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4:15 PM ET, September 16, 2008

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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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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: WebProNews
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.
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Electronista, Gearlog and Gizmodo
Matthew Sparkes / PC Pro:
Will Apple or Android get in my pocket?
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
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 …
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
Discussion: Lockergnome
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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Microsoft:
Zune Brings Powerful New Entertainment Features to Every Zune …
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 …
Mike Blumenthal / Understanding Google Maps …:
Google Maps announces Quality Guidelines & Reinclusion Option  —  Today Google Maps has introduced quality guidelines for business listings in the Google Maps.  Google has also now provided a reinclusion option.  Both are available via the Google Maps Help Center.
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Adds Business Listing Quality Guidelines
Discussion: Screenwerk
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Audio Indexing  —  Google's efforts to improve video search by using speech recognition technology started to become visible in July, when Google launched a gadget for searching inside the political speeches from YouTube.  The gadget has been expanded into a new service called GAudi …
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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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
eWeek:
Microsoft Closes on DATAllegro, Opens Up on Data Warehouse Road Map  —  Microsoft closes on its acquisition of DATAllegro.  The acquisition is being pitched as a way to extend SQL Server deeper into the data warehouse by allowing it to scale to support large volumes of data.
Discussion: PC World
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
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
 
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Adobe AIR launches on Linux
Discussion: Ashutosh Sharma and Lifehacker
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
Windows Gets Even Better on the Mac with VMware Fusion 2 …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
AT&T to tie iPhones into own Internet television, phone service
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Cognition Announces “World's Largest Semantic Map”
Discussion: Profy and The Semantic Web
Hal Varian / Google Public Policy Blog:
The SearchIgnite study on ad prices and the Yahoo-Google deal
BBC:
UK government responds on Phorm
Discussion: Lockergnome
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
HP surprises Wall Street with size of EDS job cuts
Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Nintendo makes more profit per employee than Goldman