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9:25 AM ET, September 1, 2011

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CNET News:
Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive)  —  Cava22, the San Francisco bar where another unreleased iPhone apparently went missing.  —  In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned.
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
Again? Apple reportedly loses another iPhone prototype in another bar
Discussion: AppleInsider
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launched at IFA 2011: Super AMOLED Plus display, 7.9mm thickness, and Android 3.2  —  The Samsung Android tablet family today welcomes a new member in the form of the Galaxy Tab 7.7.  As with the Tab 8.9 and 10.1 that came before it, this slate's name is derived …
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Brian Heater / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on (video)  —  Samsung may have been talking up the Galaxy Note as the hottest new piece of hardware for this year's IFA, but it's the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that's got us really excited.  The device is the latest entry in Samsung's popular Android-based Galaxy Tab line, and the thing is pretty darn slick.
WikiLeaks:
Guardian journalist negligently disclosed Cablegate passwords  —  A Guardian journalist has negligently disclosed top secret WikiLeaks' decryption passwords to hundreds of thousands of unredacted unpublished US diplomatic cables.  —  Knowledge of the Guardian disclosure has spread privately …
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Michael Bolognino / Blogger Buzz:
Blogger's fresh new look  —  As you may have heard, things are starting to look a little different across many Google products—and today, Blogger is the next product to get a makeover.  —  It's been a few years since we made major updates to Blogger's look and feel, and there's a lot …
Lisens / Lisen's “Blog”:
My Neighbor, Steve Jobs  —  This article first appeared in Palo Alto Patch.  —  My neighbor, Steve Jobs, has been in the news lately.  The talk of the town is the recent announcement he will be stepping aside to let other seeds grow at Apple.  The business press, the general press …
Discussion: Fortune, Computerworld and Edible Apple
Ben Parr / Mashable:
Facebook To Launch Music Platform With Spotify, MOG & Rdio  —  Facebook intends to launch its long-rumored music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company's launch partners, Mashable has learned.  —  The music and media platform will be announced at Facebook's f8 developer conference on Sept. 22.
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Jon Fortt / Tech Check:
Facebook Plans to Launch Music Platform in September
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers may have stolen over 200 SSL certificates  —  Source say DigiNotar breach generated fraudulent certs for Mozilla, Yahoo and Tor, not just Google  —  Computerworld - Hackers may have obtained more than 200 digital certificates from a Dutch company after breaking into its network …
IEEE Spectrum:
Behind Intel's New Random-Number Generator  —  The random-number generator uses digital circuits to stump the smartest hackers  —  Imagine that it's 1995 and you're about to make your very first online purchase.  You open your Netscape browser, sipping coffee as the home page slowly loads.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google May Be On The Verge Of Resurrecting “GDrive”  —  In 2006, Google was internally testing a project codenamed “Platypus”, an online storage service.  When it was accidentally disclosed during an analyst meeting as “GDrive”, it quickly captured the web's imagination.
Discussion: The Register
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
T-Mobile USA CEO's internal memo seeks to rally the troops in light of endangered AT&T deal  —  Philipp Humm, CEO of T-Mobile's US business, has circulated an email to the company's employees today encouraging them to stay upbeat through the Department of Justice's attempt to block …
Discussion: DSLreports, SplatF, Mobilized and BGR
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Jesse Hicks / Engadget:
Windows 8 Start Menu caught on camera, shows off high-contrast design  —  Most anyone who's paid attention knows Windows 8 will feature some fancy tweaks, including a revamped Windows Explorer and new copy, move and rename functions.  But now Redmond's given us a blink-and-you'll-miss …
Discussion: AppleInsider and CNET News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Quietly Rolls Out The Chrome Extension To Bring +1 To The Entire Web  —  You may recall that back in May, we spotted something in Google's “Dear Sophie” commercial: an unreleased +1 Chrome extension.  This was pre-Google+, when the +1 button still didn't do a whole lot …
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim and Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hackers break into Linux source code site  —  But Linux geeks say that the kernel source code is secure  —  IDG News Service - As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
In fortified data center, NYSE runs ‘gated’ trading cloud  —  NYSE's ‘community cloud’ is aimed at financial services firms  —  Computerworld - LAS VEGAS - Hurricane Irene mattered not to NYSE Euronext's large data center, which is built on land high enough to avoid 100-year floods and just about everything else.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Designing for Metro style and the desktop  —  We thought it would be good to take a moment to talk about where we are heading in terms of the user interface of Windows 8.  —  By now you've seen two different elements of the Windows 8 design—first, a Metro style user interface we showed previously …
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft: The Schizophrenic Windows 8 Interface Will Offer the “Best of Both Worlds”
Discussion: Bink.nu
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple seeds iOS 5 beta 7, iTunes 10.5 beta 7, Xcode 4.2 beta 7 to developers (full change log)  —  Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 7 to developers as an over-the-air update. iOS 5 includes new features like Notification Center, Twitter integration, Newsstand, and iCloud support.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Series 7 Slate PC: a Wacom-enabled, dual-core tablet... with Windows 7  —  “Wait, you're announcing a Windows 7 tablet now?”  Yes, those were literally the words that came out of my mouth when Samsung told me of its new Series 7 Slate.  However, despite a move towards Android tablets …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Lawsuit claims Microsoft tracking its mobile users against their express wishes  —  A lawsuit, filed today in Seattle, alleges that Microsoft, through its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system and platform, tracks its users against their express wishes.  —  The crux of the issue stems …
Ghostinthecomputer / VintageZen:
Apple Should Kill Off the iPod Touch  —  One example always cited of Steve Jobs' genius at the helm of Apple is his decision to kill off the iPod Mini, a best selling product at the time, and introduce an entirely new product line in its place, the iPod Nano.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and TiPb
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu launches streaming in Japan for about $20 US monthly  —  Hulu may not have a new owner yet, but it does have an international presence now that it launched a subscription service in Japan today.  Hulu.jp brings “hundreds of premium feature films and thousands of episodes of popular TV shows” …
 
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Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Note unveiled at IFA: 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, WXGA resolution, and S Pen stylus
Reuters:
Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Discussion: AdNews and ClickZ
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
UK Gives The Green Light To White Spaces Wireless Broadband Services
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Mac OS X can't properly revoke dodgy digital certificates
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Impermium Launches Social Spam Index; Finds That Up To 40 Percent Of Online IDs Are Fake
Marc Lifsher / Los Angeles Times:
Amazon offers to build facilities in bid to end sales tax fight
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Instagram boss on Justin Bieber, Android and why he doesn't fear Facebook filters
Discussion: Techland and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile TV And Video Platform MobiTV Files For $75 Million IPO
Discussion: mocoNews and GigaOM
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: MailChimp Buys Phil Kaplan's Tiny Newsletter Start-Up, TinyLetter
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Why Facebook Decided To Settle With Lamebook
Discussion: VentureBeat and Gawker
Paul Graham:
The Patent Pledge  —  I realized recently that we may be able …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 

 
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