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4:35 PM ET, August 30, 2009

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scobleizer's posterous:
Why Twitter is underhyped and is probably worth five to 10 billion dollars  —  OK, this summer I've been to a lot of different places.  London.  New York.  Boulder.  Seattle.  Hollywood.  Los Angeles.  Indianapolis.  San Antonio.  In each place it's become obvious how much Twitter has taken over the world.
Robin Harris / Storage Bits:
Apple kicks ZFS in the butt  —  It's official: ZFS - a kick-butt file systemis nowhere to be seen in the latest release of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard.  Even though it appeared in 10.5 Server, and was expected to become the default file system at some point, Apple has abandoned the Sun-developed ZFS, the first 21st century file system.
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Christopher Saunders / Internetnews Blog:
Apple's Snow Leopard puts the industry to shame  —  Source: Apple News and analysis of Apple's new release of OS X — version 10.6, dubbed “Snow Leopard” — have already begun making the rounds this week.  With the update going on sale today, you're certain to have seen...  But it's not.
Discussion: TUAW
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Man uses ‘Find My iPhone’ to locate his iPhone... and three robbery suspects  —  It's the moment every iPhone owner dreads — but secretly dreams about.  You're walking in a dark alley (or near the intersection of Amberson Avenue and Amberson Place in Shadyside, in this case) and three men approach, one brandishing a gun.
Geoff Cook / TechCrunch:
Why Don't Teens Tweet?  We Asked Over 10,000 of Them.  —  This guest post is written by Geoff Cook, cofounder and CEO of social networking site myYearbook.  Everything about Twitter is looking up these days, except for a few pesky uptime issues of course.  But a number of recent reports …
William Skidelsky / Guardian:
Google's plan for world's biggest online library: philanthropy or act of piracy?  —  Google has already scanned 10 million books in its bid to digitise the contents of the world's major libraries, but a copyright battle now threatens the project, with Amazon and Microsoft joining authors and publishers opposed to the scheme.
Discussion: The Register and ResourceShelf
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
TV facing ‘iTunes moment’ warns Microsoft's Ashley Highfield  —  Television industry must act soon or face losing control of its online presence to brand such as Apple, says Highfield  —  The TV industry has as little as two years to create viable digital businesses or face a version of the …
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Lori Drew Opinion Handed Down — Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss on Vagueness Grounds:  —  Readers who are following the Lori Drew case know that back on July 2, Judge Wu “tentatively” ruled that he was going to overturn the jury verdict.  At the time, however, Judge Wu stressed that his decision …
Discussion: Slashdot
Howard Owens:
The Newspaper Original Sin: Keeping online units tethered to the mother ship  —  Alan Mutter started it.  He said the newspapers “Original Sin” was not charging for online content from the beginning.  —  He was wrong, of course — many newspapers tried and failed at paid content online in the early days …
Noam Cohen / Bits:
Look This Up on Wikipedia: How Big Is Too Big?  —  Considering that Wikipedia has reached Top Five world status among Web sites - with more than 330 million users - its annual Wikimania conference, which ended Friday night in Buenos Aires, featured a lot of hand-wringing about all the problems the project faces.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
When the Apple tablet comes out, are you in?  —  The gadget industry is waiting in suspense, wondering if you're going to buy an Apple tablet.  Because if you do, they're going to flip the production-line on switch.  —  Apple has a knack for creating new categories of devices.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Allen Salkin / New York Times:
For Him, the Web Was No Safety Net  —  THERE was a time in the late 1990s when Josh Harris was a king of sorts.  A Silicon Alley pioneer, he was flush with millions of dollars made from his first Internet company, and he was spending it wildly on a series of legendary SoHo parties, businesses and social experiments.
Discussion: Gawker
 
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