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11:35 PM ET, August 23, 2011

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Chris Cox / Facebook Blog:
Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want  —  Today we're announcing a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want.  You have told us that “who can see this?” could be clearer across Facebook …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Year Later, Facebook Killing Off Places ...To Put Location Everywhere  —  It was almost exactly one year ago that Facebook launched Places, their location-based offering.  Reading the press at the time, you would have thought it was going to be the Foursquare-killer, the Gowalla-strangler, the Loopt-beheader, etc.
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Facebook Rolls Out Major, Sweeping Privacy Changes
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Finally Helps Users Avoid Being Tagged in Embarrassing Photos, But Also Expands Who Can Tag
Discussion: Gawker and @kashhill, Thanks:forbestech
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to Get iPhone 5, Sources Say  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone.
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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Sprint Deal Will Mean 6 Million More iPhones Sold In 2012
Discussion: 9to5Mac, Electronista and AppleInsider
Dennis K. Berman / @dkberman:
Breaking from WSJ: Sprint to start offering Apple's iPhone 5 in October. $S $AAPL
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung cites Stanley Kubrick's ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ movie as prior art against iPad design patent  —  Late last night, Samsung filed its opposition brief to Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction in the United States.  The main part of Samsung's opposition brief has not yet entered …
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Chris Smith / TechRadar:   Samsung: Kubrick invented tablets, not Apple
Biz Stone / The Obvious Corporation:
Unlocking Potential  —  It's important never to delude ourselves into thinking that technology changes the world.  People are responsible for change—technology just helps out.  At Obvious, our goal is to foster systems that help people work together to improve the world.
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Tony Stubblebine / @tonystubblebine:   New company today! Lift. With @jcrosby, @c_t_montgomery, and @obviouscorp. http://t.co/dvSEOBX
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Google Fiber shows its potential with 151Mbps download speeds  —  Early last year Google set out on a mission to bring 1Gbps fiber-to-the-home networks in selected areas across the U.S. It was a big challenge, and one that states, counties, and cities fought hard to get in their areas.
Discussion: Telecompetitor
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Brad Reed / Network World:
Google fiber network beta goes live at Stanford
Discussion: DSLreports
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Failbook Phone: AT&T Already Looking To Ditch The HTC Status, Says Source  —  Surprise!  Even a clever little gimmick like a dedicated Facebook button can't save a bad phone from an early demise.  —  After just 36 days on the shelves, a trusted source close to AT&T tells us the carrier …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Greplin Releases Must Have iPhone App To Organize Your Life And Avoid Rabid Googlers  —  It was only a year ago that I first wrote about Greplin, the “other half of search” for you online life.  It's an incredibly useful search engine that indexes your online email, Facebook, Twitter …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple's struggles to meet 13-inch MacBook Air demand trigger price gouging  —  More than a month after introducing its latest Thunderbolt MacBook Airs, Apple is still unable to meet broader demand for the 13-inch models, which can be seen listed at prices well above MSRP on at least one of the internet's largest ecommerce sites.
Discussion: BetaNews, Ubergizmo and TUAW
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iPad, what is it good for?  News and games for starters  —  When you pick up your iPad, where do you poke around first?  I tend to hit Reeder initially, and often spend at least five minutes with the app before moving on to my local newspaper app.  It looks like I'm not alone …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sony's S1 Android Tablet is the Tablet S, due to arrive in early September  —  While one consumer electronics giant is unceremoniously exiting the tablet wars, after many teaser trailers we're hearing Sony is finally ready to reveal its entry.  We uncovered the S1 PlayStation Tablet ahead …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Google closes Android developer complaint forums  —  Silent support costs more, but it's less embarrassing  —  Google is shutting down the Marketplace forums which have, until now, required Android developers to resolve their problems in public and without much in the way of official support.
Discussion: 9to5Google and ReadWriteWeb
LAUNCH:
Chicago Police to Airbnb Host: No Whites in Black Neighborhoods, Please  —  Chicago police officers confronted a black Airbnb host in the city's Engelwood neighborhood about renting to white tourists — allegedly over guest safety — in an episode the host filmed and posted to YouTube.
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Six Months After The AOL Deal, HuffPo Employee Equity Is Down 40%  —  When AOL bought the Huffington Post in March 2011, Huffington Post employees had their vested stock options converted into AOL stock, priced at ~$20 a share.  —  Hopefully they sold!  —  Today, AOL stock is worth $12.22 per share - a 40% decline.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Y Combinator Unloads Massive New Batch of Start-Ups  —  The start-up incubator Y Combinator today is pushing out 63 new companies, its largest and most daunting class ever.  Of them, 31 are presenting themselves on the record for investors and press at the newly embiggened Y Combinator headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Bloomberg:
Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens  —  The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern.  —  First, Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist in a windowless room two stories below ground …
Discussion: Threat Level and Boing Boing
Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Key Patents Related to Multi-Touch & “Numbers”  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 16 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In our second and final granted patent report of the day you'll learn about two key patents that Apple has won.
Discussion: CNET News
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Five Years in, Twitter Seeks PR Help  —  Social Network Hunts for Agency as It Plots Global Growth, Broader Usage  —  Even social-media companies need a dose of good old-fashioned PR.  Twitter is on the hunt for an agency to help it through its next stage of growth, Ad Age has learned.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Verzo teases its first Android smartphone, aims for a late-September launch  —  Ready to check out a phone brand you've never seen or heard of before?  Of course you are.  We just got our hands on exclusive photos and details of a mysterious Android handset from Verzo, a newcomer to the market.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Skype Really Paid For GroupMe  —  On Sunday we broke the news that Skype was acquiring group messaging service GroupMe.  What we didn't know was the price, and neither company disclosed any of the terms of the deal other than that GroupMe would remain a standalone brand for now, and the team would stay in New York.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Windows Phone Reaches 30,000 Apps, Opens Marketplace to Mango Submissions  —  There are now 30,000 mobile applications available for Windows Phone, Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.  That's a huge jump from the 11,500 apps Microsoft reported back in March, but still far short of industry leaders, iOS and Android.
Nivedita Bhattacharjee / Reuters:
Exclusive: Groupon turns to Citydeal team ahead of IPO  —  (Reuters) - No. 1 daily deals website Groupon Inc is turning to executives from Citydeal — the European business it bought last year — to help boost slowing growth in its domestic business, ahead of a planned public listing.
Discussion: @rtrswalibarr, @rtrswalibarr and Gawker
 
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Erik Martin / reddit:
reddit acquires redditgifts.com to support Secret Santa '11 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Yale oversight exposes 43,000 Social Security numbers
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
VeriFone Willing to Shell Out $1 Billion Annually to Grow Payments Network
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Begins Turning On The Secure HTTPS By Default
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and scribbal.com
Jon Norris / RCR Unplugged:
Google puts new g.co URL shortener to work
Tony Romm / The Politico:
Quake rattles cellphone service
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Judge says warrant required for cell phone location data
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Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Revamped MySpace Will Have iTunes, Spotify and Vevo in Its Crosshairs
Discussion: Betabeat, ReadWriteWeb and Adotas
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com's Chuck Ganapathi joins Accel Partners — to build the next Salesforce.com
Discussion: TechCrunch
Robert Nyman / Mozilla Hacks:
Introducing WebAPI  —  Mozilla would like to introduce WebAPI …
Discussion: Softpedia News and ReadWriteHack
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Geeks Beat Jocks as Bar Fight Breaks Out Over Control of the TV
 

 
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