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12:25 PM 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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable Move Of iTunes To The Cloud  —  Here we are on the eve of another Apple event.  There is never a shortage of hype surrounding these, but this one may have a bit more than normal because of the possibility that it could be Apple CEO Steve Jobs' first public gig since returning …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple's Sept. 9 music event: What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?  —  New iPods?  Check.  With cameras?  Very likely. iTunes 9?  Why not.  Steve Jobs on stage?  Who knows.  The Beatles on iTunes?  Don't count on it — but don't count it out, either.  —  Apple's (AAPL) …
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.
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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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Don't expect Apple TV as cable set top box, Apple exec says  —  Though rumors have persisted for years that the Apple TV might transition from a media streaming solution into a cable box competitor, a new report said an Apple executive “killed that concept.”
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Mayfield Fund Hires a Young V.C. for Her Fresh Eye  —  There are not many young faces in Silicon Valley's venture capital firms.  That worries some people, who say that young entrepreneurs need young investors who are up-to-date on new technologies.  —  Mayfield Fund, a venture firm founded in 1969, is taking that notion to heart.
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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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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
To Revive Its Fortunes, AOL Will Acquire or Partner With Startups  —  Brad Garlinghouse, formerly a senior vice president at Yahoo, is joining AOL as its president of Internet and Mobile Communications, which includes AOL's e-mail and instant messaging.  He will be heading up AOL's Silicon …
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
iPhone C64 Emulator Approved by Apple, Removed Again for Hiding Banned Feature  —  UPDATE: C64 Emulator has yet again been pulled from the App Store for sneaking in an easter egg that allows the execution of code in a BASIC interpreter.  See the end of the post for details.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Exchange Support  —  Windows Enthusiasts like to spin Apple's support for Exchange on the iPhone and in Snow Leopard as endorsement of Microsoft in the server space.  From another angle, Apple is reducing its dependance upon Microsoft's client software …
Discussion: Macworld, TUAW and Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Foxconn Developing Inexpensive, Arm-based Smartbooks  —  Foxconn Technology plans to launch its first smartbooks next year, which are mini-laptops that use microprocessors from Arm Holdings normally found in smartphones.  —  Smartbooks are similar to netbooks except that they don't use …
Discussion: Fast Company, Liliputing and TechVi
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.
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 …
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Spotify App: iPhone versus Android
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WSJ reports OIN to acquire former SGI patents (via Microsoft)
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