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7:40 PM ET, August 16, 2009

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Gmail Nudges Past AOL Email In The U.S. To Take No. 3 Spot.  —  Good thing Gmail is out of beta.  It is now the third largest Web mail service in the U.S. In July, Gmail nudged past AOL Email with 37 million unique visitors compared to 36.4 million for AOL, according to comScore estimates.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, The Loop, Gadgetell and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Photos of Snow Leopard Disc and Retail Packaging?  —  MacRumors has received a set of images claimed to be the retail packaging and disc for Apple's forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard.  If the images, which appear to depict the Portuguese version of Snow Leopard, are in fact authentic …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Our Mac Chromium Updater: Stay Up To Date On The Best Versions Of Chrome For Mac  —  We've been gushing for weeks now about the latest Chromium builds for Mac.  Every day, they seem to get better.  The problem is that every day, several updates are released and you have to manually …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook 3.0 For iPhone Submitted.  Now Let's Count The Days Until It's Available  —  Facebook has submitted v. 3.0 of their iPhone application to Apple, Joe Hewitt says via Twitter: “Just uploaded Facebook for iPhone 3.0 to the App Store for review. :)”  —  Hewitt also says he'll post screen shots …
internetnews.com:
iPhone 3G Owners Griping About 3.0 Wi-Fi Glitch  —  Owners of the iPhone 3G who upgraded to OS 3.0 say their Wi-Fi connections aren't working properly — and are still waiting for Apple to address the issue.  —  Online forums have lit up with complaints from owners of the iPhone 3G …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
TomTom for iPhone Appears in New Zealand App Store [Updated]  —  iPhoneclub.nl reports [Google translation] that four regional versions of TomTom's much-anticipated iPhone GPS application have appeared in Apple's New Zealand App Store: U.S. & Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Retailer's Photo Confirms Nokia N97 Mini and Reveals Other Phones  —  A retailer uploaded a photo on Flickr that deserves a second look.  It is still online, but I shouldn't reveal the link because they may get in trouble.  Photo confirms the Nokia N97 mini which we have seen before, but also reveals other Nokias that are new to me.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Video: An Apple Store trifecta  —  “Yes, I am a nerd!”  — JaxBearsFan  —  Despite the recession, Apple (AAPL) opened three new retail outlets on Saturday — in Mississauga, Ont., Naperville, Ill., and Reston, Va. — and its fan base obliged by forming long snaking queues …
Fred / A VC:
Scanning Headlines  —  We all scan headlines, whether it's the printed newspaper, Techmeme, Huffington Post, Hacker News, Seeking Alpha, Google Reader, Google search results, or Twitter.  That's the way we consume information.  For any given set of headlines, we might click on one link and read a full story.
Discussion: Patricia Handschiegel
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Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Reno Redbox Kiosk Begins Spitting Out $2 Video Game Rentals  —  The first of the long-rumored Redbox video games kiosks has gone live in Reno.  Rentals are $2 per night for an at-the-moment limited selection of 13 Xbox 360 titles.  —  Eventually, the selection will grow to encompass Wii …
VentureBeat:
Apple and its iPhone get fleeced in China, but will Google fare any better?  —  In general, China presents a conundrum for U.S. companies.  It's the largest market in the world, by population, and its consistently the fastest growing economy.  There's a huge amount of money to be made there.
Discussion: Associated Press
Laura Fitzpatrick / Time:
Building a Media Empire Around I Can Has Cheezburger  —  Ben Huh is the first to admit his company could easily have wound up on FAIL Blog.  For the uninitiated, that's his wildly popular website to which users submit photos and videos documenting such colossally stupid moves as writing …
Discussion: TechFlash
Steve Lohr / Bits:
To Microsoft, Basic Research Is Good Insurance  —  In an Unboxed column in Sunday's newspaper, I look at the continuing role and competitive advantage, if any, of large corporate research labs, given the new models of open innovation in the Internet era.  The column focuses on labs with one foot …
Discussion: deal architect and New York Times
 
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
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John C. Welch / Macworld:
Outlook on the Mac: And they lived happily ever after?
 Earlier Items: 
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NPR Mobile Strategy Mixes Text With Live And On-Demand Audio
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
‘Easy work-around’ could solve Microsoft Word's legal woes, says expert
Discussion: PC World and Slashdot