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7:05 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).
Discussion: Mark Evans and Negative Approach
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Charles Arthur / Technology blog:
Blockage on iPhone apps begins to properly annoy developers  —  Apple's refusal to put certain applications onto the iPhone Apps Store has stirred up anger and resentment among developers - who now question the value of writing programs for it  —  Besides taking 30% of any sale price …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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: Chuqui 3.0 and O'Reilly Media
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
EA Terminates Acquisition Discussion With Take-Two  —  After seven months of back and forth, Electronic Arts (NSDQ: ERTS) has terminated its takeover talks with game publisher Take-Two.  It announced in a statement today that “while EA continues to have a high regard for Take-Two's creative teams …
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Music Already Has Revenue Locked, May Raise Outside Capital At $2 Billion Valuation  —  Get ready for MySpace Music, because you are going to be hearing a lot about it over the next couple of weeks as it prepares for launch.  —  The new joint venture, which tosses music rights …
Discussion: CNET News
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
McDonald's, Toyota in harmony with MySpace Music
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
Seeking Alpha:
CE Spending Looks Dismal - But Macs Set to Hit New All-Time High  —  The latest ChangeWave consumer survey points to still further declines in consumer spending going forward despite a slight improvement in consumer confidence.  But how is the decline in spending affecting key sectors like consumer electronics and PCs?
Discussion: AppleInsider and Macsimum News
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:
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.
Ina Steiner / AuctionBytes Blog:
Possible Layoffs at eBay, Golden Parachutes for Execs  —  Barrons cites a Wedge Partners report that “the company's business is “deteriorating” and that the company is readying layoffs that could affect 10% of the company's 15,000 employees.”  —  If there are layoffs, it will be interesting …
Discussion: Reuters
 
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Howard Owens:
Looking ahead, local will be the big media winner
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn To Launch Its Own Ad Network
Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News:
Scientists Test World's Fastest Wireless Network
Discussion: DSLreports, Gizmodo and CircleID
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
A Storm is coming on Sept 15th, presumably BlackBerry
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Media group to create digital ‘ecosystem’
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Capturing the Moment (and More) via Cellphone Video
Discussion: Imaging Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google wants your Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL contacts
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
P2P Is Coming To YouTube
Discussion: GigaOM
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
NIN Dazzles With Lasers, LEDs and Stealth Screens
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Slashdot and Digg
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Office 2007 Reaches a New Low
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Lockergnome
Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
Internet in the Sky: Surf but Don't Call
Discussion: A VC, textually.org and VoIP Watch
Jeff Wang / Sproutly:
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES IT TAKE TO BE A TECHCRUNCH50 FINALIST?
Discussion: CenterNetworks