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3:10 AM ET, September 15, 2008

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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
WSJ.Com's Redesign Sneak Peek: See Tuesday's Paper Today  —  We don't know what Tuesday's Wall Street Journal will tell us (we're guessing there may be some Wall Street news) but we do know Tuesday's WSJ.com will look like: A lot like Monday's WSJ.com, but easier to look at.
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Social networking coming to revamped Journal site  —  NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal is borrowing elements from popular Internet hangouts like Facebook as it seeks to boost usage.  —  WSJ.com, one of the few news sites to restrict many of its stories to paying subscribers …
Discussion: CNET News, Bits and Webmetricsguru
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
How Dropbox ended my search for seamless sync on Linux  —  A few months ago, our own Jon Stokes bemoaned the frustration of managing and accessing data strewn across a multitude of personal computing devices.  His description of the challenges of syncing and saving resonated with many of us …
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
JuiceCaster brings picture messaging to the iPhone  —  JuiceCaster is doing what Apple didn't.  It's giving iPhone 3G users some picture messaging love.  —  JuiceCaster is announcing the availability of Flutter, a free new application for the iPhone that allows people to take a picture and send it to another cell phone.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mashable!
Pallab Ghosh / BBC:
Warning sounded on web's future  —  The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web.  —  Talking to BBC News Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he was increasingly worried about the way the web has been used to spread disinformation.
Discussion: WebGuild and The Inquisitr
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
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: Listening Post and HipMojo.com
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.
Discussion: Digg
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
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.
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: Blue's News
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Spore And The Great DRM Backlash
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?
Henry Blodget / ClusterStock:
Wall Street's End of Days: Lehman (LEH) Toast, Bank Of America (BAC) May Save Merrill (MER)  —  UPDATE: The Street spent the afternoon preparing for a Lehman (LEH) liquidation, and the firm is now expected to file for bankruptcy.  —  In other news, Bank of America is now close to buying Merrill …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
China's nonstop music machine  —  Exclusive Baidu is renowned as China's glittering internet success story, and as the start-up that gave Google a bloody nose.  It dominates the web in the world's second biggest economy with 70 per cent market share, and on Wall Street carries a market cap of almost $12bn.
 
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