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1:20 PM ET, September 1, 2010

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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Is Live Streaming Sept. 1 Event To Test New Server Farm [Exclusive]  —  Apple is live streaming Wednesday's iPod event as a test of its massive new data center, we've been informed by a source.  —  Apple's first live video broadcast in years is a test of the server farm's ability …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Can You Watch Apple's Live Keynote Stream?  Requirements and Workarounds  —  It came as a surprise to everyone tonight when Apple announced that they would be live streaming video of their September media event across the web.  The news, however, was somewhat dulled by the fact that Apple announced …
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 …
Ryan Block / gdgt live:
Live Apple fall 2010 event coverage  —  Manual updating, hit F5!  —  9:54AM - All the players are here: Cook, Forstall, Mansfield, Schiller.  No Ive, though, at least not from where we're seated.  Maybe he's back up in the balcony.  With a monocle.  —  9:49AM - Alright!
Discussion: WSJ Blogs - WSJ and Geek.com
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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 …
Pete Barlas / IBD Click:
EBay To Ban Google's Checkout Service From Its Sites  —  Starting next July, eBay (EBAY) will no longer let Google (GOOG) provide transaction checkout services on eBay Web sites.  It won't allow any checkout service except its own PayPal-featured service.  —  EBay's instituting the new policy …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tech Trader Daily, Thanks:michaelkrey
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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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Skyfire Submits Flash Video Enabled Browser to App Store
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable  —  Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong.  On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.'s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.  —  Scientists and academics who study how we interact with technology …
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
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 …
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 …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
How Microsoft Research foresaw Google's ‘Priority Inbox’ feature  —  It's not uncommon for me to hear about some new technology product or feature, from some company other than Microsoft, and realize that it sounds very similar to something I've covered before.
Discussion: Download Squad and Electricpig, Thanks:rawmeet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Justin.tv Finally Broadcasts Live From Your Android Phone  —  When you think about broadcasting live video over the Internet, being tethered to your computer isn't so much fun.  Broadcasting live from your mobile phone, now that starts to get interesting.  Today, Justin.tv is joining …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Acquisition Aims to Change History for Mobile Apps & Data  —  Mobile App Compiler OpenPlug Joins Alcatel-Lucent  —  Maybe you love mobile apps - or maybe you build them yourself.  Either way, it's big news that international mobile infrastructure conglomerate Alcatel-Lucent …
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Google now indexes SVG  —  You can now use Google search to find SVG documents.  SVG is an open, XML-based format for vector graphics with support for interactive elements.  We're big fans of open standards, and our mission is to organize the world's information, so indexing SVG is a natural step.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Milestone 2 arrives, 720p HD video, Android 2.2, and Motoblur Enhanced in tow  —  Even without yesterday's premature video promo, you had to know Motorola wouldn't leave its international audience without a successor to the Milestone, so today — surprise, surprise — we're being treated to the Milestone 2's launch.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs ‘very happy’ at Intel's Infineon purchase, says Otellini  —  Intel's $1.4 billion takeover of baseband chip maker, Infineon's wireless unit, is being seen by some as a potential threat to Apple, but Steve Jobs doesn't see it that way, at least according to Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, speaking to Fox.
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Thanks:rawmeet
Softpedia News:
$149.99 Windows 7 Family Pack Reloaded Come October 2010  —  Here is some great news from Microsoft, the Windows 7 Family Pack is making a comeback in just a few months.  —  The Redmond company will celebrate the first year anniversary of the fastest selling operating system in history …
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.
Discussion: Blog of Rights and GMSV, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Udemy Scores $1M In Seed Funding, Aims To Democratize Online Learning  —  Udemy, which aims to democratize learning on the Web by basically letting anyone teach and school themselves through online courses, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a host of top notch investors to ramp up hiring efforts.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
China Requires ID for Mobile Phone Numbers  —  BEIJING — China's government began on Wednesday to require mobile phone users to furnish identification when buying SIM cards, a move officials cast as an attempt to rein in burgeoning cellphone spam, pornography and fraud schemes.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Prepaid Droid, BlackBerry and Palm phones coming to Verizon? (update: confirmed, box spotting)  —  We'd heard a few rumors of some new prepaid offerings from Verizon recently, but it now looks like the carrier could really be about to expand things in a big way — at least …
 
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