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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
The Mother Lode: Welcome to the iMac Touch  —  While most of us were getting ready for the iPad's arrival in January and Patently Apple hard at work preparing our major series called the Tablet Prophecies, a major iMac Touch patent was being quietly published in Europe.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Microsoft beats Intel, AMD to market with CPU/GPU combo chip  —  At Hot Chips today, Microsoft's Xbox team unveiled details of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the newer, slimmer Xbox 360 250GB model.  Produced on the IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, it's fair to say that the new SoC …
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Exclusive: Windows Phone 7 Web Browser Comparison (Video)  —  Following up to some previous thoughts about Windows Phone 7, we present a short video showing how the browsing experience on the upcoming smartphone platform compares to iPhone and Android 2.2.  Please note that the device shown …
Jenifer Austin Foulkes / Google Mobile Blog:
Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android  —  Especially during the summer months, staring out into the ocean leads to daydreams of sailing the open water, freedom and exploration.  Now you can take three-quarters of this vast planet - the ocean - with you on your mobile device …
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Jared Newman / PC World:
Motorola's Android 2.2 Rollout: What a Mess  —  Delays, missing features, cease and desist letters, oh my!  Verizon's rollout of Android 2.2 to Motorola Droid phones is becoming an exercise in frustration.  —  Motorola's Froyo problems started with the original Droid, whose Android 2.2 rollout began the first week of August.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook Places ‘boring’ says Foursquare chief  —  Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of Foursquare, a location-based social network, has called Places, Facebook's new check-in tool, “boring” and “unexciting”.  —  Talking to The Telegraph, Crowley, said he had now had time to play around …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Why Intel bought McAfee  —  There's been quite a bit of head-scratching over Intel's decision to purchase McAfee, but, despite all the breathless talk about mobile security and ARM and virus-fighting processors, the chipmaker's motivations for the purchase are actually fairly straightforward.
Katherine Noyes / Computerworld:
Don't Count on Oracle to Keep OpenOffice.org Alive  —  Back in January, the Amsterdam-based consultancy Software Improvement Group warned government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle proved its commitment to treating the software as well—and with as much investment—as Sun Microsystems had.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
The Real iTunes Fraud Vulnerability: Gullible Users  —  So these reportsof a major security hole in iTunes, one through which people have had their PayPal accounts drained?  —  Not much to them, I'm told.  Or, rather, not much to their assertion that Apple (AAPL) is at fault here.
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Hacker's Arrest Offers Glimpse Into Crime in Russia  —  MOSCOW — On the Internet, he was known as BadB, a disembodied criminal flitting from one server to another selling stolen credit card numbers despite being pursued by the United States Secret Service.  —  And in real life …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
TiVo launches QWERTY remote  —  TiVo today has finally launched the full QWERTY TiVo Slide Remote control.  The remote was extensively demonstrated at the TiVO Premiere launch in March.  —  “This is the first ever DVR remote with a full QWERTY keyboard, and we are certain that users will be excited to get their thumbs on it.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Electronista
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD unveils its Bulldozer and Bobcat processors for future PCs  —  As Intel is busy moving into the software business with its $7.68 billion purchase of McAfee, Advanced Micro Devices is taking the wraps off its newest processor designs, Bulldozer and Bobcat, which it hopes will give a one-two punch at Intel's core business.
Charlie Demerjian / SemiAccurate:
Facebook is the first to jump into ARM servers  —  Tectonic change of our time  —  THERE HAVE LONG been rumors of a major player moving their data centers from x86 based PCs to the ARM architecture.  It looks like the first big player to jump in to the market is going to be none other than Facebook.
Discussion: Forward Thinking
Hamilton Ulmer / Blog of Metrics:
Understanding Private Browsing  —  Private Browsing was introduced in Firefox 3.5, giving users the option of browsing the web without keeping track of their history.  A recent Test Pilot study recorded - among other things - the time users activated Private Browsing, and the time they deactivated it.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
New Numbers Reveal: Cord Cutting Is Real  —  U.S. pay TV subscriptions have declined for the first time in history this quarter, according to new data from SNL Kagan.  The business intelligence company reports that cable companies lost 711,000 subscribers, which represents the biggest quarterly loss in cable TV's history.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
RIAA: U.S. copyright law 'isn't working'  —  RIAA President Cary Sherman, second from right, says new pro-content copyright laws may be necessary.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET)  —  ASPEN, Colo.—The Recording Industry Association of America said on Monday that current U.S. copyright law …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chomp Sinks Its Teeth Deeper Into Search; Wants To Be The Google Of Apps  —  It was last November that we first heard about Chomp, a sort-of Yelp for iPhone apps.  At the time, it was still very much in stealth mode, but we kept hearing they raised a seed round of funding from investors like Ron Conway insanely fast.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google Buzz bug spotlights tepid usage  —  Six months after its debut, it's becoming clear that Google Buzz has yet to become the social media breakthrough that Google craves.  —  That's because if a Buzz falls on the Internet and nobody hears it, it never really happened.
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Julie / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Jury Invalidates One of EFF's ‘Most Wanted’ Patents  —  Good news in the fight against bad software patents: a jury in the Eastern District of Texas recently found the Firepond/Polaris patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,411,947) invalid.  This patent was on EFF's “Most Wanted” list …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
How Google Goggles works to deliver visual search results for mobile phones  —  Google Goggles is one of the more interesting experiments being done in visual search.  If you have an Android phone, you can already use the Google Goggles visual search app to take a picture of something and then submit it to Google as a search query.
Justin Case / Android Police:
[EXCLUSIVE] Report: Google's Android Market License Verification Easily Circumvented, Will Not Stop Pirates  —  Preface  —  This article was not written to teach people how to pirate or ridicule Google's Android License Verification Library (LVL) that handles communication with Google's Android Market Licensing Service.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel and Nokia launch joint research on mobile 3D virtual worlds  —  Smartphones have barely entered the 3D age, but Nokia and Intel are already racing ahead to do research on enabling 3D virtual worlds on mobile computing platforms.  —  The two companies are announcing today a research center …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded The Fridge Takes The Privacy Headaches Out Of Sharing With Friends  —  Back in the old days, Facebook was a site where college students could share photos of their youthful indiscretions without having to worry too much about their boss or parents stumbling across them.  That isn't the case anymore.
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Microsoft's Bing Shows Some IPhone Love  —  Microsoft may finally have figured out what makes the iPhone tick, but it's the company's Bing search engine that did it and not its mobile phone developers.  —  A couple of weekends ago, the Bing name seemed to be everywhere on the top iPhone app charts.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sony's Bet on Sticking With Web Shows  —  LOS ANGELES — At first Hollywood raced to make original Web programming.  NBC Universal trumpeted a site called DotComedy; the Walt Disney Company created a digital studio called Stage 9; and Time Warner backed SuperDeluxe, another comedy site.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Snoop Dogg Mafia Wars Promotional Stunt Breaks Ustream Record With 2 Million Views  —  One of Zynga's newest game titles, Mafia Wars Las Vegas, kicked off with a bang last week as rap star Snoop Dogg blew up a 4-ton armored truck in the middle of the desert in Nevada.
 
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Tencent Buys Google-Backed Online Community Company Comsenz
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Carpool Community Zimride Lands $1.2 Million In Seed Funding
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Picplz's Social Photo App Comes To The iPhone
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Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Forget Hall Monitors, School Investigates Tracking Students with RFID
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Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Google CEO bets Scoop could be the next Facebook on campus
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Meet Wikileaks Founder's Alleged Sex Victim
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Bing Gordon / TechCrunch:
The End of Moore's Law: A Love Story
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
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Zee / The Next Web:
Gmail and Google Calendar push notifications come to the iPhone
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon and Apple at loggerheads?
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Reinventing E-Mail, One Message at a Time
Discussion: WebProNews and MediaPost
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Samsung Galaxy Tab seen in the wild [video]