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6:00 PM ET, September 18, 2008

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Amazon Web Services Blog:
We're Never Content  —  We've got something new and cool in the works and I'm excited to be able to tell you a little bit about it today!  —  Before the end of the year we are planning to release a new service for content delivery.  This new (and as yet unnamed) service will provide …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon Launches Content Delivery Network.  Rivals, Watch Out!  —  It was a matter of when, not if, that Amazon would launch a content delivery business in addition to its current suite of web services that include S3 storage service and EC2 on-demand computing.
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud  —  For many the “Cloud” in Cloud Computing signifies the notion of location independence; that somewhere in the internet services are provided and that to access them you do not need any specific knowledge of where they are located.  Many applications have already …
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Alleged 1st-person tale of Palin e-mail hack comes and goes  —  With news of Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo e-mail account being hacked coming to light yesterday, details on how the hack may have taken place may be emerging.
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David Bowie / Joost:
Notice anything different? … One of the great things about working at a startup is the ability to be flexible and make changes when our users, trends or data suggest a new direction.  For much of the past year, we've listened to the feedback we've received from many of the people who use Joost …
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Ads Featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Not Canceled  —  From a trusted Crispin Porter source, we've learned that the internet has jumped the gun and that the Microsoft Gates/Seinfeld ads have not been axed.  It's true, Microsoft apparently asked the agency to focus on the new “I'm a PC” spots.
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Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Beacon Is Baaaaack!  —  Tom Kincaid, a top platform developer and blogger mentioned in the Facebook Developer Forums last night that Beacon seems to be rearing its ugly head once again.  (Update: And although Facebook's Beacon platform was never actually removed from the service and the feature is not new …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Beacon Never Disappeared
Discussion: Stay N' Alive, WebProNews and Mashable!
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Sues NSA, President Bush, and Vice President Cheney to Stop Illegal Surveillance  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies today on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional …
Discussion: DSLreports, p2pnet and CircleID
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Oracle's first quarter allays worries  —  Oracle reported first quarter earnings that topped expectations as new software licenses were in line with estimates.  Revenue, however, was light.  —  In a statement Thursday, Oracle said it reported earnings of $1.1 billion, or 21 cents a share (preview).
Business Wire:
Palm Reports Q1 FY09 Results  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM - News) today reported that total revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 was $366.9 million.  Smartphone sell-through for the quarter was 1,029,000 units, up 49 percent year over year.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google execs cheery about Silicon Valley economy  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—The national and global economy is suffering something between a setback and a meltdown, but Google's top executives said Wednesday they're bullish about Silicon Valley's economic prospects.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
O'Reilly: Stop throwing sheep, do something worthy  —  NEW YORK—Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media, is known as a futurist, but his keynote address on Thursday morning at the Web 2.0 Expo was heavy on the realism in the wake of sobering news from Wall Street.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T launch updates: HTC Fuze, Samsung Mirage, Bold moved to November?  —  Bear with us folks.  We've just got ahold of an AT&T product sheet dated September 17th.  Also known as “the most up to date doc you've seen”.  Before we get into the BlackBerry Bold nonsense, here's a break down on what the sheet says:
Tapan Bhat / Yodel Anecdotal:
Testing, testing...a new Yahoo.com  —  Ever since Jerry and David began categorizing the Web back in 1994, people have visited our homepage to find out what's happening.  That's 100 million of you in the US and 314 million of you globally starting your day on a Yahoo! homepage, so we must be doing something right.
Tony Smith / The Register:
Toshiba takes wraps off netbook  —  Updated It's official: Toshiba today formally launched its entry into the Small, Cheap Computer arena, following Dell's lead and equipping the Linux version with Ubuntu 8.04.  —  The NB100 is an 8.9in model - the display resolution is 1024 x 600 - and powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270.
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics  —  Quick intro to getting set up on analytics  —  I've been asked a few times recently, “Wow, these analytics you write about are great, but how does a startup begin to bite off the relevant parts?”  This blog is to address these questions.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
T-Mobile expands its 3G network  —  T-Mobile USA plans to have more than 20 markets lit with 3G coverage when it begins selling the first ever Google Android phone in October.  But will it be enough to entice smartphone consumers to choose the HTC Dream over the iPhone 3G or even the BlackBerry Bold?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sergey Brin Launches A Personal Blog, Talks About His Risk Of Parkinson's
Discussion: CNET News and BBC NEWS
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia cuts workforce 6.5 percent
Discussion: TG Daily
Savio Rodrigues / Open Sources:
Canadian party includes open source software in election platform
Discussion: The Open Road
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Thoughts on the Evolution of Facebook
Discussion: The Social and Mashable!
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
What's New in the Windows Live Wave Betas
Discussion: LiveSide and ActiveWin.com
Austin Modine / The Register:
Google to DoJ: The clock is ticking
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Potential iPhone usability and interface improvements
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
mikeash.com:
The iPhone Development Story
Discussion: TUAW
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
All eyes on the MacBook
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Mac Observer
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Sometimes Google Isn't Enough: New Research Engine Searches “Deep Web”
The Official Google Blog:
The intelligent cloud  —  The Internet has had an enormous impact …
Discussion: Outside the Lines
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Earthscape iPhone App Now Free For Limited Time, Grab It Now