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11:30 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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Beet.TV
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Britain Mulls Turning 7 Million Into Download Criminals  —  The debate on how Britain should tackle illicit file-sharing is heating up.  The government has already set an utterly unrealistic target of reducing online piracy by 70% within a year.  If that isn't achieved …
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: A VC and Techdirt
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   On the link economy  —  Arnon Mishkin says he has found …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Bits and deal architect
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 …
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
Burning Blog:
“Snatching Digital Rights” or Protecting Our Culture?  Burning Man and the EFF
Discussion: p2pnet
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Quake Live for Mac hits the Web on August 18
Discussion: Download Squad and MacNN
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Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
How Twitter works in theory
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Phil Schiller Is A Man On A Mission: To Save The App Store
Discussion: Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac and PalmAddicts
Anil Dash:
The Most Interesting New Tech Startup of 2009
Discussion: Marc's Voice, Thanks:mrinaldesai