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8:30 AM ET, September 16, 2008

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Amazon Does the Obvious, Finally: Adds Video on IMDb  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has finally done what many have been asking it since the time the company bought IMDB: it has enabled video on the film and TV database/info site.  The company says users can now watch 6,000 full-length feature films …
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Chuck / Business Wire:
Users Can Now Watch Full-Length Movies and TV Shows for Free on IMDb.com  —  Beta feature debuts with over 6,000 TV episodes and movies  —  The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com …
Discussion: Profy, Pulse 2.0 and Podcasting News
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
The Internet Movie Database adds the “movie” part to the “database” part
Discussion: Webware.com
Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update is recommended for Mac OS X Leopard versions 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3 and 10.5.4.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Zune Owners Get Free Wi-Fi at McDonald's  —  Microsoft signs three-year deal with Wayport for old and new Zune owners alike: This is a nice win for Zune users, Wayport, and McDonald's, each in their own way, and it's something Microsoft can simply write off as useful marketing …
Discussion: Crave and CNET News
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Microsoft:
Zune Brings Powerful New Entertainment Features to Every Zune Portable Media Player With Software Release  —  Internet access provider Wayport enables wireless music downloads for Zune customers in Wi-Fi hot spots at more than 9,800 McDonald's restaurants.  —  Zune, Microsoft Corp.'s end …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Drudge Report: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement  —  There are two main reasons why news sites are reluctant to send readers away by linking to third-party content.  First, you shouldn't send people away or else they won't come back to your site.
Belinda Goldsmith / Reuters:
Porn passed over as Web users become social-author  —  CANBERRA (Reuters) - Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.  —  Bill Tancer, a self-described …
Times of London:
Google search finds seafaring solution  —  Google may take its battle for global domination to the high seas with the launch of its own “computer navy”.  —  The company is considering deploying the supercomputers necessary to operate its internet search engines on barges anchored up to seven miles (11km) offshore.
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Announcement Video!!  —  Update: We now have the actual .pdf files that went out to VZW employees.  Check them out after the jump.  In addition to the Talking Points document (widely seen already), there's also a Q&A .pdf.  Not much new here, but it does have a table comparing the Storm to the iPhone 3G.
Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile's Google-Based Phone Nears  —  T-Mobile USA plans to begin selling the first smart phone powered by Google Inc.'s new mobile software late next month, according to people familiar with the matter, facing off against Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry with a device that blends aspects of both.
Graham Cluley / Sophos:
Graham Cluley's blog  —  From anti-flappertanknibbles to zombies.  Get inside the head of a computer security expert.  If you like.  —  Sophos experts have discovered that the website of BusinessWeek, the world famous weekly magazine, has been attacked by hackers in an attempt to infect the readership with malware.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
‘BusinessWeek’ site hacked in potential malware attack
Charles Cooper / CNET News:
Big Blue claims virtualization breakthrough  —  Twelve months ago, IBM Research began work on a project to develop an algorithm to help reduce the cost and requirements of virtual desktop storage.  —  To paraphrase Mel Brooks, it's good to be the R&D king.
Discussion: Inquirer, internetnews.com and GigaOM
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Twilight of the GPU: an epic interview with Tim Sweeney  —  Inflection points  —  “Inflection point” is a much abused word these days, but if it's appropriate anywhere, then it's appropriate for describing the moment in the history of computing that we're rapidly approaching.
Discussion: Slashdot, Blue's News and Digg
Maths / Music 2.0:
The Dark Truth About China's Baidu  —  One of the claims that Baidu makes is that it is the unwitting search engine that has no means to verify the legality of the music on third party sites it links to, but a new report on The Register shows that Baidu may have a little more to do with it than it lets on.
Discussion: ONE TWO MUSIC and p2pnet
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
DHS Report Says Leave Laptops At Home  —  The federal agency said anyone who brings their computer or cell phone out of the country is risking privacy and data security violations.  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security appears to be of two minds about the security of information on portable devices.
 
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InfoWorld:
Keyloggers beaten by new crypto utility
Discussion: Ars Technica
Patrick Phillips / I Want Media:
Jack Dorsey: Twitter Complements Traditional Media
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Sony Ericsson Xperia phones may not use Windows
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and Gizmodo
BBC:
EU scrutinises Yahoo-Google deal
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Review: Slacker G2 personal radio player
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook App Consolidation Continues: SGN Acquires (fluff)Friends
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Sony Planning to Enter Netbook Market
Discussion: Liliputing and Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / PC World:
With ThinkServer, a New Market for Lenovo
Discussion: Between the Lines and eWeek
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft joins the ‘everyone but Apple’ digital-media coalition
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Mark Hurd crunches the numbers
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
HP announces High-Def notebooks, HDX X16 and HDX X18
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
HP Touchsmart IQ816 Adds Bigger Screen, Blu-ray, VESA Wall Mount
CodeWeavers:
Fire Drills and Proving a Point
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
AT&T to link iPhone to U-verse video, Internet
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Bleeds Purple.  And You Thought Microsoft's Marketing Campaign Was Weird
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Things That Podcaster's Rejection From the App Store Is Not About
Discussion: Roughly Drafted