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3:00 PM ET, September 25, 2008

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AppleInsider:
Next-gen MacBook, MacBook Pro spotted in matching outfits  —  Production ready versions of Apple's next-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks have surfaced stateside in matching attire, according to people who've been privy to early glimpses of some of the company's other hardware offerings.
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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Developer NDA Kills Book For iPhone Developers  —  Want to learn how to write apps for Apple's (AAPL) red-hot iPhone app platform?  Good luck.  Thanks to Apple's non-disclosure agreement — which you're required to agree to while installing iPhone developer tools …
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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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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why iPhone developers should defect to Android  —  Quite a bit has been made lately over Apple's treatment of developers who want to create apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The company has consistently played games with developers by keeping them in the dark and ensuring that each …
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Neil McAllister / Fatal Exception:
SDK shoot-out: Android vs. iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo, OSNews, CrunchGear, Slashdot and Crave
cellular-news:
China Mobile Seeking Cut-Down Version of Apple's iPhone  —  China Mobile is expected to officially launch the Apple iPhone on its network shortly - but with some of the functionality removed to comply with Chinese regulations.  The South China Morning Post, citing a report from the Daiwa Institute …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Hands on with the Slingbox PRO-HD  —  Pre-orders for Sling Media's Slingbox PRO-HD ($300) began about two weeks ago and units are now shipping, with a brick & mortar presence expected shortly.  —  What makes this box unique among Sling's placeshifting lineup is the ability to broadcast …
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Electronista:
Sling ships Slingbox Pro-HD
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Yahoo Overhauls System for Selling Display Ads  —  Yahoo announced on Wednesday the details about its system to buy and sell display advertising online, with the hope that the company can dominate the display ad market in the same way Google steers the search market.
Discussion: MediaFile and Lost Remote
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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch:
Yahoo Rebrands AMP as APT and Launches
Discussion: Valleywag
Fred / A VC:
Initial Thoughts On MySpace Music  —  I've been evangelizing a free streamed all you can eat music service supported by advertising for as long as this blog has been around.  And last night MySpace launched just that in partnership with the four major music lables and the large indie distributor Orchard.
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Is Chrome a security risk?  —  My lovely bride of 30 years worked from home yesterday, hoping to save our city some gas.  —  An e-mail came in from her administrator around mid-day which she decided to share with me.  —  It told all users to shut down Chrome.  —  The e-mail called Chrome a security risk.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Adobe Talks Open Source, Innovation and the Future of Flash  —  Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe talks with eWEEK about open-sourcing Flash, the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4), mobile technology and more.  Lynch also talks of competing with Microsoft Silverlight and Expression and possibly with Google Chrome.
Discussion: OStatic blogs, open and biskero
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
New Feature Release of Live Search Maps!  —  We've just made updates to our consumer site, Live Search Maps which are tied back to some of the updates in the Virtual Earth platform - there's a slough of posts coming from me today!  For the release we've included some AWESOME new features for users to enjoy, so please...enjoy!
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Decodes Jerry Yang's Here-Comes-the-Weasel-Consultants Memo (So You Don't Have To!)  —  Oh, this is just too good to pass up, so it is once again time for BoomTown to let you know exactly what Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang actually meant in his internal memo to employees about the hiring …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microsoft's Mundie outlines the future of computing  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie on Thursday offered a long-term view of where Microsoft and the world of computing are heading over the next few decades.  Speaking at the MIT Emerging Technology Conference …
Fawn Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
Google Urges FCC to Act on Vacant Channels Before Election  —  WASHINGTON — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page urged the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday to give companies unlicensed access to vacant television channels before November's election.
Discussion: Epicenter and mocoNews.net
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 1  —  Apple has seeded some iPhone developers with a new beta iPhone firmware for testing.  The new version is labeled iPhone OS 2.2 beta 1 and is accompanied by a new beta of the iPhone SDK (build 9M2611).  Beyond “compatibility testing”, there are no other differences noted by Apple.
Discussion: Gear Live, The iPhone Blog and Gizmodo
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel WiMax to go live, will devices follow?  —  Intel's WiMax wireless technology will finally be unleashed in two weeks.  But it's not clear how big a following the technology has among device makers.  —  Intel and Sprint Nextel will team up to launch the first WiMax network in Baltimore on October 8 …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple proposes improvements to Safari browsing experience  —  A pair of new patent filings from Apple include suggestions for improving the browsing experience offered through its Safari Web browser, such as a adaptive media support and a visual history tree that more accurately shows users where they've been and how they got there.
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Activity-Centered Design  —  Is the future of design activity-centered?  —  Quite some time back I argued that Information Architecture was the wrong frame in which to approach design.  My post got a lot of push-back from the established IA crowd, who claimed that I was either wrong …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Yahoo Buys Site for Nebraska Data Center  —  Yahoo has purchased this building in La Vista, Nebraska for $14.8 million.  —  Yahoo continues to move forward with plans for a major data center project in Nebraska, even as the company appears to be preparing for cost-cutting that could include employee layoffs.
Discussion: Omaha World-Herald and Valleywag
Associated Press:
China space mission article hits Web before launch  —  BEIJING - A news story describing a successful launch of China's long-awaited space mission and including detailed dialogue between astronauts launched on the Internet Thursday, hours before the rocket had even left the ground.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gawker and Gearlog
 
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple updates Java for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
Discussion: Apple and Security Watch
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: BMO Capital Cuts Target On Slower Mac Growth; But Ups '09 …
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac:
Low-cost PC Netbooks May Dent MacBook Sales
Discussion: Technology blog and Gadget Lab
Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger outlaws text-messaging while driving
Discussion: CrunchGear and DailyTech
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
BBC adds radio shows to iPhone version of iPlayer
Discussion: paidContent and IntoMobile
BBC:
Games less virtual, more reality
Arn / MacRumors:
Inexpensive Atom-Powered ‘Netbooks’ Popular at Launch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Trademark Fight: Intel Is Worried You Might Think It Is A Chinese Travel Agency