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6:20 AM ET, August 24, 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: PC World, 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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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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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Details About Lift, the Next Social Network From the Founders of Twitter
Discussion: @tonystubblebine
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: Examiner and DSLreports
Robert Scoble / Google+:
A new respect for entrepreneurs  —  The story is out that I turned down $500,000 of +Bill Gross money thanks to +Loic Le Meur . https://plus.google.com/108082478497335 384404/ posts/58saxADBQxy  —  First, hear it in my own words as I discuss this with +Dave McClure who has seen his own startup roles …
Discussion: Loic Le Meur and @scobleizer
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: DisplayBlog, Ubergizmo, BetaNews and TUAW
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft previews smarter file copying in Windows 8  —  A consolidated dialog box showing multiple files being copied in Windows 8.  This optional, detailed view shows transfer progress and throughput graphs.  (Image Credit: Microsoft)  —  Microsoft tonight showed a new approach to copying …
Brian Proffitt / ITworld:
The impact of Oracle's defense of API copyrights  —  Long-held practice of API copyright exemption jeopardized  —  Recent examinations of Oracle's strategy in its Java copyright infringement case against Google reveal tactics that could seriously jeopardize the US software industry, depending on how the Ninth Circuit Court rules.
Chuck Salter / Fast Company:
Ticketmaster Teams With Facebook So You Can Sit Next To Your Friends  —  Live events are inherently social, says CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Buying tickets should be, too.  —  When Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard and his new executive team hit the road earlier this year touting a more innovative …
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
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 …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: HTC Puccini in the wild, AT&T LTE support confirmed!  —  Have a gander.  Take as long as you need.  That, friends, is the AT&T-bound HTC Puccini, and it'll be the first tablet to hit Ma Bell with inbuilt LTE support.  According to our sources, the Android-based slate is currently in testing …
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 …
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: ReadWriteWeb and 9to5Google
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
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
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
‘What Idiot Wrote The Patent That Might Invalidate Software Patents?  Oh, Wait, That Was Me’  —  We recently wrote about a surprising Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruling that might open the door to invalidating a lot of software patents.  We received an an interesting comment on the post a few days later from John Pettitt:
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Video: Former CEO Carly Fiorina Gives Tentative Thumbs Up To HP Shakeup  —  It didn't take long for commentators watching last week's dramatic turn of events at Hewlett-Packard to hearken back to another equally dramatic shift at that company under another controversial CEO: Carly Fiorina's epic fight to acquire Compaq Computer in 2002.
Discussion: Open IT Strategies
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OpenFeint And CrowdStar Incubator YouWeb Raises $2 Million
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Mobile Apps
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Slovenia Launches Supervizor, An Official Public Web App For Monitoring Public Spending
Discussion: Funky.Karaoke
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
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Six Months After The AOL Deal, HuffPo Employee Equity Is Down 40%
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Begins Turning On The Secure HTTPS By Default
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Skype Really Paid For GroupMe
Discussion: Betabeat and The Business Insider
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Five Years in, Twitter Seeks PR Help
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Y Combinator Unloads Massive New Batch of Start-Ups
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Judge says warrant required for cell phone location data
Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Key Patents Related to Multi-Touch & “Numbers”
Discussion: MacNN
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Revamped MySpace Will Have iTunes, Spotify and Vevo in Its Crosshairs
Robert Nyman / Mozilla Hacks:
Introducing WebAPI  —  Mozilla would like to introduce WebAPI …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Softpedia News
 

 
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