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1:15 AM ET, September 1, 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
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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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.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Digg CEO, take note: How social media companies respond to irate users
Discussion: Computerworld and Guardian, Thanks:atul
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 …
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP's fall line-up includes 3D laptop, wireless TV-laptop link, and colorful notebooks  —  Hewlett-Packard may not have a permanent chief executive.  But it hasn't stopped launching loads of new products.  Today, the company is taking the wraps off its fall line-up of consumer laptop and netbook computers.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Obama administration: “Piracy is flat, unadulterated theft”  —  US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke went to Nashville yesterday to address a symposium on intellectual property enforcement, and he threw down the gauntlet: the Obama administration will find, board, and scuttle digital pirate ships …
Discussion: OSNews and GamePolitics News
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
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Logitech excited about Google TV, Revue set-top box  —  FREMONT, Calif. — Every day, tech gear maker Logitech (LOGI) churns out an average of 376,000 computer mice in every conceivable color, shape and size.  If the company is known for any one product, it's the mouse …
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” …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
AngelList Designates Scouts to Refer New Startup Deals  —  AngelList, a matchmaking newsletter for early startups and seed investors, has aided funding rounds for some 40 startups since launching in February.  Now the service — which is operated by Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant of Venture Hacks …
Discussion: Venture Hacks, Thanks:nivi
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
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 …
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
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.
Paul Rodriguez / CableTechTalk:
Cable Is Alive and Well, Thank You  —  Maybe because it was drawing towards the August when the news seems to move more slowly, but last week was quite busy for stories questioning the very existence of the cable's video service.  This is always a ripe topic for conversation but it's worth taking …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
 
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Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
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Bloomberg:
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Patent suit challenges motion-based input with Apple's iPhone 4
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
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