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8:50 PM ET, September 23, 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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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 the world's first Android-powered phone.  This marks an important milestone in the young history of Android.  It was less than a year ago, on November 5, that the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
First Android Phone: “T-Mobile G1 With Google”  —  If the video shown during the press conference is any indication, T-Mobile's “G1 with Google” should give the iPhone a run for its money.  Much was made during the press conference of the “totally open” platform (vs. Apple), though Apple wasn't mentioned by any of the presenters.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A Sneak Peak At The Android App Market
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store
Discussion: mocoNews.net
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Android's 10 Most Exciting Apps
Discussion: PC Magazine, TG Daily and AppScout
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone
Discussion: Bits and CyberNet
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone vs. the iPhone
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from T-Mobile's Android event in New York City
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.
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and paidContent.org
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digmedia.org:
MAJOR MUSIC INDUSTRY GROUPS ANNOUNCE BREAKTHROUGH AGREEMENT  —  WASHINGTON — In a breakthrough that will facilitate new ways to offer music to consumers online, the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the Recording Industry Association of America …
Discussion: Slyck, Tech Confidential and Coolfer
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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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.
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows Mobile 7 release delayed  —  Microsoft has informed some of its partners that it has had to delay Windows Mobile 7, a much anticipated update to its cell phone operating system.  —  Although Microsoft has not publicly said when to expect Windows Mobile 7, partners who had expected …
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
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.
Chris Harrelson / The Official Google Blog:
NYC transit directions have arrived  —  Today I'm happy to report we've taken a giant step in bringing public transit information to Google Maps.  We've just added comprehensive transit info for the entire New York metro region, encompassing subway, commuter rail, bus and ferry services …
Almerica Blog:
Apple shuts down Podcaster, again!  UPDATED  —  It seems that Apple has shut me down.  I can no longer provision any more devices.  The developers website that had a “remove device” link is now gone.  I looked at the help tab but it still lists “removing a device” as one of the options.
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Christopher Price / PhoneNews.com:
Apple Blocks Developers from Bypassing App Store
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacDailyNews
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 …
 
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