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10:25 PM ET, September 11, 2008

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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
IPhone Takes Screenshots of Everything You Do  —  Your iPhone is watching you.  —  If you've got an iPhone, pretty much everything you have done on your handset has been temporarily stored as a screenshot that hackers or forensics experts could eventually recover, according to a renowned iPhone hacker …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, take two: Bill's mother ship over Seattle  —  Now we know what they're up to.  —  The second Bill Gates-Seinfeld ad that's debuting tonight during “Big Brother” on CBC is a million times better than the freaky churro spot that kicked off the $300 million Windows campaign last week.
Discussion: Beyond Binary
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Keep the faith: More Windows-specific consumer ads coming soon  —  If you liked the first Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld ad for Microsoft, you'll probably love the second.  If you didn't, there's hope: A more Windows-centric one will air in a matter of days, according to Microsoft officials.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
RIM announces ‘lifestyle’ apps for BlackBerry  —  Research in Motion is loading BlackBerry devices with what its co-CEO Jim Balsillie calls ‘lifestyle’ applications.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In what looks like an attempt to compete toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion announced …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
BlackBerry redoubles iPhone challenge
Discussion: CNET News and TG Daily
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
TiVo control coming to BlackBerry
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
TC50: Twitter-for-business startup Yammer wins TechCrunch50, I may eat my hat  —  When Yammer presented at TechCrunch50, I wasn't so sure about it.  The company offers a service that's the business version of micro-messaging company Twitter.  You leave short messages about what you're doing …
Discussion: Blogspotting, PC World, ben barren and i-boy
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yammer: This thing is a prize winner?
Discussion: Joe Duck and Beet.TV
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Best of shows: Top 10 from DemoFall, TechCrunch50
Discussion: Beet.TV
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50
Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing Mobile Search with My Location  —  From time to time, we all need information about local businesses when we're away from our computers — like confirming the address of a bar while on the way to meet friends.  Today we're introducing Search with My Location …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Liveblogging From Yahoo's “Open House”: Sexy Email and Barbara Mandrell!  —  Okay, BoomTown arrived late to Yahoo's media event this morning to show off its “open” strategies across its properties (I had a most excellent excuse in that it was my youngest son's very first day of school).
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo to open music site to other services
Kara Scannell / Wall Street Journal:
SEC Opens Early Inquiry Into UAL Glitch  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission opened a preliminary inquiry into the circumstances around UAL Corp.'s stock drop, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The inquiry is in early stages and may not result in a full investigation, one person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: paidContent.org, everwas and CNET News
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Lonnie Lazar / Cult of Mac:
Confirmed: iPod Touch Can Support VoIP Calls  —  Cult of Mac has confirmed the newest version of Apple's iPod Touch contains the hardware necessary to enable free or low-cost phone calls over wi-fi.  —  With 5 wires connected to the Touch headphone jack (instead of 4 on the previous model) …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPod 2.1 offers promise for Friday's ‘big’ iPhone software update
Discussion: VentureBeat
David Pogue / New York Times:
Nontechies, This One's for You  —  There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't.  —  That old cliché is more true than ever.  Red state/blue state.  Pro-choice/pro-life.  Mac/Windows.
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Net-talking toaster to burn news onto bread  —  Many things have appeared on toast before: Marmite, Vegemite, jam and even Cylons from Battlestar Galactica.  Now a designer's invented a toaster that's able to burn pretty much anything onto your morning slice, including the news.
Nick / Rough Type:
Apple declares war on sneaker hackers  —  It was painful to watch, at Apple's big media event on Monday, Steve Jobs attempting to pawn off a retread music-recommendation system as some sort of great technological breakthrough.  Yes, iTunes will now be able to suggest songs you might like based …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Canonical to fund upstream Linux usability improvements  —  Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced Wednesday that his company, Canonical, will hire professional designers and interaction experts to improve the usability of the Linux desktop software ecosystem.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cuil's VP Product Bails Out A Month After Launch  —  Louis Monier, Cuil's VP Product, quietly resigned from the newly launched search engine last week, we've heard from a reliable source.  —  This is a big blow to the troubled search engine - Monier was recruited away from Google a year ago …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Video: Interview With Skype CEO — Where is Skype for the iPhone?  —  Do You Want Skype on Your iPhone?  — Oh god yes... I can't wait.  — Not Really.  — In this era of flat rate plans from mobile companies, does anyone need Skype?  —  That's exactly the question …
Light Reading:
RS-DVR Debut: ‘Early Next Year’  —  On the heels of a helpful court decision, Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC - message board) plans to go to market with its remote-storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) “early next year,” according to Tom Rutledge, the MSO's chief operating officer.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
WhatLaptop:
Samsung Netbook official photos...  The Samsung Netbook isn't vapourware, as these official shots of the Netbook prove.  —  The still unnamed Netbook is set for launch at the end of October, and orders are already in place with resellers.  Demand has been so positive that Samsung UK has rushed these first shots of the device to us.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why Apple gave in to NBC over pricing on iTunes  —  When it came to offering premium video content on iTunes, Apple had an important choice to make.  —  If Apple wanted to get access to movies and TV shows from the prestige studios, TV networks, and pay channels, it was clear that it had to give …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
F# to Join VB and C# in Microsoft Language Stable  —  Microsoft will deliver a new general-purpose language known as F# to developers next year.  F# supports financial modeling and analysis, scientific data analysis, algorithms and academic computing.  F# is a functional programming language for .NET.
 
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Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
iTunes 8 Adds Per-Podcast Settings
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Genius makes iTunes 8 a worthy upgrade
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gnip More Than Ping Spelled Backwards
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Senate panel approves RIAA-backed copyright bill
Discussion: RIAA
Chris Soghoian / CNET News:
Debunking Google's log anonymization propaganda
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pioneer's Live Bittorrent Streaming Device
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Yahoo Defends Google Deal
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
The Queen gives an audience to YouTube owner Google
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Amazon.com: Earth's Biggest Hangover
Discussion: Valleywag and E-Commerce Times
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Inside Microsoft's new mobile browser
Discussion: wmpoweruser.com
Will Smith / Maximum PC:
Microsoft Concedes Vista Launch Problems
Discussion: Valleywag and Gizmodo
Mikeypants / BlackBerryNews.com:
Stunning Photos of the Javelin Emerge!
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NBC Didn't Dump Silverlight for Flash
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Beet.TV
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Docs Goes Back to School: Built-In Dictionary and Encyclopedia
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Seth MacFarlane's AdSense Cartoons Now Available
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
Diamond Sports files its bankruptcy reorg plan, which includes ending its Bally naming rights deal for RSNs, and says cord-cutting led to 22M fewer subscribers

David Bauder / Associated Press:
A look at the decline of cable TV networks like USA Network, Discovery Channel, and MTV; MTV's 2023 average prime-time audience was 256K, down from 807K in 2014

Mark Harris / New York Times:
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