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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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Developing ‘New Technology’ for Delivering Video Content  —  In an article on some of the challenges facing Tim Cook as he steps into his new role as CEO at Apple, The Wall Street Journal briefly notes that Apple is in the process of developing “new technology to deliver video to televisions”.
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
Steve Jobs Biography Will Include Resignation, Launch on Schedule  —  Steve Jobs' first and only authorized biography, “Steve Jobs: A Biography,” will be updated with news of the Apple CEO's sudden resignation on Wednesday night and remains on track to hit bookstores in November.
Allen Paltrow:
My Experience with Jobs and Apple
The Business Insider:   CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Incredible Run Under Steve Jobs
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.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Bloody Thursday: Google Deadpools All Slide Products Except One  —  Because we needed more big tech news this week.  Yes, it's true that Google has just brought the hammer down on Slide, as Liz Gannes of AllThingsD first reported earlier this evening.  Yes, it's also true that Max Levchin is leaving.
Discussion: Slide Blog and @carnage4life
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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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 …
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.
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.
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Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Pound-for-pound, Pandora ads now worth more than radio
Discussion: PR Newswire
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:
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Discussion: Nova Spivack
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Expendables Makers Dismiss Massive BitTorrent Lawsuit  —  Since 2010 the United States Copyright Group (USCG) has sued tens of thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly shared films without the consent of copyright holders.  —  Their example was soon followed by other law firms …
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.
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.
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, @pkafka and @miguelrios
Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
Despite Y Combinator Growth, Paul Graham Still Coding  —  Incubator Y Combinator held its twice-yearly Demo Day this week for its new batch of companies to pitch to investors.  Top angels, venture capitalists and even celebri-angel Ashton Kutcher were on hand.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Tumblr Investment Values Start-Up at $800 Million  —  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 …
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:steverubel
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Future iPhones may identify users by the sound of their voice  —  Beyond recognizing voice commands, future iPhone software could use the sound of someone's voice to identify the person themselves, allowing the system to enact custom-tailored settings and access to personal content.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Meet Ness, the Pandora for restaurant recommendations  —  Even in a city chock full of great restaurants, it can be really tough to find a new one I'll be sure to like.  I've found that the more that sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor get packed with reviews, the longer it can take for me to pick out a new place to try.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Analyst: Google Would Be the ‘Most Compelling’ Buyer of Hulu … NEW YORK - Google would be the most compelling winner of the auction for online video joint venture Hulu, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said Thursday.  —  “The buyer that is probably most compelling is Google,” …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
Bill Ray / The Register:
Mobile operators: US quake proves we need more spectrum  —  But ‘no networks failed ...’  —  Operator body CTIA reckons that Tuesday's earthquake proves US operators need more radio spectrum - and quickly - despite the fact that much of the owned bandwidth lies unused.
 
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Derek Powazek / Gizmodo:
Nobody Uses Their Real Name Online, and Other Outdated Notions
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Feature: March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
Discussion: CNN and ExtremeTech
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
WikiLeaks publishes tens of thousands more cables
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Embrane gets $18M to build cloud networking tools
Discussion: bizjournals and Embrane
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
UK cops charge alleged Anonymous hacker
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM, The Next Web and Ubergizmo, Thanks:drs650
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Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga's Tiered Stock Structure Boosts CEO Power
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Video: How Google Improves Their Search Algorithms
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Fred / A VC:
Users First, Brands Second
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: How Facebook is open-sourcing its data centers and servers
Thanks:dylan20
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Behind the Glittery Web Start-Ups, Investors See Other Gold
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note, and Wave 3 launching at IFA on September 1st
 

 
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