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5:25 PM ET, August 30, 2009

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scobleizer's posterous:
Why Twitter is underhyped and is probably worth five to 10 billion dollars  —  OK, this summer I've been to a lot of different places.  London.  New York.  Boulder.  Seattle.  Hollywood.  Los Angeles.  Indianapolis.  San Antonio.  In each place it's become obvious how much Twitter has taken over the world.
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Fred / A VC:
Is Speculating On What Private Companies Are Worth A Good Idea?  —  Robert Scoble wrote a post at 4am on the road in Indianapolis last night proclaiming that Twitter is “probably worth $5bn to $10bn.”  This is not the first time that someone has used a blog post to speculate on what a private company is worth.
Robin Harris / Storage Bits:
Apple kicks ZFS in the butt  —  It's official: ZFS - a kick-butt file systemis nowhere to be seen in the latest release of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard.  Even though it appeared in 10.5 Server, and was expected to become the default file system at some point, Apple has abandoned the Sun-developed ZFS, the first 21st century file system.
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Christopher Saunders / Internetnews Blog:
Apple's Snow Leopard puts the industry to shame  —  Source: Apple News and analysis of Apple's new release of OS X — version 10.6, dubbed “Snow Leopard” — have already begun making the rounds this week.  With the update going on sale today, you're certain to have seen...  But it's not.
Discussion: TUAW
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Man uses ‘Find My iPhone’ to locate his iPhone... and three robbery suspects  —  It's the moment every iPhone owner dreads — but secretly dreams about.  You're walking in a dark alley (or near the intersection of Amberson Avenue and Amberson Place in Shadyside, in this case) and three men approach, one brandishing a gun.
Geoff Cook / TechCrunch:
Why Don't Teens Tweet?  We Asked Over 10,000 of Them.  —  This guest post is written by Geoff Cook, cofounder and CEO of social networking site myYearbook.  Everything about Twitter is looking up these days, except for a few pesky uptime issues of course.  But a number of recent reports …
William Skidelsky / Guardian:
Google's plan for world's biggest online library: philanthropy or act of piracy?  —  Google has already scanned 10 million books in its bid to digitise the contents of the world's major libraries, but a copyright battle now threatens the project, with Amazon and Microsoft joining authors and publishers opposed to the scheme.
Discussion: The Register
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
When the Apple tablet comes out, are you in?  —  The gadget industry is waiting in suspense, wondering if you're going to buy an Apple tablet.  Because if you do, they're going to flip the production-line on switch.  —  Apple has a knack for creating new categories of devices.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
TV facing ‘iTunes moment’ warns Microsoft's Ashley Highfield  —  Television industry must act soon or face losing control of its online presence to brand such as Apple, says Highfield  —  The TV industry has as little as two years to create viable digital businesses or face a version of the …
The Volokh Conspiracy:
Lori Drew Opinion Handed Down — Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss on Vagueness Grounds:  —  Readers who are following the Lori Drew case know that back on July 2, Judge Wu “tentatively” ruled that he was going to overturn the jury verdict.  At the time, however, Judge Wu stressed that his decision …
Discussion: Slashdot
Howard Owens:
The Newspaper Original Sin: Keeping online units tethered to the mother ship  —  Alan Mutter started it.  He said the newspapers “Original Sin” was not charging for online content from the beginning.  —  He was wrong, of course — many newspapers tried and failed at paid content online in the early days …
Cal Bear / sanfranmag.com:
Home is where the brain is  —  The only-in-America story of Gaurav Rajani, one of thousands of ambitious, conflicted Indian engineers whose exodus from Silicon Valley could someday turn the Bay Area into the Detroit of high-tech.  —  By Benjamin Schrier, Photograph by Michael Rubenstein
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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