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12:45 AM ET, September 24, 2008

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Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Google's G1: First Impressions  —  Google's new G1 phone announced today is the first real competitor to the iPhone.  Like Apple's product, it's a serious handheld computer with a powerful new operating system (called Android) and a clever touch-based user interface.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A Sneak Peak At The Android App Market  —  When I was man-handling the Android phone at the T-Mobile press conference earlier today, I couldn't help but notice that one of the icons was for the App Market—Android's answer to the App Store on iTunes.  The app market launches on October 22 …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
T-Mobile G1 first hands-on (updated)  —  Yep — there it is.  We finally, finally got our mitts all over the very first Android device, the T-Mobile G1 — hanging out in the crowd, waiting for the official announce, naturally — and so far we like what we see.
DSLreports:
T-Mobile G1: 1GB Monthly Cap?  - New $25, $35 plans come with some fine print  —  The T-Mobile HTC G1 (aka Dream) unveiling this morning disclosed the few details that hadn't been leaked already — namely the phone price-tag and these rumored new T-Mobile data plans.
Erick Tseng / The Official Google Blog:
The first Android-powered phone  —  Today, T-Mobile announced …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone
Discussion: CyberNet and Bits
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone vs. the iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo and PC World
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Extends Non-Disclosure to App Store Rejection Letters  —  Apple has gotten a significant amount of critical press surrounding its rejection policies in the App Store.  A few high profile rejections have been widely reported and inspired at least one amusing comic.
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Business Wire:
Oracle and Intel(R) Collaborate to Accelerate Enterprise-Ready Cloud Computing  —  Companies to Work on Technology and Standards to Make Clouds More Efficient and Secure  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oracle and Intel Corporation today announced that they are collaborating …
Discussion: PC World
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:   Sun jilted in Oracle big-systems love
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Intel at Oracle OpenWorld: It's about time - and the cloud.
Discussion: The Register and TechCrunchIT
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Music industry groups settle some online royalty disputes (but not the big one over Internet radio)  —  The different parts of the music industry are in harmony today, at least when it comes to some online royalties.  —  In an agreement hailed as a “breakthrough that will facilitate new ways …
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Jon Fox / IntenseDebate:
Automattic Acquires IntenseDebate  —  We're extremely pleased to announce that IntenseDebate will now be joining the Automattic team!  This is a big day for us and we couldn't be more stoked about what it means for the future of IntenseDebate.  —  So what does this mean for you, our valued users?
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Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
The iPhone Crapp Store?  —  Just a week ago, I subscribed to Pinch Media's Recently Added iPhone Apps feed, which updates with new apps as they appear on iTunes.  I'm not exactly sure how they get that data, as the iTunes XML data is encrypted I think, so it's actually quite an interesting hack they've done.
Discussion: WinExtra
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:   Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Project 10 to the 100  —  As part of their 10 year anniversary - in 1998, Andy Bechtolsheim made out a $100,000 check to Google Inc. - Google released an interactive time line of the company history.  Danny Sullivan's 1998 look at Google, linked from the time line, is worth a read.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google launches 10th anniversary site, help-the-world project
Discussion: WebProNews
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, A “Third” Google Founder Comes Out Of The Woodwork  —  Just as Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a man claiming to be the “third” founder of Google has come out to stake his claim to history.  In the video above, a man calling himself Hubert Chang claims …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
New York Times syndicates VentureBeat  —  The New York Times announced today that it will syndicate VentureBeat's content, as part of a redesign of the Times' online technology section.  —  This is great for VentureBeat.  The Times has long represented excellence in the news profession.
Josh Larson / NewsGator Widget Blog:
NetNewsWire iPhone Application is Very Popular  —  I sometimes like to talk about NewsGator goings-on outside of the Media and Consumer space, which I normally cover.  I especially like to mention cool news like the popularity of NewsGator's own native iPhone RSS reader application, NetNewsWire.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
NBC finds formula for fighting piracy  —  NEW YORK—The days when anyone, anywhere could post a funny clip from Saturday Night Live or The Office on YouTube and share them with millions of appreciative viewers are quickly disappearing.  —  Executives at NBC Universal say they have found a …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Fake popup study sadly confirms most users are idiots  —  For most of us, security issues happen to “other people”—we block popup ads, we carefully examine dialog boxes and, for those of us on the Mac platform, we snicker when confronted with something that attempts to mimic a Windows system warning.
Discussion: Valleywag
Chrix Finne / Google Reader:
Friends Everywhere, and other Friendly Features  —  It's Tuesday here, so the Reader team is happy to announce a bunch of new features: friends worldwide, tagging with note, alphabetical ordering, and even last-crawl-date.  Fun!  —  Friends Everywhere  —  Friends in French
Discussion: Webware.com and Lifehacker
 
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Nick O'Neill / The Social Times:
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Motorola:
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