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8:15 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.
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.
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
Discussion: I4U News and IntoMobile
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.
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: InformationWeek, The Social and Pulse2, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sale of iLike to MySpace-$13.5 Million in Cash, $6 Million …
Discussion: Music Ally and Digits, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
New Privacy Lawsuit Throws The Kitchen Sink At Facebook  —  A new lawsuit filed against Facebook in the Superior Court of California in Orange County is one of the more entertaining documents we've had the pleasure of reading recently.  A lot of lawsuits against Facebook are fairly serious …
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Associated Press:
California users file civil suit against Facebook
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
Lars-Göran Nilsson / Pocket-lint.com:
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema goes 720p  —  The humble webcam hasn't changed much over the past couple of years with most models topping out at about 2 Megapixels, but it now seems like Microsoft is about to change this with the soon to launch LifeCam Cinema.  —  This is the first consumer webcam to support 720p video at 30fps.
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: GottaBeMobile.com and I4U News
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).
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.
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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Louis Gray:
Progress Being Made On Twitter's Network After 10 Days of Attacks  —  After an initial wave of attacks brought the popular micromessaging service to a standstill, as well as a host of other social networking sites, on August 7th, the Twitter team has been fighting to turn the tide …
Electronista:
iPhone 3GS bestselling phone in Japan  —  Apple's third iPhone generation has ousted Japan's own phone manufacturers for the top sales spot in the country, according to market data from Gfk Japan.  The 32GB iPhone 3GS was the most popular phone in Japan during July and outsold …
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 …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
MSI to be first to launch Pine Trail-M netbooks in December, claim sources  —  Micro-Star International (MSI) has decided to take the initiative among global vendors to launch netbooks based on Pine Trail-M in December 2009 although Intel reportedly has decided to postpone offering …
Discussion: Softpedia News and SlashGear
Everything TypePad:
The Best of Both Worlds: Microblogging on TypePad  —  As a TypePad member, you can have the best of both worlds: a full blog and a microblog-style blog.  A TypePad microblog allows you a quick and easy way to share your favorite videos, images and articles with your friends and followers.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Sydney Morning Herald:
Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires  —  Exclusive: An Australian Federal Police boast, on the ABC's Four Corners program, about officers breaking up an underground hacker forum, has backfired after hackers broke into a federal police computer system.
Discussion: The Register and ABC News
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Smartphone wars - BlackBerry's plan to win  —  Locked in an epic battle with Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion has managed to grow bigger and more dominant than ever.  But the competition is about to get tougher.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — For two Canadian guys who've spent …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:mgcreed
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Wi-Fi via White Spaces  —  A network design that uses old TV spectrum could produce better long-range wireless connectivity.  —  Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations.  The blueprints for a computer network that uses …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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 …
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.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Modu going touchscreen, confirmed for UK 2010  —  EXCLUSIVE: CEO says new model on the cards  —  Modu has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it is working on a new touchscreen device which it plans to launch in the UK, US, Japan and Western Europe in 2010.  —  The device, currently called Modu 2 …
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.
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 …
Evan Selleck / SlashGear:
CDMA Development Group Announces Improvements with SVDO  —  Are you on one of the CDMA networks out there?  Here in the States, that boils down to Sprint or Verizon, and it means that you're probably wishing you could be doing a few things here and there.  Like talking on the phone and surfing …
Shane Robison / Forbes:
HP Rethinks Energy  —  Data centers are just the start.  —  In Wynyard, a small village on the northeastern coast of England, a non-descript warehouse contains the kernel of a revolutionary approach to the energy crisis.  —  Inside, Hewlett-Packard is building one of the most powerful—and sustainable—data centers in the world.
Discussion: Techdirt, Thanks:hpnews
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Ryan Tate / Valleywag - Gawker:
We Think Rupert Murdoch's Bluffing on His Pay-Wall Pledge