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10:30 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 …
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Musing on Apple Building a Television
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine:
How Will Tim Cook Lead Apple?  —  Apple's new leader has been running the company is many ways for a long time.  Just who is Tim Cook, and what does he bring to the role of CEO?  —  One of the first things Tim Cook did as Apple's new CEO was to reassure the company's employees that nothing …
Discussion: InformationWeek and PhoneArena
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
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Steve Jobs Saw What Media Titans Missed - Media Equation
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: and App Advice
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Codecademy is web development education for the rest of us  —  Web development and basic coding skills shouldn't be the mysterious domain of a handful of overpaid engineers, and if the Codecademy founders have anything to say about it, the boundaries of that domain will soon be rapidly expanding.
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.
Discussion: paidContent, The Lede and Smart Mobs
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.
Discussion: PC Magazine
Damaster /
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
Al Lewis / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's One-Year Plan  —  Let's say you were given a year to kill Hewlett-Packard.  Here's how you do it:  —  Fire well-performing CEO Mark Hurd over expense-report irregularities and a juicy sexual-harassment claim that you admit has no merit.  Fire four board members, as publicly as possible.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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 (
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Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Case of 8,000 Menacing Posts Tests Limits of Twitter Speech