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4:20 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  —  Apple (AAPL) special events — like the one next week at which the company is expected to unveil a new line of iPods — are tricky for speculators.  —  Conventional wisdom has it that Apple shares lose value whenever the company announces a new product …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mattpol
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.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, TechFlash, GMSV and Bits, Thanks:atul
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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: Computerworld and Macsimum News
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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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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
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 …
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.
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 …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Hired Gun for Microsoft, in Pursuit of Google  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Qi Lu knows as well as anyone just how difficult it is to take on Google.  —  For nearly a decade, Mr. Lu played a leading role in building Yahoo's Internet search and advertising technologies.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Spider-Man Meets Mickey Mouse: Disney Buying Marvel For $4 Billion In Stock, Cash  —  The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is buying Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) and its 5,000-character roster for a cool $4 billion in stock and cash.  Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter will stay on to oversee …
BBC:
Thousands call for Turing apology  —  Thousands of people have signed a Downing Street petition calling for a posthumous government apology to World War II code breaker Alan Turing.  —  Writer Ian McEwan has just backed the campaign, which already has the support of scientist Richard Dawkins.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Fox Juices ‘Fringe’ Re-Runs with Twitter Twist  —  Fox is juicing its repeats of the TV series Fringe with a new Twitter twist.  The network will introduce this week “tweet-peats” — an on-screen scroll of Twitter messages from cast and producers that will appear during the episodes.
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
Tech21 iBand: Serious impact protection (proved on video)  —  Dragons' Den's Peter Jones must understand the anguish we all suffer when we drop our phones as his latest investment is in Tech21, a company that specialises in impact protection for mobile devices.
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Google Translate now speaks 51 languages  —  We spend a lot of time thinking about how information travels around the globe.  After all, there are Googlers living and working in dozens of countries — and we're pretty sure our products are used in many more.
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.
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: LOOPRumors
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon cuts BlackBerry Storm pricing to $50  —  It seems like only yesterday that Verizon gave the general public a first taste of the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's first and currently only touchscreen phone.  If you're a late adopter, we have awesome news for you: Verizon has reduced the price …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
On the Eve Of Its First Birthday, Yahoo Quietly Shuts Down Indian Social Network SpotM  —  Yahoo India has decided to shut down SpotM, the social network it launched less than a year ago in India.  According to the site, SpotM. which never exited private beta, will be shut down on Sep. 1.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Welcome Eric Eldon to Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games  —  Since Inside Facebook began in April 2006 and Inside Social Games began in April 2008, Facebook and the surrounding ecosystem of businesses reaching customers through the Facebook platform have grown tremendously.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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