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8:10 AM ET, September 8, 2009

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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Technical issues could delay iPod camera upgrade [u]  —  Just days before Apple is expected to unveil its new line of iPods, multiple reports are suggesting that some of the widely anticipated camera-equipped media players could be delayed due to technical difficulties.  [Updated with info from Hardmac.]
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:   Apple's Sept. 9 music event: What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable Move Of iTunes To The Cloud
Discussion: CrunchGear, Thanks:mgcreed
BBC:
T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger  —  T-Mobile and Orange plan to merge their UK businesses, creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers.  —  The deal between Orange-owner France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK will see a business with sales of 9.4bn euros (£8.2bn; $13.5bn).
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Wall Street Journal:
Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom Form U.K. Mobile Joint Venture
Matt / WordPress.com News:
RSS in the Clouds  —  RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it's a way for people to subscribe to updates to your blog using a client like Google Reader or Bloglines.  You may not know what RSS is but chances are people are using it to read your blog.  We track over 50,000,000 posts read via RSS every week.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
WordPress Just Made Millions of Blogs Real-Time With RSSCloud  —  All blogs on the WordPress.com platform and any WordPress.org blogs that opt-in (using this plug-in) will now make instant updates available to any RSS readers subscribed to a new feature called RSSCloud.
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web:
RSSCloud  —  Interesting.  WordPress just added RSSCloud …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
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Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Intel shows off PCs, servers built on Lynnfield processors  —  IDG News Service - Intel showed off a number of new computer systems and at least 40 new motherboards built by partners for new Intel microprocessors that officially launched on Tuesday, nearly a month after the chips were first spotted at computer markets in Taipei.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Electronista
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Industry Moves: Garlinghouse Is Back—And AOL's Got Him  —  Yahoo vet Brad Garlinghouse, the author of the infamous Peanut Butter Manifesto, is back in the portal business—and in a big way.  Garlinghouse, who left Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) last year (part of that company's brain drain), is joining AOL …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sticky Situation of the Month: Ex-Yahoo Communications Head (and …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
To Revive Its Fortunes, AOL Will Acquire or Partner With Startups
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Finally Goes Native With An iPhone App  —  Despite having one of the most popular online photo services in the world, Flickr has done things the hard way on the iPhone.  That is to say, for browsing photos they've made you go through their optimized website, and for uploading you had to do it through email.
Discussion: Mashable!
James Boyle / Financial Times:
A copyright black hole swallows our culture  —  Librarians call it the 20th-century black hole.  The overwhelming force is not gravity but copyright law, sucking our collective culture into a vortex from which it can never escape.  —  That culture includes millions of books Google wants to make available online.
Discussion: paidContent
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Services' E-Mail Hacking Illegal, but Officials Need More Than That to Prosecute  —  When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became obsessed, federal prosecutors say.  So she turned to YourHackerz.com.  —  And for only $100, YourHackerz.com provided Cioni …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Tattoo (aka, Click) brings Android, Sense UI to all  —  This one sure took awhile but the oft leaked HTC Click has been renamed and kicked out the door as the Tattoo.  While HTC is light on specs with the press release, we know it has a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5-mm headset jack, and microSD expansion.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AIM Now Goes Both Ways (With Twitter And Facebook)  —  In July, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) embraced the stream in a new beta (for both Windows and Mac) and started moving beyond simple IMs.  You can now see your Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with AIM buddy updates and feeds from other services.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Andrew Baron:
How Twitter Could Lose The Game By Design  —  Do you know how to use the twitter logo?  My guess is that you are far from able to navigate the Twitter website in general, and that in particular, you can not explain the why's and wherefore's behind the intricate and complex functionality that exists behind the Twitter logo.
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory:
WSJ reports OIN to acquire former SGI patents (via Microsoft)  —  An interesting story in today's Wall Street Journal states that the Open Invention Network is “nearing an agreement to acquire 22 patents that Microsoft sold to another organization earlier this year” that could be used to protect Linux from patent attacks.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TG Daily
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.
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Mike Swain / The Daily Record:
Twitter turns you into a twit but Facebook makes you clever, says expert
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia's RD-3 modem boldly boasts LTE, and no, you can't have one
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
The EU's Christmas gift to Oracle
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Peckham / PC World:
PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1
Discussion: I4U News, Electricpig and Kotaku
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Privacy Policy Changes Hint at Public Launch of Mac, Linux Versions
Discussion: Softpedia News