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4:10 PM ET, September 6, 2009

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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
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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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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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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Scott Heiferman / New York Times:
The Pursuit of Community  —  I GREW up with four siblings …
Japan Today:
NTT DoCoMo eyes fully entering U.S. cell phone market next year  —  NEW YORK —  NTT DoCoMo Inc is considering fully entering the U.S. cell phone market next year, offering smartphones and other high-performance handsets with its “i-mode” mobile Internet service, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.
Discussion: PhoneNews.com and Engadget Mobile
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 …
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
He Works for The Times, Too  —  DAVID POGUE, the popular technology columnist, is a high-energy, one-man multimedia conglomerate.  —  In addition to his weekly “State of the Art” column in The Times, and his blog and videos on the newspaper's Web site, and his weekly e-mail newsletter …
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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George Chen / Reuters:
Ex-Google China chief to fund Chinese tech start-ups
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Meg / meish dot org:
The many ways in which the experience of Twitter's development …
Thanks:atul
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