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7:40 AM ET, September 7, 2009

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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.
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Life Recorders May Be This Century's Wrist Watch  —  Imagine a small device that you wear on a necklace that takes photos every few seconds of whatever is around you, and records sound all day long.  It has GPS and the ability to wirelessly upload the data to the cloud …
Bloomberg:
Google Agrees to Give Europeans a Say in Books Deal  —  Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. will let two representatives from outside the U.S. join a board administering its digital books settlement as the owner of the world's most- used Internet search engine defends the deal today at a hearing.
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 …
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Investors angry as Yahoo bosses cash in while company struggles  —  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 …
Discussion: Softpedia News and broadstuff
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: New York Times, TechCrunch and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Richard Wray / Guardian:
iPhone makes global 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 …
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
News Corp launches global internal wire  —  NewsCore system will make content from all company's TV stations, papers and sites instantly available to the rest  —  News Corporation is launching a global service that will make all its news stories and videos instantly available to its entire network of TV, print and online news outlets.
 
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Like Apple, TV Explores Must-Have Applications
Jennifer Johnson / HotHardware.com News:
Are Open-Source Cameras The Way Of The Future?
Examiner:
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
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meetup Had Its First Profitable Month In July
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding WordPress and Security
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and Zero Percent Idle, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction
 

 
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Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Carpenter Media acquires 10 newspapers in Alabama and Georgia and a Georgia printing facility from Community Newspaper Holdings

Jacky Wong / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Sony's entertainment unit, which accounted for ~60% of Sony revenue in FY 2023, up from 30% a decade ago, ahead of a potential Paramount deal

Vivian Lee / Northwest Asian Weekly:
The publisher of Seattle's Northwest Asian Weekly sells the outlet to four local partners, seven months after donating the Seattle Chinese Post to a nonprofit

 
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