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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Touching: All Rumors Point To The End Of Keys/Buttons  —  Anyone who has followed Apple news/rumors/patents over the past couple of years has probably noticed a certain trend emerging: Apple seems to be slowly shifting its entire line of products to touch-based computing.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple offers new resource for finding iPhone, iPod touch apps  —  Apple on Tuesday rolled out a new resource on its Web site for users that want to find apps for the iPhone or iPod touch.  —  The new section, called “Apps for Everything” breaks down the apps into numerous categories.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Courier tablet: A Franklin Covey planner on steroids?
blog.seattlepi.com:
Judge overturns Uniloc's record $388M victory over Microsoft  —  A district judge has abolished a high-profile, $388 million award against Microsoft and ruled that the company did not infringe a patent held by software maker Uniloc.  —  The judgment, signed Tuesday by Judge William Smith …
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The Age:
Aussie inventor's $445m Microsoft windfall wiped out  —  An Australian inventor, who was set to reap the lion's share of a mammoth $US388 million ($445 million) damages award from Microsoft, is now set to get nothing after the US judge hearing the case decided to ignore the jury's decision and hand victory to Microsoft.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Genius Bar: iPhones' 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York  —  How utterly s**tty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area?  The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls.  And that's considered acceptable by Apple.  —  Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar …
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Meets The iPhone; Access Files On The Go  —  Dropbox, the easy to use file access manager which syncs your files across all your computers and the web, has introduced an iPhone application to make it even easier to access your files anywhere in the world.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses  —  After a short three-month beta program, Microsoft is officially releasing Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), its free, real-time consumer antimalware solution for fighting viruses, spyware, rootkits, and Trojans.
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Q: How essential is Microsoft Security Essentials?  A: Does your door have a lock?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft's Top Executives Get A Paycut  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) just completed the worst fiscal year in its history, with revenue down three percent; the first decline in sales in its history.  And its executives did not get off easy.  All of Microsoft's top executives …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK internet ad spend overtakes TV  —  Record £1.75bn online spend makes UK first major economy to spend more on web ads than TV, says IAB  —  The UK has become the first major economy where advertisers spend more on internet advertising than on television advertising …
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Data Mining the Mint.com Demographic  —  Last week we reported on Intuit's acquisition of personal finance site Mint.com.  Now Mint Founder Aaron Patzer is lifting the curtain on a few fantastic new features—for businesses.  —  The most significant: Mint is now aggregating data …
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
Eric Miraglia / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI's Next-Generation Codeline  —  YUI().use("node", function(Y) { Y.one("#message").setContent("Hello, World!")  We're pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0.  YUI 3's core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) …
Discussion: CNET News and Ajaxian
Heather Kelly / Macworld:
Zipcar app pulls into the App Store  —  According to Zipcar, a whopping 25 percent of its members own iPhones.  So it was only a matter of time before the urban car sharing service released an iPhone app.  —  Originally demoed during the keynote of June's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco …
Discussion: AppScout, VentureBeat and Fast Company
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
HP Envy 13 Review: The MacBook Imitated, Not Duplicated  —  You know what they say about knock offs; they're never quite as good as the original.  But HP's Envy 13, which is clearly a rip of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (everything down to packaging screams Apple), comes pretty darn close.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Crave
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry  —  How long does it take to pump out an TiVo app for BlackBerry?  One year, evidently, as RIM and TiVo have just announced the availability of TiVo for BlackBerry.  Allowing BlackBerry users with a TiVo set-top box to view their program guide and remotely schedule …
Discussion: Softpedia News, CNET News and Phone Arena, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive raises big round from AT&T and others for on-demand gaming  —  OnLive is announcing today it has raised a third round of funding from AT&T Media Holdings, Lauder Partners and its existing partners as it moves toward the launch of its video games on demand service, which will let you play high-end games with no special hardware.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, VG247, TechCrunch and Joystiq
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 …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking  —  ABOUT two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking by advertisers — and that number rises once they learn the different ways marketers are following their online movements, according to a new survey from professors at the University …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
First signs of Twitter, Facebook running on Microsoft's Xbox Live  —  Microsoft hasn't yet announced a specific release date for the initial debut of Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live this fall, but the Xbox team appears to be having lots of fun with them in internal tests.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Techgeist
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Ribbit injects voice into Google Wave release  —  Ribbit, one of the earliest web-based telephone services (acquired last year by British telecom giant BT), plans to ride Google Wave's coattails — announcing the integration of several gadgets allowing voice calls, phone conferencing …
Discussion: dot.life and CNET News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MySpace Co-Founder And CTO Aber Whitcomb Leaves, To Be Replaced By Alex Maghen  —  MySpace has just announced that CTO and co-founder Aber Whitcomb will be leaving the company, to be replaced by MySpace Music's current CTO Alex Maghen.  The news doesn't come as much of a surprise …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud  —  New malware being used by cybercrooks does more than let hackers loot a bank account; it hides evidence of a victim's dwindling balance by rewriting online bank statements on the fly, according to a new report.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:ritubpant
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Misfired e-mail was never viewed by Gmail user  —  A sensitive e-mail mistakenly sent by a bank to a Gmail address that prompted a court to order Google to deactivate the account was not viewed by the recipient and has been deleted, the bank said on Tuesday.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Craigslist's Missed Connections as Art  —  Some browse the “Missed Connections” section on Craigslist in the hopes of spotting a posting from the dapper gent they exchanged a glance with in the checkout line.  Others read the listings purely for entertainment.
Discussion: PSFK and Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker Joins Yammer's Board Of Directors  —  Sean Parker is no stranger to Internet success.  He's 28 years old and has already helped start four very well-known services on the web: Napster, Plaxo, Causes, and of course, Facebook.  And now he's taking his impressive resume to Yammer …
 
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Peter / Local Onliner:
San Diego Hyperlocal Site Launches ‘U.S. Local News Network’
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Terri Schwartz / MTV:
Jesse Eisenberg Says ‘The Social Network’ Isn't Just About Facebook
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Bing ads to warn of online scams
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Friendster Partners With Intelius. Let The Scams Begin.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Wanted: Home Computers to Join in Research on Artificial Life
Discussion: Softpedia News
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Battelle Changes Mind, Stays CEO; Deanna Brown Exits Scripps …
Discussion: VentureBeat and FM Blog