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5:20 AM ET, August 31, 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
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Firefox's tablet UI looks promising
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Apple wants its 3G MacBook prototype back  —  The unusual Apple notebook.  —  Apple wants a North Carolina man to return a prototype notebook computer he purchased on Craigslist earlier this year, CNET has learned.  —  Three weeks ago, photos of the device emerged in an eBay listing by Carl Frega …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
“Respect Explorer's Heritage”  —  When photos started circulating yesterday of the new interface for Windows Explorer in Windows 8, I was sure they were a joke.  Surely, this was an Onion mock-up.  Or maybe they were from some Apple fan making fun of Microsoft's design aesthetic in which more is quite often... more.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Apple Has Finally Pulled Financial Times From iOS  —  Two months after the deadline for compliance hit, it's now clear The Financial Times and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) can't come to a compromise over the new requirement that in-app subscription payments must go through iTunes Store.
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.
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Jordan Robertson / CIO Today:   Hurd, Ellison Pay Valued at More Than $77M Each
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
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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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times imagines the kitchen table of the future  —  At The New York Times Company's R&D Lab, the group's collective of technologists, artists, and journalists talks a lot about “information shadows” — the auras of data that surround us in our daily lives.
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: VentureBeat, 9to5Mac and 9to5Google, 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 …
Discussion: Gawker and @robhof
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
My Thoughts on Daily Deals...  Wowza!  There's a lot of buzz lately circulating around the future of daily deals, so I thought I'd take a moment to share my perspective.  —  Daily deals have been a hit with consumers and since we launched Yelp Deals last year, we've learned a lot about the business.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
A Look at Apple's Handling of Customer Emails to Executives as Tim Cook Takes Charge  —  Steve Jobs has been famous for his willingness to interact with customers via email, issuing terse and sometimes surprisingly candid answers to users' questions and complaints on occasion.
Discussion: Edible Apple, TUAW, App Advice, Gizmodo and MacNN
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: Softpedia News, Ubergizmo and Gizmodo
Scott Webster / CNET News:
Motorola announces Pro+ for Europe and Asia  —  Motorola's Pro+ mixes business with pleasure.  —  (Credit: Motorola)  —  Motorola unveiled its latest Android smartphone today, the Pro+, announcing it for European and Asian markets.  —  Looking very similar to Sprint's Motorola XPRT …
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.
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
In Dot-Com Lawsuit, a Blast From the Past  —  Frank P. Quattrone is on a roll.  This month the technology banker and his firm, Qatalyst Partners, advised on two multibillion-dollar mergers.  The deals add to a string of assignments that have re-established Mr. Quattrone as Silicon Valley's marquee deal maker.
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 …
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.
 
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Dan Levine / Reuters:
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Alex Kidman / Gizmodo Australia:
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