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9:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

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Christina Warren / TUAW:
Rumor: Is the Apple TV being replaced?  —  We just got an e-mail from an anonymous Apple reseller, stating that they received an e-mail from Apple with instructions to remove all Apple TV displays and literature and to destroy them (which I assume means throw away the literature, send back the Apple TVs) by September 30, 2008 at 5 PM.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Wal*Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection — only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans  —  Hey suckers!  Did you buy DRM music from Wal*Mart instead of downloading MP3s for free from the P2P networks?  Well, they're repaying your honesty by taking away your music.
Tim Westergren / Pandora:
CONGRESSIONAL EMERGENCY!!!  —  Listeners we need your help... NOW!  —  After a yearlong negotiation, Pandora, artists and record companies are finally optimistic about reaching an agreement on royalties that would save Pandora and Internet radio.  But just as we've gotten close …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
NAB tries to block fee reduction for Web radio
Discussion: The Social and Gizmodo
Dan Kimerling / TechCrunch:
Stop Complaining about Apple and the App Store  —  This week there have been several stories on the blogsphere (here, here, and here, for example) which consist of developers complaining that Apple has rejected an iPhone application that they submitted to be part of the App Store in iTunes …
Shawn / TmoNews:
Android Pre-sale devices sold out  —  With an explosion of attention, the G1 took over the blogosphere this Tuesday.  A mere 4 days later, T-Mobile has sold out of their pre-sale stock of the G1.  Sources are telling us that T-Mobile planned on offering 60,000 pre-sale devices, but actual numbers may differ.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Hive Mind  —  As Google turns 10 years old, that important birthday sees the company more powerful than ever before.  With its competitors in disarray, the Big G seems likely to grow even further.  The secret to its success?  For me, it's what I've been calling the “Google Hive Mind.”
Discussion: Webmetricsguru
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sue Decker Makes the Yahoogle Case and (Finally) Gets It Right  —  This week, it will be Yahoo stepping up the volume in the debate over the controversial Yahoo-Google advertising outsourcing deal.  —  And it could not come a minute too soon.  —  Yahoo has been unusually quiet about the issue …
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Nicholas Thompson / Epicenter:
Obama Calls For Rural Broadband in Debate  —  Laying out his economic agenda early in tonight's debate with John McCain, Barack Obama mentioned his desire to spend money building out rural broadband.  This is an issue that no one talks about and that will almost certainly be passed over in the coverage to come.
Discussion: PolicyBlog and Linux.com
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Brad / Liliputing:
Lenovo IdeaPad S10 dissected  —  When some people get a new computer, the first thing they do is install their favorite applications, tweak the operating system, or even replace Windows with Linux or OS X. Others?  They rip it apart to see what's on the insides.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and GottaBeMobile
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Scoble Top Tech Blogger/FriendFeed/Social Media List  —  This is my hand-picked list of the people who provide the most interesting tech blogging/tweeting/FriendFeeding.  All of these point to FriendFeed.  If you know someone who deserves to be on this list, please post their FriendFeed URL.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Current & Twitter Rock The First Presidential Debate of Election 2008  —  Tonight my friends at Current invited me to check out the behind-the-scenes action at their first ever Hack The Debate event where they joined forces with Twitter to provide real-time Twitter updates during Current's broadcast of the presidential debates.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Blogging Dream Team Joins Forces to Challenge Engadget, TreeHugger and More  —  A team of leading bloggers from the early days of AOL-acquired Weblogs Inc. has come together again to build their ideal blogging software and raise a new network of blogs to challenge top sites in personal electronics …
Discussion: Brian Alvey and The Inquisitr
 
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
James Falconer / IntoMobile:
Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile Beta
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon Back Opt-In for Online Ads
Discussion: DSLreports
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Hands-on with the Asus N10 gaming netbook
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, Engadget and Slashdot
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AT&T's Pantech Matrix gets viewed and spec'd
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile