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11:40 AM ET, August 4, 2009

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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Rivalry Between Apple and Palm Intensifies  —  The Palm Pre has a large touch screen, slide-out keyboard and fast Web browsing.  Palm also likes to point out that another selling point is the smartphone's ability to link to iTunes, Apple's music and media store.
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apple vs. Google: Tech's Newest Rivalry?  —  The Valley giants both want to determine how users access the mobile Web.  Eric Schmidt's exit from Apple's board may be the shot that starts the race in earnest  —  Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt  —  Over the past three decades …
Andrew Garcia / eWeek:
Apple's Rejection of Google Voice Points to Just One Thing  —  Why would Apple deny customers the Google Voice functionality and risk the ire of the FCC? eWEEK Labs' Andrew Garcia suspects it's because Apple is building a similar service for MobileMe.  —  The flap between Google and Apple …
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Sponsored Tweets Launches: The End of Twitter As We Know It?  —  We heard rumblings that IZEA's Sponsored Tweets was about to debut back in June.  Today, IZEA's platform launched, and it is what we all expected: a pay per tweet service.  —  Sponsored Tweets, now live …
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Creepy?  Annoying?  Or Creepy and Annoying?  —  The Thinking Behind Modernista's Baffling Palm Pre Ads  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Gary Koepke, co-founder and executive creative director at Modernista, loves that you're creeped out by his ads for Sprint's Palm Pre.
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Ad Creator Pretends that His Commercials Are Good
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and IntoMobile
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The GigaOM Interview: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Mobile, Broadband, iPhone & Innovation  —  Late last week, a day before the Federal Communications Commission started to investigate the Google Voice App fiasco, I spoke with the new FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski.
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
White House Cybersecurity Chief Quits  —  WASHINGTON — The White House's acting cybersecurity czar announced her resignation Monday, in a setback to the Obama administration's efforts to better protect the computer networks critical to national security and the global economy.
Esten Hurtle / PC Magazine:
Nikon's Digital Camera is the First with a Projector  —  That LCD on the back of your camera can get a little crowded when family and friends are all clamoring at once to view your images.  Nikon is intent on changing that with the introduction of the Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj, the world's first camera to a feature a built-in projector.
Discussion: Obsessable and Electronista
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Facebook app lets Intel PCs donate processor power  —  Can't donate your personal time to a good cause?  Intel is providing what may be the next best option.  —  Intel teamed up with GridRepublic on Monday to launch a Facebook application that allows the spare processing power in a PC …
Kei / Akihabaranews.com:
Toshiba unleashed the world's first 64GB SDXC Cards  —  Toshiba just announced today they achieved the development of the all new SDXC card capable to provide up to 64GB of memory.  —  According to the Japanese manufacturer, the first sample will be available on November …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Wants To Build A PayPal Killer, Say Wall Street Gossips  —  Wall Street gossips tell us that Apple (AAPL) executives have dropped hints suggesting the company is considering creating a service that would allow iTunes Store account holders to use those accounts to make purchases …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
John Poirier / Reuters:
FTC to press on with Apple-Google board probe  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it will continue to investigate the relationship between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc, after Google's chief quit Apple's board on Monday.
Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla:
Nvidia silently introduces ION LE  —  In Geforce /ION 190.38  —  Nvidia has silently introduced what seems to be its second ION based product.  The product is simply branded as ION LE and LE denotes the entry level product.  —  We've asked Nvidia about it and Igor Stanek …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft delivers near-final test build of Windows 7 XP Mode  —  On August 4, Microsoft is making available to any and all interested testers the Release Candidate (RC) test build of Windows 7's XP Mode add-on.  —  XP Mode is aimed primarily at small/mid-size business users (SMBs) …
The Official Google Blog:
Audio care packages for service members with Google Voice  —  (From time to time we invite guests to blog about initiatives of interest and are pleased to have Sergeant Dale Sweetnam join us here.  SGT Sweetnam is working with Google's communications team this year through the U.S. Army's “Training with Industry” Program.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Point Man on Search-Satya Nadella-Speaks: “It's a Game of Scale”  —  Another Microsoft exec BoomTown spoke to-while in Seattle last week-was Satya Nadella, SVP of Research and Development at its Online Services division, also known as the man in charge of search and online advertising technology …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Startups unite to drive nail into the coffin of Internet Explorer 6  —  If you're still using Internet Explorer 6 — the frequently criticized web browser that was first released in 2001 — the Internet is becoming an increasingly hostile place.  —  Popular sites like YouTube are telling visitors …
Discussion: SitePoint
Microsoft:
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Makes Everyday Tasks Easier with Smart Features for Windows 7  —  New desktop set offers ultimate comfort made easy.  —  REDMOND, Wash. Aug. 4, 2009 More than seven in 10 Americans have felt discomfort from computer use,1 so today Microsoft Corp. debuts …
Discussion: Electronista, Engadget and WinBeta
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why A Netflix Streaming iPhone App Could Actually Happen  —  Netflix (NFLX) is rumored to be working on an iPhone app for its popular movie streaming service.  —  If it's true, there are plenty of technical, legal, and behavioral hurdles here: For example, getting the rights to stream movies …
Discussion: Electronista, TechCrunch and gdgt
Ryan Sands / Google News Blog:
Extra!  Extra!  Updates from our growing newspaper archives  —  Last September on this blog, we announced a new initiative to digitize newspapers and make them accessible and searchable online.  —  We've recently updated our index, quadrupling the number of articles included in News Archive Search.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Ancestry.com Files For $75 Million IPO  —  Genealogy company Ancestry.com has filed for an IPO and plans to raise about $75 million in the offering, according to an SEC filing.  It plans to list on Nasdaq or NYSE under the symbol ACOM, and Morgan Stanley and BofA Merrill Lynch are the lead underwriters.
GamesIndustry.biz:
Amazon slashes $50 from 160GB PS3 price  —  Online retailer Amazon has cut the price of the PlayStation 3 160GB bundle by USD 50 for its customers in the US.  —  The console, normally selling for USD 499 is now available for USD 449, and includes Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and a voucher to download PAIN.
Discussion: PC World and VG247
Vik Singh / delicious blog:
Delicious Homepage Gets “Fresh”  —  Way back in January I released a simple application called TweetNews, which essentially ranks the latest Yahoo! News articles by their number of related Twitter messages to determine relevance for really fresh content.  Remarkably, the community responded to it …
Daniel Brusilovsky / CrunchGear:
Bodega Launches Mac OS App Store  —  IDFusion Software, the company behind Bodega, today announced the first public release of Bodega, an application store for Mac applications.  Bodega is a free download, for both users and developers, and creates a simple process for people to discover great …
Discussion: Macworld and MacMegasite
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
80GB PLAYSTATION 3 To Be Discontinued In Japan  —  The 20GB, 40GB and 60GB versions of the PS3 have been discontinued.  According to this, it looks like the 80GB PLAYSTATION 3 is next.  —  This notice is apparently from retailer 7-Eleven (7-Eleven sells video games in Japan) …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Oldest BitTorrent Site Targeted by Police, Owner Arrested  —  After gaining a warrant eleven days earlier, on Monday 27th July at 09:05 police backed up by the MPAA-funded UK anti-piracy group FACT conducted a raid on the home address of the owner of one of the most enduring torrent sites on the Internet.
Discussion: p2pnet
Financial Times:
Music service Spotify wins high-profile backing  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York and Tom Mitchell in Hong Kong  —  Spotify, the digital music service widely tipped as a potential challenger to the dominance of iTunes, is close to securing new investment …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Slim to debut August 18th at Cologne gamescom?  —  Whoa, Nelly!  No sooner than we hear that Sony is informing Japanese retailers that the 80GB PS3 model won't be shipping any longer after August 8th, along comes this to stoke the raging rumor fires once more.
 
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Obama administration, new legal research could jack up antitrust heat on Intel
Discussion: PC World
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Verizon readies Fios TV app store
Discussion: DSLreports
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Samsung C3212 DuoS candybar shows up
Discussion: Samsung Hub and IntoMobile
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
iLike rolls out App platform, with 250 bands signed on
Discussion: CNET News, TechFlash and TechCrunch
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Call for debate on killer robots
Discussion: T3.com News
 Earlier Items: 
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Enterprise Hacks Opining On The Law, And Other Blogging Tragedies
Discussion: VentureBeat, BayNewser and One By One Media, Thanks:jspepper
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter augmented reality search: Tweetmondo and Layar team up
Discussion: Tweetmondo and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Photobucket Founders To Leave News Corp.
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:2yadav
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
‘Moving newspaper’ on flexible screen to be launched within months
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com, Forbes and TeleRead