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7:25 PM ET, August 28, 2011

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Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Apple is working on a television for 2012, sources say  —  Apple is almost certainly working on a digital television based on its iOS operating system, according to multiple sources in Silicon Valley.  —  An Apple-based television makes sense in light of Apple's continued expansion …
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Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Musing on Apple Building a Television  —  I don't think I've ever waffled on a topic as much as this one.  Back in '07 I wrote two articles on Apple “owning” the living room and building TVs.  Ever since, I've gone full tilt in both directions.  Until about a week ago …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Google+ Is An Identity Service  —  Andy Carvin blogged some interesting comments by Eric Schmidt at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday: … I blogged about identity the other day and outlined my view that every social service is hosting a part of your identity online.
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AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights From the D Conference  —  Since the inception of the D: All Things Digital conference in 2003, Steve Jobs has been a frequent guest onstage, and his appearances make for some of our most popular videos.  Here are a few standouts:  —  D1: Steve Jobs Onstage in 2003, on the Tablet
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David Murphy / PC Magazine:
In Tribute to Steve Jobs, Tokyo Man Runs Giant Apple Logo  —  People reacted to this past Wednesday's departure of longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs in various ways, ranging from emotional twitter updates, to tears over the all after-market trading that dropped Apple's stock more than six percent, to... running?
David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Reigned in a Kingdom of Altered Landscapes
Discussion: New York Times
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE announced, set to debut at IFA  —  Well, if you thought Samsung was done tweaking the Galaxy S II, you were very mistaken.  The Korean company is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy S II LTE at IFA in Berlin this week, alongside an LTE version …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter Becomes a Playground During Hurricane Irene  —  Hurricane Irene, which was traveling at a leisurely 13 miles per hour, took its sweet time arriving in New York.  As boredom quickly set in for many, Twitter became a massive chatroom of New Yorkers with nothing to do but tweet, retweet and tweet some more, from their homes.
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Matt Elliott / CNET News:
Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes
Ellis Hamburger / Tools:
The Man Behind Sparrow Tells Us How He Made $350K, And Why Apple's Walled Garden Is Worth It  —  We recently spoke with Dominique Leca, co-founder of Sparrow—a mail app for Mac that everyone's buzzing about.  —  Sparrow not only looks like a million bucks, but integrates seamlessly with Gmail …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Sets Will Be Shut Down  —  Google Sets, one of my favorite Google Labs experiments, will be shut down on September 5, just like Google Squared.  Launched in 2002, Google Sets is the only experiment from the early days of Google Labs that's still available, even though it hasn't graduated.
Damaster / LiveSide.net:
SkyDrive client app coming for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android too?  —  A few days ago we just told you about a potential official SkyDrive app might be coming for Windows Phone, and today we've received tips pointing to possible SkyDrive client apps being developed for other platforms too.
Discussion: Redmond Pie and WMPoweruser
AfterDawn.com:
PROTECT IP threatens the future of DNS security  —  PROTECT IP is the name of a bill which is working its way through the US Senate with a version also expected to be introduced in the House of Representatives next month.  It would require the Attorney General's office to compile of list …
Discussion: Techdirt
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Case of 8,000 Menacing Posts Tests Limits of Twitter Speech  —  Even the Buddha of compassion might have been distressed to be on the receiving end of the diatribes that William Lawrence Cassidy is accused of posting on Twitter.  —  They certainly rattled Alyce Zeoli, a Buddhist leader based in Maryland.
 
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
H.P.'s Transition Anything but Seamless
Discussion: The Business Insider
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Microsoft quietly finding, reporting security holes in Apple, Google products
Discussion: WinBeta and Neowin.net