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12:10 AM ET, September 15, 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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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Downloads to Hit 1 Billion Mark Faster Than Songs Did  —  There may only be over 12 million iPhones in the wild, but that hasn't stopped iTunes users from downloading more than twice as many apps as songs during the store's first two months of availability, according to a report.
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: TeleRead, The iPhone Blog and Pulse 2.0
Charles Arthur / Technology blog:
Blockage on iPhone apps begins to properly annoy developers
Discussion: I4U News and Podcasting News
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.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Content Partnerships Set, Linkedin Now Readies Ad Network  —  Over the past few months, LinkedIn has sought to make itself more than just an online directory for professionals by striking various content-related deals with the likes of BusinessWeek, NYT and CNBC.
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: Portfolio
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
McDonald's, Toyota in harmony with MySpace Music
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Listening Post
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Spore #1 Game - on BitTorrent Indexers  —  In a DRM firestorm not seen since the Sony rootkit fiasco, EA Games finds itself in the middle of public relations hell.  Since the release of the highly anticipated PC game Spore on Wednesday, fans of the game have derided the cumbersome DRM …
Discussion: RealityPrime and Blue's News
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Spore And The Great DRM Backlash
Joe Kraus / The Official Google Blog:
The social web: All about the small stuff  —  The Internet has had an enormous impact on people's lives around the world in the ten years since Google's founding.  It has changed politics, entertainment, culture, business, health care, the environment and just about every other topic you can think of.
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?
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 and Richi Jennings
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Folks Who Brought You Slate Build a Business Site for the Facebook Set  —  The editors of The Big Money, a new business Web site by the editors of Slate, had their work cut out for them Sunday: it was the day before their site opened, and Wall Street seemed to be in free fall.
Discussion: 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 …
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 and InformationWeek
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
 
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P2P Is Coming To YouTube
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