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5:00 AM ET, September 4, 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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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 …
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt On The Future Of Search: “Connect It Straight To Your Brain”  —  This is Part 2 of my series of posts summarizing a fascinating recent hour-long one on one interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  —  Early in the interview I asked Schmidt about the future of search.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google China President Kai-Fu Lee to Resign  —  Kai-Fu Lee, president of Google Inc.'s China operations, is resigning from the company, according to two people familiar with the matter.  —  He will be succeeded internally by another Google executive, according to one of the people familiar with the matter …
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 …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Smule's new T-Pain app provides the Auto-Tuned voice you've always wanted  —  There are lots of music fans out there who aren't happy about the frequent use of Auto-Tune technology in songs — a viewpoint expressed in Jay-Z's song “Death to Auto-Tune.”  But if Auto-Tune haters were unhappy …
Alex Brooks / World of Apple:
First Snow Leopard Update Hits Developers [Seed Notes]  —  Just six days after the release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard to the general public, Apple has begun extensive testing of the first update amongst the developer community.  —  Build 10B503 (a significant step from the shipping 10A403) …
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Brian Mastenbrook:
How I cross-site scripted Twitter in 15 minutes, and why you shouldn't store important data on 37signals' applications  —  Today the Ruby on Rails security team released a patch for a cross-site scripting issue which affected multiple high-profile applications, including Twitter and Basecamp.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, Thanks:atul
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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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 …
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
T-Marco / Cell Phone Signal:
Nokia USA offers Pre Order Nokia N900 Maemo 5  —  The Nokia N900 Maemo5 has already gone on sale in the US and is available to pre-order direct from the Nokia Online store.  We have talked about the Nokia N900 a few times already and we know most of the details of the device.
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 …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Would You Pay More Than $99 For an eReader?
Cade Metz / The Register:
iPhone taught to edit Office 2007 docs, sheets  —  Quickoffice welcomes Xs  —  You can now edit Office 2007 docs and spreadsheets on your iPhone.  —  Today, Quickoffice rolled out a new version of its iPhone office app suite that handles .docx and .xlsx files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows and Office 2008 for Mac.
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 …
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
Discussion: Seattle Times and The Microsoft Blog, Thanks:atul
Stephen Chapman / UX Evangelist:
Windows Mobile 7: Already at Beta 1?  —  Follow me on Twitter: @UXEvangelist  —  With PDC 2009 right around the corner, you can probably bet the farm that Windows Mobile 7 will be unveiled there.  Every PDC has consisted of major announcements and this one shouldn't be any different.
Discussion: Engadget, WMExperts and WMPoweruser.com
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Economist Replaces Your Newsstand Guy With a Cellphone  —  Respond to a Text, Get a Copy Delivered to Your Door the Next Morning  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In a potential advance for the forces of paid content, The Economist is introducing a trial program today that lets New Yorkers use …
Discussion: mocoNews
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 …
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Matt Drudge Kills Then Resurrects iDrudge App  —  Matt Drudge, author of the intergalactic blog phenomenon known as the Drudge Report, dodged a bullet from his own smoking gun this week by allegedly calling off a copyright infringement claim made to Apple, Inc. Drudge raised a minor stink over the release of …
Discussion: Gawker
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 …
 
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Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Apple building an iPod/treadmill mash-up?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Conducting Data-Rich Surveys Just Got Easier With Forms In Google Docs
Discussion: Docs Blog and Softpedia News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Product Management, Engineering and UI Design for Yahoo News Moving to Taiwan
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood to Audiophiles: Simmer Down
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Sasha Frere-Jones
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Domestic Trends: Should You Invest Based On Google Searches?
Lucas Mearian / InfoWorld:
Report: Intel's Braidwood flash memory module could kill SSD market
Discussion: ClipperHouse
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Diebold gets rid of controversial e-voting machine unit
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
College for $99 a Month  —  The next generation of online education …
John Gaudiosi / Reuters:
Virtual detectives stalk in-game spammers
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Inside peek: How The New York Times uses blogs
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Whats the Difference Between Youtube Today and Broadcast Networks ?
Seth Weintraub's blog:
Snow Leopard saves millions of kilowatt hours of electricity?
Discussion: Fast Company and Crave
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News shines a Spotlight on “in-depth” journalism
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul