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1:45 AM ET, September 3, 2011


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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Kindle Tablet Is Very Real.  I've Seen It, Played With It.  —  It's called simply the “Amazon Kindle”.  But it's not like any Kindle you've seen before.  It displays content in full color.  It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen.  And it runs Android.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon Is Only Launching A 7″ Tablet?  Genius.  (Plus A Mockup!)  —  The Amazon Kindle tablet is real.  Very much real.  As in, MG has held it in his very own hands.  I threw together the mockup above based on what he shared with me.  —  As MG explained, we now know that the Kindle tablet …
Discussion: @parislemon
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:   Amazon to Launch a $250 7-inch Android-based Tablet in November
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Crunch theater: blogger's VC fund creates media spectacle  —  The tech blogosphere was on fire on Friday with a flood of constantly-updated news reports and a barrage of tweets dissecting every angle of the story.  —  A new iPhone?  Details of the long-awaited Facebook IPO?  —  Not quite.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
CrunchFund?  Unethical Ventures?  Pig Pile Partners?  No Matter What You Call It, It's Business as Usual in Silicon Valley.  —  Of course I have something to say about the news yesterday that AOL would be a key investor in a new early-stage venture fund being started by TechCrunch's …
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Arrington On Whether He Works For TechCrunch Or AOL: “I Have No Idea”  —  Michael Arrington doesn't even know what his relationship with AOL is anymore.  —  He just told the New York Times: “I have no idea what AOL's final position on this will be.  I look forward to hearing it.
Discussion: The Snitch and Bits
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
The CrunchFund: Actually, Tim, We Don't All Have “Different” Standards  —  Yesterday afternoon, Mike Arrington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced the launch of “the CrunchFund”, a venture fund that will — according to the New York Times — “invest in start-ups, including some that [Arrington] and his staff write about”.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Arrington is the future of what we used to call journalism
Peter Jamison / The Snitch:
Lost iPhone 5 Update: Police ‘Assisted’ Apple Investigators in Search of SF Man's Home  —  The bizarre saga involving a lost prototype of the iPhone 5 has taken another interesting turn.  Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype …
Reuters:   Apple hunted lost item - clue points to new iPhone
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
Apple Investigators Reportedly Impersonated SF Police in iPhone 5 Search (Updated)
Alan Eustace / The Official Google Blog:
A fall spring-clean  —  Technology improves, people's needs change, some bets pay off and others don't.  So, as Larry previewed on our last earnings call, today we're having a fall spring-clean at Google.  —  Over the next few months we'll be shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Shutters Fast Flip, Sidewiki, Aardvark, Subscribed Links & More Google Labs Projects  —  The purge of products in Google Labs continues.  The company has just announced the closure of several well-known projects, including Fast Flip, Sidewiki, Aardvark and Subscribed Links.
Discussion: @gsterling
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Desktop Will Be Discontinued
Discussion: Inside Google Desktop
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple to ITC: Andy Rubin got inspiration for Android framework while working at Apple  —  I just provided a detailed update on the current state of affairs in the ITC investigation of Apple's first complaint against HTC, and I saved a true gem for this separate blog post.
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
This Guy Walked Away From The Genius Bar With A Drive Full Of Apple's Retail Secrets [Exclusive Pics]  —  After news broke yesterday that Apple had, for the second time in two years, lost an iPhone prototype at a San Francisco bar, the general reaction was one of incredulity.
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
A new locker system from Amazon sends your deliveries to 7-Eleven  —  You're at work and your cellphone rings.  It's the delivery guy and he has your Amazon purchase ready to be dropped off.  (Yes, the new shower curtain!)  But you're chained to your desk and can't get home to sign for it.
Discussion: @calamod, SlashGear and SplatF
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Microsoft, Yahoo, TripAdvisor, Yelp and VEVO Now Among Largest Facebook Applications  —  The Facebook platform is best known for social games, but another class of applications has been on the rise in the past couple years: integrations of Facebook features by large media and tech companies into their own properties.
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Dish Said to Plan Blockbuster Rival to Netflix  —  Dish Network Corp. (DISH), the second largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, will introduce a Blockbuster streaming-movie service to compete with Netflix Inc. (NFLX) next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans.
Alexander Howard / Google+:
A Google Suggested Users List is up.  Here's their official “get started” page:  — follow  —  +1 to +Craig Kanalley for putting this together and adding his perspective.  —  I can't help but feel like we've been here before with Twitter.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Awards Eddy Cue 100,000 Shares of Stock as Promotion Bonus  —  In recognition of Eddy Cue's promotion to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Apple has awarded Cue 100,000 restricted stock units with half vesting in 2013 and the other half in 2015, pending continued employment through the vesting dates.
Johnathan Nightingale / Mozilla Security Blog:
DigiNotar Removal Follow Up  —  Earlier this week we revoked our trust in the DigiNotar certificate authority from all Mozilla software.  This is not a temporary suspension, it is a complete removal from our trusted root program.  Complete revocation of trust is a decision we treat …
Discussion: The Register
James Kwak / The Atlantic:
Steve Jobs's Law: Why Founders Make the Best Leaders  —  Apple's CEO is unique, but one lesson we can take from his story is more universal.  Corporate boards worship “superstar CEOs”.  But more often, the first executive makes for the best executive.  —  This year, dozens of startup company founders …
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google App Engine Price Hike Stuns Developers
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Russell Beattie
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services
Deborah Yao / SNL Financial LC:
Former FCC chairman: ‘AT&T is certain to lose’ DOJ lawsuit
Discussion: CircleID and BGR
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be Talking With Up to Five First-Round Bidders
Discussion: Mashable!
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Google-Oracle settlement likely with top execs called to court
Discussion: FOSS Patents and Electronista
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Still Considering USB 3.0 in Addition to Thunderbolt?
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Digital Coupons/Incentives Platform Zave Networks To Bulk Up Commerce
Discussion: VentureBeat
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
WikiLeaks: MPAA behind Aussie ISP lawsuit (but don't tell anybody)
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple continues to dominate mobile browsing
Discussion: TUAW and FierceMobileContent
Barnes & Noble reportedly to launch new Nook Color in September
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
This is what Eric Schmidt really said about leaving Apple's board
Discussion: TUAW and TechCrunch
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile:
Samsung: ‘No Plans’ to Launch Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note in the U.S.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics Would ‘Never’ Pursue Purchase of WebOS, Says CEO Choi

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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google announces ad partner support for Accelerated Mobile Pages, its version of Facebook's Instant Articles, launching early next year

Jessica Goodman / Entertainment Weekly:
Adele's new album, 25, now available on Pandora despite not being on subscription streaming sites like Apple Music and Spotify

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

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