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5:20 PM ET, August 27, 2011

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Matt Elliott / CNET News:
Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes  —  One of the many projections found at the National Hurricane Center Web site  —  People up and down the East Coast are bracing for Hurricane Irene's arrival this weekend.  When will she make landfall, and what damage might she bring to your area?
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Monika Jansen / Tech Cocktail:
10 Weather and Hurricane Preparedness Apps for iPhone and Android  —  If you are here on the East Coast, you are well aware that any plans you might have had for the weekend are up in smoke.  With Hurricane Irene bearing down on us, you might want to check out some of these great iPhone and Android apps …
Shayne Adamski / FEMA Blog:
New Digital Tools: FEMA App and Text Message Updates
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One More Thing...  I sat down last night to write about Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO and something funny happened: I had nothing to say.  This is not normal for me.  I don't get writer's block.  I often write thousands of words about what many would consider the minutia of tech.
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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Contrarian view of Steve Jobs's decision  —  Commentary: There may be a reason other than his health  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — You all know that Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc. The San Francisco Bay Area news organizations, without exception …
Discussion: Shiny Objects
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
H.P.'s Transition Anything but Seamless  —  How much does a chief executive really matter at a multibillion-dollar technology company?  Apple's employees, customers, shareholders, board and Steve Jobs's successor, Tim Cook, must hope the answer turns out to be a lot different …
Discussion: The Business Insider
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Microsoft quietly finding, reporting security holes in Apple, Google products  —  Summary: Since July 2010, Microsoft's vulnerability research team has identified and responsibly disclosed 109 different software vulnerabilities affecting a total of 38 vendors.
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinBeta
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Signals Upcoming Algorithm Change, Asks For Help With Scraper Sites  —  Google is calling for help in identifying a long-running problem: scraper sites in its search results — and particularly scraper sites that are ranking higher than the original page.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple kills TV rentals, subscription offer not coming  —  ABC and Fox were the only two networks that agreed to rent TV shows for 99 cents at iTunes and the amount of shows was limited.  —  Apple has done away with the 99-cent video rentals of TV shows it began offering last year via the Apple TV and iTunes.
Alice Lipowicz / Federal Computer Week:
FBI deploys fingerprint system for mobile devices  —  The FBI has begun deploying a mobile system nationwide that enables police officers to check the fingerprints of suspects at the scene to learn if they are wanted for other serious crimes or are on a national list of high-risk offenders, FBI officials announced today.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt sees more partners for Google TV  —  (Reuters) - Google is “absolutely committed” to its fledgling television business and expects many more partners to join it soon, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Saturday.  —  Google TV, which allows viewers to mix Web …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ICE Screws Up, Seizes Tor Exit Node; Vows Not to Learn From Its Mistake  —  Given the various domain seizures and other efforts by ICE to act as Hollywood's personal police force, it long ago became clear that they're not particularly technically competent.  As if to demonstrate …
Khidr Suleman / V3.co.uk:
Samsung launches Bada 2.0 SDK and plans more Wave smartphones  —  Samsung has released the Bada 2.0 SDK and set its sights on extending the reach of the operating system by launching high-end smartphones later this year.  —  Bada 2.0 will pack some major updates, including support for multi-tasking …
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: Justice Dept. says Page knew about rogue drug ads
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Reuters
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Groupon traffic drops by half while LivingSocial surges
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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
HP Finds A Fall Guy For Last Week's Fiasco
Discussion: PRWeek US, AllThingsD and Electronista
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Facebook ending Deals product after four-month test
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Awards Tim Cook 1,000,000 Shares of Stock as CEO Bonus to Stay Until 2021
 

 
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