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12:45 PM ET, August 18, 2009

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Event Scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 9-Music, NO Tablet  —  It has happened every September since 2005, and in a few short weeks it will happen once again.  Apple (AAPL) is indeed planning a keynote event for the week of Sept. 7, as reported by my colleague, Peter Kafka.
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Edible Apple:
Report: Steve Jobs “very likely” to make appearance at Apple's special media event on September 9  —  You can now pencil in September 9th on your calenders as the day Apple will announce a refreshed lineup of iPod's and perhaps a new version of iTunes as well.
Discussion: I4U News and 9 to 5 Mac
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Tops In Search Satisfaction According To Pre-Bing Survey  —  On an annual basis the University of Michigan puts out the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Business report, sponsored and administered by Foresee Results.  Among the things the index examines is consumer satisfaction with search engines.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple tops annual customer satisfaction survey, but lead shrinks
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Electronista
Chuq Von Rospach / Palm Developer Network Blog:
Bring Us Your Apps, and Sell Them, Too  —  Submit your webOS applications today for the Palm App Catalog e-commerce beta starting in mid-September  —  Starting today, you can submit your apps via email for consideration in the Palm App Catalog e-commerce beta program.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Google Said, Let There Be Chrome Bookmark Sync  —  As promised, Google has just launched bookmark syncing for users on the dev channel of its Chrome web browser.  This allows you to keep your browser bookmarks in sync no matter which of your computers you are using.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sale of iLike to MySpace-$13.5 Million in Cash, $6 Million for Talent Retention-Delayed Over Tax Issues (Really!)...  Plus, the List of Other Suitors!  —  The board of iLike planned a meeting earlier tonight to go over a buyout offer by MySpace, several sources close to the situation said.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iLike Deal Puts Facebook In Lose/Lose Situation
Discussion: hypebot and Music Ally, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
PS3 price cuts appear in print, must be real (update: 'new exciting Playstation 3')  —  As the story goes, a Kotaku reader just received these PS3 posters (now posted after the break) into the FYE shop where he works.  You'll notice that the “new low price” is augmented with a “while supplies last” …
Google Research Blog:
On the predictability of Search Trends  —  Posted by Yossi Matias, Niv Efron, and Yair Shimshoni, Google Labs, Israel.  —  Since launching Google Trends and Google Insights for Search, we've been providing daily insight into what the world is searching for.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Report: One in four songs sold in U.S. is from iTunes  —  The NPD Group reported Tuesday that Apple's iTunes Store is responsible for selling one in four songs in the United States.  —  NPD MusicWatch's report indicates that audio CDs remain the dominant format, responsible for 65 percent of all music sold in the first half of 2009.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
New Privacy Lawsuit Throws The Kitchen Sink At Facebook  —  A new lawsuit filed against Facebook in the Superior Court of California in Orange County is one of the more entertaining documents we've had the pleasure of reading recently.  A lot of lawsuits against Facebook are fairly serious …
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Apptio raises $14 million from Andreessen fund  —  August is supposed to be a quiet month, but the tech deals just keep coming.  —  Whether it marks a recovery or not, money's starting to flow, including a $14 million financing round that Bellevue enterprise startup Apptio is announcing today.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple, RIM, Palm Get Wet Kiss From RBC  —  As smartphone sales soar — “the new world order” — Apple, RIM, and Palm are positioned for leadership, RBC analyst Mike Abramsky said today, jacking estimates and price targets for all three companies.  —  Abramsky increased his forecast …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires  —  Exclusive: An Australian Federal Police boast, on the ABC's Four Corners program, about officers breaking up an underground hacker forum, has backfired after hackers broke into a federal police computer system.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Search Share Rises Modestly In July  —  Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing gained share i the search market for the second month in a row.  A good trend, but nothing that is going to make Google (GOOG) nervous yet.  And neutral to modestly negative for Yahoo (YHOO).
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Uh Oh: iPhone OS 3.0 Never Fully Deletes Your Emails (UPDATED)  —  The iPhone is no stranger to gaping security flaws, but this one's a doozy: You know how when you delete emails, you expect them to be, well, deleted?  On iPhone 3.0, that's just not how things work.  This is bad.
EU Press Room:
EU invests a fresh € 18 million in future ultra high-speed mobile internet  —  As of 1 January 2010, the EU will invest € 18 million into research that will underpin next generation 4G mobile networks.  The European Commission just decided to start the process of funding research …
Craig Labovitz / Arbor Networks Security:
What Europeans do at Night  —  The New York Times recently had an interesting piece on the changing daily Internet usage patterns in the US.  The basic gist of the article was Americans are using the Internet more than in the past and starting to twitter / surf / email much earlier in the day.
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Wi-Fi via White Spaces  —  A network design that uses old TV spectrum could produce better long-range wireless connectivity.  —  Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations.  The blueprints for a computer network that uses …
Qwest Communications:
Qwest Issues 60-Day Notice to Qwest Wireless Customers  —  Effective Oct. 31, Qwest Wireless Service Will No Longer Be Available  —  Starting today, Qwest Wireless customers will begin to receive notification that they have 60 days to switch their Qwest Wireless service to another wireless provider.
Dan Rayburn / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Could Cut Back On Akamai, Limelight  —  With Apple having already announced their plans to build its new $1 billion data center in Maiden, North Carolina, folks I have spoken to inside Apple told me that once the new data center is completed, Apple plans to have a more active role in doing their own content delivery.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Lars-Göran Nilsson / Pocket-lint.com:
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema goes 720p  —  The humble webcam hasn't changed much over the past couple of years with most models topping out at about 2 Megapixels, but it now seems like Microsoft is about to change this with the soon to launch LifeCam Cinema.  —  This is the first consumer webcam to support 720p video at 30fps.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
MSI to be first to launch Pine Trail-M netbooks in December, claim sources  —  Micro-Star International (MSI) has decided to take the initiative among global vendors to launch netbooks based on Pine Trail-M in December 2009 although Intel reportedly has decided to postpone offering …
Terry Walsh / We Got Served:
Lenovo Reveal Their First Home Server - The IdeaCenter D400  —  Looks like Lenovo just spilt the beans on their first Windows Home Server model, the IdeaCenter D400.  The company just posted a teaser image of the product and have promised more information will be released this week.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Analyst: Apple to Sell 80+ Million iPhones in 2012, Snag 5.7% of Total Mobile Phone Market  —  In an extensive research report on the smartphone industry released this morning, RBC Capital Markets reveals a “new world order” in which smartphones embracing the convergence of communication …
Discussion: I4U News
Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone passes Canon Rebel XTi as most popular camera on Flickr  —  Here's a tidbit that's sure to irk Flickr's elitist photographers: The iPhone has just topped Canon's high-performance Digital Rebel XTi as the most popular camera on Yahoo's popular image-sharing site.
Everything TypePad:
The Best of Both Worlds: Microblogging on TypePad  —  As a TypePad member, you can have the best of both worlds: a full blog and a microblog-style blog.  A TypePad microblog allows you a quick and easy way to share your favorite videos, images and articles with your friends and followers.
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechCrunch
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Xbox 360: Played x5 more than Wii, x5 more likely to fail that PS3  —  According to a poll carried out by Game Informer of some 5,000 readers, the Xbox 360 is played some five times more than the Wii, but has a failure rate that five times as much as that of the PlayStation3.  —  Some data:
Discussion: Gizmodo and TG Daily
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Can the Apple Touch Sell the Tablet?  —  The Mac and iPhone maker may join a host of tech players hoping to win big in tablet PCs, an area where some of the industry's biggest names have failed  —  Apple may be at the forefront of a renewed effort to bring back the tablet.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
BBC:
Mobile data show friend networks  —  Movement and call data showed a different picture of connectivity than surveys  —  Friendships can be inferred with 95% accuracy from call records and the proximity of users, says a new report.  —  Researchers fitted 94 mobiles in the US with logging software to gather data.
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Smartphone wars - BlackBerry's plan to win  —  Locked in an epic battle with Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion has managed to grow bigger and more dominant than ever.  But the competition is about to get tougher.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — For two Canadian guys who've spent …
Discussion: MobileContentToday, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 
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