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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support  —  Earlier this year, we launched Google Sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.  Today, we're adding Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Push Gmail Finally Comes To The iPhone, No Thanks To Apple  —  Push Gmail support for the iPhone is finally here.  And you have Microsoft to thank.  —  No, Push support has not finally been added to Apple's Mail app for the iPhone, that would be too easy and make too much sense.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Has A Solution For Internet Explorer: Turn It Into Chrome  —  People hate IE6; they've made that abundantly clear on the web.  Unfortunately, plenty of people are still stuck using it for reasons such as their work not letting them upgrade.  So Google is doing something about it.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Injects Itself Into Internet Explorer With Chrome Frame  —  Google just announced the launch of Chrome Frame, a new open-source project that will allow Chrome's rendering engine to run within Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8.  This plugin, which is available now …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google's Plan to Kill Internet Explorer?  Google Wave  —  Earlier today, we informed you about Google Chrome Frame, a Google plug-in for Internet Explorer that “seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.”
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Goes Live With New Search Format  —  Yahoo has now gone live with its new search format.  There's nothing radical or “game changing.”  However, there are some nice upgrades and improvements.  Most prominently, it features a new left column that allows users to filter results …
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Elisa Steele / Yodel Anecdotal:
Under new management...yours  —  Next week, we will launch …
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Store Discord May Result in Employee Walk-Out  —  Apple's retail stores carry the company's brand and culture around the world, but really, each location has its own personality based largely on the management staff.  Now, staffers at the Alderwood Mall (Wash.) retail store say their complaints about …
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Microsoft poaching Apple store managers and sales staff
Daniel Roth / Wired News:
NetFlix Everywhere: Sorry Cable, You're History  —  It had taken the better part of a decade, but Reed Hastings was finally ready to unveil the device he thought would upend the entertainment industry.  The gadget looked as unassuming as the original iPod—a sleek black box …
Discussion: Daily Patricia and Telecompetitor
Tim Anderson's ITWriting:
Intel gets into the App Store game - but where does Silverlight fit in?  —  Intel has announced its Atom Developer Program including a new app store.  The idea is to encourage a flow of applications that are well suited to netbooks, rather than general desktop applications that tend …
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Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Oracle CEO sees long slog for U.S. economy  —  Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve until halfway through the next decade - a gloomy scenario he dubbed an L-shaped recovery.  —  “The American consumer is so deeply in debt …
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Paul Krill / Computerworld:
Ellison: We won't spin off MySQL
Discussion: eWeek and InfoWorld
the nytpicker:
“I Am Not A Reporter!”  NYT's David Pogue Declares, Responding Angrily To Recent Criticism.  “Since When Have I Ever Billed Myself As A Journalist?”  —  Clearly stung by recent attacks over conflicts of interest, the NYT's technology columnist David Pogue used a podcast interview Sunday …
Discussion: Gawker
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP unveils Skyroom video collaboration tool  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Looking to take advantage of tightened corporate travel budgets, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday showed the latest tech to come out of its labs, called Skyroom.  —  Unveiled together with Intel at the start of the Intel Developer Forum here …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and Mashable!
Arn / AppShopper.com:
Friday's Avalanche of Apps  —  At the end of last week we saw a massive number of App approvals on the iTunes App Store.  This resulted in a over 1300 apps (of which over 300 were games) appearing in one day alone.  We had heard Apple had had quite a back log of approvals, so hopefully, they have cleared the queue for now.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Parties seek Google Books hearing delay; new deal brewing  —  The parties involved in the Google Book Search settlement have asked a federal court to postpone an October hearing to approve the proposed settlement while they work out a new deal  —  When the Department of Justice made it clear …
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom pulls further ahead of Aperture  —  The past couple of years at this time (see entries for 2007, 2008), independent research company InfoTrends has surveyed professional photographers* about their choices of raw image-processing tools.  It's interesting to check …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
AT&T notifies iPhone users of impending MMS launch  —  Wireless carrier AT&T began sending out text messages this week letting iPhone users know that multimedia messaging capabilities will be available on Friday, Sept. 25.  —  The free message sent from AT&T to subscribers reaffirms …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Gelato brings real-time search to online dating  —  Online dating, meet the social network, meet real-time search.  —  That's essentially the elevator pitch of Gelato, an early-stage start-up that's presenting at the DemoFall 09 conference in San Diego this week.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Picasa Gets Face Recognition, Built-in Google Maps  —  I can never quite tell if Google considers its free Picasa image organizer/editor to be a Major Google Product-it doesn't update it all that often, or promote it as energetically as it might.  But it's announcing Picasa 3.5 today …
Bloomberg:
Deutsche Telekom Said to Be Talking With Clearwire to Expand U.S. Networks  —  Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Deutsche Telekom AG is in talks to gain access to airwaves controlled by Clearwire Corp. and MetroPCS Communications Inc. as the German company seeks to expand U.S. networks, said two people familiar with the matter.
Emily Bryson York / AdAge:
How Pizza Hut App Got Role in Latest iPhone Spot  —  Chain One of Few Marketers to Receive Apple's Endorsement on TV  —  CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Pizza Hut's iPhone app will be featured in an Apple-sponsored iPhone commercial breaking tonight.  The pizza chain's app was the first for the fast-food space, released this past summer.
Discussion: mocoNews
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)  —  Today, I'm very excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company that specializes in bringing the power of parallel computing to the desktop …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
AT&T takes the phone out of iPhone  —  Three weeks ago, I got a call on a friend's iPhone while in the middle of a desert; cell phone coverage had come to Burning Man.  By contrast, several calls I made last night to my parents from my San Francisco apartment were dropped and a subsequent connection became garbled.
Discussion: Gear Diary and 9 to 5 Mac
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
12Seconds Launches New iPhone App: Video Voicemail for Twitter and Facebook  —  12seconds just launched 12mail, the company's newest iPhone app. 12mail is basically a video messaging app with a focus on person-to-person video messaging for Facebook and Twitter.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
VentureBeat Buys TradeVibes To Launch Startup Database  —  Venture capital industry news site VentureBeat has purchased TradeVibes, a wiki info site on startups, which it is relaunching as its own startup directory site.  The new site—VentureBeat Profiles—features capsule profiles on startups.
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobilizy Proposes Open, Cross-Platform Markup Language for Augmented Reality  —  This year has seen an explosion in the development of mobile augmented reality applications, from games and parlor tricks to incredibly useful applications that provide more information about the world around us.
Discussion: Mobilizy
The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
Courier: First Details of Microsoft's Secret Tablet  —  It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet.  But maybe we've all been dreaming about the wrong device.  This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet.  —  Courier is a real device …
Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo's Bartz: Microsoft Deal Was “Very Clever”  —  Say this about Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: She promised to answer any and all questions at a New York press conference today, and she delivered!  The event, which was meant to highlight Yahoo's new $100 million marketing campaign …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
WhoDoYouKnowAt: Because LinkedIn is Too Open  —  According to Lee Blaylock, founder and CEO of new business networking site WhoDoYouKnowAt, many business executives are reluctant to share their contact information publicly.  For this reason, a number of professionals are hesitant …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel announces Moblin 2.1 for phones
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eBay exec departs seeking CEO job