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6:40 PM ET, September 3, 2011

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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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Engadget, This is my next and SlashGear
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.
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 …
Discussion: AllThingsD, PC Magazine, TUAW and Fortune
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Reuters:
Apple hunted lost item - clue points to new iPhone
Discussion: PC World
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
In a Quiet Period, Groupon Feels the Noise  —  Groupon's initial public offering is about to hit some very rough turbulence.  —  The reason is that the Securities and Exchange Commission may force a postponement of the offering.  The problem arises from an e-mail apparently sent last week …
The Business Insider:
AOL Left Arianna Huffington In The Dark About Arrington's Controversial VC Fund  —  Arianna Huffington, the boss of all media at AOL Huffington post—including TechCrunch—was not informed of TechCrunch editor Mike Arrington's plans to launch a venture capital fund with AOL's money until yesterday …
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services  —  Who says Azure isn't cool and trendy now?  —  Apple has selected Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS to jointly host its iCloud service, The Reg has learned.  —  We understand that Apple has barred Microsoft and Amazon from discussing …
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 …
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's possible photo and video sharing Find my Friends social network detailed  —  Google Latitude explanation video - seemingly similar to the planned Find my Friends service  —  You may remember a finding in the iOS 4.3 SDK that pointed to Apple's work on a new iOS-device based social network called “Find my Friends.”
Discussion: MacRumors, AppleInsider and iClarified, Thanks:deancorp
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 …
 
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