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3:40 AM ET, August 16, 2009

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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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Edible Apple
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 and The Huffington Post
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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.
John C. Welch / Macworld:
Outlook on the Mac: And they lived happily ever after?  —  Outlook's upcoming Mac version raises more questions than it answers  —  As everyone in the Mac universe learned after Thursday's Microsoft MacBU conference call, Entourage is going away, Outlook is coming to the Mac …
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: 9 to 5 Mac and Gizmodo
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Opera's Security Niche  —  The advantage of being the underdog.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Bust out your helmet and grab your shield.  The best defense on the Web could be Opera.  —  This is because hackers tend to target Microsoft's ( MSFT - news - people ) Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.
 
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Dolores Parker / Download Squad:
Google Reader - Send To buttons for Instapaper and Evernote
Discussion: Lifehacker
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
 Earlier Items: 
Anil Dash:
The Most Interesting New Tech Startup of 2009
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Matthew Parris / Times of London:
India launches Bhuvan, rival to Google Earth
Thanks:mikeharvey
Daniel Cotting / Google LatLong:
Picasa photos in Street View
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Points At WebFinger. Your Gmail Address Could Soon Be Your ID.