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12:25 AM ET, September 17, 2008

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Google shows off final Android handset  —  Masked phone looks distinctly HTC-like  —  In a session at its Google Developer day in London this morning, Google executives demonstrated a working Android mobile phone for “the first time in Europe.”  —  The new handset, shown off …
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Matthew Sparkes / PC Pro:
Will Apple or Android get in my pocket?
Discussion: AppleInsider, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
T-Mobile to introduce phone with Google's Android software
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7 hits Milestone 3  —  I have seen the future — specifically Windows 7 Milestone 3 (Build 6780).  —  I got a gander at the latest test build of Windows 7 briefly (courtesy of a source of mine) and was not allowed to take any screenshots.  But it is real, it does exist and it is …
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Bryant / AeroXperience:
Hypothetical thoughts on what Windows 7 Milestone 3 might have.
Discussion: UX Evangelist and SuperSite Blog
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Samsung Makes Buyout Offer To Sandisk; ‘Deeply Disappointed’ Not To Have Agreement; SanDisk Rejects  —  Updated below: This was first reported a couple weeks ago, and now it's official... Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a $26 per share (about $5.85 billion in total) bid for memory card maker SanDisk (NSDQ: SNDK).
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Chad Hurley / The Official Google Blog:
The future of online video  —  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.
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Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:   The future of the Web is 3D, not video
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
VMware wants to trump Windows and Linux servers with its Virtual Datacenter OS  —  VMware's new CEO Paul Maritz used his first VMworld keynote on Tuesday to introduce the company's Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) to an audience of IT professionals and technology industry insiders …
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
VMware Looks to Solve the ‘Desktop Dilemma’
Discussion: PC World
Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Strong Q3 Financial Results  —  Revenue and Earnings Performance Driven by Record Acrobat and LiveCycle Revenue  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE - News) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended Aug. 29, 2008.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Adobe allays worries; Sets up for CS4 launch
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Adobe's Slip Not About the Economy
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Fred / A VC:
Leave Wall Street, Join A Startup  —  Our good friends at First Round Capital are always thinking.  A couple years ago, they hacked the web 2.0 conference.  Now they are cleverly taking advantage of the misery on wall street to find talent for their startup companies in NYC.
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Seesmic's newest feature: layoffs  —  Seesmic, an online-video startup, is laying off some employees working to create original clips for the short-form video site.  The official explanation, from newly unemployed video host Rachael Joy: “Seesmic's not a content site, never has been.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
iLike launches developer platform: Playlists rock!  —  I made a playlist with iLike's API.  It's for you.  —  Facebook's favorite music service, iLike, has officially launched its developer platform.  The company first hinted at this several months ago and CNET News reported last week that it was nearing its debut.
Michael Gray / Graywolf SEO Blog:
Google News is Getting the Date Wrong on Old News Stories  —  Last week there was a bit of a brouhaha over Google news incorrectly giving the wrong date for a news story.  In that particular incident Google news picked up a 6 year old story about United Airlines filing bankruptcy which upset the stock market for that particular stock.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and broadstuff
Brad Stone / Bits:
Silicon Valley Layoff Watch: Is eBay Next?  —  Out-of-work employees at Hewlett-Packard and evaporated investment banks like Lehman Brothers may soon have some company on the unemployment rolls.  This week, the chatter among eBay insiders is all about the possibility of mass layoffs.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft and Cray to unveil $25,000 Windows-based supercomputer  —  Microsoft and Cray are set to unveil on September 16 the Cray CX1, a compact supercomputer running Windows HPC Server 2008.  —  The pair is expected to tout the new offering as “the most affordable supercomputer Cray has ever offered …
Grant Gross / PC World:
Group: US DHS Should Lose Its Cybersecurity Authority  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been ineffective in coordinating government cybersecurity efforts and should be stripped of its authority in the area, members of a private cybersecurity task force told members of the U.S. Congress.
Discussion: CircleID
Jeff Bercovici / Portfolio:
M&A Outlook: Zucker, Rattner, Karmazin Weigh In  —  Three out of three moguls agree: The implosion of Wall Street is going to be not so good for anyone hoping to get a big media deal done.  —  NBC Universal's Jeff Zucker, Sirius Satellite Radio's Mel Karmazin and Quadrangle's Steven Rattner …
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Sept. 16, 1985: Jobs Quits Apple Sept. 16, 1997: Jobs Rejoins Apple  —  Sept. 16: It's an auspicious day in the history of Steve Jobs.  It's the day he quit Apple and the day he returned.  —  Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer on Sept. 16, 1985, after losing a boardroom battle …
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and TUAW
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TC50 Startup Mobclix Now Offers Stats On Every iPhone App  —  Want to drill down to see how different iPhone apps are doing?  You can click around iTunes and collect your own data, or you can visit the Application Ranking section of Mobclix and see the breakdown of iPhone apps in each category.
Discussion: TUAW
Siobhan Chapman / Computerworld:
Lehman Brothers invested in IT despite credit crunch  —  It spent $309M on technology and communications in the past quarter  —  Computerworld UK) Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was boosting its investment in IT even as it headed toward bankruptcy.  —  In the quarter ended Aug. 31 …
 
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John Callaham / Big Download Blog:
Rumor: No Mirror's Edge PC in 2008?
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Citrix Aims to Make Enterprise-Friendly Clouds
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Cyrus Farivar / Salon:
Could terrorists use “World of Warcraft” to plan nefarious deeds?
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Inside the iPhone App Store acceptance process
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
AT&T's version of the Samsung Omnia actually the “Mirage,” coming next month?
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In acquiring Merrill Lynch, must Bank of America open source its software?
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Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Now Debuting: One-Click Payment For Illegal Downloads
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Android Phone, the G1, to Ship Mid-October
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Ars Technica:
Ars puts Spore DRM to the test—with a surprising result
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Is There Any Reason for Desktop Apps Anymore?
Associated Press:
McCain Invented Blackberry? Adviser Says He Helped
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google offers cutting-edge Chrome, first update
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Cognition Announces “World's Largest Semantic Map”
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Microsoft becomes high priest of secure software development
Discussion: eWeek, PC World and InfoWorld