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8:30 AM ET, September 26, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Steve Ballmer Visits Silicon Valley, Talks About Microsoft's Future In Software, Search And Mobile  —  Hummer Winblad's Ann Winblad interviewed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this evening at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley.  The live video stream is embedded below.
Discussion: Beyond Binary
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   Steve Ballmer dishes out the charm in Silicon Valley, hints …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft: Steve Ballmer Live At The Churchill Club
Discussion: InfoWorld and Beyond Binary
James Niccolai / PC World:   Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google
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
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Some screen shots from Vodafone-branded Blackberry Storm emerge  —  Some purported screen shots of Vodafone-branded Blackberry Storm have emerged today.  If you believe what you see is for real, then you may be a bit disappointed.  The resolution on the screen is quite nice but the interface, well, looks just like a Blackberry.
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Supposed MacBook Pro redesign, meet Mr. BlurryiPhonecam  —  Look, there are a hundred reasons to think this might be fake.  That janky right corner, the inexplicable “dock in the trackpad” conundrum, the odd lighting and the entirely-too-convenient iSight self portrait.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Google's End Run Around the Wireless Carriers  —  In a recently published patent, Google describes a vision for an open wireless world, one in which mobile devices (and smartphones in particular) are no longer married to particular cellular service providers.
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Google Patent Could Kill Off Cellphone Contracts
Discussion: Beyond Search
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple now selling iPhone 3G unlocked in Hong Kong  —  If you can't get your goods into China via the front door, there's always the back.  Apple is now selling its iPhone 3G unlocked via its on-line Apple Store in Hong Kong.  The 8GB model sells for HK$5,500 (about US$694) or HK$6,200 (about $797) for the 16 gigger.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter to launch election site tonight  —  Longtime users of the micro-messaging service Twitter may have noticed something around the start of the political primary season: A lot of tweets (Twitter messages) about politics.  To some this is annoying, to others, it's addicting.
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 …
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs:
Microsoft Talks Up Client + Cloud Future  —  Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie talked about the company's vision for the future of computing and the web this morning at the Emerging Technology Conference at MIT.  Mundie outlined Microsoft's plan for a computing future he called the …
Discussion: eWeek and Technology Review
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Is The Deal With This Stupid Lighter iPhone App?  —  Everyone keeps talking about Smule's virtual lighter iPhone application called Sonic Lighter (iTunes link).  —  I wasn't impressed: there are no less than ten different virtual lighter apps in iTunes, which is what I'd call a saturated market.
Discussion: Google Maps Mania
Telegraph:
iTunes under threat as bands take their business elsewhere  —  Bands concerned for the ongoing commercial viability of albums are adding to the pressures on iTunes, says Brian Boyd  —  The previously unremarkable rap-rocker Kid Rock had a huge worldwide hit this summer with the single All Summer Long.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia to unveil touch-screen phone Oct 2: sources  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will unveil its first touch-screen phone at a media and analyst event in London next week, two industry sources told Reuters on Friday.
Discussion: Electronista and paidContent
Jevon MacDonald / The FASTForward Blog:
Enterprise 2.0 Vendors need to get more serious about mobile  —  Unlike just a few years ago, there are no shortage of Web 2.0 applications for the Enterprise.  There are widget frameworks, platforms, realtime collaboration, blogging tools, social networks and more.
InfoWorld:
T-Mobile's data cap reversal hints of 3G network uncertainty  —  T-Mobile dropped a data usage limit of 1GB a month over 3G networks used with the coming Android G1 phone, but said Thursday it still reserves the right to set restrictions and is working on the terms.
Discussion: Digital Daily
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Everyone hates ComScore  —  As the de facto measuring authority of online audiences, tiny ComScore punches above its weight - and earns some serious coin.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Last winter, when Google lost a third of its market value, analysts blamed a small web-research company based in Reston, Va., called ComScore.
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget Cares: save us from Apple's groundbreaking, developer-shackling App Store  —  Engadget editor-at-large and gdgt co-founder Ryan Block contributes Engadget Cares, a friendly advice column for the people who make your technology.  —  It's not hard to argue that the App Store's inspired success …
Discussion: Slate, MacUser, GMSV, Byte of the Apple and Digg
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?
 
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Hans Wu / DigiTimes:
Dell and HP to cut notebook R&D expenditure for 2009, say sources
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Casio Announces 546 ppi Color TFT LCD
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Memory exhaustion DoS vulnerability hits Google's Chrome
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Microsoft's new bonus plan for Steve Ballmer, et al: Up to $20 mil apiece
Discussion: Mini-Microsoft
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T, NBC lump piracy in with spam, malware as net pollution
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Business Wire:
Visa to Develop Mobile Payment-Related Services for Android Platform
Dan Goodin / The Register:
World's electrical grids open to attack
Discussion: SecurityFocus
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The Technium:
Where Attention Flows, Money Follows
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