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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.
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.
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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?  —  Since the first video and photo leaks went public last week of Microsoft's alleged second-generation Tablet PC, tipsters have been working overtime.  —  Since Microsoft isn't commenting at all on Courier (the official statement is …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Touching: All Rumors Point To The End Of Keys/Buttons
Thanks:atul
The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet
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?
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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
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:
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 …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Facebook Offers Translation Tool to Other Sites  —  Back in January 2008, Facebook was available in one language: English.  That's when the company introduced a new translation tool that allowed its members to do the hard work of translating the site into their native languages.
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.
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.
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
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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Wanted: Home Computers to Join in Research on Artificial Life  —  Having trouble discovering extraterrestrial life?  Then you might consider evolving your own.  —  In October, a small team of Silicon Valley researchers plans to turn software originally designed to search for evidence …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Wall Street Journal:
GM, eBay End Online Sales Effort  —  General Motors Co. is ending a seven-week experiment to sell new cars in California with eBay Inc., as many dealers report the online marketplace didn't help sell more vehicles and led shoppers to offer low-ball prices.  —  The program, which ends Wednesday …
Steve Ballmer / Microsoft Corporation:
The New Efficiency  —  In all the talk about the economy, one term that comes up more and more frequently is something called “the new normal.”  I like this phrase because it speaks to the fact that economic reality has undergone a fundamental shift over the course of the past 12 months.
 
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Terri Schwartz / MTV:
Jesse Eisenberg Says ‘The Social Network’ Isn't Just About Facebook
Discussion: The Social, Thanks:taylorbuley
Agence France Presse:
Bing ads to warn of online scams
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Friendster Partners With Intelius. Let The Scams Begin.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry
BBC:
End in site for Yugoslav domains
Discussion: Guardian and CircleID
Brad Stone / New York Times:
‘Clear’ Security Service May Return at Airports
 Earlier Items: 
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence
Discussion: Digits and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Gadi Evron / darkREADING:
Dutch ISPs Sign Anti-Botnet Treaty
Discussion: CircleID and Security Watch
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Battelle Changes Mind, Stays CEO; Deanna Brown Exits Scripps …
Discussion: VentureBeat and FM Blog
Sydney Morning Herald:
Google Earth climate change 3D map unveiled