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6:45 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.
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.
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Android's 10 Most Exciting Apps  —  Amid the iPhone 3G launch hysteria, we made a pronouncement that, looking back now long after the dust has settled, pretty well nailed it: forget hardware, it's code that counts.  Code via the juggernaut that is the App Store, which allowed the iPhone to truly came into its own as a mobile platform.
Daniel Ionescu / Today @ PC World:
T-Mobile Android Phone Out Today, Comes With Free Gmail  —  T-Mobile, the country's fourth largest cell service provider, will unveil today the G1, the first mobile phone to feature Google's Android operating system.  The much-anticipated device, which would be iPhone's main competitor …
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.
Nancy Gohring / LinuxWorld.com:   Android is about advertising, not the enterprise
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone vs. the iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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Vindu Goel / Bits:   Tech News 2.0 at The Times
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
ShareThis To Acquire Fellow Widget Maker madKast
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Launches All Kinds Of Stuff To Keep You Defocused On Joost  —  There's no way Hulu is going to let Joost get a foothold in the race for attention in online professionally produced video.  —  So what happens when Joost ditches the download, goes all browser and launches a social network around their content?
Discussion: Pulse 2.0, Contentinople and Guardian
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Adds Genres, Discussion, Search Features
Discussion: Download Squad
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Our top 10 term sheet hacks  —  Venture Hacker Naval Ravikant recently presented our top 10 term sheet hacks at Startup2Startup:  —  (Here's a pdf of the presentation if you don't see the slides embedded above.  Or read it on Slideshare).  —  Naval's slides are a must-read—and a great summary of our detailed hacks.
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag
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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QueenB / Eee PC:
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Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Music industry groups settle some online royalty disputes …
Discussion: RIAA
Robert Vamosi / CNET News:
No indictment in Palin hacking case
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Fake popup study sadly confirms most users are idiots
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Antitrust Group Urges Limits on Google, Yahoo Deal
Discussion: paidContent.org
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry.com/upgrades Now Live. Get OS 4.5 Today!!!
Discussion: BerryReview.com
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Project 10 to the 100  —  As part of their 10 year anniversary …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Robert McMillan / Network World:
Accused of tolerating scammers, an ISP goes dark
Discussion: Gadgetell
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Sylvie Barak / Inquirer:
Ebay scraps all non e-payment methods in US
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
GE to Make TVs Again, This Time With NBC Web Video
Discussion: Electronista and Crave
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is The Redesign Killing Facebook Apps?
Discussion: All Facebook
Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Dynamic URLs vs. static URLs
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