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1:45 AM ET, September 4, 2011

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Cases Suggest a Much Larger Device with a 4" Screen  —  While we've seen a number of possible “iPhone 4S” parts based on the iPhone 4 design in recent weeks, the design of the iPhone 5 has remained unclear with little concrete evidence of the device's design having yet surfaced.
David Meyer / Guardian:
Samsung Galaxy Tab sold just 20,000 out of 1m shipped, claims rival  —  Lenovo boss says that trying to undercut Apple means losing money as Chinese company offers tablet close to iPad pricing  —  An executive at Android tablet maker Lenovo claims that Samsung sold only 20,000 of the 1m tablets …
CNET News:
Full text: SFPD statement on aiding Apple  —  Cava22, the San Francisco tequila lounge where, according to a CNET source, an Apple employee lost an unreleased iPhone  —  After CNET reported earlier this week that an unreleased iPhone had gone missing in a local bar, and that a nearby home …
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Reuters:
Apple hunted lost item - clue points to new iPhone
Discussion: PC World
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
HP splitting the webOS GBU in two; software headed to Office of Strategy and Technology [exclusive]  —  Ready for things to get shaken up once more in Sunnyvale?  Good, because it's happening.  We've received two memos sent to employees of HP's webOS Global Business Unit that tell the story …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
World's First BitTorrent Certified Digital TV Launches  —  Early 2011 BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, launched a new all-in-one ecosystem for BitTorrent-certified products codenamed Chrysalis.  —  By using a certified application users can search …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Mac OS X Lion installation stats bode well for digital distribution  —  Apple's latest desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, is doing well in its early days, nearing the almost four-year old OS X 10.5 Leopard in popularity, according to new OS market share numbers released Thursday by Net Applications.
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9to5Mac and Computerworld
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
German website creates two-click Like button, Facebook not amused  —  Summary: Heise has created a system where you need to enable the Facebook Like button on the German website before being able to use it.  There are notable pros and cons to this implementation.
Discussion: jwz and ct
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Is Testing a “Translate” Button for Comments on Pages  —  Facebook may be poised to let users translate comments from other languages — that's 750 million users around the world who are going to have an easier time talking to each other.  —  In tests that we and others are now seeing …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Next strike: Apple apparently forced Samsung to remove Galaxy Tab 7.7" from IFA (trade show) booth and German website  —  Yesterday (Friday, September 2, 2011) was the first day a trade show named IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in the German capital of Berlin.
Caterina Fake / Caterina.net:
Make things  —  Anil and I have had a few conversations lately about building cool stuff for the internet, the Golden Age of the independent web, and how it's increasingly hard to filter out industry noise.  He posted a quote from Dave Winer and it reminded me of our “About” page for Ludicorp …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Fortune's Lashinsky Penning an “Inside Apple” Book  —  Adam Lashinsky, Fortune magazine's high-profile Silicon Valley reporter, will be penning a book titled “Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired — and Secretive — Company Really Works.”  —  An expansion of a well-read article …
Michael Geist / Toronto Star:
Leaks show U.S. swayed Canada on copyright bill  —  Secret U.S. government cables show a stunning willingness by senior Canadian officials to appease American demands for a U.S.-style copyright law here.  —  The documents describe Canadian officials as encouraging American lobbying efforts.
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Dutch Government: Websites' Safety Not Guaranteed  —  The Dutch government said Saturday it cannot guarantee the security of its own websites, days after the private company it uses to authenticate them admitted it was hacked.  An official also said the government was taking over the company's operations.
Discussion: NOS and rnw.nl
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense
Discussion: MacNN and Google Mobile Ads Blog
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In a Quiet Period, Groupon Feels the Noise
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