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12:25 PM ET, September 11, 2008

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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 …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Best of Shows: Top 10 from DemoFall, TechCrunch50  —  Correction at 7:30 a.m. PDT: The current name for the GPS-based ride-sharing product is Mapflow's Avego.  —  Note: CNET's judges for this article were Dan Farber, Josh Lowensohn, Elinor Mills, Rafe Needleman, and Daniel Terdiman.
Discussion: Beet.TV and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple details next-gen Nike+ system with GPS, wear sensors  —  A new filing from Apple describes a future generation Nike+ system that would be capable of more accurately monitoring athletic performance in real-time, providing feedback on wear of athletic gear, and even conveying advertisements …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
TiVo control coming to BlackBerry  —  TiVo and Research In Motion are teaming up to enable BlackBerry users to remotely schedule recordings of TV shows on their digital video recorder, the companies announced Thursday.  —  Under the partnership, BlackBerry users will be able to use …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
TiVo and RIM team up for BlackBerry integration, prepping Slingbox killer?
Discussion: Phone Scoop
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.
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Trustbusters divided on next move on Google  —  Go big or go small.  —  That's the question facing lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice investigating Google.  Sources who have provided testimony to the government say a departmental debate revolves around whether antitrust regulators …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Proposed Copyright Law a ‘Gift’ to Hollywood, Info Groups Say
Discussion: Techdirt and Imaging Insider
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 …
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 …
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Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:   Google launches Google Mobile App for BlackBerry devices
Peter Glaskowsky / Speeds and feeds:
E-books: The flexible future  —  Interesting news from the DemoFall conference held this week in San Diego:  —  Plastic Logic—a company founded to commercialize electronics built on flexible plastic substrates—demonstrated a prototype e-book reader (not yet named) and announced that it plans …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
What's happening in Mobile: a peek at new products, services  —  Last night, I had the chance to meet with some companies who are exhibiting at this week's CTIA Wireless conference in San Francisco at a press-only event called Mobile Focus.  It was a good show - food and drink alongside …
Discussion: AppScout and Gearlog
Peter Judge / ZDNet:
Red Hat: Virtualization will be free  —  Red Hat has predicted that virtualization will be included in all operating systems for free, while setting out the roles of the two hypervisors it is working on for its own product range.  —  Red Hat is making a kernel-based hypervisor using KVM, developed by its new acquisition, Qumranet.
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com and Datamation
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
PromotionWorld:
Search Engine Marketing Firm iProspect Acquires Range Online Media  —  Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 11, 2008 — iProspect, the Original Search Engine Marketing Firm, today announced that it has acquired privately held Range Online Media, a leading search and interactive marketing agency …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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) …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Zune exec on phone future, new iPods  —  There are a number of businesses where Microsoft is playing catch-up these days.  But arguably one where the company starts furthest behind is in the music business, where it decided two years ago to scrap its partner approach and go it alone with the Zune in its effort to catch the iPod.
Discussion: Bits and Electronista
IDC:
PC Market Continues To Resist Economic Pressures With A Boost From Low Cost Portable PCs, According to IDC  —  Despite continuing economic concerns in both mature and emerging regions, recent shipment volume and increasing competition in the rapidly growing low end of the Portables market …
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Eric A. Taub / Bits:
Mini-Laptops Fuel PC Sales Growth
Discussion: eWeek
 
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WCBS-TV:
Verizon Tech Accused Of Making $220K In Sex Calls
Discussion: DSLreports, Slashdot and Gizmodo
Hans Sandberg / The Nordic Link:
Gizmondo 2 Is Here - Sales Start In November/December
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
ScanScout Taps New CEO
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
SanDisk CompactFlash gets bigger, faster
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
BBC:
Classical download store opens
Jen Mazzon / Official Google Docs Blog:
Back to school with a bunch of new features
Andy Robinson / ComputerAndVideoGames.com:
Levine: “I got some nasty f***ing threats”
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
App stores and APIs: It's the ecosystem, stupid
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Marillion One-Ups Radiohead, Releasing Free Album On To P2P
Discussion: P2P Blog and Ars Technica
Dan Goodin / The Register:
CookieMonster nabs user creds from secure sites
Joe Keiser / Edge Online:
Kim: We Still Believe in PC Games
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Comedy Is Ready For Its Close-up
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Court bans VoIP app on iPhone
Camille Sweeney / New York Times:
Twittering From the Cradle
Ross Wolinsky / Cracked.com:
The 10 Commandments of Facebook  —  The rise of social media …
Discussion: Techmamas and Digg
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
An In-Person DEMO and Techcrunch50 Comparison
Discussion: bub.blicio.us