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9:30 AM ET, September 12, 2008

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Web 2.0 Asia:
We've been Googled!  —  Disclaimer: The contents in this post may pertain to the author's personal interests.  —  They say “All good things come in threes” - well, the year 2008 was the living proof of that phrase for me.  Firstly, Sara and I had our first baby son, Issac, who is our biggest blessing.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google buys Korean blogging software platform TNC, one of first purchases in Asia  —  Google has reportedly acquired its first Korean company, a blogging software in Korea called TNC (Tatter and Company), for an undisclosed amount of money.  —  The founder Chang Kim blogged about the purchase tonight.
Discussion: Webware.com and ben barren
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo gives a taste of its ‘open’ overhaul  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Yahoo showed its vision for what its Yahoo Open Strategy makes possible, demonstrating how it hopes to engage users more by enabling its existing sites to grow beyond their current confines.  —  Ash Patel, head …
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Joseph Tartakoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo revamps sites to add third-party content
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Panasonic:
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-G1: WORLD'S SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST DIGITAL INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA*  —  World's First Micro Four Thirds System Camera Features Portability, Ease-of-Use and Colorful Blue and Red Models For Personalized Style and Active Lifestyles  —  Panasonic today announced the world's …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1: Smallest Micro Four Thirds camera yet
Discussion: PC World and Electronista
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 CBS is a million times better than the freaky churro spot that kicked off the $300 million Windows campaign last week.
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
At eBay, Is Skype There to Stay?
Discussion: Epicenter
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 …
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
100Mbps.  2010. Over The Air.  Don't Be Surprised.  —  What if WiFi could square off or even beat WiMax or other approaches to broadband access to the Internet, over the air?  —  If you listen to comments from Tom Rutledge, the chief operating officer of Cablevision Systems Corp. …
Discussion: Digg
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Zune's Recommendations Make Genius Look Average  —  Microsoft showed us a sneak preview of the Zune 3.0 software it plans to release on Sept. 16 with the latest generation of Zune devices, and what we saw made iTunes' simple Genius feature look like a blast from digital music's past.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPod 2.1 offers promise for Friday's ‘big’ iPhone software update  —  Apple on Friday will unleash iPhone Software v2.1, a major bug fix release for all iPhone owners that will include a number of other improvements that iPod touch users are discovering as part of yesterday's similarly number iPod touch update.
Discussion: Crave, VentureBeat and Digg
Mary Schlangenstein / Bloomberg:
American Air Attendants Urge Filters to Bar Web Porn  —  Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) — American Airlines flight attendants are urging the world's largest carrier to filter its in-flight Internet service to block access to pornography and other Web sites the workers said were inappropriate.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Between the Lines
BBC:
Japan tops world broadband study  —  Only Japan has the broadband quality to cope with next-generation internet applications, a new study has revealed.  —  Sweden and the Netherlands have Europe's best broadband, according to the 42-nation study sponsored by internet equipment maker Cisco Systems.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Celebrating the IC's 50th Anniversary  —  The technology behind almost every electronics device in the world, the integrated circuit or IC, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday.  Its enduring success is thanks in part to two “nice guys” who developed it, and their early efforts …
Discussion: GigaOM
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Greatly Exaggerated  —  At Tuesday's annual iPod/iTunes special event, Steve Jobs both (a) served in his usual role as showman, and (b) appears to be just as thin as he was at WWDC in June, when his appearance sparked rumors that he was seriously ill. Like it or not, his appearance and health remains a big story in the major media.
Mark Evans:
Don't Hammer Yammer.  Think Bigger  —  You have to feel sorry for Yammer, which won the TechCrunch50's best-of-breed award.  —  Rather than showering Yammer with praise, bloggers have thrown rotten tomatoes at it and TechCrunch.  Why?  Because Yammer is pretty muchTwitter but reconstituted …
Discussion: A VC, MarketingVOX and Lifehacker
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Stephen Baker / Blogspotting:
We're doing Yammer: A workplace Twitter
 
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Sky ices Picnic, blames Ofcom
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Reuters:
EU welcomes Google move to cut data retention time
Discussion: Ars Technica and The Register
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla adds privacy mode to Firefox 3.1 plans
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
BSOD Repeatedly Strikes Nine Inch Nails Concerts
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Big Fish Games Raises $83.3 Million For Casual Game Distribution
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Google AdSense Reports in Analytics - More Screenshots
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Why YouTube Videos Will Never Be Downloadable (Legally, Anyway)
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Jeff Bezos's moneyman says he's backing startups Finsphere and Aviary
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AppleInsider:
New iPod touch, iPod nano gutted in disassembly photos
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AT&T stores recommending RIM over the iPhone
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iTunes 8 Adds Per-Podcast Settings
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gnip More Than Ping Spelled Backwards
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Senate panel approves RIAA-backed copyright bill
Robert McMillan / Network World:
San Francisco hunts for mystery device on city network
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
RIM announces ‘lifestyle’ apps for BlackBerry
Google Mobile Blog:
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