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6:05 PM ET, September 14, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Of Course You'll Keep Developing For The iPhone  —  Developers like Frasier Speirs and Dave Winer are protesting Apple's rejection of some iPhone applications, and saying they will no longer develop on the platform (let's leave aside the fact that as far as I know Winer never developed for the iPhone in the first place).
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone: Big trouble in the App Store  —  Last month, Apple triggered a minor rebellion among iPhone developers when it was revealed that the company was rejecting submissions to its App Store retail outlet without explaining why.  —  This week the company faces a full-scale revolt.
Discussion: O'Reilly Media and Chuqui 3.0
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why iPhone is an ureliable platform  —  I wouldn't invest in or develop an iPhone app because Apple could decide not to approve it, and if they don't approve it you can't sell it.  You can't even give it away.  You don't find out if you've been approved until the last step …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   Apple to iPhone Developers: Don't Compete With Us?
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome, a Shell for the Web  —  “In the long term, we think of Chromium as a tabbed window manager or shell for the web rather than a browser application.  We avoid putting things into our UI in the same way you would hope that Apple and Microsoft would avoid putting things …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
Electronic Arts ends merger talks with Take Two  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc (ERTS.O) said on Sunday it has ended talks to buy rival video game maker Take Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O), closing the door on a nearly seven-month battle to acquire the publisher of the blockbuster “Grand Theft Auto” game.
Discussion: CNET News and paidContent.org
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
One in five employers uses social networks in hiring process  —  CareerBuilder.com says one third of hiring managers rejected candidates based on what they found  —  Computerworld) More than one in five employers search social networking sites to screen job candidates …
Discussion: PC World and Silicon Alley Insider
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
SiteMeter gets a facelift - and a few other nips and tucks too  —  Web analytics company SiteMeter has rolled out a major update to its free and premium web stats tracking service.  The new version of SiteMeter is full of new charts and graphs that let you see how a web site is performing at a glance.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn To Launch Its Own Ad Network  —  At a time when most social networks are still trying to figure out how to make money from advertising, one social network is bucking the trend.  LinkedIn, the social network for business professionals, has so much demand from advertisers that it will be launching its own ad network on Monday.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Spore And The Great DRM Backlash  —  If we can learn anything from the troubled launch of Spore, a videogame many people have been looking forward to for years, it is that binding products with digital rights management (DRM) restrictions hurts more than it helps.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and CNET News
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google wants your Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL contacts  —  A Googling Google reader noticed that their Sandbox iGoogle page had a new link on it today — unfortunately, subsequent attempts to see it were fruitless.  He says the link was something like “Find friends that are using iGoogle”, and clicking it took him to an interesting page.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
A Storm is coming on Sept 15th, presumably BlackBerry  —  An internal email floating around Verizon Wireless hints at some “exciting news” coming on Sept 15th.  According to Kevin Byrne, Verizon will tentatively launch “http://www.verizonwireless.com/ storm” on September 15th, followed by the actual product launch on 11-1-08.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
McDonald's, Toyota in harmony with MySpace Music  —  With rumor and speculation whirling around the launch of MySpace's music service—expected to launch this week—it's nice to finally get some hard news.  —  The company is expected to announce Monday that McDonald's, Toyota …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Discussion: DSLreports
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