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11:50 PM ET, August 15, 2009

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Matt / WordPress.com News:
WP.me — shorten your links  —  Check out this address:  —  http://wp.me/sf2B5-shorten  —  If you visit it, you'll end up right back here.  The nice thing about it is that it's a short link, about 70% smaller than the permalink for this post.  URL shorteners are nothing new …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
3,563,849th image of Apple's tablet surfaces  —  Behold!  The latest “no seriously, this is the real thing!” image of Apple's forthcoming, maybe real, definitely imminent, 100 percent fabricated, probably not, kind of confirmed tablet computer hit the net this morning.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
‘Easy work-around’ could solve Microsoft Word's legal woes, says expert  —  Microsoft can avoid injunction, but paying i4i isn't likely, says patent attorney  —  Computerworld - Microsoft Corp. can likely use an “easy technical work-around” to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge …
Discussion: Slashdot
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Nestor Arellano / PC World:   Microsoft's Best Option in Lawsuit: License
Arnon Mishkin / paidContent:
The Fallacy Of The Link Economy  —  Arnon Mishkin is a partner with Mitchell Madison Group, where he consults for media companies on improving legacy businesses as well as making the internet profitable.  Prior to MMG, he was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he did some of the firm's earliest work on the web.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   On the link economy  —  Arnon Mishkin says he has found …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NPR Mobile Strategy Mixes Text With Live And On-Demand Audio  —  National Public Radio is already a leader in podcasting.  But a free NPR News iPhone app, approved late today and launching tonight, opens up a new dimension for the network and its member stations with live and on-demand mobile streaming.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Phil Schiller Is A Man On A Mission: To Save The App Store  —  As Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, you'd have to imagine that Phil Schiller is a pretty busy guy.  He's also been moonlighting as Apple's keynote speaker during Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Starbucks: Stay as long as you want  —  Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that some New York coffee shops were pulling the plug on customers that park themselves at tables, open their laptops, and hang out for hours, buying perhaps only a single latte as their cafe rental fee.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Justice Department defends massive file-swapping fine  —  Nearly two years ago, the Bush administration sided with the major record labels in their civil lawsuit against an alleged and briefly famous Kazaa user named Jammie Thomas.  Now the Obama administration is doing so as well.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Corporate Lab as Ringmaster  —  THE Internet has changed many things, of course, but one of its more far-reaching effects has been to transform the economics of innovation.  —  The nation's big corporate research and development laboratories — at I.B.M., General Electric …
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
How Twitter works in theory  —  It is said that an economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders whether it works in theory.  Twitter clearly works in practice - and if you want practical advice, watch Laura Fitton's Tech talk at Google, or read her Twitter for Dummies.
Dolores Parker / Download Squad:
Google Reader - Send To buttons for Instapaper and Evernote  —  One of our favorite people evar, Jordan Running, former lead blogger at Download Squad sent us this great tip as a follow up to yesterday's Google Reader post about sharing stories to social networks and creating custom links.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Roberto Baldwin / Mac|Life all:
Borders Survey Name Drops the Apple iPad  —  If you're a friend of Borders (and really, who isn't?), you may have received an email asking you to take a survey to receive a 20%-off coupon.  Being the penny-pinching book lovers we are, we decided to take this survey for the benefit of our bank account.
 
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google Caffeine: What it really is  —  Wake up and smell the file system
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Quake Live for Mac hits the Web on August 18
Discussion: Download Squad and MacNN
Anil Dash:
The Most Interesting New Tech Startup of 2009
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 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Parris / Times of London:
India launches Bhuvan, rival to Google Earth
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Daniel Cotting / Google LatLong:
Picasa photos in Street View
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Points At WebFinger. Your Gmail Address Could Soon Be Your ID.