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11:05 AM ET, August 25, 2009

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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Jobs, Back at Apple, Focuses on New Tablet  —  Just a few months after Steve Jobs had a liver transplant, the Apple Inc. chief executive is once again managing even the smallest details of his company's products, this time focused on a new tablet device.  —  Since his return in late June …
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Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
Upon Return to Apple, Jobs Focuses on Tablet Device
Discussion: GMSV
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Almost Entirely Focused on Tablet Project?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dylan Bowman / Maktoob Business:
Yahoo! to acquire Maktoob.com  —  Yahoo! has agreed to acquire Maktoob.com, the Arab world's largest online community, marking the first major investment by a U.S. technology company in a region where internet penetration is still in its infancy.  The global internet giant said on Tuesday …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Yahoo Acquiring Arab Portal Maktoob After All; Around $75M-$80M  —  Last month we got a tip that Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) was in final stages of buying onlien of the largest Arab online portals Maktoob, for about $75 million.  This was right when the MSFT-Yahoo deal was announced …
Lance Whitney / CNET News:   Yahoo reaches Arab world with acquisition
Gary Wolf / Wired News:
Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess  —  The Internet's great promise is to make the world's information universally accessible and useful.  So how come when you arrive at the most popular dating site in the US you find a stream of anonymous come-ons intermixed with insults, ads for prostitutes, naked pictures, and obvious scams?
Discussion: Epicenter and digg.com
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Fred / A VC:
What We Can Learn From Mess  —  Gary Wolf wrote a Wired cover story …
Discussion: HighContrast
Joe Hewitt:
Innocent Until Proven Guilty  —  I'd like to add my voice to the stream of complaints about the iPhone App Store, but before I say anything critical, I have to promise one thing.  No matter how annoyed I get, I will not stop developing for Apple's platforms or using Apple's products as long …
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Nigel Kendall / Times of London:
Sony boss reveals plans for PlayStation  —  The Times was the only UK publication at Gamescom in Cologne last week to speak with Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai.  We met up with him the morning after he had taken the stage to announce the new PlayStation 3 Slim …
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Sony Exec Confirms PS3 Motion Control in Spring
Discussion: Gearlog and GamesIndustry.biz
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People  —  Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A Teenager's Dream: An iPhone App for Free Texting  —  A recently released app that offers free text messages on the iPhone is welcome news to parents of teenagers upset over the cellphone bills of their hypertexting children.  But can it be a sustainable business?
Discussion: Phone Arena
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Electronista:
Nokia's 5230 to fend off cheaper iPhone
Discussion: PC World and Boy Genius Report
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Asustek's Android Eee PC Remains in Deep Freeze  —  The CEO of netbook pioneer Asustek Computer said Tuesday that he still sees no clear market for mini-laptops known as smartbooks, the reason the company isn't moving forward in that product segment.  —  The company raised hopes …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple taps ‘Puddy’ to attack Windows 7  —  After a hiatus of three and a half months without a new TV ad, Apple (AAPL) broke out a pair of fresh “Get a Mac” spots Monday night to soften the ground for the next operating system war with Microsoft (MSFT).  —  Earlier that day …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Pro and Elite price cuts confirmed in Target ad for next week  —  We just received a pair of pics from “next week's” Target Ad.  As has been heavily rumored, the Xbox 360 60GB Pro system will be cut to $250 while the 120GB Elite will drop to $300.  Knowing that Target's weekly ads run …
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines:
Liveblog: Sony announces $199, touch, Wi-Fi e-book Readers; will it kill the Kindle?  —  Note: This liveblog will be updated in reverse chronological order.  Please scroll to the bottom to start from the beginning.  —  10:42 AM: “It's all about open at the e-Book Store.”
John Cook / TechFlash:
Paul Allen, DCM and others invest $29M in Smith & Tinker  —  It's no secret that Smith & Tinker — an innovative new gaming company that last month introduced Nanovor — has some heavy duty financial support behind it.  —  We've reported on the company's backing from Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Smith & Tinker raises $29 million to launch Nanovor web game and toy
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera 10 Slated For September 1 Launch.  Will Anyone Take Notice?  —  That other browser maker, Opera Software, has just released Opera 10 RC1 to the masses and has announced it will be debuting the final version of its upgraded desktop browser next week on September 1.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Opera Press Room:
Opera 10 sprints toward the finish line with new release candidate
Discussion: Mashable!
BBC:
Loophole over DVD age rating law  —  Retailers who sell violent video games and 18-rated DVDs to children cannot be prosecuted because of a legal blunder 25 years ago.  —  Dozens of prosecutions under a 1984 Act have been dropped because the government of the day failed to notify the European Commission about the law.
Jim Spanfeller / paidContent:
Publishers Are Killing Web Advertising's Potential With Misguided Pricing  —  Jim Spanfeller is the outgoing president and CEO of Forbes.com.  He is also treasurer of the Online Publishers Association and chairman emeritus of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.  —  How is ad pricing different online and offline?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Acer Veriton Z280G all-in-one business nettop announced  —  Acer's birthed a $499 all-in-one nettop aimed at cubicle dwellers featuring an 18.5-inch screen and an Intel Atom CPU.  The Veriton Z280G is, according to Acer, “perfect for reception areas, hotel lobbies, executive suites …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Electronista and TechVi
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Parallels releases Switch to Mac bundle  —  Striving to provide an all-in-one-retail-box solution to Windows users who want to switch to the Mac, Parallels announced Tuesday that it's releasing a new version of its Parallels Desktop software that comes with a USB transfer cable …
BBC:
UK file-sharers to be ‘cut off’  —  The UK government has published new measures that could see people who illegally download films and music cut off from the net.  —  The amendment to the Digital Britain report would see regulator Ofcom given greater powers to tackle pirates.
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Research: 80% of Web users running unpatched versions of Flash/Acrobat  —  According to a research published by Trusteer earlier this month, 79.5% of the 2.5 million users of their Rapport security service run a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash, with 83.5% also running a vulnerable version of Acrobat.
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Rackspace launches cloud app partner portal
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Computerworld:
Pirate Bay ISP victim of sabotage after shutdown
LG:
LG ARENA Wows the Mobile World by Hitting One Million Sales
Discussion: Mobile Roar and Pocket-lint.com
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
With backlog cleared, Yahoo can get back on track
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Yahoo Digs Heels Into Search, Unveils Changes For Mail, Messenger, Mobile
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
JaJah Jump-starts Enterprise Voice with Microsoft
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
HuffPo Readies Sports, Tech, Books Verticals
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg: “Spotify Is So Good”
Discussion: AndroidGuys
David Kravets / Threat Level:
It's Baaaack ... Appeals Court Resurrects SCO Lawsuit
Discussion: Network World and Techdirt
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple drops Palm OS HotSync conduit from Snow Leopard
Discussion: Macworld, The Register and Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 

 
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