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12:50 PM ET, August 3, 2009

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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Dr. Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple's Board of Directors  —  Apple® today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, is resigning from Apple's Board of Directors, a position he has held since August 2006.  —  “Eric has been an excellent Board member for Apple …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Resigns From Apple Board.  Surprised?  —  Lots of people will be arguing today that this was inevitable, but the news comes faster than expected.  Google CEO Eric Schmidt is no longer going to sit on Apple's Board of Directors, nearly 3 years after accepting a seat.
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Google CEO Schmidt leaves Apple board
Discussion: Technologizer, Switched and Slashdot
Digits:
Apple Statement: Schmidt's ‘Right Time’ to Exit
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TechVi
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Launches A Major Offensive Against Microsoft With “Going Google”  —  Microsoft and Google have seen their rivalry kicked up a notch in recent weeks.  First, Google announced Chrome OS, the company's first operating system.  Then Microsoft announced the new version of Office with major cloud app support.
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The Official Google Blog:
“Going Google” with Google Apps  —  Every morning, millions of people wake up to a very refreshing experience at work.  They don't see “mailbox is full” errors in their email.  They don't worry about backing up their data.  They can get to any file they need from any computer, anywhere with Internet access and a browser.
Murad Ahmed / Times of London:
Apple tries to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order  —  Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child's iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company.  —  The Times has learnt that the company would offer …
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Michael Arrington snared in libel verdict: lessons for us all  —  The UK's High Court of Justice has ruled that Michael Arrington and Interserve Inc libeled Sam Sethi (see above.)  The original plaint claimed that Arrington/Interserve engaged in a:  —  “...sustained campaign …
Discussion: Contentinople and Techgeist
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Update On Sam Sethi Litigation: We Decline To Participate
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets
Electronista:
Radio Shack rebadged “The Shack” in mobile push  —  Radio Shack today teased a major rebranding of the company that signals a greater push into the same space as general electronic chains like Best Buy.  Also supported by a leak stemming from Engadget, the store name should just be shortened to …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Nine Reasons RadioShack Shouldn't Change Its Name  —  Funny thing about RadioShack: I'm not sure if I've been inside its stores more than a dozen times over the past seven or eight years...and yet I still feel proprietary about it.  The company's TRS-80 microcomputers were what got me interested in technology in the first place.
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon drops pricing on almost all existing smartphones to under $99  —  Well, hear us out.  We've had a flurry of tips sent in today that Verizon Wireless has dropped the prices of almost all existing smartphones they offer to only $99 with a two-year agreement.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Amazon offers Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard pre-order  —  Snow Leopard, the latest update to Apple's Mac OS X operating system, is now available for pre-order from Amazon, in anticipation of its upcoming September release.  —  As expected, Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard is priced at $29 …
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Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com:   Snow Leopard goes to number one on Amazon.com pre-order
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Now on YouTube, Local News  —  With its ability to collect articles and sell advertisements against them, Google has already become a huge force in the news business — and the scourge of many newspapers.  Now its subsidiary YouTube wants to do the same thing to local television.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google reveals plans for Chrome cloud synchronization  —  Google has revealed plans for a Chrome cloud service that will allow users to synchronize browser data with their Google accounts.  The synchronization framework, which is still at an early stage of development, will arrive …
New York Times:
Out of Search Business, Yahoo Shifts Its Focus  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled.  —  Three weeks ago, doctors gave her a new left knee, made of titanium and plastic.  As a result, she is limping around Yahoo's headquarters here …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Netflix Starts Streaming ABC Shows  —  Netflix and Disney announced today that the online movie rental company will make earlier seasons of hit shows such as Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy available via its “Watch Instantly” streaming service.
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
My theory on the Apple Tablet: It doesn't exist, will never exist, and it is probably a 10 inch laptop  —  IntoMobile readers may be curious to know as to why I'm writing about a product that doesn't fit inside your pocket.  I'm doing this out of sheer frustration.
Discussion: ITworld.com
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Twitter Now Filtering Malicious URLs  —  As Twitter has been getting more and more popular, it is increasingly targeted by worms, spam and account hijacking.  —  We've recommended Twitter to start filtering traffic to fight this.  They can easily do it, as all the messages go through them.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Flood of ARM-based Snapdragon and Tegra smartbooks to hit market in 4Q09  —  An array of smartbooks built around ARM-based Snapdragon or Tegra processors from a mix of players, including Acer, Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Compal Electronics and Inventec Appliances …
Discussion: Liliputing, Softpedia News and Engadget
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Spokesman Peter Sunde Resigns  —  In perhaps not a completely unexpected move, Peter Sunde, the public voice of The Pirate Bay, has announced his retirement as site spokesman.  With the sale of The Pirate Bay to Sweden's Global Gaming Factory still promised for the final days of August …
Discussion: Digits and CNET News
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
‘An Excellent Deal’ for Yahoo  —  Carl Icahn says Yahoo couldn't afford to keep competing against Microsoft and Google.  But many analysts and investors are skeptical about the search agreement  —  Yahoo— 52-week stock price  —  Activist investor Carl Icahn, who has a pivotal 5% stake in Yahoo! …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Windows 7, new laptop designs to converge  —  A rip-up-the-carpet PC refresh of both software and hardware is in the offing as Microsoft's latest operating system and new laptop designs converge later this year.  —  At the Intel Technology Summit on Wednesday, an executive described …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Malicious ATM Catches Hackers  —  LAS VEGAS — There's no honor among thieves, nor apparently among hackers.  —  A malicious ATM kiosk was positioned in the conference center of the Riviera Hotel Casino capturing data from an unknown number of hackers attending the DefCon hacker conference …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Preparing To Launch A Large Themes Gallery For Chrome
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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
The Skype's Not Falling  —  On behalf of headline writers everywhere …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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