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7:50 AM ET, September 24, 2008

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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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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
Wil Shipley / Call Me Fishmeal:
iPhone App Store: Let the Market Decide
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android and T-Mobile G1's Five Most Obnoxious Flaws  —  While I was more impressed by the T-Mobile G1 than I thought I'd be, the list of catches for Android and the phone are quickly piling up—some that might very well be dealbreakers.  Topping the list, it's tightly integrated with your Google account …
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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 …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Googlephone unworthy of Satan tag  —  Where's the temptation?  —  Comment If this is The Satan Phone, then Beelzebub has lost his mojo.  —  For more than a year, the world has breathlessly anticipated Google's foray into mobile handsets, and today, the waiting ended with the arrival …
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Watch The Political Spin Machine With Google “In Quotes”  —  Google has just opened a new Labs project, called In Quotes, to the public.  The site allows users to compare quotes from various political figures, displaying key excerpts from speeches and interviews that they've given recently.
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.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google launches 10th anniversary site, help-the-world project
Discussion: Mashable! and WebProNews
gary vaynerchuk:
My Web 2.0 Keynote in NYC  —  Here it is, one of the most buzzed about talks I have ever given!  There is some foul Language I am so sorry for that!  —  Keep readin'...  droppa line!
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.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Yahoo clears path for AOL talks  —  Yahoo's new board on Tuesday cleared the way for a fresh round of discussions with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) over the future of its AOL unit, potentially reigniting negotiations for a combination of the two internet businesses that stalled earlier this year.
Mark Drajem / Bloomberg:
Google, Internet Users Push Back Against U.S. Copyright Treaty  —  Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Internet companies led by Google Inc. joined groups representing Web users in challenging the Bush administration's bid to toughen international enforcement against copyright pirates.
Discussion: Slashdot
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
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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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
Reuters:
Sony Ericsson to roll out music service in weeks  —  COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, the company said on Tuesday, as it competes with Nokia in expanding business beyond the sale of handsets.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Secure Computing Corporation:
Rise Of The PDF Exploits  —  The Portable Document Format (PDF) is one of the file formats of choice commonly used in today's enterprises, since it's widely deployed across different operating systems.  But on a down-side this format has also known vulnerabilites which are exploited in the wild.
Discussion: securosis.com and Slashdot
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
Wi-Fi Network Launched For U.S. Soldiers In Iraq  —  The mesh network provides secure wireless Internet service for 20,000 U.S. troops serving at Joint Base Balad, the largest U.S. military base in the region.  —  Aruba Networks reported Tuesday that it has installed a secure Wi-Fi network …
Discussion: Engadget
Eileen Smith / PC World:
Can Your Refrigerator Surf?  —  Cisco and Whirlpool join forces to Web-enable your home, starting with your kitchen.  —  Recommends  —  Forget white picket fences and a two-car garage.  The new dream home of the future is totally integrated, networked, and ready to log on, even the refrigerator …
Discussion: Business Week and GigaOM
 
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Smartparts Sets New Standard for WiFi Enabled Digital Picture Frames …
Discussion: Engadget
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News:
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