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7:25 PM ET, August 31, 2009

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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple expected to offer iPhone on new U.S. carriers within a year  —  Apple's worldwide single-carrier exclusivity model for each nation is seen as fleeting, as a new report suggests the iPhone could be available for carriers other than AT&T in the U.S. within a year.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Munster on $10 iPhones, $30 TV subscriptions, moving beyond AT&T
Discussion: The Loop, PC World and 9 to 5 Mac
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple holding ‘rock and roll’ themed event, September 9th  —  And just like that, Apple's yearly iPod event is happening.  According to an email we've just received, it looks like all those rumors we heard turned out to be true.  The big A will be holding the proceedings at the Yerba Buena Center …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
How to play next week's iPod event
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mattpol
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog:
Jim Breyer Scores Big With Disney's Marvel Acquisition  —  As the third largest direct shareholder in Marvel Entertainment, Breyer stands to make nearly $5 million once Disney's acquisition of the superhero company closes.  —  Disney said this morning that it plans to pay $4 billion in cash and stock for Marvel.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, paidContent and MediaMemo
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Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Gets a Fuzzy Signal on Apple's iPhone  —  Did AT&T get a sour apple when it snagged the iPhone?  —  Maybe.  AT&T's exclusive right to offer Apple's smart phone over the past two years has attracted new customers, and at least initially enhanced the phone company's image.
New York Times:
Stopping Start-Ups  —  VARIOUS pieces of legislation now making their way through Congress would require private pools of investment capital to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The goal is to curtail abuses and protect the public from questionable practices.
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Paul Kedrosky / Growthology:   Regulating Venture Capitalists? The Right Case and the Wrong One
Hadley Leggett / Wired Science:
Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text  —  Starting this fall, you'll have a new reason to trust the information you find on Wikipedia: An optional feature called “WikiTrust” will color code every word of the encyclopedia based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple's new OS geared for multicore future  —  Apple began shipping Snow Leopard on Friday, but the true importance of the Mac OS X update likely will emerge well afterward.  —  That's because Mac OS X 10.6 begins a longer-term Apple attempt to get ahead by cracking a problem facing …
Discussion: eWeek, Macworld and Macsimum News
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek set to launch ultra-thin notebooks using new Intel CPUs  —  Asustek Computer plans to launch two new ultra-thin notebooks using Intel's upcoming 45nm Celeron 743 and SU2300 CPUs on September 7, 2009, according to industry sources.  —  The new models will initially ship to areas including Taiwan, China and Europe.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Interview: His Thoughts On Search, Books, News, Mobile, Competition And More  —  A week ago I had a chance to sit down for a hour-long one on one interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  There were no rules, and the whole interview was on the record.  Part of the interview was on video as well.
Discussion: scobleizer's posterous, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
More Alleged Screenshots Of Google Chrome OS.  My, What Big Icons You Have.  —  We've just received a pair of screenshots that may be of Google's upcoming Chrome OS operating system.  Google announced the entirely browser-based OS in July, and since then a number of alleged screenshots …
Discussion: Download Squad, eWeek, AppScout and tinyComb
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology  —  Microsoft's No. 1 rival is a household name, Google.  But a strong candidate for No. 2 is a company that is scarcely known outside the technology industry: VMware.  —  “VMware is definitely a threat,” said Gary Chen, an analyst at IDC, a research firm.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Samsung Application Store announced, the mobile mall gets a little more crowded  —  Oh, look, it's another place to buy bite-sized mobile apps, this one courtesy of Samsung.  The company isn't exactly new to the whole application store thing, launching a little outlet for Nokia users earlier this year …
comScore, Inc.:
Global Search Market Draws More than 100 Billion Searches per Month  —  Google Sites Leads Global Search Market with 67 Percent Market Share  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world today released a study of the global search market showing …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Check Out The Future Of Television!  —  No matter how much effort TV networks and cable companies put into trying to keep the TV world from changing, the future is coming.  —  And it's awesome!  —  Check out this live online coverage of the first day of the US Open.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and TVbytheNumbers
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Report: Netbooks Now A Fifth Of All Portable Computer Shipments  —  Maybe it's because they are cheap.  Maybe it's because they are small.  Or maybe it's just because people don't need computers for much more than Net access these days.  But the popularity of netbook computers keeps growing.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Music Video JV Site Vevo Raising Money At $300 Million Valuation  —  Vevo, the Hulu-like site for music videos which for now is a JV between Universal Music, Sony Music and YouTube, is out raising money at a $300 million valuation, we have learned from multiple sources.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple: The New Microsoft  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  In a decade, Apple (AAPL) has gone from niche-market roadkill to a company whose growing dominance and competitive tactics in a booming market are thrilling investors, angering competitors, and drawing regulatory scrutiny.
Discussion: digg.com
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
HTC Touch Pro2 officially launching on September 8th, $349.99  —  We're willing to forgive the horrible quality on these press mock ups of Sprint's HTC Touch Pro2 because, well, we're just way too happy to see this sucker get official to care.  Are you a current or prospective Sprint subscriber?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Leica's New Camera Unveiling on Collision Course With iPods  —  Leica's just announced via a YouTube video that it will introduce new Leica cameras on September 9.  As if that PR maneuver wasn't confusing enough, get this: Leica's event is scheduled for the same day as Apple's iPod launch gig.
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Matt Hall / Larva Labs:
Android Market Sales, Are Those Tears or is it Raining in Here?  —  There's been a lot of speculation lately about the size of the Apple App Store, most recently based on some numbers from AdMob which are summarized over at GigaOM.  They came to the conclusion that the app store is worth $200M monthly …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars coming to iPhone  —  In another boost for games on the iPhone, console game king Rockstar Games is preparing to launch two major games on the iPhone and iPod Touch.  —  You could call this Take 57 of the “major game brands invade the iPhone” movie.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
After Microsoft-Yahoo Deal, SEO Isn't Just About Google Anymore  —  Windfall in Store for Digital Agencies as Marketers Aim for Top Spots in Bing Search Results  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It will be at least nine months — and probably closer to a year — before Microsoft takes …
Discussion: internetnews.com and MarketingVOX
John Cook / TechFlash:
iPhone app wins top honors at Microsoft sponsored event  —  Learn That Name, a new iPhone app designed to help people remember the names of people they bump into at events, won the most votes at Startup Weekend even though the 54-hour coding marathon was held on Microsoft's campus.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and LOOPRumors
Dan Dorfman / The Huffington Post:
SEC Investigating Apple Trading  —  Hey, have some investors been screwing around illegally with the shares of high-flying Apple, Inc., a superstar of the investment scene?  —  Apparently, the Securities & Exchange Commission is suspicious this may be the case and has kicked off an investigation …
 
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Grant Gross / PC World:
EMC Acquires Cloud Support Vendor FastScale
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
iWalk gains $21M, loses Negroponte
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Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
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