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2:20 PM ET, September 7, 2010

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Nicola Leske / Reuters:
Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room.
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Google TV Revealed: One Screen to Rule Them All  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google TV live and on television at the IFA (Internationalen Funkausstellung) conference in Berlin, Germany.  —  BERLIN - Google gave a live demonstration of Google TV at Berlin's IFA Tuesday …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google's Schmidt: Autonomous, Fast Search Is ‘Our New Definition’  —  In a big-picture keynote at Berlin's IFA home electronics event, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt said Google's new guiding principle is in serving users automatic search results, all the time, super-quick...
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   Google's Sci-Fi Now: Voice-Control TV, Eternal Memory, An End To Loneliness
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Former H.P. Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In naming Mark V. Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as Oracle's new co-president, Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle's chief executive and largest shareholder, really has put his money where his controversial mouth is.
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
HP Suing Mark Hurd  —  HP is suing Mark Hurd, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.  We've only just seen the flash of the news on CNBC, and we don't see the story on the Journal's site.  Our guess is that HP thinks Hurd violated some sort of non-compete by taking a job at Oracle, where he is co-President.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Official: Samsung Fascinate launching September 9 for $199 (update: September 8 online)  —  Put away your leaked Verizon documents, good folks, the Fascinate finally has an official release date: September 9.  Verizon's Galaxy S variant snuck up on all of us with a commercial appearance last night …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung's Orion is the 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 we've all been waiting for  —  We still consider Samsung's Hummingbird application processor to be among the very best for mobile computers, but this morning Sammy itself is stepping up the charge to make it look real old real fast.
Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo:
Five of the Best Tablets Revealed So Far  —  We've seen numerous announcements of tablet computers in recent weeks, as the R&D labs of the world push out their hastily assembled attempts at competing with Apple's game-changing iPad.  But are any of them up to the job?
Discussion: Technologizer, Inquirer and Crave
Brian Peterson / Google Voice Blog:
Missed call notifications delivered to your inbox  —  Google Voice lets you take charge of your telephony experience, giving you one number that rings all your phones.  But what if you're not around to answer any of them?  —  Starting today, whenever you miss a call, you can see a notification …
Reuters:
Samsung warns DRAM oversupply on weak PC sales  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's top memory chipmaker, warned of an oversupply in the computer memory chip market from next quarter as a sputtering global economy may further weaken PC sales.  —  The downbeat comment …
Danah Boyd / The Huffington Post:
How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags  —  For the last 12 years, I've dedicated immense amounts of time, money and energy to end violence against women and children.  As a victim of violence myself, I'm deeply committed to destroying any institution …
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Feeling Burned By the Press, Craigslist Hunkers Down
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire  —  For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States.  It escaped the recession relatively unscathed, and profits this year have been soaring.
Eric Sachs / The Official Google Blog:
Simpler sign-ups for Yahoo! users with OpenID  —  How many times have you created a new account at a website and seen a message that said: “Thank you for creating an account.  To activate your new account, please access your email and click the verification URL provided.”
CB Insights:
Pure-Play Twitter Startups Attract 50% Less Venture Capital and Angel Investment Than Last Year  —  For information on private companies and the people behind them, access CB Insights for free, sign up for the CB Insights newsletteror follow us @cbinsights on Twitter.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 ad promises ‘the revolution is coming’ (video)  —  Usually we'd advise you not to read too much into this — we'd point out that this was a themed ad served up before the showing of Lawrence of Arabia at London's Secret Cinema event — but what the hell: Microsoft says the revolution's coming.
Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics May Use Google's Android Software in TVs  —  Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest television maker, said it may equip its TVs with Google Inc. software, and compete with Sony Corp. in offering sets that surf the Web and double as computers.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: Advertisers get hands stuck inside HTML5 database cookie jar  —  Even casual Internet users know that if you want to hold your privacy in check, it's good practice to clear out your browser cookies every once in a while.  Our recent coverage about “zombie” Flash cookies has shown us …
Discussion: TechEye, Thanks:atul
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Police in Europe conduct raids over file-sharing sites  —  Police across Europe conducted raids on Tuesday against ISPs and private individuals to collect evidence against several websites suspected of offering content to file-sharing networks without permission of the copyright holder.
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Top Microsoft game employee jumps to Amazon
Discussion: TechFlash and Engadget
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eyeing The Enterprise, Skype Certifies IT Consultants In The U.S.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Q2 2010 Report: 366 Internet, Software Companies Raised $2.1 Billion In Total
Discussion: Market Wire and VatorNews
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RunKeeper:
Welcome Nike: Thanks for Coming! (Part Two)
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Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Google warned on China plans
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Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe
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