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7:20 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
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 …
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Elliott Ng / CNReviews:
Google China's Kaifu Lee Resigns  —  According to sources on Twitter (tweet by leading Chinese blogger keso with information confirmed by phone with Kaifu Lee, tweet via niubi), the founding president of Google China Kai-Fu Lee (Li Kaifu, ; ) has resigned from his position effective immediately.
Thanks:elliottng
Alastair Goldfisher / PE Hub Blog:
Head of Google China to Leave as Speculation Abounds About his Next Project  —  Google announced Thursday night that Kai-Fu Lee, president of its Chinese operations, will leave the company later this month to launch an undisclosed project.  —  Kai-Fu, who joined the Internet search giant …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Tech Beat and PC World
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.
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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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
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 …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Feds force Googlebooks privacy promise  —  Or at least part of it  —  Under pressure from the US Federal Trade Commission, Google has released a privacy policy specifically for Google Book Search, that digital library service poised on the brink of monopoly.
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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) …
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 4.0 and Opera 10 Take On All Challengers  —  Opera 10 final is out, Chrome just turned one year old, and Firefox 3.5 has settled into stability.  It's time once again to break out the timers and speed test today's web browsers.  —  Like all our previous speed tests, this one is unscientific, but thorough.
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
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
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.
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 …
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.
Reuters:
China's Shanda plans $800 mln US IPO for games unit  —  * Strong growth forecast in China's online games market  —  * Analysts puzzled by spin-off of Shanda's crown jewel  —  * Funds may be used for acquisitions, capital spending  —  China's largest online game firm Shanda Interactive …
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Justin Sullivan / Business Week:
Why Europe Won't Stop Oracle from Taking Over Sun  —  Sun's open-source software is at the heart of an EU antitrust probe into Oracle's proposed deal, but it likely won't block the takeover  —  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address San Francisco, Calif.
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
Ayan Mandal / Finance Blog:
Google Search Volumes and Economic Activity  —  We are really excited to launch Google Domestic Trends on Google Finance.  This launch was inspired by Hal Varian, our chief economist's research on using Google Trends data to predict economic indicators.  —  Google Domestic Trends tracks …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple security lags (again) with critical Java patches  —  A month late, an OS short  —  Comment Apple is once again playing security catch-up to the rest of the computing world, this time with an update for the Leopard version of its Mac operating system that patches critical holes in Java …
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 and Softpedia News
 
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Cade Metz / The Register:
iPhone taught to edit Office 2007 docs, sheets
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Matt Drudge Kills Then Resurrects iDrudge App
Discussion: Gawker
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Apple building an iPod/treadmill mash-up?
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
College for $99 a Month  —  The next generation of online education …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Inside peek: How The New York Times uses blogs
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News shines a Spotlight on “in-depth” journalism
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul