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10:05 PM ET, August 25, 2011

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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Exclusive: Tim Cook e-mails Apple employees: “Apple is not going to change”  —  Tim Cook has already stepped up to reassure Apple employees that the company isn't going to change, according to an internal e-mail seen by Ars.  Sent early Thursday to all employees in the company …
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Felix Salmon:
Don't ignore Tim Cook's sexuality  —  Tim Cook is now the most powerful gay man in the world.  This is newsworthy, no?  But you won't find it reported in any legacy/mainstream outlet.  And when the FT's Tim Bradshaw did no more than broach the subject in a single tweet …
Allen Paltrow:
My Experience with Jobs and Apple  —  Growing up I was a huge apple fan-boy (fine, still am.)  The first NY apple store in Soho opening was probably the coolest thing that happened to me between the ages 6 and 12.  For a while I would spend almost every weekend there.
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Icon Ambulance  —  One Sunday morning, January 6th …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Apple Patents Show Steve Jobs's Attention to Design
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's New Galaxy S II Won't Be Carried by Verizon  —  Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce its Galaxy S II smartphone next week—considered its best shot at cutting into the iPhone's market share dominance—but the company will have to do it without the biggest U.S. wireless carrier: Verizon Wireless.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Exclusive: Verizon passes on GALAXY S II, but ‘similar’ Samsung phone launching soon  —  Verizon Wireless is passing on the Galaxy S II smartphone according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.  BGR has confirmed with multiple trusted sources that this is accurate …
Alan Burchill / Smarter Geek:
Next Gen Windows Slate Device Revealed at TechEd 2011 NZ  —  At TechEd 2011 New Zealand Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows “Slate” style device in the WCL101 Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices session.  —  Below is a number of photos of the devices …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Max Levchin to Leave Google As Slide Is Shut Down  —  Slide, the social apps company that Google bought just over a year ago for about $200 million, will be dissolved, and its esteemed leader Max Levchin will depart Google, sources close to the matter told AllThingsD and Google confirmed.
Discussion: TechCrunch, @pkafka, @aulia and The Next Web
CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda Resigns From Slashdot  —  from the steve-got-front-cutsies dept.  —  After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it's finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot.  I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college.
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Social media magazine Flipboard pursues TV, films  —  (Reuters) - Internet video is getting even more crowded.  Flipboard, the social media magazine whose investors include actor Ashton Kutcher, plans to add television shows and films to move it beyond the online articles that it offers now.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Groupon's Mason Tells Troops in Feisty Internal Memo: “It Looks Good.”  —  Facing a barrage of negative press about its upcoming IPO, Groupon CEO and Co-founder Andrew Mason took up a pen to counter critics of the social buying service.  —  Especially under scrutiny …
Discussion: DigiCha, @miguelrios and @pkafka
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Announces f8 Developer Conference: September 22  —  Facebook has just started sending out invitations to f8, its semi-regular developer conference during which it typically rolls out its most important features.  —  This year's event will take place on September 22 in San Francisco …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Local Business Reviews Site Angie's List Files For $75 Million IPO  —  After Jive's $100 million IPO filing yesterday, local business reviews site Angie's List is throwing its hat into the ring, filing an S-1 this afternoon.  The company will raises as much as $75 million, according to the filing.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Comex, the Hacker Behind JailbreakMe.com, Hired as Apple Intern  —  Comex, the hacker behind JailbreakMe.com, is joining Apple as an intern.  JailbreakMe.com made it extremely easy for iOS users to jailbreak their devices simply by visiting a website.  He announced the hiring on Twitter:
Rick Stroud / St. Petersburg Times:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers buy each player an iPad to hold playbook, videos  —  TAMPA — Every year on every NFL team, the Turk nervously ambles next to players in the locker room, dorm room or cafeteria, his role a designated dream killer whose only job is to signal the death knell to somebody's career.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers  —  Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can.  “The entire Internet can be broken …
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Next Web, Ubergizmo and GigaOM, Thanks:drs650
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Verizon buys CloudSwitch to give itself a software play  —  Verizon is buying cloud computing startup CloudSwitch in a move that will give Verizon, as well as its cloud subsidiary Terremark, a software-development edge to complement its service-provider expertise.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pandora Posts Record Revenue Of $67M In First Quarter As A Public Company  —  In its first quarter as a public company, music streaming service Pandora posted record revenue in Q2 2012.  For the second quarter fiscal year 2012, total revenue was $67 million, a 117% year over year increase.
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note, and Wave 3 launching at IFA on September 1st  —  Samsung's plans for this year's IFA trade show in Berlin have been unwittingly revealed early by the company's own teaser app for Android.  A tipster of ours went digging around inside the Samsung Mobile Unpacked APK …
Fred / A VC:
Users First, Brands Second  —  I like simple ways to think about things.  Like mobile first, web second.  These kinds of constructs work for me.  One that I've been using a lot lately to describe what we like and don't like as much is User First, Brands Second.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Tumblr Set to Close Big New Financing  —  Blogging service Tumblr has a funny name and scant revenue.  It has also convinced investors it is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  —  The New York-based company is poised to raise $75 million to $100 million in venture capital …
Thanks:steverubel
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
WikiLeaks publishes tens of thousands more cables  —  (Reuters) - The WikiLeaks organization said on Thursday it was releasing tens of thousands of previously unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables, some of which are still classified.  —  “We will have released over 100,000 US embassy cables …
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
AOL Huddles With Top M&A Team But CEO Armstrong denies any deal in the works  —  AOL has retained two of the biggest names in mergers and acquisitions, law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment banking company Allen & Company LLC.  A team from those firms, including Wachtell …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Behind the Glittery Web Start-Ups, Investors See Other Gold  —  While the spotlight of the latest technology boom has been trained on a cluster of popular consumer applications like Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, investors are increasingly taking a shine to the start-ups building the infrastructure for those Internet powerhouses.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location  —  Some of the most interesting and relevant content on Quora are related to places.  But up until now, Quora hasn't done much to focus that data using location.  Today, they're starting to.  —  A new feature going live shortly …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Josh Williams / Gowalla:
Going Forward  —  A little over two years ago we unveiled a new way to share and discover the world's most loved places.  Little did we know that our product would inspire people in every country around the world to venture out and share their lives on the go.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype Launches Third-Party App Directory  —  Skype appears to have launched a new app directory in the cloud, allowing users to access all the third-party apps for both consumers and businesses built on top of Skype's API.  —  The site is fairly simple in functionality for now …
Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Eyes Swiss Base for Non-U.S. Operations  —  Groupon Inc. is considering opening an international headquarters in Switzerland, people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could benefit the daily-deal company because of the country's business-friendly tax policies.
 
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Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Java developers, meet Heroku
Discussion: Heroku and Cloud Foundry
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Embrane gets $18M to build cloud networking tools
Discussion: bizjournals
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
UK cops charge alleged Anonymous hacker
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Judge tosses antitrust claims over Microsoft, Yahoo spam filters
Discussion: The Next Web
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga's Tiered Stock Structure Boosts CEO Power
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Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: How Facebook is open-sourcing its data centers and servers
Thanks:dylan20
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
Mozilla Abandons Version Number Removal Plans
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents Privacy Glasses for Reading Confidential Information or Playing Multi-Player Games
Discussion: NBC Bay Area