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4:10 AM ET, September 17, 2008

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
21.1 megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Full-Frame, Full-HD video  —  After a brief tease, Canon just got official with its EOS 5D Mark II.  The full-frame shooter updates the original 5D introduced back in 2005 with a 24 x 36mm 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor with 14-bit analog …
Discussion: Canon USA, Electronista, Crave and Gizmodo
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Canon PowerShot G10: 15MP and 28mm wide  —  Pre-Photokina 2008: Canon's PowerShot range has a new flagship in the form of the much anticipated G10, successor to the G9.  Key changes include a new 14.7 megapixel CCD sensor and, more usefully, a new 28-140mm wide zoom and increased screen resolution - plus a DIGIC IV processor.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joshua Goldman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Popular Canon SD870 IS gets fresh  —  The most exciting thing about the new Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH camera is that it's an update to the really popular SD870 IS.  However, that doesn't mean Canon didn't try to improve on its past success.  —  The new model features …
Discussion: Electronista, Canon U.S.A and Gizmodo
Digital Photography Review:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 21MP and HD movies  —  Pre-Photokina 2008: After a week or so of teaser ads Canon has finally unveiled the successor to the venerable EOS 5D, the world's first ‘compact’ full frame digital SLR.  The EOS 5D Mark II boasts a new 21MP CMOS sensor, an expanded ISO range …
Discussion: 1001 Noisy Cameras
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
TechRadar.com:
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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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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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.
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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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.
GamesIndustry.biz:
Google opening Lively to game developers  —  It was a surprisingly lightly attended session that initiated Austin GDC's WorldsInMotion virtual worlds focused conference track - surprising because you'd imagine that the entrance of a company with the massive resources and cultural ubiquity …
Discussion: videogaming247
Mashable!:
MySpace Launches MyDebates to Add Interactivity to the Presidential Debates  —  With the Internet already playing a crucial role in this year's election, it's not altogether too surprising that MySpace and the Commission for Presidential Debates (CPD) have teamed up to launch MyDebates.org.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and Tech Beat
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org and New York Times
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.
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: broadstuff and Search Engine Land
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 …
 
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Grant Gross / PC World:
Group: US DHS Should Lose Its Cybersecurity Authority
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Citrix Aims to Make Enterprise-Friendly Clouds
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Sept. 16, 1985: Jobs Quits Apple Sept. 16, 1997: Jobs Rejoins Apple
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and TUAW
Cyrus Farivar / Salon:
Could terrorists use “World of Warcraft” to plan nefarious deeds?
Discussion: Destructoid and Gizmodo
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Inside the iPhone App Store acceptance process
Discussion: Ryan Block
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
In acquiring Merrill Lynch, must Bank of America open source its software?
Discussion: PC World
Ars Technica:
Ars puts Spore DRM to the test—with a surprising result
Discussion: Valleywag and Blue's News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TC50 Startup Mobclix Now Offers Stats On Every iPhone App
Discussion: TUAW
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Is There Any Reason for Desktop Apps Anymore?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft and Cray to unveil $25,000 Windows-based supercomputer