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10:55 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
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?
Discussion: WinExtra
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.
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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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!
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
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.
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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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: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Two Ways to Get Comcast to Increase the Data Cap  —  A quick chat yesterday with Charlie Douglas, a spokesman for Comcast, elicited some heartening information about the ISP's stated 250GB-per-month cap on bandwidth.  Om's not a huge fan of caps because he believes they stifle innovation in the long run …
NTT DOCOMO Global Site:
Nissan, NTT DOCOMO and Sharp Jointly Develop World's First Mobile Phone with Built-in Intelligent Key  —  TOKYO (Sept. 24, 2008) — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Sharp Corporation announced today that they have jointly developed a mobile phone capable of functioning …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome fades as users return to IE, Firefox  —  Google browser's share slips, IE and Firefox reverse the erosion, Safari still immune  —  Computerworld) Chrome's share of the browser market is fading as users who abandoned Internet Explorer and Firefox start to return, an Internet measurement company said today.
Discussion: Maximum PC all, The Inquisitr and Digg
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Microsoft Tinker - Best Ultimate Extra so far (although the bar is set pretty low)  —  Microsoft has released three new Ultimate Extras exclusively for Windows Ultimate users.  One of the extras, Microsoft Tinker (a game in which you control a little robot around an obstacle course), is surprisingly a lot of fun.
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to potential BlackBerry Storm customers: Storm sucks, iPhone rulez!  —  You definitely have to take this one at face value, but there's an internal document floating around inside AT&T pitting the iPhone 3G against the upcoming BlackBerry Storm.  We had our doubts about this document at first …
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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Jay Kidd / Jay's Blog:
NetApp and Brocade's Encryption Partnership  —  Back in June, I had the fortune of attending Game 4 of the NBA finals between the Lakers and the Celtics courtesy of a good NetApp partner, Insight Investments.  I also had the misfortune that night of having my briefcase stolen from the rental car in the parking lot.
Discussion: The Register and Storage Soup
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.
Simon Walton / GazetteLive.co.uk:
No licence for police  —  A POLICE force that launched a crackdown against music piracy may itself be breaching music copyright laws, it has emerged.  —  But Cleveland Police chiefs today claimed they would rather spend public cash on fighting crime than paying for music rights.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
 
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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
Chris Mellor / The Register:
Cisco eyeballs IBM and Microsoft with SaaS conferencing
Discussion: CNET News
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
1000 Miles To Go For The Enterprise And True Customer Relationships
Discussion: Payments News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ISP: It's Impossible For Us to Stop Illegal P2P
Discussion: DSLreports, SitePoint Blogs, p2pnet and Digg
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
Wi-Fi Network Launched For U.S. Soldiers In Iraq
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Secure Computing Corporation:
Rise Of The PDF Exploits
Discussion: securosis.com and Slashdot
Mark Drajem / Bloomberg:
Google, Internet Users Push Back Against U.S. Copyright Treaty
Discussion: Slashdot
Eileen Smith / PC World:
Can Your Refrigerator Surf?  —  Cisco and Whirlpool join forces …
Chrix Finne / Google Reader:
Friends Everywhere, and other Friendly Features
Discussion: Webware.com and Lifehacker
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