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1:50 PM 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.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS planning dual screen Eee Reader: world's cheapest e-book reader  —  Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?  You betcha.  After catching an up close and personal glimpse at ASUS' dual panel touchscreen concept at CeBIT this past March, we soon forgot ASUS even had such a beast in the R&D lab.
AppleInsider:
New AT&T specific features rumored for future iPhone update  —  Apple and its exclusive US wireless provider AT&T could soon deliver new carrier-specific features to iPhone users through a future software update in a bid to increase customer satisfaction.  —  At least one of the enhancements …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and I4U News
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.
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EU Press Room:
“It is time for Europe to turn over a new e-leaf on digital books and copyright”.
Discussion: The Register and IT PRO - Today
Daniel Clancy / European Public Policy Blog:
Bringing the world's lost books back to life
Discussion: Softpedia News
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Is the iPhone really the Paris Hilton of mobile phones?  —  “iPhone makes for worldwide loss” reads the headline in Sunday's Guardian, whose editors apparently missed the flurry of similar pieces that appeared three weeks earlier.  —  “Telcom operators hurt selling iPhones” was how Reuters handled the story, back on Aug. 17.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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 …
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.
Andres Sehr / Spotify:
First look at Spotify on S60  —  Today is turning into mobile day here at Spotify.  You've had a few hours to play around with our iPhone and Android apps but we didn't want to leave out all those people who have a phone that runs the S60 mobile platform.  —  So here is a first look at a demo …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking: Spotify App Goes Live on iPhone and Android
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 …
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
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Lucy Cockcroft / Telegraph:
Facebook ‘enhances intelligence’ but Twitter ‘diminishes it’ claims psychologist  —  Spending time on the Facebook networking site could enhance a key element of intelligence that is vital to success in life, a psychologist has claimed, but using Twitter may have the opposite effect.
Matt Peckham / PC World:
PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1  —  Not one week into its UK sales debut, Sony's re-imagined, slim-sized PlayStation 3 is already enjoying massive sales, up nearly 1000 percent over the prior week.  The UK and Denmark market-researcher Chart-Track, which reported that figure …
 
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Mary Bagtas / TrendLabs:
Fake Presidential Swine Flu Stories Lead to Malware
Discussion: Softpedia News
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Privacy Policy Changes Hint at Public Launch of Mac, Linux Versions
Discussion: Softpedia News
Cameron Stewart / NEWS.com.au:
Huawei in ASIO's net
Discussion: The Register
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
News Corp launches global internal wire
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Like Apple, TV Explores Must-Have Applications
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
What Now? Q&A with Ex-Google China Chief Kai-Fu Lee
Discussion: TechCrunch, New York Times and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Jennifer Johnson / HotHardware.com News:
Are Open-Source Cameras The Way Of The Future?
Discussion: SlipperyBrick.com and Engadget
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business