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6:00 PM ET, August 7, 2009

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple's $1.2 billion tablet computer  —  Apple's next gadget?  Image: Piper Jaffray  —  Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster took another crack at the Apple (AAPL) tablet computer he's been writing about for months, issuing a report to clients Friday that included …
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's tablet will be more than a niche product - report  —  A new financial analysis predicts that Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet will launch in early 2010 and sell about 2 million units in its first year — and at an estimated $600 each, that would be an additional $1.2 billion in revenue.
Biz / Twitter Blog:
The Adventure Continues  —  In the past 24 hours, we've been contending with a variety of attacks that continue to change in nature and intensity.  We're working to restore access to apps built on the Twitter platform that were affected by defensive measures—there was some overcompensation …
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Tom Parfitt / Guardian:
Georgian blogger Cyxymu blames Russia for cyber attack  —  Blogger claims attack on Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal was part of plot to silence his criticism of the Kremlin  —  The Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu, who was yesterday the victim of a cyber assault that affected hundreds …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Interview: Twitter service provider NTT America on DDOS attack
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Yahoo Chief: ‘We Have Never Been a Search Company’  —  The dust has settled - for the moment - on the Microsoft and Yahoo search and advertising deal.  So, perhaps there's room for a bit of reflection.  —  Last week, Brad Stone and I interviewed Carol Bartz, Yahoo's chief executive …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Revisionist History: Bartz Claims Yahoo Was Never A Search Engine
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's next iMacs rumored with compelling new features  —  A couple of new features rumored to be in the cards for Apple's forthcoming iMac refresh will up the value proposition for prospective buyers in the market for an all-in-one desktop system, AppleInsider has been told.
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Motorola bringing a “webOS” to Android?  Called Blur?  —  Where would we be without our trusty Motorola ninjas?  We've just got the drop on some exciting information about Motorola's Android plans and how they hope plan to make a splash.  Here's what we've been told:
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Pic: The Microsoft Mall Invasion Begins  —  The Microsoft PR team tweeted out the first image to Twitpic of the Microsoft Retail Store opening in Scottsdale and Mission Viejo.  The stores are slated to open sometime in the fall, with more locations opening after.
Maria Bartiromo / Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Where Google Is Headed  —  Maria Bartiromo talks to the Google CEO about where the opportunities are in the future  —  The news on Aug. 3 that Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt was resigning from the board of Apple (AAPL) took many by surprise.
Discussion: GigaOM and 9 to 5 Mac
Brad Stone / Bits:
Falling Valuations: Poison for Venture Capital  —  Here's more proof that Silicon Valley's financing ecosystem is under assault: the value of the start-ups they are investing in just keeps dropping.  —  In a quarterly study of venture financings published Friday, Fenwick & West …
Brian Hamacher / NBC Miami:
Man: Naughty Kitty Downloaded Kiddie Porn  —  Florida man arrested, says cat downloaded thousands of images.  —  TWITTER  —  You've heard the one about the dog eating the homework, now hear about the cat who downloaded the kiddie porn.  —  Keyboard Cat
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Schmidt's Apple Gig: He Worked for Free  —  Former Apple director Eric Schmidt took no salary or stock for his board service.  What did the Google chief accept?  Lots of Apple gear  —  Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt served on Apple's board essentially without pay …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Apple Starts Talking About App Rejections, Another Popular One Is Pulled  —  The timing, really couldn't be more perfect.  Just as no less than Apple VP Phil Schiller has started making comments on the record about App Store rejections, Apple yanks another very popular one from its store.
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Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
Apple removes one sex offender search iPhone app, but a similar …
Discussion: Mobilewhack.com
Reuters:
Target Parts Ways With Amazon.com  —  The move will see the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer striking out on its own for its online platform.  —  Target (NYSE: TGT) will build and manage its own online platform for Target.com and aims to launch the new Web site in advance of the 2011 holiday season, the company said on Friday.
Robert D. Hof / Business Week:
Betting on the Real-Time Web  —  No one knows how the microblogging site and similar online social networks will make money, but investors see a new Web revolution  —  John Borthwick speaks softly, but he can't hide his excitement.  Co-founder and chief executive of the New York Internet …
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE and Epeus' epigone, Thanks:atul
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Eee PCs rumored to ship with Moblin in October, Chrome OS on the horizon  —  How about a minor spy story to kick-start your weekend?  According to our man Sascha at netbooknews.de, a “safe source” who shall remain nameless but who most certainly has ties to Stasi (or, at the very least …
Discussion: Electronista, I4U News and TechSpot
Lisa Chan / Zynga Blog:
MyMiniLife Becomes One With Zynga  —  Really excited to let you know about coming to a close on our acquisition of MyMiniLife.  Here's the bulk of the news, but we couldn't be happier.  The MML team has been so awesome and we're happy to officially welcome them to the Zynga family!
Discussion: All Facebook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box  —  When Amazon paid $928 million for Zappos in July, it got a little something extra in the box: the Clothes.com domain.  It turns out that Zappos bought the domain last year from Idealab for $4.9 million (Bill Gross strikes again).
Discussion: Domain Name Wire, Thanks:mgcreed
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Verizon Diamond 2, HTC Mega and more Tachi  —  Well look what dropped in our mailbox.  Some images and deets on the upcoming Verizon Diamond 2 (aka ‘Whitestone’ aka XV6975), the HTC Mega and a bit of an update to the Tachi image.  —  First up is the Verizon Diamond 2/Whitestone device, picture above.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Where ‘Ramen Profitable’ Startups Host  —  Where do budget-conscious startups host their sites?  The Y Combinator venture incubator, renowned for its “ramen profitable” approach to bootstrapping new enterprises, provides an interesting case study.  Rackspace, SoftLayer and Amazon …
Discussion: Tech~Surf~Blog
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft?  —  If you are a criminal and you want to break into a network a common attack method is to exploit a hole in software that exists on most computers, has its fair share of holes and isn't automatically updated.  —  In 2002, that would have been Windows.
Discussion: Macworld, Computerworld and AppScout
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
iPhone Undermining Microsoft in Enterprise?  —  Microsoft best get Windows Mobile 7 to market, and soon, because its delay may be causing the company to lose traction in the enterprise market.  In a note to clients Thursday, UBS Securities analyst Maynard Um noted that Apple's (AAPL) …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Last Dodgeball Employee Leaving To Join Foursquare  —  Google (GOOG) engineer Harry Heymann, who was the last employee running its Dodgeball mobile service, is leaving to join Dodgeball cofounder Dennis Crowley's new startup, Foursquare.  —  Today is Heymann's last day at Google …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Astak's 5-Inch Pocket PRO eBook Reader Collaborates with Adobe Systems …
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Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
NY Times Co. says it is in no hurry to sell Globe
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Microsoft Could Announce Razorfish Sale By September; Publicis, WPP Play Hard To Get
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Hashing Things Out  —  You never know what story will draw you in.
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Google Wave dev preview hands-on and impressions
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