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9:06 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 reports.  —  In its attempt to provide the most accurate picture of Apple's future product plans …
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
NEW MACBOOK PRO PHOTO, MAYBE — IT'S FRENCH!  Some French blog, now offline, briefly featured a photo of what may be the new aluminum MacBook Pro.  It appears to be a laptop.  Here's a screenshot of the now-disappeared blog post:
Discussion: GeekBrief.TV, Gadget Lab and Crave
Neil McAllister / Fatal Exception:
SDK shoot-out: Android vs. iPhone  —  Apple and Google differ along familiar lines with their smartphone development kits  —  InfoWorld has been all over this week's official launch of Android, the new smartphone platform from Google.  With its slick interface and open application platform …
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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 …
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MacNN:
Apple puts unlocked iPhone on sale in Hong Kong
Discussion: CrunchGear
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Muxtape Is Dead.  Long Live Muxtape!  —  Justin Ouellette's music sharing site Muxtape, which he put on ice in August, is staging a comeback.  Sort of.  —  In a post on muxtape.com, Ouellette finally explains why he had to shut down the service: He'd been trying to cut deals with big labels …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Yahoo-Google Facts Site  —  Google has launched a new informational site designed to tell its story about why there's no need to fear an ad partnership between it and Yahoo.  Within the site, you'll lots of information about the deal except for one key fact: when exactly does it start?
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Market Wire:
Research In Motion Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NasdaqGS:RIMM - News)(Toronto:RIM.TO - News), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported second quarter results for the three months ended August 30, 2008 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP).
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
MySpace Music: First (Real) Look: For Once, You Can't Blame The Lawyers  —  I got WebEx'd.  I saw a well-practiced demo of the new MySpace Music last night, and fell under the impression that the News Corp (NYSE: NWS) JV with the labels was a simple, straightforward music destination …
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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 …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Layoffs at ad network Glam Media  —  A tipster says Glam Media, the women-focused online-ad network, is going through “material layoffs” — 14 out of 200 employees, mostly in sales, Silicon Alley Insider now confirms.  The cutbacks, coming just seven months after Glam raised $85 million, mark the popping of the ad-network bubble.
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google to supply Bloomberg TV with ads  —  Google has found another partner to use its system for supplying television advertising: Bloomberg TV.  —  The two companies announced the partnership Thursday, touting the ad success measurement abilities that Google has benefited …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's SocialBrowse Launches To The Public  —  SocialBrowse, the link-sharing service that includes elements of web annotation, has launched its service to the public.  When I first wrote about SocialBrowse as it entered private beta last June, I described it as a “Twitter for links” …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
RWW Interviews David Tosh of Elgg, The Open Source Social Networking Platform  —  When we first introduced you to Elgg two years ago, it was a new social networking platform whose focus was on e-learning.  Since that time, the software has been rewritten and it has moved away from being strictly for educational use only.
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 …
Consumers Union:
Poll: Consumers concerned about internet privacy  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - A poll released today by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that most Americans are very concerned about what is being done with their personal information online.  According to the poll …
Discussion: PC World and TECH.BLORGE.com
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
ISPs Try To Prevent New ‘Opt In Only’ Privacy Law …
Discussion: The Register, GigaOM and CNET News
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.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Clickjacking: Researchers raise alert for scary new cross-browser exploit  —  Researchers are beginning to raise an alarm for what looks like a scary new browser exploit/threat affecting all the major desktop platforms — Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Adobe Flash.
Discussion: Web Admin Blog
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.
Discussion: TG Daily
Vint Cerf / The Official Google Blog:
The next Internet  —  The Internet has had an enormous impact on people's lives around the world in the ten years since Google's founding.  It has changed politics, entertainment, culture, business, health care, the environment and just about every other topic you can think of.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Wins Court Case, Italian Block Lifted  —  The Pirate Bay has successfully appealed the decision of an Italian judge who had ordered ISPs to block access to the popular BitTorrent tracker last month.  The Court of Bergamo decided that this block was unlawful, and that Italian users should regain access to the site.
Discussion: Slyck and Epicenter
The Technium:
Where Attention Flows, Money Follows  —  The new rules for the new economy can be summarized as:  —  Where ever attention flows, money will follow.  —  Almost anything else except attention can be manufactured as a commodity.  Luxury goods are only luxuries temporarily.
Business Wire:
Visa to Develop Mobile Payment-Related Services for Android Platform  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Visa Inc. (NYSE:V - News) today announced plans to make mobile payment-related services broadly available to United States consumers by the end of the year.
Discussion: Between the Lines and AndroidGuys
BlackBerry Storm Mobile Phone Reviews:
BlackBerry Storm Pictures - Exclusive Screen Shots!  —  We have exclusive screen shots of the new BlackBerry Storm in action.  These are all 100% genuine screen shots of the latest & greatest BlackBerry and thanks to our official source we can show you the slick new interface for the BlackBerry Storm
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Hitwise: Facebook and MySpace see usage metrics go up and down, kinda  —  Some new social networking stats are in from respected analytics firm Hitwise, and as with any limited data set, there are all sorts of interesting possibilities one could draw.  —  For example, Is Facebook's redesign slowing its growth?
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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