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1:25 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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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 …
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.
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 …
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) …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
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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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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.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
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.
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 …
Discussion: Bits, MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
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?
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 …
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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
Discussion: Seattle Times and The Microsoft Blog, Thanks:atul
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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, ClipperHouse and CNET News
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 …
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.
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: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
T-Mobile introduces first pay-as-you-go Android smartphone, dubbed Pulse
David Lenoe / Adobe:
Flash Player update and Snow Leopard