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1:25 PM ET, September 16, 2008

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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.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Chad Hurley On The Future Of YouTube: We Will Conquer Every Screen  —  YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley wrote a post this morning about the future of online video and YouTube specifically.  Hurley notes that 13 hours worth of videos are uploaded every minute to YouTube (a figure we've reported before).
Discussion: CNET News and WebProNews
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 …
Discussion: Open Sources and Valleywag
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 …
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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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Bill Hambrecht, Legendary Silicon Valley Banker  —  Last night I watched with morbid fascination as a group of talking heads on CNBC discussed the fall (and subsequent bankruptcy) of Lehman Brothers, the 158-year-old firm that survived the Great Depression, two world wars …
Discussion: Guardian and metarand
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
MICROSOFT AND CRAY TEAM UP TO BRING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MAINSTREAM  —  For the first time in the two companies history, Microsoft and Cray have teamed up to offer a powerful mix of what each company does best - - the Cray CX1!  What is the CX1, you ask?
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Slashdot
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Cray adopts Microsoft for supercomputer line
Discussion: Gizmodo
Business Wire:
Dell Sees Further Softening in Global Information Technology Demand  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—When Dell (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced Q2 financial results on Aug. 28, 2008, it reported continued conservatism in IT spending in the U.S., which had extended into Western Europe and several countries in Asia.
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
HP surprises Wall Street with size of EDS job cuts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Hewlett-Packard Co. announced five months ago it was acquiring technology-services firm Electronic Data Systems Corp., Wall Street expected big layoffs from the combined company.  —  But the size of the job cuts _ 24,600 jobs …
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:   Hewlett-Packard Cuts 25,000 Jobs After E.D.S. Purchase
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple's Capricious Rules for iPhone Apps  —  Alex Sokirynsky spent two months, working nights and weekends to write an application for the Apple iPhone called Podcaster, which allows people to listen to and watch Podcasts on their phones.  —  He was encouraged because he had written …
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google audio search graduates to lab project  —  Google has elevated the profile of its attempt to make videos searchable through speech recognition technology, a move that portends a potentially more financially successful YouTube division.  —  The speech recognition technology was used …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Audio Indexing
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and AppScout
Blaise Alleyne / Techdirt:
Is Firefox Missing The Point In Its Response To Google Chrome?  —  Seth Godin thinks Firefox is missing the point by launching new features in response to Google Chrome.  He says the problem now is that “when your friends switch to Firefox, your life doesn't get better.”
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Microsoft becomes high priest of secure software development  —  Historically, Microsoft was bashed for security holes in its software that led to worm outbreaks on desktops and servers around the globe and other problems.  In 2002, the company saw the light and launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative …
Discussion: PC World and InfoWorld
Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Nintendo makes more profit per employee than Goldman  —  The programmers of Super Mario Galaxy will generate more profit this year than the average Goldman Sachs banker has ever managed.  —  According to calculations by the Financial Times, the average employee at Japanese video games maker Nintendo …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Flixwagon Offers White Label Mobile Video Broadcasting  —  Last week in California, one of the most popular discussions I engaged in was comparing mobile video broadcasting services Flixwagon and Qik.  In my opinion, Qik appears to be going for the consumer market while Flixwagon is going after media and entertainment.
Discussion: Beet.TV and ReadWriteWeb
 
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Hal Varian / Google Public Policy Blog:
The SearchIgnite study on ad prices and the Yahoo-Google deal
Discussion: Ars Technica and WebProNews
BBC:
UK government responds on Phorm
dailymobile.se:
HTC Touch Diamond in new color - White
Discussion: IntoMobile and MobileCrunch
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Digital music - who can beat iTunes?
Business Wire:
Best Buy Reports Second-Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.48
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
LiveBar Adds A Little Strip Of Community To Any Site
Discussion: Web Strategy
Mike Blumenthal / Understanding Google Maps …:
Google Maps announces Quality Guidelines & Reinclusion Option
BBC:
Warcraft add-on gets release date
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Warner Music Group:
Warner Music Group Announces Management Reorganization to Focus …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
What makes Web shoppers click “Buy” or “Bye”?
Discussion: WebProNews
Scott Huffman / The Official Google Blog:
Search evaluation at Google
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
We Should Be More Worried About Our ISPs Than Google When It Comes To Abuse
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Backblaze makes it dead simple to backup your files online
Discussion: TechCrunch
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Pentagon Researcher Conjures Warcraft Terror Plot
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Twilight of the GPU: an epic interview with Tim Sweeney
Discussion: Crave, Blue's News, Slashdot and Digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Drudge Report: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement