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10:45 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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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel exec Renee James discusses goals for McAfee (Q&A)
Discussion: CircleID and ZDNet
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Intel's McAfee Buyout Inspires Head Scratching
Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook Places  —  Yesterday, Facebook introduced Places, a new location feature that competes with popular services like Foursquare, Google Latitude, Loopt, and Gowalla.  Places allows Facebook users to ‘check in’ to real world locations and to tag their friends as present …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
One Big Reason Why Facebook Places Beats Foursquare: Clarity of Identity  —  So Facebook has begun rolling out Places, its answer to Foursquare, Gowalla, MyTown, and every other mobile service that lets you broadcast your location by checking into local businesses and other locations.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Ray Valdes and WebProNews
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Facebook Places now available to 100% of US users
Discussion: Guardian and Black Web 2.0
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Is Facebook Places a Foursquare killer?  CEO Dennis Crowley isn't worried
Discussion: PC World, Mashable! and Lost Remote
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing, Google get split decision in Facebook Places mapping feature
Discussion: LiveSide.net and Bing Maps Blog
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 …
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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.
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 …
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.
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar:
Revealed: Android Honeycomb next up from Google  —  Will it be Android 3.1 or Android 3.2?  Google is set to call the next iteration of its mobile OS Android Honeycomb, following on from the tablet-friendly Gingerbread platform.  Multiple sources have confirmed to TechRadar that the next version …
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.
James Niccolai / Computerworld:
HP: WebOS tablet coming early next year  —  Hewlett-Packard will release a tablet PC based on Palm's webOS operating system in “early 2011,” the head of HP's PC division said Thursday.  —  Hewlett-Packard will release a tablet PC based on Palm's webOS operating system in “early 2011,” the head of HP's PC division said Thursday.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Engadget and CrunchGear
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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.
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 and NewsGrange
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Why Are There So Many Porn Ads on Britney Spears' Facebook Page?  —  Britney Spears' official Facebook page, which has over four million fans, is rife with links to escort services.  —  Apologies for the link-bait, but it's true: Britney Spears' Facebook page is overrun with erotic pictures …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
What's that phone number?  Google disables area code look-up tool  —  Got a call from a strange number?  If you were in front of a computer, you could have used Google to look up where that caller probably was phoning from before you heard the second ring.
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.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
BlackBerry Takes Larger Cut Of Developer Revenues In Updated App World  —  Research In Motion is quickly working to improve the app-shopping experience on BlackBerry devices, but in updates being sent out to consumers today, there are some pros and cons for developers.
 
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Scott Foundas / The 48th New York Film Festival:
Film Comment September/October 2010: Revenge of the Nerd
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple adds “Compare Macs” option to Apple Store
Discussion: MacRumors, MacStories, AppleInsider and TUAW
Justin Uberti / juberjabber:
Google voice and video - now available for Linux!
Discussion: Gmail Blog and NewsGrange
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Exclusive: Dell Thunder prototype preview (video)
Discussion: IntoMobile and Electronista
John Cook / TechFlash:
OggiFinogi raises $2 million for interactive media ad system
Discussion: paidContent, PR Newswire and Xconomy
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Moving Toward IFrames Over FBML for Canvas Apps and Page Tabs
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Dish Network survey hints at Google TV pricing options
Discussion: Home Theater Blog
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Groupon Having A $4 Million Day Thanks To The Gap
Discussion: TechCrunch and Blog.games.com
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BofA to test retail payments with cell phones
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Music industry questions Google on piracy
Discussion: Techdirt
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Future iPhones, iPads could recognize, adjust for individual users
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