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Robin Schriebman / Gmail Blog:
Call phones from Gmail  —  Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer's microphone and speakers.  But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Google introduces Voice in Gmail, free calls to US and Canada  —  Rumors have been buzzing about since June, but Google just made it official — the company's baking Google Voice calls right into Gmail.  Like the Google Chat text, voice and video chat integrated into the web-based email client last year …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging The Google Voice Press Gathering
Discussion: Download Squad and The Next Web
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Is this Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 interface?  —  Microsoft has delivered four developer previews of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 so far, but has yet to show off the new interface for its next-generation browser.  That is expected to happen on September 15, during Microsoft's beta launch event in San Francisco.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
New Apple TV will have ARM processor, App Store access - report  —  Like the iPhone 4 and iPad, the new Apple TV will run the iOS operating system and be powered by a processor with ARM architecture, and will also have access to the App Store, according to one prominent analyst.
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Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek:
Apple's New Video Strategy Coming Into Focus
Dan Provost / The Russians Used a Pencil:
Controlling Apple TV
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare New 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Defense official discloses cyberattack  —  Now it is official: The most significant breach of U.S. military computers was caused by a flash drive inserted into a U.S. military laptop on a post in the Middle East in 2008.  —  In an article to be published Wednesday discussing the Pentagon's cyberstrategy …
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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
2008 Attack on Military Computers Is Confirmed  —  WASHINGTON — A top Pentagon official has confirmed a previously classified incident that he describes as “the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever,” a 2008 episode in which a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon: New Kindles Selling At Record Rates, U.S. Store Now Has Over 670,000 Books  —  Amazon has announced today that more “next generation Kindles were ordered in the first four weeks of availability than in the same timeframe following any other Kindle launch, making the new Kindles the fastest-selling ever.”
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   New Kindle is Here, Selling Like an Unspecified Number of Hotcakes
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Loses E-Book Deal  —  A month after jolting the book industry with a deal to give Amazon.com Inc. exclusive digital access to some of the country's best-known literary works, literary agent Andrew Wylie is largely abandoning the agreement.  —  The Amazon deal was struck after Mr. Wylie failed …
Discussion: NYConvergence and Future Tense
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Podcaster Leo Laporte, the everywhere man  —  Leo Laporte arrived Thursday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.  —  On Friday morning he arrived at the office of KFI AM 640, the radio station that airs his syndicated “The Tech Guy” program.  At 3:42 p.m., he was back at the airport, ready to fly home to Petaluma, Calif.
Adam Vaughan / Guardian:
Apple blocks iPhones from green ranking scheme  —  Scheme rates handsets on factors such as ecological impact of raw materials, manufacturing process and energy efficiency  —  • iPhone app pitches climate change science against scepticism  —  Apple has refused to allow its iPhones …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Hey, Digg — This 17-Year-Old Knows What You Are Thinking  —  Hard-core Digg users and fans of the link-sharing site — the so-called “Digg Nation” — spend a lot of their time trying to push their favorite links to the front page, competing with each other for the number of “diggs” …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   New Version of Digg Goes Live For Everyone This Morning
Arron La:
Android Revenue - Advanced Task Manager  —  Background  —  “Advanced Task Manager” is an Android application I created in February 2009.  At that time, it was needed mainly to kill running services that a number of applications spawned but never ended.  Some of these services would start …
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Ryan Kim / SFGate:
Advanced Task Manager app maker makes $80,000 with Android app
Discussion: Androidheadlines.com
Marc Graser / Variety:
‘Angry Birds’ flies with Hollywood  —  IPhone game eyes TV shows, movies, toys  —  The “Angry Birds” are flocking to Hollywood.  —  Rovio, the Finnish creator of the hit iPhone and iPad game, which has sold more than 6.5 million downloads, wants to turn the property into a major franchise …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘Angry Birds’ iPhone Game To Get Line Of Toys, Possibly Movie
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
$750K for Flowtown's Social Marketing to Existing Customers  —  Yes, Flowtown is yet another social media marketing company, but it's not yet another tool for monitoring customer feedback through their tweets.  Flowtown takes a list of your existing customers' email addresses and delivers profiles …
Discussion: TechCrunch, alarm:clock and VentureBeat
Arthur Brice / CNN:
3 Colombian teens on Facebook hit list killed in past 10 days  —  The hit list on Facebook gave the people named three days to leave the town of Puerto Asis, Colombia, or be executed  —  (CNN) — Three teens who were on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days …
Discussion: Gawker and NPR
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why We Never Talk Anymore  —  While perusing some Nielsen mobile trends data this morning, I was prompted to check my phone bill, and found that I've been using less than 500 minutes a month for past six months.  Wow!  We really don't talk anymore!  —  In the last few decades …
Discussion: CNN, Black Web 2.0 and IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Andrew Kippen / Boxee Blog:
Boxee Gets a Movie Library, Actually A Few Of Them  —  Since the launch of the Boxee Beta in January, users been vocal about their love of the TV Show Library - one place to search and browse full-length TV Shows from major networks across the web.  For episodic content online, we think it's the best experience you'll find.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Follow: The Twitter-Eater, The Preemptive Google Me-Killer  —  Up until a few months ago, I was using Facebook the same way I was using Twitter.  That is, I was allowing anyone to follow me.  But it was different.  With Twitter, anyone can follow me without my approval.
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Telegraph
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Mobile Maps Are Moving Indoors To Pinpoint Specific Items On Store Shelves  —  One of the biggest limitations to GPS is that it doesn't work indoors.  Your phone might be able to navigate you to the front door of the mall, but finding the store, much less the box of Rice-A-Roni on the shelf—forget about it.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and Google Maps Mania, Thanks:atul
Justin Houk / ProgrammableWeb:
Transit Score Shows the Power of Open Government Data  —  Seattle based Front Seat software launched a new service to rank public transit for an area.  The service almost perfectly illustrates the value of open government data.  The “Transit Score” offers a handy location score that's compelling …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Stipple Seeks to Tag the Web's Images  —  Stipple, a San Francisco-based start-up, is introducing a new service on Wednesday that allows online publishers to add tags to particular parts of an image with information about its contents and related links.  —  The service, which is free to use …
 
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Server sales surge in second quarter; HP, Dell gain, says IDC
Discussion: Business Wire and Tech Eye
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Andreessen Horowitz Seeks $650 Million for New Fund
Discussion: VentureBeat and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple To Dominate Tablet Market Through 2012, iSuppli Says
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
CollegeOnly, a Social Network Just for the University Set
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GameCrush Is Crushing It. Investors Agree.
Brian Caulfield / Velocity:
Is Facebook About To Use ARM Chips In Its Data Centers? No!
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Phone to console real time gaming coming to Windows Phone 7
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Ad Firm Sued for Allegedly Re-Creating Deleted Cookies
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Users are still idiots, cough up personal data despite warnings
Discussion: broadstuff
Keith Andrew / PocketGamer:
Qwiboo's Vladimir Roth on why piracy is thriving on iPad
Discussion: TUAW, The Next Web and ReadWriteWeb
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Motorola Snaps Up 280 North For $20 Million
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: HTC's Windows Phone 7-equipped T8788 breaks cover for AT&T
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Finance Now Looks Better In Your Mobile Browser
 

 
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