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6:40 PM ET, August 19, 2010

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel Buys Cyber Security Giant McAfee For $7.68 Billion In Cash  —  Intel has just bought McAfee according to a release issued this morning.  The deal is worth $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.  See the release below.  —  According the statement issued by Intel, McAfee will continue operate …
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Andrew Jaquith / Forrester Blogs:
Intel-McAfee: Horseless Carriage Vendor Buys Buggy-Whips
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Intel's McAfee Buyout Inspires Head Scratching
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare CEO Fights Back!  Promises Redesign, Says “We're Still A Platform For Location”  —  Following last night's big Facebook Places launch, we sent Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley an email.  We asked:  —  “So is Facebook the location platform now?  And is Foursquare an app on that platform?”
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Michael Eyal Sharon / Facebook Blog:
Who, What, When, and Now...Where
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Facebook Places takes aim at Google
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing, Google get split decision in Facebook Places mapping feature
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:
In the Age of Seamless Product Presentation, Facebook Keeps It Lo-Fi
Discussion: VentureBeat
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Revealed: Android Honeycomb next up from Google  —  Will it be Android 3.1 or Android 3.2?  —  Tell us what you think [ 1 comments ]  —  Google is set to call the next iteration of its mobile OS Android Honeycomb, following on from the tablet-friendly Gingerbread platform.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Time Inc. breaks the iPad logjam  —  This week's People app is free to subscribers.  Time, SI and Fortune are expected to follow  —  Image: Time Inc.  —  There's more to the iPad issue of People that appeared on the Apple (AAPL) App Store this morning than Sandra Bullock's new joy.
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Said to Adopt BMW, Crusher Tank Software for Planned Tablet Computer  —  Research In Motion Ltd. is turning to technology used in BMW audio systems and the Army's Crusher tank as it tries to distinguish its new tablet computer from Apple Inc.'s iPad, said three people familiar with the plans.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple testing iOS 4.1 alongside next-gen iPod touch, iPad and ‘unknown’ product  —  Apple is internally testing the first material update to its iOS 4.0 mobile operating system against a handful of new devices, including next-generation iPod touches, an iPad revision, and an “unknown” product, AppleInsider has discovered.
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Get Feature Film Treatment  —  EXCLUSIVE: The founders of Facebook aren't the only game-changing geeks poised to have their story told on a movie screen.  Michael London's Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights …
Vic Gundotra / Google Mobile Blog:
To 100 million and beyond with Google Maps for mobile  —  Almost five years ago, we launched Google Maps for mobile to help you get where you needed to go from your phone instead of a paper map.  Today, more than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps for mobile to get from point A to point B …
Discussion: Screenwerk, 901am and Erictric
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Steals Facebook's Thunder, Plays Up Impressive Maps Userbase
Discussion: Macworld and CNN
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Shutting Down Quattro Wireless Network On Sept. 30 To Focus Exclusively On iAd  —  Apple will shut down the Quattro Wireless ad network it acquired last year for $275 million, and will focus its efforts solely on the iAd mobile advertising product that Quattro's team has led at Apple.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Groupon Having A $4 Million Day Thanks To The Gap  —  Groupon is having a smashing day, likely generating over $4 million in net revenue, thanks to a deal with the Gap.  —  Today's Groupon gives users a $25 discount at the Gap if consumers spend over $50 at the store.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Blog.games.com
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Chrome's ‘App Store For The Web’ In Developer Preview  —  Earlier this week we covered new details about the Chrome Web Store, an ‘App Store for the web’ that Google first announced at its I/O conference in May.  Now Google is giving developers their first taste of what they can expect …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Begins Charging Devs $5 To List Chrome Extensions, Themes, And Apps
Discussion: Chromium Blog
Joe Rauch / Reuters:
BofA to test retail payments with cell phones  —  North Carolina (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp plans to begin a test program next month that lets customers use smartphones to pay for purchases in stores.  —  The program, set to run from September through the end of the year in the New York area …
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Music industry questions Google on piracy  —  The music industry wants assurances from Google and Verizon that their proposed regulatory framework for the Internet would include protections against piracy and child pornography.  —  Several groups representing the music industry including …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Rogue Apple Exec Trashes Rivals' ‘Mediocre Engineers’  —  It's amazing that Phillip Shoemaker still works at Apple.  The app store director obsessed with porn and escorts, as we reported yesterday, has also used Twitter to attack execs at rival companies and media critics, we've learned.
Discussion: PC World and Wired News
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog:
Dell earnings: Businesses are spending but consumer remains flat  —  As expected, Dell's second quarter was carried largely by sales to corporate customers as demand was on the rise worldwide for the company's enterprise offerings, including servers and networking systems, storage and services.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hurd's last hurrah: HP hits earnings targets
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Dish Network survey hints at Google TV pricing options
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Future iPhones, iPads could recognize, adjust for individual users
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LG vows its tablet will be more productive than Apple's
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Simone S. Oliver / New York Times:
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Caroline Waxler / Metropolis:
212 Lust: Old Phone Numbers Are New Thing in Tech Scene
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
It's official: Windows 7 is a hit, and XP is finally in decline
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RIM Shops for Mobile Ad Network
 

 
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