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7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2011

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple's Cloud Still Isn't Streaming  —  When is a stream not a stream?  When it's a download.  —  While a video making the rounds today makes it seem as if Apple's upcoming iTunes Match service will stream music from Apple's servers to a user's device, that's not the case.
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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 …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HP To Build Touchpads Through October  —  Hewlett-Packard may have killed the TouchPad, but it's going to continue manufacturing it for just a little while longer.  —  With demand for the heavily discounted tablet still running high, HP has decided to produce one one last run before sending it off to a final dirt nap.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million  —  Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million.  —  The arena for news readers on tablets and smartphones is competitive, with high-profile efforts …
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Mark Milian / CNN:
CNN acquires Zite, maker of iPad magazine app  —  San Francisco (CNN) — CNN announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Zite, a Canadian tablet software developer.  —  Zite offers an iPad application that can build a personalized magazine based on someone's interests and social media feeds.
Ian Barlow:
Firefox for Tablets  —  The Mozilla Mobile Team is working tirelessly to make Firefox awesome on tablets, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of the design decisions we've made with the UI thus far.  Firefox for tablets is an evolution of its phone based predecessor …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Android And Apple Now Command Nearly 70 Percent Of U.S. Smartphone Market Share  —  Android and Apple together now account for nearly 70 percent of smartphone subscribers in the U.S., according to new estimates for July put out today by comScore.  Android phones command nearly 42 percent market share …
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John Cook / GeekWire:
Microsoft loses ground in mobile as Google Android continues to soar  —  The latest comScore report on mobile market share doesn't paint a very good picture for Microsoft.  The software company, which is touting its new Windows Phone 7 operating system, actually saw its share …
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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Kurt Bakke / ConceivablyTech:
DigiNotar Confirms Google SSL Security Breach
Denise Leung / Flickr Blog:
Introducing geofences on Flickr!  —  Geotagging the location of your photos can help you do all kinds of neat things on Flickr and add some great context to your image.  With it, you can easily share with others where you went on your recent trip to patagonia, find the best barbecue in Texas …
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 …
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Sprint Epic 4G Touch specs revealed  —  We just got word from someone who will be soon having some hands-on training with the Sprint Epic 4G Touch, and they filled us in on the device specs and details.  There's nothing here we weren't expecting, but that hardly makes it any less impressive.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:   Samsung Officially Announces The Galaxy S II For T-Mobile, Sprint, And AT&T
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Oracle to Court: HP Was Sneaky When We Made That Deal  —  Last year, software company Oracle and IT giant Hewlett-Packard settled a lawsuit stemming from Oracle's hiring of Mark Hurd, a former HP CEO who resigned suddenly amid what might charitably be called a kerfuffle only to land at Oracle a month later.
Discussion: The Business Insider and PC World
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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle brings new claims against HP in Itanium case
Discussion: Times of India
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”.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Java founder Gosling leaves Google for startup  —  After just a few months at search giant, Gosling is taking a chief software architect position at Liquid Robotics  —  Follow @pjkrill  —  After only a few months at Google, Java founder James Gosling has left the search engine giant …
Alex Kidman / Gizmodo Australia:
Samsung's Official Statement On Apple's Ongoing Aussie Court Case  —  Following up from yesterday's court hearing that saw Samsung significantly delay the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, we've been sent Samsung's official response.  Read it after the jump.
Discussion: Engadget and 9to5Google
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-Backed Dolphin Brings Its Popular Browser To The iPhone  —  One of Android's biggest success stories so far has been the Dolphin Browser, a third-party browser that includes plenty of niceties that Android's stock browser doesn't: things like gestures, handy sidebars to access menus …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
The Mystery of Steve Jobs's Public Giving  —  Steve Jobs is a genius.  He is an innovator.  A visionary.  He is perhaps the most beloved billionaire in the world.  —  Surprisingly, there is one thing that Mr. Jobs is not, at least not yet: a prominent philanthropist.
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 Google+'s successful launch.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Index Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox  —  Dropbox is finally moving to close that massive valuation venture round we've been talking about all summer.  According to multiple sources, Index Ventures will lead the round, which values Dropbox at around $4 billion.
Discussion: The Business Insider
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 …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Social CRM Charting $1B Course for 2012  —  The trend has spurred larger enterprise software providers to acquire smaller companies to gain social CRM tools rather than spend the time building them in-house.  —  Jive Software, Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), Salesforce.com (NASDAQ:SFDC) …
Discussion: Gartner
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive to power on-demand game demos at game fan site GameSpot
Discussion: TechCrunch and Ubergizmo
Ilya Frank / Gmail Blog:
Free calls home from Gmail for all U.S. service members
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Google investor sues board over online drug ads
Dj Walker-Morgan / The H Open Source:
Oracle retires licence for distributing its Java with Linux
Brett Winterford / iTnews.com.au:
Cable: US pressured EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger
Daniel P. / PhoneArena:
Samsung ups the ante with R&D, to invest $9.3 billion in developing new technologies this year
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Social Contacts App Twezr Shuts Down, Company Pivots To Photo-Sharing
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Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Sprint ‘Strategy Update’ on October 7th likely to detail 4G plans
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Who killed the fake-antivirus business?
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Report: Those Searching For Google+ Are Younger & Have More Income Than Facebook Searchers
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Sina Buys $66.4M Tudou Stake in Video Expansion
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Samsung Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y Bada 2.0 phones announced
Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Chatbot Tries to Talk to Itself, Things Get Weird
Discussion: CNN and AllThingsD
 

 
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