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4:10 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.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iTunes Match Beta Now Available for Developers
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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”.
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.
Mark Milian / CNN:
WikiLeaks cables detail Apple's battle with counterfeits in China  —  (CNN) — Apple was slow to act against the booming counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries, according to cables obtained by WikiLeaks.  —  The technology giant eventually organized a team in March 2008 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Wall Street Journal
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.
Dj Walker-Morgan / The H Open Source:
Oracle retires licence for distributing its Java with Linux  —  With a brief news item, Oracle has retired the “Operating System Distributor License for Java” (DLJ) that was created by Sun in 2006.  The non-free licence had allowed Linux distributors to package and distribute Sun's …
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 …
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.
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?
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.
Brett Winterford /
Cable: US pressured EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger  —  Leak reveals US Government lobbied on behalf of Oracle.  —  The US Government met with European competition officials to lobby on behalf of Oracle during its purchase of Sun Microsystems, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
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Discussion: Gawker