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9:30 AM 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 …
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?
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David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Reigned in a Kingdom of Altered Landscapes  —  Earlier this year, I wrote a column about the publishing industry's resistance to the terms Apple was imposing for subscriptions on the iPad.  Soon after, an e-mail was followed by a phone call and Steve Jobs was on the line to straighten me out.
Discussion: New York Times
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Contrarian view of Steve Jobs's decision
Discussion: Shiny Objects
Vauhini Vara / Digits:
When @Irene Met Hurricane Irene  —  When Hurricane Irene started moving up the eastern seaboard, Irene Tien, a 28-year-old New Yorker, provided a punch line for her coworkers.  —  “I'm very, very calm and pretty relaxed and laid-back—pretty much the opposite of a hurricane,” says Ms. Tien.
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Matt Elliott / CNET News:
Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes
Monika Jansen / Tech Cocktail:
10 Weather and Hurricane Preparedness Apps for iPhone and Android
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hell Hath No Fury Like A SuperPoke Pets Player Scorned  —  This past Thursday, Google decided they had had enough of their Slide experiment.  Even though it had only been a year since they spent $200 million+ on the social apps startup, they brought the hammer down, killing all but one Slide product (Prizes.org).
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Top 10 Largest File-Sharing Sites  —  The Internet is the largest copying machine ever invented, and if we take a look at the massive amounts of traffic file-sharing sites get, millions of people are using it to its full extent.  —  4shared, the largest English language file-sharing site …
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 …
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
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 …
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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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Sets Will Be Shut Down
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: Neowin.net and WinBeta
Alice Lipowicz / Federal Computer Week:
FBI deploys fingerprint system for mobile devices
Discussion: Boing Boing
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ICE Screws Up, Seizes Tor Exit Node; Vows Not to Learn From Its Mistake
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple kills TV rentals, subscription offer not coming
Discussion: Apple Bitch and MacRumors