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8:25 PM ET, August 6, 2010

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hp.com:
HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns; CFO Cathie Lesjak Appointed Interim CEO; HP Announces Preliminary Results and Raises Full-year Outlook  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced that Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Hurd has decided with the Board of Directors to resign his positions effective immediately.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Accusations  —  Updates:  — Marc Andreessen In Charge Of Helping HP Find A New CEO  — HP CEO Mark Hurd Getting $40-$50 Million In Severance  — HP's Stock Crashes 10%  —  Earlier: Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd just resigned …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Marc Andreessen And Other Board Members In Charge Of Helping HP Find A New CEO  —  Now that Mark Hurd is out as CEO of HP, the company is going to have to find a new leader.  —  On a conference call with reporters, HP's general counsel didn't name any names for potential CEOs.
CNET News:   HP's letter to employees on Hurd resignation
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Big IPO You've Been Waiting For: Demand Media Files With the SEC  —  Fun weekend reading for the tech and media set: Demand Media's S-1 filing, the first step it will take on the road to a public offering.  —  The S-1 doesn't include lots of important information …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Demand Media's IPO: The Google & SEO Aspects  —  Demand Media has filed for an IPO.  The company, known as a content farm to some, produces much of its content on sites like eHow and others in direct response to what it determines people are searching for on the web.
Discussion: paidContent, Techie Buzz and DealBook, Thanks:atul
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Best Buy's CTO Tweets Out Pics Of A Rocketfish Tablet.  Seriously, A Best Buy Tablet.  —  Well, look at that.  A Rocketfish tablet.  Can't say we saw this coming, but Best Buy's CTO and Geek Squad founder, Robert Stephens, just tweeted two pics of the surprisingly polished-looking tablet.
David Glazer / The Official Google Blog:
Google and Slide: building a more social web  —  We're excited to announce we've acquired Slide, a social technology company with an extensive history of building new ways for people to connect with others across numerous platforms online.  —  For Google, the web is about people …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Slide Pushes Google's Open Social Strategy
Dean Goodman / Reuters:
Beatles and iTunes Deal Still at Impasse — Yoko Ono  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, Yoko Ono said on Thursday.  —  The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads …
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
New ASUS Windows Phone 7 Device Appears in Pakistan  —  We don't have much information on this (yet) but it looks like an ASUS device running on Windows Phone 7 has been spotted in Pakistan.  Unlike the LG Panther and Samsung Taylor devices that are only intended to be development devices …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook on ‘lockdown’ as it prepares for war with Google  —  It looks like Google isn't the only one gearing up for a social network battle.  —  Rumors surfaced in June that the search giant was developing a Facebook competitor called Google Me, and the company's social networking ambitions became …
Discussion: WebProNews
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Controversy erupts over Apple software patent “copying” existing app's home screen  —  Today's Apple controversy: Apparently, a recent mobile app patent filed by Apple is blatantly copying the home screen of an existing application — the local search app Where To — reports GigaOm.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
MTV loses Web videos from Universal Music  —  MTV, once the king of music videos, has failed to reach an agreement with music portal Vevo, for the rights to Universal Music Group's Web music videos.  —  Negotiations between MTV and Vevo over videos from UMG, home of such artists as U2 …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Bill Gates: Better software modeling is a key  —  LAKE TAHOE, Calif.—The key to many hard problems, from nuclear power to modeling diseases, is better software modeling, Bill Gates said on Friday.  —  While it's not surprising that he's a fan of using software to hard problems …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Microsoft Blog
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to the Smart Bike  —  On August 5, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals various concepts behind a newly advanced Smart Bicycle System in development.  The premise is rather like Apple's Nike + iPod system for runners except for cyclists.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years  —  Today at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sat down with a panel including Bill Joy, Kevin Kelly, Nicholas Negroponte, and Willie Smits.  The topic was basically the future of technology.
Andrew Webster / Ars Technica:
Machinarium suffers 90% piracy rate, offers $5 amnesty sale  —  When World of Goo came to the PC with no DRM, it eventually turned out that 90 percent of the people who played the game did so by pirating it.  Now it looks like Machinarium—an excellent point-and-click adventure game …
Discussion: Geek.com and Blue's News
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Adds ‘Genius’ Tab to iPad App Store  —  Several readers have noted that Apple has rolled out a new “Genius” feature for its App Store application on the iPad.  Similar to other Genius offerings from Apple, the new tab offers automatic suggestions on applications users might be interested …
Souhail Karam / Reuters:
BlackBerry maker and Saudis working on fix: source  —  (Reuters) - The makers of the BlackBerry were looking into the possibility of using servers in Saudi Arabia on Friday to avert a threatened ban on its Messenger services by Saudi government, which wants access to its encrypted network, a source said on Friday.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Sean Parker, of Napster & Facebook, Sees a Bright Future for Chatroulette  —  Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and the first President of Facebook, spoke on stage at the Techonomy conference today and disclosed that he is now working with the live video service Chatroulette.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch and WebProNews
 
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Niraj Sheth / Wall Street Journal:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Turns News Browsing Into Infinite Search
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Irish Red Cross Sues Google To Silence Anonymous Blogger …
Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon May Pick Texas, Utah for ‘Mercury’ Test
Discussion: Electronista
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
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Discussion: GigaOM and Teens in Tech
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Rdio Gaga: How Spotify's Inferior Rival Is Playing America Like A Violin
Discussion: Digits
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple in talks to buy China's Handseeing
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Can you buy me now? Apple and the war for the mobile market
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