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5:35 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.
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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st  —  We've just been tipped off this evening to a Best Buy location that's been scheduled to have a mysterious “Apple fixture” installed on Friday, October 21st.  That lines up nicely …
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, TiPb and Gizmodo
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
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 …
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense  —  When Google bought mobile ad network AdMob for $750 million in 2009, the company was clearly trying to capitalize on the growing mobile advertising market.  Mobile advertising, both on apps and the mobile web …
Discussion: MacNN and Google Mobile Ads Blog
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
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
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
German court orders Samsung to remove Galaxy Tab 7.7" from IFA (trade show) booth and German website  —  [Updated on September 4, 2011] An official Samsung statement quoted by Yonhapnews, South Korea's official news agency, confirms that the Düsseldorf Regional Court took another decision …
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 …
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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