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6:25 PM ET, September 16, 2008

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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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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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Hype builds for Android phone launch  —  The launch of the new Google Android phone on T-Mobile USA's network is fast approaching, but will the phone live up to its hype?  —  T-Mobile USA is expected to announce the new phone, called the Dream, on September 23.
Matthew Sparkes / PC Pro:
Will Apple or Android get in my pocket?
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Google Watch:
Journal Says Google Android Phones Will Appear This Year After All
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Chad Hurley On The Future Of YouTube: We Will Conquer Every Screen
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
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WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
MICROSOFT AND CRAY TEAM UP TO BRING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MAINSTREAM
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Meraki teams with San Francisco for free Wi-Fi  —  Meraki, the San Francisco company that is providing free Wi-Fi to San Franciscans, is teaming up with the city to bring free Internet access to low-income housing projects as part of its plan to unwire every neighborhood in San Francisco.
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Microsoft:
Zune Brings Powerful New Entertainment Features to Every Zune …
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 …
Monica Alleven / Wireless Week:
Skype Takes Issue with “Openness” Comments  —  In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, Skype Communications raised questions about some statements made by wireless industry executives at last week's CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference in San Francisco.
Discussion: deal architect
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Skype Gripes About Closed Wireless Networks …
Discussion: Tech Beat
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
AT&T to tie iPhones into own Internet television, phone service  —  AT&T said this week that it plans to eventually integrate the iPhone into its U-verse suite of Internet television and VoIP services, while also adding new features that will allow the handset act as a remote control.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: eWeek, PC World and Virtually Speaking
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google offers cutting-edge Chrome, first update  —  The Google Chrome Channel Chooser lets people get the latest updates to Google's Web browser.  —  (Credit: CNET News)  —  Through a new developer program, Google is letting people try the latest versions of its Chrome Web browser, and the first update is available.
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, HipMojo.com and metarand
Associated Press:
McCain Invented Blackberry?  Adviser Says He Helped  —  MIAMI — Move over, Al Gore.  You may lay claim to the Internet, but John McCain helped create the BlackBerry.  —  At least that's the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
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 …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Cognition Announces “World's Largest Semantic Map”  —  Cognition Technologies, a Semantic Web company that specialises in Natural Language Processing (NLP) search, is today announcing the release of what it claims is “the largest commercially available Semantic Map of the English language.”
Discussion: Profy, The Semantic Web and Valleywag
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Android Phone, the G1, to Ship Mid-October  —  A little birdy just dropped by CrunchGear HQ, bringing tidings of HTC Dream release dates in his little bird-sized satchel.  They further confirmed the September 23rd announcement, cemented the rumors that there will be 3 different colors …
Discussion: Cheezhead
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
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.
Discussion: Redeye VC, CNN and CNNMoney.com
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
AT&T's version of the Samsung Omnia actually the “Mirage,” coming next month?
Discussion: IntoMobile and wmpoweruser.com
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
In acquiring Merrill Lynch, must Bank of America open source its software?
Discussion: PC World
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Congress's copyright fight puts open access science in peril
Discussion: Slashdot
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Adobe allays worries; Sets up for CS4 launch
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Now Debuting: One-Click Payment For Illegal Downloads
Discussion: DSLreports
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Forgotten attachment detector
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
How Much Has WoW Cost Blizzard Since 2004?
Discussion: PC Magazine and Game|Life
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Music Launch Delayed?
Discussion: CNET News
 Earlier Items: 
Ars Technica:
Ars puts Spore DRM to the test—with a surprising result
internetnews.com:
Mozilla Rethinking Firefox EULA
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Valleywag
Thord Daniel Hedengren / GigaOM:
Apple to Sony & Nintendo: Let the Games Begin
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Is There Any Reason for Desktop Apps Anymore?
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Adobe AIR launches on Linux
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
Windows Gets Even Better on the Mac with VMware Fusion 2 …
Discussion: PC World, TidBITS, TUAW and webmonkey
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Microsoft becomes high priest of secure software development
Discussion: PC World and InfoWorld
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple's Capricious Rules for iPhone Apps
Discussion: PC World and The iPhone Blog