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11:10 PM ET, August 31, 2009

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
More Alleged Screenshots Of Google Chrome OS.  My, What Big Icons You Have.  —  We've just received a pair of screenshots that may be of Google's upcoming Chrome OS operating system.  Google announced the entirely browser-based OS in July, and since then a number of alleged screenshots …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple expected to offer iPhone on new U.S. carriers within a year  —  Apple's worldwide single-carrier exclusivity model for each nation is seen as fleeting, as a new report suggests the iPhone could be available for carriers other than AT&T in the U.S. within a year.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Munster on $10 iPhones, $30 TV subscriptions, moving beyond AT&T
Discussion: The Loop, 9 to 5 Mac and PC World
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple holding ‘rock and roll’ themed event, September 9th  —  And just like that, Apple's yearly iPod event is happening.  According to an email we've just received, it looks like all those rumors we heard turned out to be true.  The big A will be holding the proceedings at the Yerba Buena Center …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
How to play next week's iPod event
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mattpol
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Gets a Fuzzy Signal on Apple's iPhone  —  Did AT&T get a sour apple when it snagged the iPhone?  —  Maybe.  AT&T's exclusive right to offer Apple's smart phone over the past two years has attracted new customers, and at least initially enhanced the phone company's image.
comScore, Inc.:
Global Search Market Draws More than 100 Billion Searches per Month  —  Google Sites Leads Global Search Market with 67 Percent Market Share  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world today released a study of the global search market showing …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Interview: His Thoughts On Search, Books, News, Mobile, Competition And More  —  A week ago I had a chance to sit down for a hour-long one on one interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  There were no rules, and the whole interview was on the record.  Part of the interview was on video as well.
Discussion: scobleizer's posterous, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog:
Jim Breyer Scores Big With Disney's Marvel Acquisition  —  As the third largest direct shareholder in Marvel Entertainment, Breyer stands to make nearly $5 million once Disney's acquisition of the superhero company closes.  —  Disney said this morning that it plans to pay $4 billion in cash and stock for Marvel.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Google Makes Grab for Hollywood Dollars  —  Want to Watch a Trailer?  Google Has a Search Ad for That  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's not a surprise, perhaps, that “John Hughes” and “Inglourious Basterds” were breakout search terms on Google in the past month or so.
Discussion: paidContent
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
HTC Touch Pro2 officially launching on September 8th, $349.99  —  We're willing to forgive the horrible quality on these press mock ups of Sprint's HTC Touch Pro2 because, well, we're just way too happy to see this sucker get official to care.  Are you a current or prospective Sprint subscriber?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Check Out The Future Of Television!  —  No matter how much effort TV networks and cable companies put into trying to keep the TV world from changing, the future is coming.  —  And it's awesome!  —  Check out this live online coverage of the first day of the US Open.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and NewTeeVee
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Improves Its Share Functionality; Still Not As Good As FriendFeed's  —  Of the 7 bookmarklets I have installed on my web browser, the Facebook Share one is the one I use the least.  Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of sharing stuff on Facebook, but the Share functionality is too slow and too clunky.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple: The New Microsoft  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  In a decade, Apple (AAPL) has gone from niche-market roadkill to a company whose growing dominance and competitive tactics in a booming market are thrilling investors, angering competitors, and drawing regulatory scrutiny.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Sony to distribute Google browser  —  Google has forged a distribution alliance with Sony's PC division and is in talks with other computer makers as it looks to promote its well-regarded but little-used Chrome browser.  —  The renewed efforts to expand the reach of Chrome come a year …
Discussion: industry.bnet.com, Digits and Mashable!
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Live Current Sells Call.com Domain Name for $1.1 Million  —  Live Current sells Call.com domain name for seven figures.  —  Live Current Media has sold the domain name Call.com for $1.1 million through domain brokerage Sedo.  —  The domain has a storied history.
Discussion: TechCrunch and 901am
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple's new OS geared for multicore future  —  Apple began shipping Snow Leopard on Friday, but the true importance of the Mac OS X update likely will emerge well afterward.  —  That's because Mac OS X 10.6 begins a longer-term Apple attempt to get ahead by cracking a problem facing …
New York Times:
Stopping Start-Ups  —  VARIOUS pieces of legislation now making their way through Congress would require private pools of investment capital to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The goal is to curtail abuses and protect the public from questionable practices.
Hadley Leggett / Wired Science:
Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text  —  Starting this fall, you'll have a new reason to trust the information you find on Wikipedia: An optional feature called “WikiTrust” will color code every word of the encyclopedia based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rolling Stone's Web Failure Wasn't So Shabby, After All.  But Now What?  —  Conventional wisdom of the day: Magazine mogul Jann Wenner, the man who made his mark with Rolling Stone in the '60s and '70s and then again with US Weekly this decade, has blown it on the Web.  And now it's too late for him to catch up.
Discussion: Mediaweek and Gawker
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Icahn Cuts Stake In Yahoo; Still Believes in ‘Wisdom’ of Partnership With Microsoft  —  Entities associated with investor Carl Icahn have sold 12.7 million shares of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) stock—or about 16 percent of their total holdings in the company—in what they are calling a move to “balance” their portfolios.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and NBC Bay Area
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Report: Netbooks Now A Fifth Of All Portable Computer Shipments  —  Maybe it's because they are cheap.  Maybe it's because they are small.  Or maybe it's just because people don't need computers for much more than Net access these days.  But the popularity of netbook computers keeps growing.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Music Video JV Site Vevo Raising Money At $300 Million Valuation  —  Vevo, the Hulu-like site for music videos which for now is a JV between Universal Music, Sony Music and YouTube, is out raising money at a $300 million valuation, we have learned from multiple sources.
Grant Gross / PC World:
EMC Acquires Cloud Support Vendor FastScale  —  EMC has acquired FastScale Technology, a vendor of software for data centers, in an effort to focus on supporting private cloud infrastructures, the company announced Monday.  —  With the acquisition, EMC will focus on increasing the performance …
PC World:
Unpatched Flaw Could Take Down Microsoft's IIS Server  —  Tough Tech: Rugged Gear That Can Survive Almost Any Calamity  —  Worried about dropping your cell phone in the pool?  Getting caught in the rain with your laptop?  Pushing your camera off of a ledge?  These sturdy gadgets can survive all that and more.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Opera 10 to emerge Tuesday  —  Opera Software will release version 10 of its browser Tuesday, a new version of software that has loyal fans but not as much adoption as several rivals.  —  The Norwegian company says Opera 10 has better performance, a Turbo mode for slow Internet connections …
Discussion: paidContent, Computerworld and 901am
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Twitter's Growth Drives NTT Expansion  —  Driven by the rapid growth of Twitter, NTT America is expanding its data center footprint.  NTT America confirmed today that it has leased 15,000 square feet of data center space in Santa Clara, citiing “rapidly growing customer demand” for data center resources.
Discussion: NTT America and TechCrunch
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Wal-mart pushes deeper into Amazon ecommerce territory  —  Wal-Mart today launched a new ecommerce initiative, adding a million items to its online store through partnerships with outside vendors.  In doing so, the Arkansas-based big-box chain is moving more and more into online rival Amazon.com's turf.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
iWalk gains $21M, loses Negroponte  —  iWalk, a startup in Cambridge, Mass., that builds “wearable devices for human augmentation” has announced a $21 million Series B round led by Cambridge-based General Catalyst Partners.  GCP partner John Simon has taken a seat on the board …
Discussion: alarm:clock
 
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John Cook / TechFlash:
iPhone app wins top honors at Microsoft sponsored event
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, TechFlash, GMSV and Bits, Thanks:atul