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3:20 PM ET, September 6, 2009

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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web Blog:
Technorati now hiring bloggers (and biting the hand that feeds them?) … Technorati used to be the darling of the Blogging industry.  Unfortunately they have lost some of their shine in these past years with declining market share, bugs and downtime, and an unclear strategy for the future.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable! and digg.com, Thanks:mgcreed
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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?
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 …
Discussion: Edible Apple
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Marco.org:
This Wednesday (September 9th) is Apple's annual iPod event, where they're likely to refresh most or all of the iPod lineup like they've done at nearly every fall iPod event.  —  The iPod line is admittedly lower-profile since many Apple fanatics have switched to iPhones …
Discussion: CrunchGear
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding WordPress and Security  —  Readers keep asking me why I'm “against” WordPress.  I'm not against WordPress.  But I think it's important, for anyone who cares about their web sites, to understand just what you're getting into when you decide to host your own WordPress site.
Discussion: Zero Percent Idle, Thanks:atul
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Matt / WordPress:
How to Keep WordPress Secure  —  Filed under Development, Security.  —  A stitch in time saves nine.  I couldn't sew my way out of a bag, but it's true advice for bloggers as well — a little bit of work on an upgrade now saves a lot of work fixing something later.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I don't feel safe with Wordpress, hackers broke in and took things
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Google UFO logo ‘mystery’ solved  —  The internet was apparently baffled yesterday when Google changed its logo to show a UFO abducting one of Google's Os.  Our story on the “mystery” is currently our most-viewed technology story, with 220 comments.  —  While some of our readers are speculating …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meetup Had Its First Profitable Month In July  —  Meetup cofounder and CEO Scott Heiferman has a nice column in today's New York Times, as part of its “The Boss” feature.  —  It describes how he got his start in New York — first, working for Sony in New Jersey, then as founder of i-traffic, an online ad agency.
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Martin Roberts / Reuters:
Telefonica and Unicom to swap $1 billion in shares  —  MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica (TEF.MC) said on Sunday that it had reached a deal with China Unicom 0906.HK whereby each would buy $1 billion worth of each other's shares as part of a strategic alliance.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Asteroids, Part 2  —  Will we see a negative story in the Sunday New York Times business section tomorrow morning?  We would not be surprised.  Pogue will try to stop it, of course, especially since he raved about Snowy and called it “Apple's sleek upgrade” then turned around and admitted …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction  —  While there have been many real-time search engine launches over the past few months (Scoopler, Topsy, Collecta, CrowdEye), most of them so far have fizzled (see Google Website Trends chart above).
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Texting?  No, Just Trying to Read Chapter 6  —  IN our digital age, miniaturization rules.  This is a welcome thing — in most cases.  Squeezing two billion transistors onto a small chip?  All good.  Squeezing an enormous printed textbook down to iPhone-size?  Not so good.
Discussion: TeleRead
 
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
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George Chen / Reuters:
Ex-Google China chief to fund Chinese tech start-ups
Discussion: China Web 2 … and CNReviews
Meg / meish dot org:
The many ways in which the experience of Twitter's development …
Thanks:atul
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
50 things that are being killed by the internet
Joe / joestump.net:
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 Earlier Items: 
Arn / Touch Arcade:
C64 Emulator Approved by Apple and Now Available
Discussion: MacRumors and Sean Percival's Blog
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
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Discussion: TUAW
Paul Graham:
The Anatomy of Determination
Discussion: bijan sabet
Jonathan Ansfield / New York Times:
China Web Sites Seeking Users' Names
Discussion: ZDNet Government and Gawker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Maps Wars: How Google, Microsoft And Yahoo Deal With Bridge Closure