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5:55 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 …
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 …
Arn / MacRumors:   Can You Watch Apple's Live Keynote Stream?  Requirements and Workarounds
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Sony's latest e-readers: Understanding the trade-offs and global strategy  —  Sony's new e-readers are a vast improvement over its previous versions.  The latest Sony Readers are lighter, show off touch navigation on an E-Ink screen and could be worthy choices in the e-reader wars vs. Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Sony slims down, speeds up, and adds touch to its entire Reader family
Discussion: Gizmodo
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable
Discussion: CrunchGear
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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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Digg CEO, take note: How social media companies respond to irate users
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:atul
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?
Financial Times:
Sony rises to digital-media challenge  —  Sony will begin its latest attempt to fight back against Apple's dominance in the digital media field, when it unveils a new music and video subscription service to run across a range of its devices
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?
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.
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.
TechCrunch:
Gmail's Permanent Failure: Only Humans Can Build Software For Humans  —  Editor's note: Guest author Adam Rifkin is a Silicon Valley veteran who organizes a networking group for entrepreneurial engineers called 106 Miles.  In this post he argues that Gmail is perhaps not the best vessel for Google's social ambitions.
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 …
Discussion: Electronista and WMPoweruser.com
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Target to sell Facebook Credits gift cards  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is coming to a Target (TGT) store near you.  —  The social-network giant is getting into the gift card business, starting Sunday, with Facebook Credits cards.  —  The new Facebook gift cards will be available in values of $15 …
Discussion: everwas, Thanks:rawmeet
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Orange HD Voice service and handsets go live in the UK, we go ears-on (video)  —  Good news for UK mobile addicts: Orange's long-anticipated HD Voice service has officially made it to the Land of Hope and Glory.  Starting today, British customers can pick up a HD Voice-enabled handset …
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
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.
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Reading, Writing, and RFID Chips: A Scary Back-to-School Future in California  —  Scary news from California's Contra Costa County — school officials there have reportedly decided to track some preschoolers with RFID chips, thanks to a federal grant supplying the funding.
Thanks:atul
 
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