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9:00 PM ET, August 17, 2010

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Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.  Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism.
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Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing:
Is the web really dead?  —  Wired uses this graph to illustrate Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff's claim that the world wide web is “dead.”  Their feature, The Web is Dead.  Long Live the Internet, is live at Wired's own website.  Without commenting on the article's argument …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Web Isn't Dead; It's Just Continuing to Evolve
Discussion: Joyeur
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV Is a Tough Sell Among Would-Be Partners  —  Google Inc. is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service that encroaches on their turf.  —  The service will allow people to watch and search cable …
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog:
Flash on Google TV: It's no longer just a “TV” experience  —  There was another sneak peek of Google TV this week but this time, it wasn't the search experience that was the star of the show.  —  At the Android Flash Summit at Adobe's headquarters in San Francisco, the company showcased …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Mystery Liquidmetal Product Revealed...  [Competition Answer]  —  There's been a lot of speculation that Apple will use space-age Liquidmetal alloys to make morphing iPhones or other sci-fi technology, but the company has already used the exotic alloy — and in the most unlikely place.
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Android's Pursuit of the Biggest Losers  —  The mobile phone market is intertwined with the telecommunications industry which is vast and there are numerous competitors which are much more dynamic and better capitalized than the moribund PC or music player vendors.
Discussion: GigaOM and Daring Fireball
Grooveshark:
What Happened to the Grooveshark iPhone App?  —  After over a year of diligently working, last week marked us leaping through all the hoops necessary to finally offer what is far-and-away our most-requested feature: a Grooveshark app for the iPhone.  Obviously the last few days …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes CafeMom for $100 Million Acquisition  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo is eager to close a deal to acquire CafeMom, a social-networking and community site aimed at mothers, in a move aimed at turbocharging its often-meandering strategy in the important women's space.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Report Says Apple to Launch 7-inch IPad by Christmas  —  Apple is readying another tablet similar to the iPad but with a 7-inch touchscreen for launch as early as the end of this year, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper.  —  This is the second report of an iPad 2 sighting in Taiwan …
Spencer Ante / Digits:
Amazon's $99 BlackBerry Torch Puts Pressure on Retailers  —  Amazon.com has used aggressive price discounts to carve out a dominant position in print and electronic books.  Now, it is using similar tactics to gain share in the cellphone market.  —  The retailer is selling …
Discussion: PC World and paidContent
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Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch:
Bad News For RIM: Only 150,000 Torches Sold At Launch?
Sarah Vanden Broeck / Notes By sNarah:
Twifficiency & It's Accidental 15 minutes of Fame.  —  There was a bit of a buzz on Twitter today about a rather silly application called Twifficiency. … Most Twitterers - myself included - like silly apps like this for the sole reason of curiosity (and perhaps a dash of stroking the ego).
Discussion: TechCrunch and Download Squad
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Rolling Stone Offers ‘A Big Fat Thanks’ To The RIAA For Screwing Up Music Online [Updated]  —  Hypebot points us to the news that in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the magazine supposedly (can anyone confirm that this is real?  — Update: thanks to commenters who pointed out that this is real …
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
HTML5-Optimized Yahoo Mail Hits the iPad  —  Yahoo on Tuesday unveiled an updated, HTML5-optimized version of Yahoo Mail for the iPad, promising a faster, more organized, and feature-rich experience.  —  “If you've used our recently launched HTML5 mobile Web mail for iPhone you'll feel right at home …
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Apple Testing Proximity-Powered Prototypes Today; Likely To Appear In iPhone 5  —  Over the weekend it was reported that Apple hired Benjamin Vigier, an expert in near field communication (NFC), a short range wireless protocol most synonymous with contactless payments.
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source Blog:
Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry  —  If proprietary companies like Oracle can buy up open source projects and then take back their open source status, how can an enterprise depend on open source software?  —  It is with the aim of creating this kind of FUD that Oracle …
Discussion: OStatic blogs
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS STARTUP: Shopkick, Launching Today, Is Foursquare For Shopping — With Actual Rewards  —  Foursquare has become a popular mobile social networking app with some shopping perks.  —  But another iPhone app, launching today, is much more focused on shopping …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Facebook Location Looms, Has Foursquare Entered The Pantheon Of Services?  —  Look at the image above.  There are three services listed on the San Francisco Giants' scoreboard during a baseball game.  Twitter.  Facebook.  Foursquare.  The first two are ubiquitous.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ahead Of Facebook Location, Foursquare Talks Privacy 101
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Exec Changes at MSN-Jorgensen to Mobile, Cahall to MSN  —  Here is a memo just put out by Microsoft SVP Satya Nadella about big management changes at MSN, obtained by BoomTown.  —  Current MSN head Erik Jorgensen will move over full-time to focus on mobile efforts …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Guy Who Says He Owns 84% Of Facebook Produces Another Cancelled Check To Mark Zuckerberg  —  When we last left the story about the upstate New York man who is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook (Paul Ceglia), we had concluded that the digital “contract” Ceglia had produced was probably a fake.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google Winning Sign-In War, But Facebook Close Behind  —  Most website users still prefer logging in with a Google account, but Facebook is a close second, according to new data from Janrain, a Portland startup whose software plugin makes it easy for websites to offer multiple login methods.
Associated Press:
Feds: No charges in Pa. school laptop-spying case  —  PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students.  —  U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says investigators have found no evidence …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Jumps On User Stories Bandwagon; Debuts ‘Tales’  —  Facebook recently launched a marketing campaign around their 500 million users milestone, called Facebook Stories, which is a collection of tales from members that used the social network to find love, happiness and more.
Discussion: GigaOM, Twitter Blog and ReadWriteWeb
Sam Kennedy / 1UP.com:
Google Shows the Future of Browser Games  —  Google's game developer advocate Mark DeLoura demonstrates the Google App store and more.  —  Earlier today at GDC Europe, which takes place before Gamescom this week in Germany, Google's new game developer advocate Mark DeLoura …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus
Discussion: DSLreports
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Five Billionth Device About to Plug Into Internet
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nook for iPhone, iPad and PC see updates, slew of new features in tow
Alice Brown / Gmail Blog:
Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010
Discussion: The Next Web and Download Squad
english.caing.com:
China Unicom Clinches iPad Deal
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a few thoughts on name changes & reputation
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
The Early Facebook Employee Exodus
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Xbox Live launch titles for Windows Phone 7 finally revealed …