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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iTunes Match’ Allows Both Streaming and Downloading of Music  —  Apple released a developer beta of the iTunes Match system this evening.  The system is described by Apple as follows: … Insanely Great Mac provides this nice walkthrough video which shows you how the service works.
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iTunes Match Beta Now Available for Developers  —  iTunes Match was released to developers today in an email from Apple:  —  In the email, Apple notes that beta subscribers will receive an additional 3 months free with their $24.99 paid subscription to cover the beta plus the standard 12 months after launch.
Electronista:
HP sticks suppliers with 100,000 unmade TouchPad Go tablets  —  HP webOS exit leaves suppliers with unused parts  —  HP's sudden exit from webOS hardware has left its part suppliers with a glut of unused parts, the supply chain may have revealed Tuesday.  Along with some for the existing TouchPad …
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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
HP says prefers to spin off PC unit  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard said on Monday it prefers to spin off its personal computers unit and is currently working on understanding the larger implications of separating the business from the company.  —  The world's largest technology company …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
HP executive: The TouchPad could be resurrected  —  Hewlett-Packard could resurrect the TouchPad tablet computer, possibly after spinning off its PC unit into a stand-alone company, an HP executive said in a report Tuesday.  —  “Tablet computing is a segment of the market that's relevant …
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:
HP TouchPad gets a postmortem document editor
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Despite spin-off talk, Air Force picks HP
Heather Adkins / Google Online Security Blog:
An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks  —  Today we received reports of attempted SSL man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks against Google users, whereby someone tried to get between them and encrypted Google services.  The people affected were primarily located in Iran.
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Mark Milian / CNN:
WikiLeaks cables detail Apple's battle with counterfeits in China
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google Explores Re-Ranking Search Results Using +1 Button Data  —  Google is making plans to turn its +1 button into a crowdsourcing tool that helps it re-order search results and fight web spam.  —  While not surprising, the move would bring Google's search engine into the social networking era …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Samsung Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y Bada 2.0 phones announced  —  Samsung has announced three new phones running its proprietary Bada 2.0 operating system: the Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y. The Wave 3 is the most powerful of the bunch, with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus.
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
This 26-Year Old Founder Is Raising $100 Million To Take On Giants Like Microsoft  —  Aaron Levie is unusual for a 26-year-old CEO — he's much more excited about business software than consumer products like Foursquare.  —  Levie founded Box.net, an online service for sharing and collaborating on documents and other files, in 2005.
Discussion: GMSV and GeekWire
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Who killed the fake-antivirus business?  —  Summary: The fake-antivirus business was a big money-maker in the first half of this year.  Then, at the end of June, fake-AV products practically disappeared from the web.  Was it technology, or does traditional law enforcement deserve the credit?
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Yelp Cuts Back on Daily Deals  —  Following Facebook's lead in retreating from a discounts market that is regularly losing sites, Yelp says it will focus on its core mission of collecting local business reviews  —  (Bloomberg) — Yelp Inc., a website that collects local business reviews …
Discussion: Social Markets and paidContent
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Wacom's Inkling Captures What You Draw On Paper Digitally (Amazing Video)  —  Wacom has announced a pretty amazing product today, the Inkling.  This so-called Digital Sketch Pen allows you to capture whatever you draw or write on a sketchbook or any kind of paper in digital form, “stroke by stroke”.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple's worldwide court battles against Samsung: where they stand and what they mean  —  Samsung has once again delayed the release of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia to evade an injunction against the device in that country.  Samsung may be attempting to find workarounds …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft details native VHD and ISO mounting support for Windows 8  —  Microsoft revealed on Monday that it is planning to natively support the mounting of both VHD and ISO files within Windows 8.  —  ISO's are typically used by software vendors to distribute their products but have also been used …
Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Chatbot Tries to Talk to Itself, Things Get Weird  —  A chatbot is a computer program that's intended to fool us into thinking that it's human.  Historically, this has been a tricky thing to do, and for the last 20 years there's been a $100,000 prize and gold medal waiting for the first computer program …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Sprint ‘Strategy Update’ on October 7th likely to detail 4G plans  —  Sprint is holding a special event on Friday, October 7th to provide a “Strategy Update” on its future plans.  There are plenty of strategies that need updating at Sprint, but most prominent among them is probably its 4G roadmap.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple: The next chapter  —  Tim Cook's promotion to CEO comes at an interesting time for Apple.  —  First, the company continues to refocus itself around iOS, its platform for the future.  And second, it continues to grow at an amazing pace.  —  These two factors create an exciting …
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Report: Those Searching For Google+ Are Younger & Have More Income Than Facebook Searchers  —  In a recent study released by comScore, searcher demographics showed some striking differences between those looking for Google+ vs. those looking for Facebook in July.
Discussion: comScore Voices
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
OpenDNS and Google team to speed up the web  —  A few million Americans may find their YouTube requests get delivered faster on Tuesday as Google, OpenDNS, and several content delivery networks announce the Global Internet Speed Up effort.  —  As the web scales and bandwidth demands rise …
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
A Very Gloomy Picture Of Larry Page's Short Tenure As Google CEO  —  So far, new Google CEO Larry Page's tenure at the top has been fun for the rest of us to watch.  —  There was the big Motorola Mobility acquisition, a deep re-organization, and Goolge+'s successful launch.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Improvements in Windows Explorer … It's exciting to have this opportunity to share the improvements we're making to the file management capabilities of Windows Explorer.  Explorer is one of the most venerable parts of Windows with a heritage you can trace back to the “MS-DOS Executive” in Windows 1.0!
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Mike Webb / MacPost:
More iPhone N94 Prototype Photos Leaked - Is this iPhone 4S or iPhone 5?  —  Images of iPhone 5 back cover marked with N94 didn't revealed much about the next iteration of the device, except that it will launch in White color scheme with iPhone-4-like form factor.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: With new design chief at the helm, here's how HTC's products will change  —  Scott Croyle only just took over as the new design head at mobile device company HTC, but the former vice president of design already has big plans.  —  In the near future, the smartphone and tablet maker will …
Kevin Gold / Slate Magazine:
The Leaky Nature of Online Privacy  —  Network analysis can uncover your personal details even if you choose to hide them.  —  In July, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman wore a strange device on his wrist as he gave a talk to the MIT Media Lab.  The QSensor, developed by the lab's Affective Computing Group …
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Building Crowds of Humans into Software  —  By using crowdsourcing for difficult tasks such as understanding speech or images, the software could enable smarter apps. … Enabling software to punt its toughest tasks to humans should result in smarter mobile apps and other programs …
Discussion: Service-Oriented …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
AT&T's 4G LTE network goes live in Chicago; images reveal impressive speeds  —  AT&T's 4G LTE network went live this past weekend in the Chicago area, and initial speed tests reveal impressive download speeds.  AT&T has yet to announce the availability of LTE service in Chicago or any other launch market …
 
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Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
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Zach Honig / Engadget:
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon give Isis mobile payment network a $100 million boost
Discussion: VentureBeat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BoltJS: Another Secret Piece Of Facebook's Spartan Puzzle?
Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China says to get tougher in fight against hacking
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ Source Code Snoop Gets Hired By Google
Discussion: VentureBeat
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David Strom / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Mobile Connections Now Free
Jung-Ah Lee / Wall Street Journal:
LG Display Slashes Investment Plan
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Electronista
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Apple to make 22M iPhones next quarter, most of them iPhone 4
Discussion: The Next Web and iDownloadBlog.com
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Google plans to change the way you watch TV
Discussion: paidContent
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
After A Hot Start, Justin.tv Spins Off Socialcam, Its ‘Instagram for Video’
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
In just three weeks, Facebook pays out $40K to hackers
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent users don't “act in concert,” so judge slashes mass P2P case
 

 
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