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11:00 PM ET, September 9, 2009

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David Pogue / Bits:
Q&A: Steve Jobs Snipes at Amazon, Praises Ice Cream  —  Q&A: Steve Jobs Snipes at Amazon, Praises Ice Cream  —  Steve Jobs at an Apple music event on Wednesday. … Q.  —  Will there be a break in new products as a result of your absence?  —  A.  —  There were a lot of things …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
iTunes 9 Breaks iTunes Sync. Again. Get Going, Palm
Discussion: Palm WebOS and The iPhone Blog
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.
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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Vincent Paquet / Google Voice Blog:
Receive and reply to SMS messages by email  —  With Google Voice, you receive SMS messages on your phones AND in your Google Voice inbox, which means you can send SMS replies from either from your mobile phone or your computer.  Today, we're going one step further by allowing you to get text messages by email.
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:   Google Voice, Skype Are on a VOIP Collision Course
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Play Google Voice messages in Gmail
Discussion: Google Watch and Google Voice Blog, Thanks:atul
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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Ben Worthen / Digits:
New Dell Computer Upstaged by Apple Event
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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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
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Takes Over Gaming
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 …
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Experimental Desktop Notifications App For Mac Is Very, Very Slick  —  If you're on a Mac and you use Facebook frequently, you're going to love this.  We've stumbled across a new experimental application being developed in-house at Facebook that's called “Desktop Notifications”.
Tom Conrad / Pandora:
Pandora for Android  —  When we set out building Pandora four years ago we knew that our work wouldn't be done until we'd found a great way to unlock the service from the PC.  Just over a year ago the iPhone let us take the first compelling step in that direction and the year since has been filled …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft pushes Silverlight for HD video  —  Microsoft is taking a stand as a leader in HD video distribution, announcing Tuesday a new product for hi-def streaming via the Internet and announcing Wednesday an overseas partnership for expanded media downloads.  —  The platform?
Discussion: CNET News and Electricpig.co.uk
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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: Macworld, MobileCrunch and AppleInsider
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Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist:
App Store Genius Is Genius
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
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
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google Docs “hidden” viewer feature coming to Chrome OS  —  Over at Google OS today, Alex Chitu mentioned a “hidden” embeddable document viewer that is part of Google Docs.  The viewer can be embedded in any web page to enable inline display of PDF and PPT files.
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.
 
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Jason Toff / Chromium Blog:
Extensions Status: On the Runway, Getting Ready for Take-Off
Discussion: Webware.com, TechCrunch and Lifehacker
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Still Risks Having To Reveal Its Entire Source Code To Leader Technologies
Discussion: Real Geek
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
The ‘Internet Manifesto’ bucks a trend and gets mainstream media attention
Discussion: GigaOM and The Register
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare Valuation: Somewhere Between $7 Million And $14 Million
CBS News:
Obama Laments Current State of Journalism
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Foxconn gives up own-brand graphics card business
Discussion: Maximum PC all
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
Exclusive: New App Store chart for ‘Top Grossing’ applications
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch, Thanks:beamadelica
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College Humor Dudes Grow Up, Move Into Dad's House
Jerry A. Dicolo / Wall Street Journal:
Numbers Don't Add Up for TI Calculator
Discussion: Maximum PC all and Gizmodo
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
The Simple, Secret iPhone Tethering Fix
Discussion: VentureBeat