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Jose Antonio Vargas / New Yorker:
Mark Zuckerberg opens up.  —  Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago.  Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends.  The site is a directory of the world's people, and a place for private citizens to create public identities.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Embarrassing And Damaging” Zuckerberg IMs Confirmed By Zuckerberg, The New Yorker  —  Earlier this year, we published a series of posts featuring instant messages written by Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Today, the New Yorker quoted two of them in a profile of Zuckerberg.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:   New Yorker's Zuckerberg Profile Is Stupefyingly Boring
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand  —  NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Testing, testing...YouTube begins trial of new live streaming platform  —  From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.  Today and tomorrow, tune in as we open a new chapter of YouTube live streaming.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired Imsense Ltd for HDR Capabilities in iOS 4.1 [Updated]  —  One of the most highly-publicized features of iOS 4.1, released last week, is the ability to take High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, a feature which allows the iPhone 4's camera to capture a wider range of light intensity …
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
HDR photography with iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1: how good is it?
Discussion: Electronista
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Video: New Amazon Kindle Ad Shows How Impossible It Is To Read The iPad In Direct Sunlight  —  Real Madrid v. Barcelona, Ali v. Frazier, and now Kindle v. iPad.  This here commercial illustrates, in humorous fashion, the fact that the iPad isn't nearly as easily visible in direct sunlight as the Kindle.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Boxee Box: Intel Inside, Available for Preorder  —  Boxee and D-Link are announcing today that their upcoming Boxee Box will be powered by Intel's CE4100 Atom processor.  The online video set-top-box, which will ship in early November, can also be pre-ordered from Amazon.com starting today.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Boxee Box ditches NVIDIA's Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100, pre-orders start today at $199  —  The wait for the Boxee Box is nearly over — pre-orders begin today — but before you drop a stack of change on D-Link's half-sunk cube, know that there's no longer an NVIDIA Tegra 2 under that tiny hood.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“The Social Network” Is Just as Brutal as Mark Zuckerberg Feared  —  It's hard to feel sorry for a billionaire.  But here I am, feeling bad for Mark Zuckerberg.  If you see the “The Social Network” you're probably going to feel bad for him, too.  —  I saw a screening of the movie last week …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Five Words You Can Never Suggest On Google Instant  —  Like it or not, lots of people search for nude celebrities on Google.  But with Google's new Google Instant Search, those inclined to seek celebs in the buff have to figure out their queries without any help from Google.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Plan Debt Sale to Pay for Dividends, Buybacks  —  Microsoft Corp. is planning to sell debt this year to pay for dividends and share repurchases because too much of its cash is held overseas, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The company would try to raise …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google Says Google Reader Is Doing Just Fine  —  We reported last week in the aftermath of IAC's decision to shut down Bloglines that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Reader was not doing that well either, citing the latest Hitwise figures which showed visits to the service down 27 percent year-over-year.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel takes the wraps off its “Nvidia killer”  —  Intel showed a demo of its hybrid graphics-microprocessor chip today, a chip that's aimed at eliminating the need for a stand-alone graphics chip in personal computers.  —  Code-named Sandy Bridge, the hybrid chip is a threat to the maker …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Intel CEO: Moving Content Between Devices is Still Too Hard
Discussion: Associated Press and News Stories
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Consumer Reports Still Hates The iPhone 4  —  Consumer Reports is reiterating that it does not recommend the iPhone 4 in light of Apple ending its free case program.  —  If iPhone 4 owners have antenna problems, they can still get an free case, but they have to call Apple Care and explain their problems.
David / TmoNews:
myTouch HD Internal Doc Hints Toward FFC And America's Largest “4G” Network  —  While most of the Android attention at T-Mobile these days is focused on the T-Mobile G2, the myTouch HD waits in the wings.  We just received, via one of our ninjas, the above document showing off some early details on the myTouch HD.
Dianne de Guzman / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney Hates On HTML5  —  Disney-ABC EVP Albert Cheng told a crowd at the Appnation conference today that HTML5 is “not ready” for ABC.  —  He gave two reasons:  — No room for ads.  Without the ability to insert ads, Disney-ABC has little interest in moving towards HTML5.
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Acquisition condolences  —  Every time a young, promising start-up is bought out by a stodgy, old incumbent, the world is flush with congratulations.  Congratulations to the team, island mojitos now await them.  Congratulations to the venture capitalist, their past nine flops can fade in the background for a week.
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17  —  Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi models of its magical iPad™ will be available to customers in China from Apple Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers, on Friday, September 17 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iPad headed to Target on October 3rd?  —  It's not quite the definitive proof that some boxes spotted in the wild would be, but a tipster has sent us a few pieces of a puzzle that seem to suggest that Apple could be expanding the iPad's retail presence into Target stores just in time for the holiday shopping season.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AOL Said To Be Dialing Up Brizzly-Maker Thing Labs For An Acquisition  —  A couple months ago, a rumor was spreading around that Thing Labs (makers of the Twitter/Facebook app Brizzly) was being acquired by Foursquare.  That wasn't true, it was simply speculation based on some tweets.
Mat Honan / The Awl:
The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR  —  On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter.  The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Google Voice (GV Mobile) app submitted to App Store  —  We reported that Sean Kovacs, the developer of GV Mobile, may have gotten the heads up that his app would be re-approved to the App Store.  Well today, it looks like he submitted it.  —  We'll be following this story closely and update when news comes about.
Thanks:markgurman
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: Galaxy Tab, red / white BlackBerry Torch and Samsung Focus hitting AT&T in Q4  —  Mmm, delicious.  That's the feeling we're left with after being inundated with yet another round of AT&T leaks, this time giving us insight at a few flagship devices on tap for the carrier's holiday push.
 
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
The Web Eclipses Print Newspapers as a News Source
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Count on Mobile to Be Part of Everything Google Does
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Now Accepts American Express Reward Points For Purchases
Discussion: Business Wire and The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Are IDC and Gartner mobile OS forecasts trustworthy?
Discussion: Fortune and Electronista
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
Gap Taps Foursquare Cofounders for Holiday Ad Campaign
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
HP's Rahul Sood Optimistic That Upcoming WebOS Devices Will Sell Based …
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Google to launch e-book service in Japan in 2011
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