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10:35 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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Tops In Search Satisfaction According To Pre-Bing Survey  —  On an annual basis the University of Michigan puts out the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Business report, sponsored and administered by Foresee Results.  Among the things the index examines is consumer satisfaction with search engines.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple tops annual customer satisfaction survey, but lead shrinks
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Electronista
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 …
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Associated Press:
California users file civil suit against Facebook
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
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: A VC, InformationWeek, hypebot and The Social, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sale of iLike to MySpace-$13.5 Million in Cash, $6 Million …
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.
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).
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
PS3 price cuts appear in print, must be real (update: 'new exciting Playstation 3')  —  As the story goes, a Kotaku reader just received these PS3 posters (now posted after the break) into the FYE shop where he works.  You'll notice that the “new low price” is augmented with a “while supplies last” …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Apptio raises $14 million from Andreessen fund  —  August is supposed to be a quiet month, but the tech deals just keep coming.  —  Whether it marks a recovery or not, money's starting to flow, including a $14 million financing round that Bellevue enterprise startup Apptio is announcing today.
Discussion: TechFlash and Dealscape
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Exploding iPhones are “isolated cases”, Apple tells EU  —  Apple has responded to the European Commission's enquiry concerning widely reported cases of exploding iPhones, saying these are “isolated incidents”.  —  Officials in Brussels this morning confirmed Apple to be investigating possible causes …
Discussion: Agence France Presse
EU Press Room:
EU invests a fresh € 18 million in future ultra high-speed mobile internet  —  As of 1 January 2010, the EU will invest € 18 million into research that will underpin next generation 4G mobile networks.  The European Commission just decided to start the process of funding research …
Discussion: HEXUS.channel and UMPCPortal
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: Softpedia News and TechCrunch
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
WaPo Closing Hyperlocal Site LoudounExtra  —  Meanwhile, as bigger portals continue to buy local sites (Patch, EveryBlock), newspapers continue to close them: latest example is Washington Post (NYSE: WPO), which is closing its only standalone local site LoudonExtra, two years after the hyperlocal site launched.
Discussion: All Points Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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.
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
Qwest Communications:
Qwest Issues 60-Day Notice to Qwest Wireless Customers  —  Effective Oct. 31, Qwest Wireless Service Will No Longer Be Available  —  Starting today, Qwest Wireless customers will begin to receive notification that they have 60 days to switch their Qwest Wireless service to another wireless provider.
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 …
Craig Labovitz / Arbor Networks Security:
What Europeans do at Night  —  The New York Times recently had an interesting piece on the changing daily Internet usage patterns in the US.  The basic gist of the article was Americans are using the Internet more than in the past and starting to twitter / surf / email much earlier in the day.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Wireless Power Spec Nears Completion  —  A group of companies dedicated to wireless power has moved closer to a final specification, and set a procedure and logo in place for interoperability.  —  The Wireless Power Consortium specification announced version 0.95 on Monday, and released a …
Discussion: Gearlog
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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