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9:00 PM ET, September 3, 2009

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AT&T:
An Update on iPhone MMS for our Mobility Customers  —  We know many of our iPhone customers are eager for an update on our rollout schedule for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).  We've been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Multimedia Messaging Coming Sept. 25 To AT&T  —  Finally!  AT&T says it will activate iPhone multimedia messaging on Sept. 25.  This allows you to send and receive photos, contacts, audio files, and location information.  —  Apple announced the feature at WWDC in June …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
First Video Footage Of The New Android Market  —  Good news for Android developers: Google has just posted a video of the upcoming refresh for its Android Market, the online store that allows users to download new software to their Android phones.  And the changes are very promising.
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Android Developers Blog:
Some News from Android Market  —  I'm pleased to let you know about several updates to Android Market.  First, we will soon introduce new features in Android Market for Android 1.6 that will improve the overall experience for users.  As part of this change, developers will be able to provide screenshots …
Bing / Search Blog:
Share your Search with Bing and Ping  —  We at the Bing team are firm believers in the idea that the only thing better than searching with Bing is sharing what you've found with your friends.  That's why we've been working on a potential new feature for Bing that does just that in a couple of clicks, which we call Bing & Ping.
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Apple ships a known vulnerable version of Flash with Snow Leopard  —  The last thing you expect when you upgrade your operating system, is that you will have some of your security silently downgraded.  —  But that's precisely what seems to have happened with Mac OS X Snow Leopard …
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The Authors Guild:
Amazon Accuses Someone Else of Monopolizing Bookselling  —  September 2, 2009.  Amazon made it official today, filing a brief in the Google case claiming that someone else might gain a monopoly in bookselling.  It seems we're compelled to state the obvious: Amazon's hypocrisy is breathtaking.
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Seth Meyers to emcee Microsoft Company Meeting at Safeco  —  “Saturday Night Live” star Seth Meyers will emcee next week's Microsoft Company Meeting at Safeco Field in Seattle, the company confirmed Thursday.  —  For the past several years, Microsoft has put on its annual company meeting …
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Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Six Hopes for This Year's Microsoft Company Meeting
Thanks:atul
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Court grants Microsoft's motion to stay Word injunction  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted Microsoft's motion to stay an injunction that would prohibit the software giant from selling Word.  —  Microsoft filed the motion Aug. 18 while preparing to appeal …
Discussion: CNET News
Web Ecology Project:
The Influentials - New Approaches for Analyzing Influence on Twitter  —  Using a new methodology based on the content and responses of 12 popular users, we determined measurements of relative influence on Twitter.  We examined an ecosystem of 134,654 tweets, 15,866,629 followers …
Henri Moissinac / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Mobile: Now Connecting 65 Million People  —  Even when you're away from your desktop, we want you to be able to share and connect with those that matter to you on Facebook.  We had that goal in mind when we launched Facebook Mobile in 2006.  Today, we reached a new milestone …
Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
College for $99 a Month  —  The next generation of online education could be great for students—and catastrophic for universities.  —  Like millions of other Americans, Barbara Solvig lost her job this year.  A fifty-year-old mother of three, Solvig had taken college courses …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Toshiba's JournE touch multimedia tablet (updated with hands-on video!)  —  Hey Apple, check this thing out!  Toshiba just blazed into IFA on a 7-inch multimedia tablet, the JournE touch.  It's dominated by the touchscreen display, but underneath there's support for a wide range of codecs …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood to Audiophiles: Simmer Down  —  Radiohead caught some flak when they released their last album online as 160kbps MP3s a couple months before a CD would be available.  Turns out, they could care less about FLACs. … It'll be interesting to see if this philosophy holds …
Discussion: Sasha Frere-Jones
Lucas Mearian / InfoWorld:
Report: Intel's Braidwood flash memory module could kill SSD market  —  Flash memory cache is a quarter ogf the cost of traditional DRAM  —  Intel's upcoming Braidwood NAND flash memory module, which is aimed at giving users faster boot-ups and application launches, could undermine solid-state disk …
Discussion: prlog.org and ClipperHouse
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News shines a Spotlight on “in-depth” journalism  —  Google News has quietly added a new section that steps back from the ever-quickening news cycle to highlight “in-depth pieces of lasting value.”  It's called Spotlight, and like the rest of Google News, the stories are selected by an undisclosed algorithm.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Diebold gets rid of controversial e-voting machine unit  —  Company expects to lose up to $55 million as a result of deal  —  Computerworld - Diebold Inc. has sold its U.S. election systems subsidiary, Premier Election Solutions, to Election Systems & Software Inc. (ES&S) of Omaha, Neb.
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Whats the Difference Between Youtube Today and Broadcast Networks ?  —  Youtube, CBS, NBC, ABC are going to have an awful lot in common in the not too distant future  —  Which company uses its traffic to drive eyeballs to programming on which it sells advertising ?  They all do.
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Apple building an iPod/treadmill mash-up?  —  Hot off the patent application presses today: Apple has filed designs for what appears to be an integrated treadmill-with-iPod machine, which has a built-in display and touchpad.  —  The filing, which was made a year ago but was made public today …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
1&1 Goes ‘Unlimited’ With Hosting Bandwidth  —  The interior of 1&1 Internet's data center in Karlsruhe, Germany.  —  One of the world's top web hosts is offering “all you can eat” bandwidth on all of its plans.  1&1 Internet has removed the data transfer quotas on its shared hosting plans …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple already testing Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update  —  Apple is moving quickly to patch holes and repair incompatibilities within Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, having already providing some developers with betas of the first maintenance and security update planned for the new operating system.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Conducting Data-Rich Surveys Just Got Easier With Forms In Google Docs  —  Last year, Google rolled out forms that link into Google Doc's spreadsheets, providing elementary database-style form support for its online office suite.  Forms basically let you add data to a spreadsheet without having …
Discussion: Docs Blog
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Study: Everyone Wants a Kindle-For $50  —  The Kindle gets plenty of attention, but the e-book reader is still a niche device.  When will that change?  When it gets cheaper.  —  That insight is blindingly obvious, of course.  But a new study from Forrester (FORR) tries to figure out just how much Amazon …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google adds details to Book Search privacy policy  —  Google has released a more detailed privacy policy for its Google Books product, a move demanded in recent weeks by several critics of its settlement with publishers and authors.  —  The company announced the new policy …
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
CIOs hit the snooze button on Snow Leopard  —  The most talked about new feature in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which debuted on August 28, is its native integration with Microsoft Exchange.  The assumption was that this one feature could have the same kind of impact in opening the Mac market …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Would You Pay More Than $99 For an eReader?  —  EBooks and eReaders are a hot topic right now, especially with the new line-up of Kindle competitors scheduled to arrive before the holiday season.  However, according to a new report by Forrester Research's Sarah Rotman Epps, most people aren't willing to pay a lot for these devices.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Product Management, Engineering and UI Design for Yahoo News Moving to Taiwan  —  In a risky but interesting move that has some at the company nervous and others excited, Yahoo is in the process of moving key development responsibility for its juggernaut Yahoo News unit to Taiwan.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Who Invested How Much to Buy Skype  —  Earlier this week, a group of investors led by Silverlake Partners, a Silicon Valley-based private equity group, acquired 65 percent ownership in Internet telephony company Skype for about $1.9 billion in cash and $125 million in debt.
Discussion: Skype Journal and Techgeist, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 
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