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8:15 AM ET, September 25, 2008

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Taliver Heath / Google App Engine Blog:
Introducing Google Moderator on App Engine  —  At Google, we host a large number of “tech talks”.  These talks cover a wide rage of Computer Science topics like research in machine learning and methods for ranking images based on text queries.  I've enjoyed attending these tech talks …
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google Moderator launches  —  Here's a fun link for you.  Google just released a free service called Google Moderator.  This is a port to Google App Engine of an existing tool we use all the time at Google.  Internally it was called Dory (after the fish who asked questions all the time in Finding Nemo).
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Declares Mistrial in RIAA-Jammie Thomas Trial  —  Jammie Thomas, left, and her attorney, Brian Toder, leave the courthouse last year after a jury dinged her $222,000 for sharing 24 songs on the Kazaa file-sharing network.  —  Photo: Associated Press  —  A federal judge on Wednesday set aside …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DoJ to Senate: don't make us be Big Content's copyright cops
Discussion: Digg
Fred / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
DoJ Agrees: IP Enforcement Bill is a Bad Idea
Discussion: Techdirt and Threat Level
Saul Hansell / Bits:
T-Mobile Lifts Bandwidth Cap for Google Phone  —  T-Mobile raised some eyebrows Tuesday when it disclosed that buyers of its highly touted new Internet phone, the HTC G1 that uses Google's Android software, would face restrictions if they exceeded 1 gigabyte of cellular data a month.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
T-Mobile kills the 1GB data cap, takes a more friendly approach  —  It looks like T-Mobile is listening folks — and they appear to be responding.  In a statement we've just received from the company, they tell us that they're killing the hard-line approach to data capping …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is T-Mobile Spinning on Google Phone Bandwidth Caps?
Discussion: Salon and OStatic blogs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Music To Launch Tonight.  Here's What You'll See (And Hear)  —  The ambitious new MySpace Music joint venture will launch this evening at midnight PST at music.myspace.com.  All four major labels - Universal, Warner, Sony and EMI - are on board (EMI was a last minute addition).
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Fact & Fiction of MySpace Music
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Like Sister Site Hulu, New MySpace Music Is Just For U.S. Users
ASUSTeK Computer:
Eee PC™ to Feature 3.75G for Internet Access Anywhere  —  Coupled with All-day Battery Life, 3.75G Capability Puts Eee PC's™ Status as the Ultimate Travel Companion Beyond Question  —  ASUS today announced that it will be adding 3.75G connectivity* to its hugely-popular series …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Don't drive iPhone developers away, Apple  —  One of the presenters at the recent C4 Mac developers conference made a point about Apple that is incredibly relevant to how the company is viewed, especially by the media and rabid Apple fans.  To paraphrase his statement, in dealing with Apple …
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
Will iPhone NDA mean ‘Never Develop Apps?’
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Oracle Dives Headlong into Hardware
Discussion: TechBays and eWeek
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin?  —  I just read an article entitled Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin? over at ReadWriteWeb.  It repeats the endless canard that Google hasn't built another business yet to rival its initial search franchise.  —  How dumb is that?
Discussion: Beyond Search
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Trademark Fight: Intel Is Worried You Might Think It Is A Chinese Travel Agency  —  Do these two logos look the same to you?  Is there the remotest chance that you might confuse Intellife Travel, a small travel agency in Santa Clara, California that caters to Chinese Americans and expats, with Intel the company?
Allan David Reyes / PMP Today:
Breast Fondling App makes Jailbreak insignificant  —  There's a new app in town and it's called paiTouch that's aimed towards the breast-inclined segment of society.  It's the labor of love of our Japanese friends who have managed to come up with a breast simulation app for curious teens …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and WinExtra
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
EA hit with class action suit over ‘Spore’  —  Electronic Arts may have attempted to appease angry customers by amending its digital rights management policy on Spore, but the company's DRM troubles aren't over yet.  —  Earlier this week, a class action suit was filed in the Northern District …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Inquirer
BBC:
Police close file on BT's trials  —  The City of London Police have said there will be no formal investigation of BT over its secret trials of an ad monitoring system.  —  BT trialled the Phorm system - which monitors web browsing habits in order to better target ads - without the consent of users last summer.
David Ciccone / Mobility Today:
EXCLUSIVE: Motorola Q11 Photos  —  We were lucky enough to get our hands on some photos that have never been seen before of the Motorola Q11.  This phone offers GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3MPx Cam and Windows Mobile 6.1.. No information as to when we will see this puppy but the photos don't look too shabby!
Jeff Young / Chronicle of Higher Education:
College Bookstores to Begin Selling eTextbooks on Demand  —  Soon students will be able to buy electronic textbooks at the college bookstore, using kiosks that will download files and burn them to CD's.  The kiosks will also offer the latest Hollywood movies, which the machines will be able to burn onto DVD's on demand.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
State of The Blogosphere: The More You Post, The Higher You Rank  —  All week, Technorati is releasing data from its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report.  On Monday, Technorati told us that bloggers only need 100,000 visitors a month to make $75,000 a year (yeah, right).
Discussion: broadstuff and Webmetricsguru
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Where Windows is #2 to Linux  —  Microsoft encourages us to think of Linux, when we think of it as all, as an also-ran operating systems for nerds.  The last thing Microsoft wants us to think about is that there are some spaces where Microsoft is a distant number two and Linux is on top.
Discussion: Digg
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Larry Page to FCC: Free the “white spaces” spectrum by election day  —  Following a previous visit to D.C. earlier this year, Google co-founder Larry Page hit Capitol Hill today with a simple message to the Federal Communications Commission: after five years of testing and discussion …
 
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Fred / A VC:
Third Party Comment Systems Go Mainstream
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Transmeta hangs out the “For Sale” sign
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Hasselblad Readies 60-megapixel Camera
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Headphones Meant Not to Filter out Background Noise
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Move Over Netflix — Roku To Open the Box
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