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Hani Durzy / Data Central:
BREAKING: HP Files Civil Complaint Against Hurd; Includes Statement and Link to Full Complaint  —  In response to the news of Mark Hurd's intention to join Oracle, HP today filed a civil complaint in the California Superior Court (County of Santa Clara) against Hurd.  HP's statement on the matter:
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Analysis: the H-P Suit Against Mark Hurd  —  Hewlett-Packard is suing former CEO Mark Hurd, alleging breach of contract and threatened misappropriation of trade secrets, a day after he was named co-president of rival Oracle.  Below, a look at some of the most salient points in the suit.
Discussion: eWeek
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
HP Sues Mark Hurd For Violating Severance Agreement (By Joining Oracle)  —  HP is suing Mark Hurd for violating his severance agreemment.  In the lawsuit against Hurd, HP says Hurd puts, “HP's most valuable trade secrets and confidential information in peril,” by accepting the job of President at Oracle.
Discussion: New York Times
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
Discussion: GigaOM and Future Tense
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Piper Jaffray: Android Army's Victory Over iPhone Inevitable  —  The battle for dominance in the smartphone market will shake out in the next five years and when it's finished, Google (GOOG), not Apple (AAPL), will emerge the victor.  That's the outlook from Piper Jaffray …
Discussion: GigaOM
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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
Discussion: PC World and PopWatch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Digg Struggles, VP Of Engineering Is Shown The Door  —  Ever since Digg launched its new site design, it's been plagued with all kinds of trouble, not least of which is that it keeps going down.  The problems with the new architecture are so bad that VP of Engineering John Quinn is now gone …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Scribe  —  Google launched a very interesting tool that offers suggestions as you type: Google Scribe.  It's not exactly the service I anticipated 3 years ago, but Google Scribe works surprisingly well.  For example, I started to type “This works sur” and Google suggested …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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.”
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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Pascal Finette / Gaming:
Welcome to Mozilla Labs Gaming  —  We are excited to present to you the latest initiative from Mozilla Labs: Gaming.  Mozilla Labs Gaming is all about games built, delivered and played on the Open Web and the browser.  We want to explore the wider set of technologies which make immersive gaming on the Open Web possible.
Discussion: Download Squad
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Confirmed: RIM Acquires DataViz Assets  —  Rsearch In Motion (RIM) has indeed acquired software developer DataViz — well, most of it anyway.  —  “RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform,” …
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?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Confirms Game Center Compatibility: Yes on 2nd-Generation iPod Touch, No on iPhone 3G  —  Apple has confirmed on its Game Center overview page that the social gaming network will be available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPod touch models …
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities for the Web  —  The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta brings super fast graphics and incredible new audio capabilities to the Web.  Firefox 4 Beta now leverages hardware acceleration to improve graphics performance for Windows users …
Discussion: Techie Buzz and The Tech Report
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 …
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.
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Breaking News on EFF Location Privacy Win: Courts May Require Search Warrants for Cell Phone Location Records  —  This morning, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia issued its highly anticipated ruling in a hotly contested cell phone location privacy case.
Discussion: CNET News
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Tab Candy organization for Chrome?  It's called Tab Sugar.  —  In the ever-going serve and volley match between browsers, there are occasionally features that really stand out.  Tab Candy (or Panorama) for Firefox, developed by Aza Raskin, has taken a number of users by storm …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Top Microsoft game employee jumps to Amazon  —  Feeding speculation that Amazon.com is planning a gaming push, the company has snagged Microsoft's director of game platform strategy.  —  Andre Vrignaud announced his departure Friday on his personal blog.  “Can't really talk about details at this point …
Marius Oiaga / Softpedia News:
New Internet Explorer (IE9) Beta UI Video Sneak Peek  —  With approximately a week left until Microsoft will debut the public Beta of its revolutionary Internet Explorer 9 browser, new leaks allow users to get a better idea of what the company has in store for them come September 15th, 2010.
Christina Larson / Foreign Policy:
State Department Innovator Goes to Google  —  Jared Cohen, a high-profile advocate of the State Department's forays into “21st-century statecraft,” is leaving Foggy Bottom for New York.  In an exclusive interview with FP, he talks about his time at State and his new project: building a “think/do tank” called Google Ideas.
Discussion: CNET News and Fortune
 
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