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1:30 PM 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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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Video of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone
Discussion: Contentinople, Gizmodo and Cult of Mac
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Yahoo Trying To Sell Yahoo Answers?  —  Part of Yahoo's survival strategy beyond merging with AOL may be to sell of what they consider to be non-core assets for cash.  We heard from a source that Yahoo may be quietly reaching out to a couple of potential buyers to see if they'd be interested in their Yahoo Answers property.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Yahoo and AOL: Like Two Louts Merging to Make One Cretin
Discussion: BoomTown, Reuters, /Message and WebProNews
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Yahoo clears path for AOL talks
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 …
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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Skyfire opens up its browser for a vastly improved web experience on Windows Mobile and Symbian devices  —  I've been spoiled by the iPhone.  When I was using a Windows Mobile device today browsing the web with the mobile version of Internet Explorer, I was just about ready to throw the phone out the window.
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Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
Skyfire mobile browser bulks up for open beta
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times:
Breaking: MySpace Launches Self-Serve Ad Targeting Service  —  On the heels of the MySpace Music launch, MySpace has launched a self-service advertising site which appears to be targeted specifically toward musicians.  You can access the service by visiting advertise.myspace.com.
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Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
MySpace launches DIY ad-targeting site
Discussion: Epicenter
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Layoff Alert: Not If ... When  —  With the economic situation obviously worsening-don't say you weren't warned-BoomTown has no doubt now that Internet companies are in the midst of reevaluating their troop numbers to streamline themselves for the coming few months of financial winter.
Discussion: Valleywag and Digital Daily
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Iffy claims mar new class-action lawsuit over Spore DRM  —  The DRM that is installed on your computer along with your copy of Spore has come to completely dominate the conversation about the game, and while thousands of one-star reviews on Amazon is bad for PR, a class-action lawsuit could be bad for actual business.
Discussion: TeleRead
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco unveils collaboration lineup; Enterprise 2.0 on the move?  —  Cisco on Wednesday rolled out its collaboration portfolio as it targets the enterprise market-and notably the Microsoft SharePoint juggernaut.  —  At least Cisco isn't alone-Oracle earlier this week unveiled Beehive, which is another collaboration effort.
Discussion: Market Wire
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Chris Mellor / The Register:
Cisco eyeballs IBM and Microsoft with SaaS conferencing
Discussion: CNET News
Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
Big News: Expanding & Growing Digg  —  Today is a big day for Digg.  We're announcing a major expansion effort - the largest we've undergone in our history.  With a new round of funding, we're accelerating many of the programs that we've been working on over the past several months …
Discussion: Bits, Business Wire and paidContent.org
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
LG Xenon hitting AT&T before Christmas?  —  We just got our perfectly manicured hands on a photo of what we're told is the LG Xenon.  It was described to us as being in AT&T's labs right now undergoing testing, and it should be available before Christmas.  As you can see, it's a slider device with a full QWERTY keyboard.
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, Mashable! and CloudAve
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.
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Thousands of Diamond Multimedia graphics cards potentially defective  —  Chicago (IL) - Graphics card vendor Diamond Multimedia may have shipped between 15,000 and 20,000 AMD/ATI HD 3800-series with design/manufacturing defects to system builders and the retail market.
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.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Skype spam on the rise  —  For those who regularly use instant-messaging services like Yahoo Instant Messenger and Microsoft's MSN Messenger, you know that IM spam arrived long ago and shows no signs of leaving.  Tuesday, however, I received my first Skype spam.  Lucky me.  —  Unfortunately, I'm not alone.
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!
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Netbooks Vs. Notebooks: ThinkPanmure Sees New Smaller Devices Eating Into Revs, Profits At Apple, Intel  —  Is the notebook market slowing down?  ThinkPanmure analyst Vijay Rakesh thinks so.  This morning, in fact, he trimmed estimates on both Apple (AAPL) and Intel (INTC) on concerns about a slowdown in the notebook market.
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Staska / Unwired View:
LG KC780 8 megapixel slider in the works
Dell:
Dell Driving Transition to Energy-Efficient LED Displays
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Everyone declares victory in smutfree wireless broadband test
Discussion: PC World, dailywireless.org and GigaOM
Reid Yokoyama / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More webmaster questions - Answered!
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon Has No Plans To Cap, Throttle …
Discussion: Contentinople and NewTeeVee
Simon Walton / GazetteLive.co.uk:
No licence for police  —  A POLICE force that launched a crackdown …
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
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Jay Kidd / Jay's Blog:
NetApp and Brocade's Encryption Partnership
Discussion: The Register and Storage Soup
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Free, Legal and Online: Why Hulu Is the New Way to Watch TV
Discussion: Portfolio, SitePoint Blogs and Digg
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
1000 Miles To Go For The Enterprise And True Customer Relationships
Discussion: Payments News
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
Wi-Fi Network Launched For U.S. Soldiers In Iraq
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
The iPhone Crapp Store?
Discussion: Mobile Messaging 2.0 and WinExtra