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1:30 PM ET, August 30, 2010

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New York Times:
Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located  —  Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business's mantra — it's all about location, location, location.  —  But while a home on the beach will always be an easy sell, it may be more difficult to persuade people to start using location-based Web services.
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
People born after 1981 have lower privacy standards, Loopt CEO says  —  People born after 1981 are likely to have different standards for online privacy than those born before them, according to the chief executive of Loopt, a geolocation app.  —  “The magic age is people born after 1981,” said Sam Altman in a New York Times article.
Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films  —  Google's YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood's leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate the digital distribution of film and television content.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Full-On Assault On Cable Is Underway  —  Google, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon — when you hear these names, you usually think about how these tech giants all compete with one another.  But what if they all teamed up for one cause?  They'd be unstoppable, right?  We're about to find out.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cisco May Be Making A Run For Skype  —  Cisco has made an offer to acquire Skype before they complete their IPO process, says one of our more reliable sources.  We have not been able to confirm this rumor one way or another via other sources, which isn't surprising.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
In The Search For More Revenue, Skype Connect Launches To Enterprise Customers
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Google and Arcade Fire Team for HTML5 ‘Experience’  —  We don't know exactly what to call the online collaboration between Arcade Fire and Google that launched Monday morning, but it sure is neat.  —  This “Chrome Experience,” as Google calls it, unfolds in multiple browser windows to the tune …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Samsung: 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in 45 days in the US  —  The Android-based smartphones sold across the aisle from the iPhone 4 on AT&T and on T-Mobile, the nation's smallest major carrier.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone is a blockbuster globally and recent numbers show it is poised for similar success in the US.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Joojoo lawsuit shocker!  Court rules Fusion Garage and TechCrunch were business partners, tosses most everything else  —  It's been a few blissful months since we've thought about or had to interact with the Joojoo, but the court case Michael Arrington and TechCrunch filed against Fusion Garage …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Angry Digg users flood home page with Reddit links  —  Digg users on Twitter are using the hashtag ‘#diggrevolt’ to promote their ‘cause.’  —  Apparently dissatisfied with a redesign that buries much of their influence, hard-core users of social-news site Digg have been gaming its “Top News” …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Why Is Reddit All Over Digg Right Now?
Intel:
Intel to Acquire Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business  —  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS  — Intel to purchase Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business, called WLS, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to buy Infineon's wireless unit for $1.4 billion
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Farewell to ATI, AMD to Retire the ATI Brand Later this Year  —  Four years ago AMD did the unthinkable: it announced the 5.4 billion dollar acquisition of ATI in a combination of cash and stock.  What followed was a handful of very difficult years for AMD, an upward swing for ATI …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Gets It Up: V.2 Is Now Live  —  The transformation is now complete.  Our favorite random video chat site Chatroulette has gone through a redesign over the past week and is now back up, in what founder Andrei Ternovskiy and those who believe in second chances hope will be a more nudity-free i.e. more monetizable version.
New York Times:
Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites  —  The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought.  But Ms. Matlin wasn't ready to buy and left the site.  —  Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab, in the wild and now teasing CDMA  —  Okay, this is getting ridiculous.  Samsung's Galaxy Tab has once again surfaced online via unofficial channels, and this time it's carrying a sticker on one side that clearly states CDMA.  The iAndroid forum goer who allegedly snapped …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple confirms iPhone 4 proximity sensor glitch still not patched  —  The launch of the iPhone 4 came with quite a few issues; first and most importantly were the antenna issues experienced when holding the device but users also complained of a proximity sensor glitch that would result …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Clearwire Launches ‘Rover,’ Offering Daily, Weekly Or Monthly Plans  —  Clearwire (NSDQ: CLWR) has unveiled a new “pay as you go” service, called Rover, that will target the youth-oriented segment.  The unlimited 4G service costs $5 a day, $20 a week or $50 a month.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google & AP Extend Long-Term Content Deal  —  After months of being without a long-term content deal, Google and the Associated Press have finally renewed their vows, it's been announced.  Google will continue to host AP stories on Google News and have access to AP's news feeds without fear …
Sylvia Hui / Associated Press:
Internet may phase out printed Oxford Dictionary  —  LONDON - It weighs in at more than 130 pounds, but the authoritative guide to the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, may eventually slim down to nothing.  Oxford University Press, the publisher, said Sunday so many people prefer …
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange ActiveSync  —  Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone.  Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS).
 
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