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3:55 PM ET, September 29, 2009

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Lars Rasmussen / The Official Google Blog:
Surf's up Wednesday: Google Wave update  —  Starting Wednesday, September 30 we'll be sending out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave to:  — Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June  — The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google to expand Wave testing, eyes Wave store  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's (GOOG.O) highly anticipated real-time communications service is not “ready for prime time,” but the company said on Tuesday it was on track to begin the biggest field test yet of the potentially groundbreaking Google Wave.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Broadening Wave Access With GMail-Like Rollout
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The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet  —  Microsoft's Courier booklet was surprising, mostly because it was so far outside of what everybody now expects from a tablet.  This internal video shows how Microsoft thinks we'll use Courier.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Ten New Details on the Apple Tablet  —  Want to know some more about Apple's upcoming tablet device?  You're in luck.  We've received the scoop from our reliable source—who correctly called the iPod nano 5G, iPhone 3GS and Chinese iPhone 3G months ago.  — Apple has created …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns of near-term iMac, Mac mini constraints [u]  —  Apple this week began informing its direct sales channels that several of its desktop-based Mac offerings have entered a period of constraint, further hinting that Mac hardware updates are on the horizon.  [Updated with additional info on Mac mini.]
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Newegg reveals Windows 7 OEM prices  —  Online retail store Newegg has posted Windows 7's OEM prices, and as always they're much cheaper than the retail versions.  —  Newegg.com today unveiled prices for OEM editions of Windows 7, and as always, they're significantly lower than the full retail versions …
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
Dell Latitude Z Hands On: Kills Cords Completely With Wireless Charging  —  Someone at Dell must have tripped over some wires and after cleaning up the bloody gash came up with the $2,000 anti-cord Latitude Z: It has wireless charging and wirelessly connects to displays too.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60 finally ready for AT&T: $300 on October 4?  —  Let's just be brutally honest here: Garmin-Asus' nuvifone G60 is basically the Duke Nukem of phones.  We've been following it since before Garmin and ASUS formed their joint venture, since before we we had an inkling …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Apple Rehires a Developer of Its Newton Tablet  —  If you were gearing up to launch a tablet computer - and these days, who isn't? - who would you hire to market it?  One obvious candidate would be Michael Tchao, one of the original developers of Apple's groundbreaking but failed Newton personal digital assistant.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Palm Pre's New Strategy: Forget iTunes, Hello Wireless Amazon Downloads  —  When the Palm Pre debuted, one of its most useful features was its ability to sync with Apple's iTunes software.  Unfortunately, how it went about doing this was a little bit underhanded: it pretended to be an iPhone.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Chrome And Safari Are Rounding Errors  —  This is the third installment of our exclusive interview last week with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.  In the first article we showed an overview and video footage of the main subject areas we covered: Big Opportunities …
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
AppBank Wants to Help You Cash In on Facebook Apps  —  AppBank, a Seattle-based startup, today is launching a free application in beta that lets people without coding skills build their own Facebook apps, such as a quiz or game, in four steps — and earn a cut of the revenue from ads placed within them.
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Warner Music Comes Back to YouTube  —  Music Licensing: It's complicated.  Let's face it.  But today all of that is beside the point: we are happy to announce that Warner Music Group (WMG)'s artists are returning home to YouTube.  Under this new, multi-year global agreement …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Tries to Pull the Storybook Ritual Onto the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company hopes an ambitious new digital service it plans to unveil on Tuesday will transform how children read its storybooks.  —  In what it bills as an industry-defining moment …
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Akamai Rolls Out HD Video Network For Flash, Silverlight And iPhone  —  People continue to increase the amount of time they spend watching full-length movies and other premium content online—so shouldn't they be able to watch more of it in HD quality?  That's the premise behind the launch …
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Sell iPhone in UK and Ireland  —  Vodafone and Apple today confirmed that they have reached agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to the UK and Ireland in early 2010.  —  Beginning today, Vodafone UK and Vodafone Ireland customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL's Google Reunion Grows Yet Again: Former YouTube Ad Guy Shashi Seth Joins Up  —  Of course, Time Warner's (TWX) AOL has hired yet another Google (GOOG) veteran.  That's what the company does under the Tim Armstrong regime.  —  Today's example: Shashi Seth, the one-time “monetization” …
Discussion: GigaOM, paidContent and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Metered Broadband Is the Future: Verizon CTO  —  Verizon Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said today that in the coming years, wired broadband will likely be sold in packages based on the amount of data a person wants to consume, much like wireless broadband is sold today.
Thanks:atul
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Xerox CEO defends ACS deal  —  Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has made a bold bid for services company ACS.  Photo: Xerox.  —  Xerox's new CEO bets big on services.  Can she convince investors she made the right move?  —  Ursula Burns calls less than 30 minutes after the markets close …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
DoubleTwist Remakes Apple's Classic 1984 Ad With A New Dictator: Steve Jobs  —  On January 22, 1984 during the third quarter of the SuperBowl, Apple broadcast one of the most famous television commercials of all time.  Based on a dystopian future George Orwell described in his novel 1984 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mint Widget And Other YAP Apps Make It To Yahoo's Home Page  —  With the new Yahoo homepage that was previewed last July and is now rolling out more broadly as part of Yahoo's new “It's Y!ou” branding exercise, the main Yahoo homepage is taking on more of the personalization features on MyYahoo.
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Consumer Often Get Slower Internet Speeds Than Paid For: FCC  —  The small army at the FCC trying to figure out how to bring broadband Internet to all American homes gave their half-time report Tuesday at the agency.  Lots of takeways about how much it would cost and how networks aren't up to snuff …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
iPhone Developers Accessing Users' Telephone Numbers for Telemarketing?  —  French site Mac4Ever reports that a number of users of a free Swiss traffic application for the iPhone have received telemarketing calls from callers who claim that they received the users' telephone numbers from Apple after making the application purchase.
Discussion: Mac4Ever.com and iLounge
 
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