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4:30 AM ET, September 7, 2009

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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Snow Leopard: Pogue dodges a bullet  —  So the fecal matter hit the spinning blades for our good friend and loyal fanboy David Pogue (in photo above, pleasuring himself with a MacBook) this week.  Today, Clark Hoyt, the “public editor” at the Times, published a piece about Pogue that basically says yeah …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Losing Its Religion: The New York Times Compromises  —  Two things that would end hypocrisy and make the world a better place: Priests should be allowed to get married, and the New York Times should update its Ethics Policy.  —  The venerable and vulnerable newspaper finally starts talking about the …
Thanks:atul
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking: Spotify App Goes Live on iPhone and Android  —  Streaming music service Spotify has launched on the iPhone and Android devices for its premium subscribers only.  You can download it from Apple's App Store here and the Android Market.  Though plans to launch there are in play …
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Zee / The Next Web Blog:
Spotify iPhone App: First Impressions  —  Well, it finally made it onto the iPhone.  The Spotify mobile app, quite possibly one of the most hyped mobile application releases yet.  —  After watching the preview video (embedded at the foot of this post), I had my doubts as to the actual quality of the application.
Discussion: SlashGear, Thanks:mgcreed
Richard Wray / Guardian:
iPhone makes worldwide loss, says report  —  While Orange and T-Mobile compete with O2 to sell the iPhone in Britain, a report by Denmark's Strand Consult reveals how it makes a loss for providers and struggles against other phones  —  Apple's iPhone is not the profit generating must …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple To Kill Off iPod Classic, Double Down On Touch, iPhone Developer Predicts  —  Apple's annual iPod/iTunes product event will take place this Wednesday in San Francisco.  In addition to announcing new iTunes features, Apple will almost certainly introduce an updated version of the iPod touch …
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David Segal / New York Times:
Gadget Makers Can Find Thief, but Don't Ask  —  For decades, when an item was lost or stolen, a consumer went through three stages of grief: anger, mourning and acceptance.  You would be miffed, then sad and then you would move on, in large part because moving on was the only option.
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business  —  These days in the halls of IT departments around the world there is a growing realization that the next wave of outsourcing, things like cloud computing and crowdsourcing, are going to require responses that will forever change the trajectory …
Alex Pell / Times of London:
Tech news: For the smarter kind of bookworm  —  Asus, inventors of the netbook, is about to shake up the ebook world with the arrival of the world's cheapest digital reader  —  The world of ebooks is about to start a new chapter with the arrival of the cheapest digital reader on the market.
Discussion: Engadget and TeleRead
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
What Now?  Q&A with Ex-Google China Chief Kai-Fu Lee  —  Kai-Fu Lee, who last week resigned as president of Google China, has launched Innovation Works, an incubator for Chinese IT startups.  It has been funded with $115 million, including from lead investor WI Harper Group and individual backers …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Yahoo boss Bartz earns $2m from share sales  —  CEO and her team of executives have sold large tranches of stock while internet search engine struggles  —  Investors are questioning the long-term loyalty of Carol Bartz, who was parachuted in to run Yahoo nine months ago …
Jennifer Johnson / HotHardware.com News:
Are Open-Source Cameras The Way Of The Future?  —  Scientists at Stanford are working on an open source camera that could change the world of photography by giving programmers the power to change and add features to a camera via software updates.  If the technology catches on …
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Technorati Changed Their Business and Few Noticed  —  Technorati is getting some heat for hiring bloggers... getting heat from people who wish the company would just do better the thing that they used to do which proved to not be a business worth having.  See the logic?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
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Google Japan fights concerns about Street View
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Slashdot
Japan Today:
NTT DoCoMo eyes fully entering U.S. cell phone market next year
Discussion: PhoneNews.com and Engadget Mobile
Martin Roberts / Reuters:
Telefonica and Unicom to swap $1 billion in shares
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meetup Had Its First Profitable Month In July
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding WordPress and Security
Discussion: Zero Percent Idle, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Asteroids, Part 2  —  Will we see a negative story in the Sunday …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web