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6:35 AM ET, August 19, 2011

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Bloomberg:
HP to Pay $10.3B for Autonomy, May Spin Off PCs  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) is planning a sweeping overhaul of its businesses, agreeing to buy Autonomy Corp. for $10.3 billion and weighing a breakup that would unravel the much-debated Compaq Computer Corp. purchase.
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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
HP: ‘We are not walking away from webOS;’ exclusive details from inside  —  An insider has given us details from an all-hands meeting HP just held with employees in the webOS Global Business Unit in light of today's announcement that HP will no longer make webOS devices.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
HP To Apple: You Win.  —  As I write this, I'm sitting in a cafe.  Around me, there are five people on laptops — four of them are MacBooks.  Four other people are using tablets — all four are iPads.  Welcome to the Post-PC world.  —  That phrase was one of the first things that jumped …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP's WebOS conundrum: Sell the IP or try licensing?  —  Summary: HP's WebOS may live on—via an interested buyer in it for the patents or under a licensing scheme.  —  The technology industry is clearly patent happy and there's a bubble in intellectual property valuations related to anything wireless.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Why HP is betting the farm on Autonomy  —  Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday plans to spend some $10.25 billion in cash to acquire Autonomy, the United Kingdom-based software and services company.  —  Given that HP's cash reserves currently total $12.9 billion, the deal represents …
Discussion: Computerworld
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
HP Pulls Plug on webOS Hardware, Leaves OS Future in Doubt  —  In a dramatic turn of events, Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that it will stop selling hardware based on the webOS it acquired from Palm.  —  As part of its broad statement on Thursday regarding plans to consider spinning out its PC business …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
An inside look at HP killing webOS hardware: Here's how it really went down.  —  Neither Palm devices, nor the HP TouchPad were ever going to be able to showcase webOS properly.  That's why yesterday's news that HP was shutting down its webOS hardware development should have been welcomed …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Time For Facebook To Buy WebOS From HP For A Couple Bucks  —  The future of the Internet is mobile.  Facebook knows this.  —  That's why Facebook has been trying to create some sort of Android-based “Facebook phone” for a while now.  —  That's also why Facebook been encouraging its gamesmakers …
Discussion: @richardkerris, parislemon and SplatF
Robert Scoble / Google+:
Windows 8 wins  —  AKA  —  Oh, HP, kills TouchPad after only a month in market  —  AKA  —  The third party developers are in charge.  —  AKA  —  No apps, no sales.  —  First, so far +Dieter Bohn has the best article on how HP failed that I've seen so far: http …
Bloomberg:
Apotheker Sets HP's Sights on Oracle
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
HP eats $100 million charge to cover unsold stockpile of TouchPads
Discussion: PhoneArena and ZDNet Australia, Thanks:beijingdou
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
HP failed webOS; what's next for the platform?
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP's “Everything Including the Kitchen Sink” Conference Call
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blogcast:
Evernote Acquires Skitch! #evernote_etc  —  We love Skitch so much that we decided to buy the company.  Skitch is an amazing Mac application that's changed the way people capture, annotate and share images.  Chief Skitchers, Cris Pearson and Keith Lang are moving from Australia and joining Evernote …
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Frank McPherson / SocialTimes.com:
Evernote Acquires Skitch And Releases Skitch For Android
Discussion: Apps and Softpedia News
Foursquare Blog:
For when a place is more than just a place, we now have events  —  It's one of the most common check-ins on foursquare: you head off to a movie theater, check in, and type in ‘Harry Potter’ to tell people what you're seeing.  Or check in to a stadium and shout 'Patriots game …
Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
Apple seeks ban on all Galaxy smartphones, tablets in EU  —  COMPUTERWORLD NETHERLANDS In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers.
CNET News:
Scoop: RIM in talks for BlackBerry music service  —  At a time when Research in Motion needs to sex itself up, the Canadian smartphone maker is in talks with the four largest record companies about launching a new music service to run on top of BlackBerry Messenger, the company's instant-messenger service, multiple sources told CNET.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Beware of Juice-Jacking  —  You're out and about, and your smartphone's battery is about to die.  Maybe you're at an airport, hotel, or shopping mall.  You don't have the power cable needed to charge the device, but you do have a USB cord that can supply the needed juice.
Discussion: msnbc.com
Jessica Dye / Reuters:
Apple moves against knockoffs in New York  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has moved swiftly and, until now, secretly to crack down on stores in the Chinatown section of Queens, New York, accused of selling knock-off Apple gear emblazoned with the company's distinctive logo, according to documents unsealed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court.
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
This Is How a Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Beat the Stock Market  —  You might think a 140 character tweet doesn't have much power, but, as one hedge fund proved, Twitter can help you win the stock market.  “Derwent Capital, the hedge fund that is using Twitter sentiment to make its investments …
Rebecca Lynn / Xconomy:
Are Free Motorola Phones in Our Future?  A VC's Take on Why Google is Buying Motorola  —  I was invited to go on Bloomberg West TV on Monday when news broke of Google's plan to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion in cash.  I hadn't had much time to digest the news before going on live television …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Key Patents for Multi-Touch Displays, MagSafe for Future iPad & More  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 20 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In our second granted patent report of the day we cover Apple's patents for integrating MagSafe …
Discussion: PadGadget and Cult of Mac
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure  —  Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism.  When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years  —  January 19, 2011.  It's a day I'll always remember.  It's the day I finally got to destroy a Horcrux that had been bringing misery into my life: AT&T.  —  That's the day I finally cancelled my AT&T service …
Discussion: PC World, Examiner, DSLreports and TUAW
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
With one click on YouTube you can now watch videos with your friends on Google+  —  In a Google+ status update, YouTube Product Manager Brian Glick revealed that you can now watch videos on YouTube in real-time with your friends via Google+ Hangout.  —  It works like this: Hit the “Share” …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News sites using Facebook Comments see higher quality discussion, more referrals  —  News organizations that have turned to Facebook to power their website comments say they are seeing a higher quality of discussion and a significant increase in referral traffic.
 
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Steven Sande / TUAW:
British Airways testing iPads to enhance customer service
Dan Kaplan / SC Magazine US:
Kaspersky says McAfee report is all bark and no bite
Discussion: Nota Bene, Softpedia News and Inquirer
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
IPad helps Apple take top spot in worldwide mobile PC market
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College One-Stop Shop: Chegg Buys Web Tutoring Service
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iFixit intros Dozuki, promises 'service manuals that don't suck'
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Motorola Deal Deadline Is February 2013
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Groupon shares mobile location plans with Congress
Discussion: AllThingsD
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Google seeks Cloudboard patent, Ray Ozzie's Live Clipboard rolls over in its grave
 

 
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