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12:50 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
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 …
Discussion: Geek In Disguise and Gawker
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.
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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 …
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: Neowin.net and Edible Apple
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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 …
Discussion: Slashdot
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, VentureBeat and Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
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 …
Jeran Wittenstein / Bloomberg:
ATIC to Acquire Chartered Semiconductor for $1.8 Billion in Cash Plus Debt  —  Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) — Advanced Technology Investment Co., owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, plans to acquire Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. for $1.8 billion (S$2.5 billion) in cash.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Like Apple, TV Explores Must-Have Applications  —  The cable and satellite TV business has a big case of iPhone envy.  —  Apple has been able to popularize its cellphone in a crowded field by giving away or selling specialized applications that make the phone more useful.
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 …
Examiner:
Google Japan fights concerns about Street View  —  Google Japan is attempting to fight privacy-related concerns towards its Street View application.  On September 4th, Google Japan's legal representative announced that the company would be putting forth new efforts to fighting malicious secondary-use …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Slashdot
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.
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Jeff / Venture Chronicles:   Technorati Changed Their Business and Few Noticed
 
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Japan Today:
NTT DoCoMo eyes fully entering U.S. cell phone market next year
Discussion: PhoneNews.com and Engadget
Martin Roberts / Reuters:
Telefonica and Unicom to swap $1 billion in shares
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
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Complete Guide
Discussion: MacDailyNews and digg.com
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: surchur hot topics
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Texting? No, Just Trying to Read Chapter 6
Discussion: TeleRead