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7:15 PM ET, September 9, 2009

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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The New iPod Nano Shoots Video, Plays Radio  —  As well-documented by the “word on the street,” the fifth generation iPod nano is also a video camera...and radio and a pedometer and a voice recorder too...and it's available today.  Details:  —  • Video camera (640x480)  —  • NO STILL CAMERA
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod nano 5G with camera first hands-on!  —  We came and we saw... but there's not much to say.  It's exactly the same save for that new coating, bigger screen (which does help), and tiny little camera around back.  Video quality looked decent, but you really can't tell on the small screen.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPod Nano Gets A Video Camera — iPod Touch Doesn't  —  As expected, Apple will build video cameras into its new iPods.  —  But there's a twist: It appears only the iPod nano will have a video camera — not the iPod touch, as previously reported.  (Perhaps rumors of delays are true.)
AppleInsider:
Apple unveils 64GB iPod touch with faster processor for $399  —  With a library huge library of titles, Apple pushed the iPod touch and iPhone as the definitive mobile gaming platform Wednesday as it announced a new 64GB iPod touch priced at $399.  —  In addition, a 32GB offering will be available for $299, and an 8GB option for $199.
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David Pogue / Bits:
In Q&A, Steve Jobs Snipes at Amazon and Praises Ice Cream  —  Apple's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, discussed his health and Apple's new product line in an interview Wednesday with David Pogue, the personal technology columnist for The Times.  Here are excerpts from their exchange:  —  Q.
Discussion: CNET News and TUAW
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Jobs makes it clear he's back in charge at Apple  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Though technically he returned to work two months ago, it was as the host of Wednesday's Apple music event that Steve Jobs publicly retook the reins of the company he founded.  —  Jobs was the first person to emerge on stage …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Why There Is No Camera In the iPod Touch and Why That Sucks
Discussion: Lifehacker
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iTunes 9 bringing iTunes LP functionality, ‘beautiful new look’  —  Ready to pay more for the same music?  Good!  We've just spotted some new “Deluxe Version” albums in iTunes, which apparently are part of the “iTunes LP” experience in the upcoming iTunes 9, if the album blurbs are to be believed.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iTunes Connects With Facebook And Twitter  —  Apple's Rock and Roll event is in full swing, and they've just announced that you'll be able to share albums you're interested in over Facebook and Twitter.  This isn't exactly a unique feature — we've seen music sites like Lala and plenty …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
With iTunes 9, Promise of Music on Facebook Still Unrealized
Discussion: All Facebook
AT&T:
AT&T to Make Faster 3G Technology Available in Six Major Cities This Year  —  Rollout of New Technology - HSPA 7.2 - Matched by Backhaul Deployment to Cell Sites to Support Surging Mobile Broadband Demand Throughout Evolution to 4G
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Revenue Dilemma  —  One thing every venture capitalist knows but rarely talks about is the “revenue problem” with hot startups.  When a startup is “growing like gangbusters” as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone told Bloomberg today, they tend to get a lot of attention from suitors.
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Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Plans Location Services To Try To Stop Users From Quitting
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and Gawker
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google developing a micropayment platform and pitching newspapers: “'Open' need not mean free”  —  Google is developing a micropayment platform that will be “available to both Google and non-Google properties within the next year,” according to a document the company submitted to the Newspaper Association of America.
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
Dell Adamo XPS: Half As Thick As Air  —  What happens when Dell's Adamo and XPS laptops get set up on a date, have a few too many drinks and end up rocking the bed?  The 9.99mm-thin Dell Adamo XPS.  That's about half as thin as the MacBook Air.  —  Here's the math: 9.99 mm is about 0.39 inches.
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPhone/Touch 3.1 Firmware adds Genius to Apps  —  Mea culpa.  I thought 3.1 wouldn't show today but I'm drunk most of the time.  The big news?  Genius for apps, allowing you to search for new apps based on apps you already own.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and AppleInsider
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Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist:
App Store Genius Is Genius
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:michaelklurfeld
AT&T:
AT&T Customers Enjoy Unlimited Calling to Their A-List  —  New Feature for Qualifying Plans Offers Unlimited Calling to Domestic Phone Numbers, Combined with Rollover Lets Users Keep the Minutes They Save
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Rolls Out The Mother Of All Updates: A Larger Search Box  —  Google is continually updating its search experience via the algorithms and the way results are displayed.  But when it comes to the search box itself, it has largely left it alone.  Sure, it has added drop downs for suggested results …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Plaintiff in Word case says that Microsoft destroyed its business  —  The company that won an injunction against sales of Microsoft Word, i4i Inc., laid out its case against the Redmond company's appeal in a lengthy brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday.
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
The Simple, Secret iPhone Tethering Fix  —  As Apple's music event draws closer, there's plenty of speculation that a new version of iTunes might be nigh—and with it, a pwn-resistant version of iPhone OS 3.1.  So with a healthy fear of Apple's anti-hacker scheming, it bears mentioning …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Techgeist
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The Palm Pixi is official, headed to Sprint this holiday season — we've got hands-on and video!  —  The Palm Pixi has officially arrived, and if you're an avid reader of Engadget (you'd better be), this device should look a little bit familiar to you.  We first broke specs and images of the phone …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Comcast's Burke: TV Everywhere trials going national in 30 to 60 days  —  Comcast has built a TV Everywhere site that's “complicated technically,” but will roll out nationally as a pilot in the next 30 to 60 days, said Stephen Burke, chief operating officer of the cable giant.
Discussion: DSLreports and GottaBeMobile.com
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia to skip operator tailoring for Linux phones  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj plans to skip tailoring software of its upcoming top-of-the-range model N900 to different operators, raising the risk some carriers, who focus on integrating their own software, could refuse to offer the model.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft helps Best Buy employees troll Mac users, too  —  After our coverage from yesterday regarding Microsoft training material for Best Buy employees that not only makes Linux look bad, but is also full of inaccuracies, one of our faithful readers wrote in and said he could show us that Redmond was doing the same thing for Apple.
Arnold Kim / macrumors.com:
Apple's Focus on Games: Madden NFL 10, Nova, Assassin's Creed, Riddim Ribbon  —  At today's “It's Only Rock and Roll” media event, Apple focused on games for a significant portion of the event.  Apple's Phil Schiller even directly compared the iPod touch to the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Pulse2
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google: We're Rolling Out Awesome New Ad Formats That Will Drive Revenue To Moon  —  Google (GOOG) held a conference call today to remind Wall Street about its search business.  Sounds like it was mostly a snooze except for the bit about some new ad formats.  We could see those driving per-click revenue up fast.
Heather Dougherty / Hitwise Intelligence:
Facebook pushed past MySpace with Connect  —  Social networking has continued to be one of the most activities online with online users, second only to search (and likely to surpass soon).  The Social Networking category has experienced a resurgence of growth as websites like Facebook and Twitter have increased in popularity.
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM, CNET News and Stay N' Alive, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Finally Marries SMS And Email  —  A long requested feature of Google Voice was a simple one: forward inbound text messages to email.  Google Voice users get voicemails auto-transcribed and emailed to them, but text messages were not.  Users can read and respond to them online …
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple's iPod shuffle Now Starts at Just $59  —  World's Smallest Music Player Now in Five Great Colors  —  Apple® today announced that iPod shuffle®, the world's smallest music player and the first music player to talk to you, is now available starting at just $59 …
 
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