off The Shelves After Price Cut  —  Well, that seems to have done the trick.  Following last week's Xbox 360 price cut in the US, the console has seen a big spike in sales.  —  Some retailers are reportedly showing 100% increases in sales of all Xbox models with up to six times …
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
App stores and APIs: It's the ecosystem, stupid  —  If you make a web application or mobile platform, one of the trendiest things you can do is add APIs and a software marketplace to it so developers will extend your product.  Google is previewing its application market for Android (link) …
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Marillion One-Ups Radiohead, Releasing Free Album On To P2P
Discussion: P2P Blog and Ars Technica
Microsoft:
Microsoft Focuses on Bringing Modeling Mainstream, Improves …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
CookieMonster nabs user creds from secure sites
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Comedy Is Ready For Its Close-up
Ross Wolinsky / Cracked.com:
The 10 Commandments of Facebook  —  The rise of social media …
Discussion: Techmamas and Digg
Don Clark / Business Technology:
A Small Step for Snoop, a Hipper Hop for Virtual Worlds
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is this what online news has come to?
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Amazon.com to uncork wine sales
Victoria Ho ZDNet Asia / ZDNet:
Microsoft on IE8—speed not top priority
Discussion: TechSpot
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
TC50: Birdpost and Closet Couture, Two Social Networks for Birds
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Opens Itself Up Tomorrow-Literally
Discussion: Valleywag
Matthew Rothenberg / Flickr Blog:
There's No Place Like Home
Howard Anderson / GigaOM:
5 Reasons to Move Your Startup Out of Silicon Valley
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Is Apple's Genius a music subscription service in disguise?
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

 
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