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10:15 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Streaming Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers, will include movies from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
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Shira Ovide / Digits:
Apple Set to Announce 99-Cent Fox, ABC Rentals  —  Frothy anticipation about Apple's event Wednesday has centered on music and expected updates to iTunes and the iPod lineup.  But television also is likely to be on the menu.  —  As part of the Apple event Wednesday, News Corp.'s Fox …
AppleInsider:
Apple's new iPod nano to maintain price points, won't push out shuffle - sources  —  Sixth-generation iPod nanos on deck for an introduction by Apple on Wednesday will reportedly be priced in-line with existing models and will not replace the company's other diminutive media player, the iPod shuffle.
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Apple to stream music event—to Apple devices  —  Apple announced Tuesday afternoon it will provide live video streaming of Wednesday's music event, but unless you have access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you are going to be out of luck.  —  The event, starting at 10 a.m. PDT …
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Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of September 1 Event  —  What:  —  Live video stream of Apple's September 1 event  —  When:  —  Where:  —  www.apple.com  —  Live Video Streaming  —  Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple's industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Grabs the TV Remote  —  Amazon.com Inc. is working on a new subscription service that would deliver TV shows and movies over the Internet, ramping up the battle among Web companies to control entertainment in the living room.  —  The Internet retailer has in recent weeks pitched …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mexican Carrier Executive Claims iPhone 4 Hardware Revision Coming by End of September  —  CanalMX reports [Google translation] on comments from an executive at Mexican carrier Telcel claiming that Apple is set to release a revised version of the iPhone 4 by the end of September to address the highly-publicized antenna issue.
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:   New iPhone 4 antenna design due at the end of September, addresses attenuation?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meet Digg's New CEO  —  Digg has hired Amazon exec Matt Williams to be their new CEO, we've confirmed.  This ends a months-long process that began with the ouster of former CEO Jay Adelson in April.  Founder Kevin Rose has run the company since then.  —  Williams has been with Amazon for more than a decade - since 1999.
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Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Company Update  —  Hey Everyone-  —  I'd like to update you on the latest change at Digg.  After several months of searching, we are excited to announce that Matt Williams will become the CEO of Digg.  As you know, I have been the interim CEO, while we looked for the right person …
T-Marco / Cell Phone Signal:
Exclusive: First Official Pictures T-Mobile G2  —  We did it again, same as we were the first ones of obtaining the official pictures of the Samsung Vibrant, now we give you the first official pictures of the T-Mobile G2.  As you know the T-Mobile G2 is going to be the first HSPA+ phone running speeds up to 11mbps.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Archos unleashes five (five!) new Android Froyo tablets, we go hands-on  —  “How do you tablet?”  Oh yes, that's Archos' new tag line when it comes to its growing number of Android tablets.  Good timing since, you know, it just went ahead and released a quintuplet of new gadgets.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm puts webOS 2.0 SDK into limited release starting today  —  Palm fans, get your party hats on.  Today the company is announcing the beta release of its SDK for webOS 2.0, which means we're getting dangerously close to a proper 2.0 release for devices.  And who knows …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
What's hot (and not) about Windows Phone 7  —  After more than a month of living with Windows Phone 7, I have to say, Microsoft's new phone operating system is starting to grow on me.  —  Although I liked the general look of the operating system, I suspected its simplicity was only skin deep …
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
VMware aims to displace Windows with cloud-based desktop apps  —  VMware is developing a new hosted service that will allow delivery of cloud-based desktop applications to any sort of user device.  —  VMware is developing a new hosted service with the code name “Project Horizon” …
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Facebook Wins Patent For Click-Behavior Based Search Engine Algorithm  —  Facebook has been awarded the patent for a click-behavior based search engine application.  The United States Patent & Trademark office has today approved a patent application titled “Ranking search results based …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3 Billion  —  Someday, somehow, the U.S. Navy would like to run its networks — maybe even own its computers again.  After 10 years and nearly $10 billion, many sailors are tired of leasing their PCs, and relying on a private contractor to operate most of their data systems.
Discussion: TechEye
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
FDA has App Stores Under Surveillance  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively watching app stores for apps that it deems fill a medical purpose with an eye toward regulating them, according to Bradley Merrill Thompson, an attorney specializing in health care issues.
Rudefox:
Chrome's New Feature Tells User If Other Users Facing Problem Accessing Website  —  I was just trying to access a video chat website on Google chrome and noticed a new error.  What was supposed to be either a possibly 404 error or a request timeout was shown as “Oops!
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Samsung really, really wants to sell web-connected TVs with apps this year  —  Samsung Electronics is going ga-ga over apps.  The Korean electronics giant plans to spend $70 million marketing its Samsung TV apps for internet-connected TVs and other devices.
Discussion: SFGate and Electricpig
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Other Half Of Search: Greplin Is A Personal Search Engine For Your Online Life  —  There's always something cool coming out of Y Combinator, but even so Greplin stands out from the crowd.  It's a personal search engine for all that data you keep locked away in the cloud.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Pete Smith / ITworld.com:
Sony to announce music & video subscription service tomorrow?  —  So we all know Apple is having its big music/TV event tomorrow, and most eyes are turned in that direction.  —  But tonight we have a piece in the Financial Times suggesting that Sony is going to try to steal some of Apple's thunder …
Discussion: Financial Times and Electronista
Jeff / The Official Pogoplug Blog:
Pogoplug Gains Two New Products and Enables Web Printing  —  A series of new Pogoplug features and products go live today!  —  Today we are delighted to begin rolling out a new firmware update to our customers that activates a number of new features we have announced in recent months, including our new cloud printing feature.
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP and Hynix - Bringing the memristor to market in next-generation memory  —  Today, HP announced a joint development agreement with Hynix Semiconductor Inc., to develop a new kind of computer memory - one that will employ memristor technology pioneered by researchers at HP Labs.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Docs Gets a Taste of Wave with Collaborative Highlighting  —  Google may have killed Wave (prematurely by some accounts), but it has added a little bit of real-time collaboration to one of its flagship offerings, Google Docs, with the addition of collaborative highlighting.  —  Sponsor
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google Voice Problems Limited  —  Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.  —  The meltdown scenario is a common one among Internet companies.  The executive summary goes something like this: Launch a great new service or feature.  See usage surge.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Video: Flash on Android Is Shockingly Bad  —  Many have touted the availability of Flash on Android devices as a competitive advantage over Apple's mobile devices, which rely on HTML5 and native apps for their video and interactivity.  But how much of an advantage is it to be able to tune in to Flash-based video on your Android device?
 
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Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s MySpace Said to Extend Google Ad Deal by One Month Amid Talks
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Patent suit challenges motion-based input with Apple's iPhone 4
Discussion: iLounge
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook:
Appbistro Launches Verified Developer Program
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Duncan Geere / Threat Level:
Pirate Bay Documentary in the Works
Discussion: The Next Web and TorrentFreak
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Patent troll or not, Paul Allen finds a friend in Steve Wozniak
Discussion: Techdirt
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
WiseStamp Signs Your Emails With Tweets, Stumbles And Plans
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg Update: A List of Upcoming Changes
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook CEO: Keep private life out of lawsuit
Discussion: WebProNews and Gawker
Liane Cassavoy / PC World:
Google Priority Inbox: Why I'm Not That Impressed
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Mark Hurd to exit News Corp.'s board
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Keith Rabois* Is the New King of Y Combinator
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
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