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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple's $1.2 billion tablet computer  —  Apple's next gadget?  Image: Piper Jaffray  —  Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster took another crack at the Apple (AAPL) tablet computer he's been writing about for months, issuing a report to clients Friday that included …
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's tablet will be more than a niche product - report  —  A new financial analysis predicts that Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet will launch in early 2010 and sell about 2 million units in its first year — and at an estimated $600 each, that would be an additional $1.2 billion in revenue.
Biz / Twitter Blog:
The Adventure Continues  —  In the past 24 hours, we've been contending with a variety of attacks that continue to change in nature and intensity.  We're working to restore access to apps built on the Twitter platform that were affected by defensive measures—there was some overcompensation …
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Tom Parfitt / Guardian:
Georgian blogger Cyxymu blames Russia for cyber attack
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Interview: Twitter service provider NTT America on DDOS attack
Discussion: The Register
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Motorola bringing a “webOS” to Android?  Called Blur?  —  Where would we be without our trusty Motorola ninjas?  We've just got the drop on some exciting information about Motorola's Android plans and how they hope plan to make a splash.  Here's what we've been told:
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's next iMacs rumored with compelling new features  —  A couple of new features rumored to be in the cards for Apple's forthcoming iMac refresh will up the value proposition for prospective buyers in the market for an all-in-one desktop system, AppleInsider has been told.
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Yahoo Chief: ‘We Have Never Been a Search Company’  —  The dust has settled - for the moment - on the Microsoft and Yahoo search and advertising deal.  So, perhaps there's room for a bit of reflection.  —  Last week, Brad Stone and I interviewed Carol Bartz, Yahoo's chief executive …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Revisionist History: Bartz Claims Yahoo Was Never A Search Engine
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Pic: The Microsoft Mall Invasion Begins  —  The Microsoft PR team tweeted out the first image to Twitpic of the Microsoft Retail Store opening in Scottsdale and Mission Viejo.  The stores are slated to open sometime in the fall, with more locations opening after.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Falling Valuations: Poison for Venture Capital  —  Here's more proof that Silicon Valley's financing ecosystem is under assault: the value of the start-ups they are investing in just keeps dropping.  —  In a quarterly study of venture financings published Friday, Fenwick & West …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Apple to Stream First Live Concert to the iPhone Tonight  —  Tonight Apple will produce its first-ever live event streamed to the iPhone: a concert by the electronica band Underworld.  Apple has apparently kept the event quiet as it doesn't want to overwhelm the AT&T network …
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Welcome to Hotel Yahoo: Check in anytime you want...  It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks at Yahoo, following the announcement to outsource Internet search technology to Microsoft and Yahoo stock's subsequent 15 percent sell-off.  —  But the scene in Sunnyvale, California took a really odd turn …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube Gets Smarter on the Small Screen  —  As more and more people are using the browser on their smartphones for checking email, visiting websites, and even accessing YouTube, we want to make sure that we provide the best possible YouTube experience on your mobile browser.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Windows XP SP3 runs browsers 13% faster than Windows 7 RTM  —  In a set of comprehensive Windows Web browser performance tests conducted by Betanews on August 7 — our first test of browsers running on the final Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 distributed by Microsoft yesterday …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Last Dodgeball Employee Leaving To Join Foursquare  —  Google (GOOG) engineer Harry Heymann, who was the last employee running its Dodgeball mobile service, is leaving to join Dodgeball cofounder Dennis Crowley's new startup, Foursquare.  —  Today is Heymann's last day at Google …
Discussion: Mashable!
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Report: Google Voice to be retooled as Web app for iPhone  —  Even though Apple prevented it from listing Google Voice on the iPhone App Store, Google is planning on retooling the application as a Web-based app, according to The New York Times.  —  In David Pogue's Friday column regarding …
Brian Hamacher / NBC Miami:
Man: Naughty Kitty Downloaded Kiddie Porn  —  Florida man arrested, says cat downloaded thousands of images.  —  TWITTER  —  You've heard the one about the dog eating the homework, now hear about the cat who downloaded the kiddie porn.  —  Keyboard Cat
Maria Bartiromo / Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Where Google Is Headed  —  Maria Bartiromo talks to the Google CEO about where the opportunities are in the future  —  The news on Aug. 3 that Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt was resigning from the board of Apple (AAPL) took many by surprise.
Discussion: GigaOM and 9 to 5 Mac
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Verizon Diamond 2, HTC Mega and more Tachi  —  Well look what dropped in our mailbox.  Some images and deets on the upcoming Verizon Diamond 2 (aka ‘Whitestone’ aka XV6975), the HTC Mega and a bit of an update to the Tachi image.  —  First up is the Verizon Diamond 2/Whitestone device, picture above.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
iPhone Undermining Microsoft in Enterprise?  —  Microsoft best get Windows Mobile 7 to market, and soon, because its delay may be causing the company to lose traction in the enterprise market.  In a note to clients Thursday, UBS Securities analyst Maynard Um noted that Apple's (AAPL) …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Clueless Murdoch Move: Without Subscriber Names, Might Break With Kindle  —  When you go to a kiosk and buy that day's Wall Street Journal, you can be fairly certain that no one's going to request your name and address and send that information back to News Corp.
Discussion: Techdirt, Techgeist and DailyFinance
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia device passes FCC for T-Mobile USA, looks an awful lot like a new Internet Tablet to us  —  Every week, random, seemingly anonymous Nokia handsets quietly pick up FCC approval.  Most will never see the light of day on an American carrier, and the ones that do have usually already …
Discussion: TmoNews, Electronista and MobileCrunch
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Eee PCs rumored to ship with Moblin in October, Chrome OS on the horizon  —  How about a minor spy story to kick-start your weekend?  According to our man Sascha at netbooknews.de, a “safe source” who shall remain nameless but who most certainly has ties to Stasi (or, at the very least …
Discussion: I4U News, Electronista and TechSpot
Reuters:
Target Parts Ways With Amazon.com  —  The move will see the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer striking out on its own for its online platform.  —  Target (NYSE: TGT) will build and manage its own online platform for Target.com and aims to launch the new Web site in advance of the 2011 holiday season, the company said on Friday.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box  —  When Amazon paid $928 million for Zappos in July, it got a little something extra in the box: the Clothes.com domain.  It turns out that Zappos bought the domain last year from Idealab for $4.9 million (Bill Gross strikes again).
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
EC criticized for conduct during Intel investigation  —  Did the European Commission overlook some evidence during its antitrust investigation of Intel that might have influenced the outcome of the decision, which went against the chipmaker?  The European Union ombudsman believes that may have been the case …
 
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