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5:45 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.]
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
BBC:
T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger  —  T-Mobile and Orange are 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
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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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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sticky Situation of the Month: Ex-Yahoo Communications Head (and …
Discussion: paidContent and Softpedia News
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.
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
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 …
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.
Daniel Clancy / European Public Policy Blog:
Bringing the world's lost books back to life  —  Today I am attending the European Commission's information hearing in Brussels on Google Books's agreement with American authors and publishers.  This offers us a wonderful opportunity to clear up misunderstandings and further explain the opportunities offered by the US Agreement.
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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
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Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong
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Matt Peckham / PC World:
PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1
Discussion: I4U News, Electricpig and Kotaku
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Is the iPhone really the Paris Hilton of mobile phones?
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Privacy Policy Changes Hint at Public Launch of Mac, Linux Versions
Discussion: Softpedia News