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4:10 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 and CrunchGear
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android and T-Mobile G1's Five Most Obnoxious Flaws
Discussion: Cult of Mac and CyberNet
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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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
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
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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 …
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.
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: WebProNews
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.
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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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
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.
Discussion: Guardian, Switched, Bits and Epicenter
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
 
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Secure Computing Corporation:
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Chrix Finne / Google Reader:
Friends Everywhere, and other Friendly Features
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Smartparts Sets New Standard for WiFi Enabled Digital Picture Frames …
Discussion: Engadget
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