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9:20 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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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Despite Apple's Denial, iTunes Match is Streaming
Discussion: SlashGear, Geek.com and GottaBeMobile
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.
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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 …
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
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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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, available ‘in the coming weeks’ — Hands-on pictures and video!  —  Updated with hands-on pictures  —  You can forget the rumored “Attain” branding, because AT&T is taking the same tack as T-Mobile on this one and leaving the name of its own Samsung Galaxy S II untouched.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Samsung announces Galaxy S II in USA on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint for $199
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon is testing a slick new site design, built with tablets in mind  —  It appears that online retail giant Amazon will launch a new, vastly improved version of its massively popular shopping website in the near future, overhauling its design that not only looks great on the desktop …
Discussion: 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, Thanks:m4tt
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Groupon's PR Boss Suddenly Quit After Just Two Months On The Job - Here's Why  —  The vice president of global communications at Groupon has left the company after just two months on the job.  —  According to a source familiar with one view of the situation, Bradford Williams left due …
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
Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
Kodak Says Many Buyers Evaluating Patents  —  Eastman Kodak Co. (EK), seeking to generate cash from its intellectual property, has signed confidentiality agreements with numerous potential buyers of patents it put up for sale last month, Chief Executive Officer Antonio Perez said.
Discussion: paidContent and Electronista
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 …
Ilya Frank / Gmail Blog:
Free calls home from Gmail for all U.S. service members  —  We understand that it's not always easy or affordable for our troops serving overseas to call friends and family at home, so starting today we're making it completely free for all uniformed military personnel with valid United States Military …
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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”.
 
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
A Look at Apple's Handling of Customer Emails to Executives as Tim Cook Takes Charge
Discussion: App Advice, Gizmodo, Edible Apple and TUAW
Jason Lackey / Cisco Blog:
Life After Anonymous - Interview with a Former Hacker
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Business Insider, Thanks:oneoro
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive to power on-demand game demos at game fan site GameSpot
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Google investor sues board over online drug ads
Discussion: Signal News
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Social CRM Charting $1B Course for 2012
Discussion: Gartner
Dj Walker-Morgan / The H Open Source:
Oracle retires licence for distributing its Java with Linux
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Index Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox
Discussion: The Business Insider
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Brett Winterford / iTnews.com.au:
Cable: US pressured EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
OpenDNS and Google team to speed up the web
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
A Very Gloomy Picture Of Larry Page's Short Tenure As Google CEO
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?
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
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