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4:15 AM ET, August 18, 2009

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Event Scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 9-Music, NO Tablet  —  It has happened every September since 2005, and in a few short weeks it will happen once again.  Apple (AAPL) is indeed planning a keynote event for the week of Sept. 7, as reported by my colleague, Peter Kafka.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
No Further Android Updates for G1; No “Sense” for MyTouch 3G?  —  We early adopters know that we risk not being able to update our first-generation mobile gadgets, but that doesn't make it any easier to stomach.  Android engineers have tweeted that T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) phones may not be able to handle any OS updates going forward.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The G1 Burned Out Long Before The Android Ever Did  —  Let's not beat around the bush: The G1 was not a very good phone.  That's not to say Android isn't a good mobile OS — it is, it's just that the initial hardware built to run the OS didn't do it justice.  It was poorly designed and had a fairly cheap feel.
Discussion: IntoMobile and Lifehacker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iLike Deal Puts Facebook In Lose/Lose Situation  —  As more details emerge about the MySpace-iLike acquisition, all sorts of interesting observations and questions pop up.  A few thoughts:  —  The Facebook Angle  —  This is by far the most interesting angle to the deal. iLike …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: MySpace Close To Acquiring iLike For $20 Million
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Google Said, Let There Be Chrome Bookmark Sync  —  As promised, Google has just launched bookmark syncing for users on the dev channel of its Chrome web browser.  This allows you to keep your browser bookmarks in sync no matter which of your computers you are using.
tr.im URLs:
tr.im to be Community-Owned  —  First Off ...  Everyone involved at Nambu would like to apologize again for the hastiness in which we acted last Sunday, announcing the shutdown of tr.im by the end of the year.  As a commercial URL shortener, however, we still believe that tr.im would not be able …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Tr.im Can't/Won't Sell, Goes Open Source, Blames Everyone
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Uh Oh: iPhone OS 3.0 Never Fully Deletes Your Emails (UPDATED)  —  The iPhone is no stranger to gaping security flaws, but this one's a doozy: You know how when you delete emails, you expect them to be, well, deleted?  On iPhone 3.0, that's just not how things work.  This is bad.
Discussion: I4U News and GottaBeMobile.com
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
TJX Hacker Charged With Heartland, Hannaford Breaches  —  The constellation of hacks connected to the TJX hacker is growing.  —  Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Jersey — along with two unnamed Russian conspirators — on charges of hacking …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Android Opportunity  —  In just the past few weeks Steven Frank, Alex Payne, and Andre Torrez all tried switching from the iPhone to Android.  All three are smart, open-minded, and eloquent regarding their reasons for trying Android.  All three are developers who care about the quality and design of software and hardware.
Google Research Blog:
On the predictability of Search Trends  —  Posted by Yossi Matias, Niv Efron, and Yair Shimshoni, Google Labs, Israel.  —  Since launching Google Trends and Google Insights for Search, we've been providing daily insight into what the world is searching for.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Search Share Rises Modestly In July  —  Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing gained share i the search market for the second month in a row.  A good trend, but nothing that is going to make Google (GOOG) nervous yet.  And neutral to modestly negative for Yahoo (YHOO).
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More Local Heat: MSNBC.com Buys EveryBlock for Several Million Dollars  —  It looks like the local market is heating up even more, with MSNBC.com announcing the acquisition of Chicago-based EveryBlock.  —  MSNBC.com-a joint venture of Microsoft (MSFT) and GE (GE) unit NBC Universal-paid …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
GPush: iPhone Push Notifications for Your Gmail Account  —  After a bit of a delay, the GPush app (iTunes link) has finally arrived in the App Store.  GPush will send you a push notification whenever a new email arrives in your inbox.  The app, which costs $0.99, does one thing and one thing only …
Christopher Soghoian / slight paranoia:
Going Fed  —  This week will be my last at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  It has been a fantastic place to work, and for the first time in my academic life, I found a supportive environment where it is OK to be interested in both technology and law/policy.
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose and Threat Level
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:   FTC Hires Privacy Blogger
Carl Hewitt / O'Reilly Radar:
Is intimate personal information a toxic asset in cloud datacenters?  —  Guest blogger Carl Hewitt, Emeritus at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, is known for his research on strongly paraconsistent logic, privacy-friendly client cloud computing …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
i.TV 2.0 for iPhone coming soon to an App Store near you  —  i.TV, as we're sure most iPhone owners out there are well aware, is the premier app for all things TV and Movie-related.  Think if it as your one-stop-shop for TV programming schedules, community-sourced reviews, local movie schedules …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Judge Rules That Model Has The Right To Learn ‘Skank’ Blogger's Identity  —  Vogue cover model Liskula Cohen is entitled to learn the identity of the person who slammed her on the blog Skanks In NYC, a judge in New York ruled Monday.  —  Judge Joan Madden agreed with Cohen that the blog …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Interview: Apple's Gigantic New Data Center Hints at Cloud Computing … Google's Eric Schmidt “resigned” from Apple's board because Chrome and Android were encroaching on Apple's core business, or so Steve Jobs says.  —  But what if the opposite were true?  What if Apple is encroaching on Google's core business?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Munster: Apple on track to sell 2.7 million Macs in Q4  —  MacBook Pro.  Source: Apple Inc.  —  Based on U.S. retail sales data released Monday afternoon by the NPD Group, Apple (AAPL) is on track to sell 2.7 to 2.8 million Macs and 9.5 to 10.5 million iPods in its fourth fiscal quarter …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Mac Observer
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Dear iPhone Users: Your Apps are Spying on You  —  Recently, Palm came under fire when programmer Joey Hess discovered the Pre's smartphone OS was sending users' GPS locations back to Palm on a daily basis.  Although this information was disclosed in the company's privacy policy, the majority of the phone's owners were unaware.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Bing Lets You Find Other Domains On an IP  —  As WebSonic notes in the forum, Microsoft's search engine Bing has an interesting operator which can tell you different domains hosted on a given IP.  First, get the IP of a domain, e.g. by entering example.com into a tool like host2ip.
Associated Press:
California users file civil suit against Facebook  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. — Five Facebook users filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging that the social networking site is violating California's privacy laws and misleading members about how their personal information is used.
Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times:
IPhone passes Canon Rebel XTi as most popular camera on Flickr  —  Here's a tidbit that's sure to irk Flickr's elitist photographers: The iPhone has just topped Canon's high-performance Digital Rebel XTi as the most popular camera on Yahoo's popular image-sharing site.
Guardian:
Behind the music: The real reason why the major labels love Spotify  —  No wonder the majors speak so highly of Spotify - they receive 18% of shares in the online streaming service.  It's justy a pity that artists won't get to see any of this  —  The launch of Spotify in the UK must surely …
Thanks:mgcreed
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
More photos of unknown Android MID surface  —  It's been a few days since that original batch of mystery Android MID photos were first sent to me and though no one has come forward with a positive ID or more information, the device hasn't disappeared from my tipster's radar.
 
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Modu going touchscreen, confirmed for UK 2010
Discussion: iTech News Net and Engadget Mobile
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
IBM Drills Further Into Brazil's Tech Start-Up Scene
Discussion: Business Week
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Feds Launch Stimulus Reporting Site
VentureBeat:
Ron Conway accelerates investments to real-time
Dan Sung / Pocket-lint.com:
TomTom app for Android on roadmap
Discussion: GPS Obsessed, Thanks:stuartmiles
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Sued By Boxing Promoter Over Pirated Broadcast
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent
John Cook / TechFlash:
PopCap taps former F5 and Onyx exec as chief financial officer
Wall Street Journal:
Google Searches for Property Rights
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are Carriers Changing Their Tune on Mobile VoIP?
Discussion: the::unwired
Ryan Tate / Valleywag - Gawker:
We Think Rupert Murdoch's Bluffing on His Pay-Wall Pledge