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8:50 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?  —  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:
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 …
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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Rupert Goodwins / CNET News:
Orange, T-Mobile to unite in U.K. merger  —  Orange and T-Mobile are to merge their British operations to create the U.K.'s largest mobile carrier, their parent companies said Tuesday.  —  The as-yet-unnamed joint venture will have a combined customer base of about 28.4 million people …
Discussion: Electronista
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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Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Intel shows off PCs, servers built on Lynnfield processors
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: IntoMobile and 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: New York Times and paidContent
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: Softpedia News and Pocket-lint.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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 …
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.
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com:
Spotify App: iPhone versus Android  —  Which is the superior application?  —  Picture the scene.  You love the desktop version of Spotify, but you don't have a phone that works with the mobile version.  So you go out to buy a smartphone.  You've got to pick between an Android handset …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:stuartmiles
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Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory:
WSJ reports OIN to acquire former SGI patents (via Microsoft)
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TG Daily
PhysOrg.com:
Find Local Rideshares Quickly via Mobile Phone
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
 Earlier Items: 
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong
Matt Peckham / PC World:
PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1
Discussion: I4U News and Electricpig