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10:15 AM ET, September 24, 2008

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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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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 …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Video of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone  —  I met with T-Mobile's head of Internet and Entertainment Richard Warmsley, who took me through the key features of the new T-Mobile G1 Google Android phone, made by HTC.  I have to say it's a pretty chunky beast compared to your average mobile …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A Sneak Peak At The Android App Market
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
Discussion: techno.blog and Insanely Great Mac
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Agreement Reached on Internet Royalties  —  The contentious issue of digital royalty rates has reached a tentative conclusion, at least as far as putting agreements on paper is concerned.  In an announcement made today, the warring parties entered what is termed a “historic” agreement.
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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.
Staska / Unwired View:
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (Tube) press pic and specs  —  There's not a lot of things we don't know about the upcoming Nokia 5800 Xpress Music (Tube) full touch screen handset.  —  All the specs of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic have been leaked eons ago, together with photoshop renderings and even live pics.
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Mobile Music - how unlimited, how free?  —  Yet another digital music offering has been unveiled this morning.  This time it's from Sony Ericsson, in conjunction with Britain's Omnifone, and it seems designed to steal the thunder from Nokia's “Comes With Music” service which arrives next month.
Discussion: Electronista and Inquirer
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Reuters:
Sony Ericsson to roll out music service in weeks
Discussion: Engadget
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
KickApps Launches Drag-and-Drop Advertising Service  —  KickApps, a company that provides on-demand social media applications that enable web publishers to monetize online audiences announced today that it's trying to make it easier for website owners to add video advertising to their own videos …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
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.
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yotify Launches Its “Google Alerts On Steroids”  —  Today sees the launch of Yotify, an online alert system that aims to make the web “work for you”.  At a high level, Yotify can best be described as a very sophisticated version of Google Alerts, which allows users to get notifications whenever …
Discussion: Mashable!
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 and The Register
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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!
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: DSLreports and Engadget
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
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
1000 Miles To Go For The Enterprise And True Customer Relationships  —  As noted in my earlier post, spent the last two days up at Oracle OpenWorld, mainly focusing on how they were presenting their offerings that are being hung under the “Social CRM” banner.  —  First, the pragmatic bits.
Discussion: Payments News
Chris Mellor / The Register:
Cisco eyeballs IBM and Microsoft with SaaS conferencing  —  Meet without meeting  —  Cisco is offering a new collaboration portfolio and offering to whup IBM and Microsoft's collaborative asses with a software-as-a-service WebEx-based offering.  —  The company is once again moving …
Discussion: CNET News
 
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Frank Rose / Wired News:
Free, Legal and Online: Why Hulu Is the New Way to Watch TV
Discussion: Portfolio, SitePoint Blogs and Digg
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ISP: It's Impossible For Us to Stop Illegal P2P
Discussion: DSLreports, p2pnet and Digg
Secure Computing Corporation:
Rise Of The PDF Exploits
Discussion: securosis.com and Slashdot
Eileen Smith / PC World:
Can Your Refrigerator Surf?  —  Cisco and Whirlpool join forces …
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Friends Everywhere, and other Friendly Features
Discussion: Webware.com and Lifehacker
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Centre Daily Times:
Smartparts Sets New Standard for WiFi Enabled Digital Picture Frames …
Discussion: Engadget
Motorola:
Motorola Introduces First WiMAX USB Adaptor for Laptops
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, A “Third” Google Founder Comes Out Of The Woodwork
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
NBC finds formula for fighting piracy
Discussion: CrunchGear