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8:10 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)
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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journalist has negligently disclosed top secret WikiLeaks' decryption passwords to hundreds of thousands of unredacted unpublished US diplomatic cables.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 …
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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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: SplatF
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Will Consumers Benefit if T-Mobile Stands Alone?
Discussion: AT&T, Seattle Times and Hit & Run
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
U.S. Files Antitrust Complaint to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
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 and Computerworld
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Mac OS X can't properly revoke dodgy digital certificates  —  After DigiNotar hack, many Mac OS X users are having a hard time properly revoking the company's digital certificates  —  IDG News Service - A programming glitch in Apple's OS X operating system is making it hard for Mac users …
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
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 …
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.
Marc Lifsher / Los Angeles Times:
Amazon offers to build facilities in bid to end sales tax fight  —  The Internet giant proposes investing up to $500 million in at least two new distribution centers and hiring as many as 7,000 workers if California lawmakers temporarily stop trying to force the retailer to collect state sales tax.
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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The Patent Pledge  —  I realized recently that we may be able …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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