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2:15 PM ET, August 31, 2009

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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  —  Gene Munster.  Photo: Piper Jaffray  —  No cheap, mass-market iPhone — ever.  A deal with Verizon or T-Mobile next summer.  And a $30 - $40 subscription TV service on iTunes that could compete with cable TV within the next year.
Discussion: The Loop, PC World and 9 to 5 Mac
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple May Sell 3 Million IPhones in China Next Year
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology  —  Microsoft's No. 1 rival is a household name, Google.  But a strong candidate for No. 2 is a company that is scarcely known outside the technology industry: VMware.  —  “VMware is definitely a threat,” said Gary Chen, an analyst at IDC, a research firm.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, TechFlash, Bits and GMSV, Thanks:atul
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware to step up data center automation game  —  VMware on Monday will roll out a product family dubbed vCenter to automate data center tasks and manage to service level agreements.  —  The announcements will kick off VMworld 2009 in San Francisco this week.
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 …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek set to launch ultra-thin notebooks using new Intel CPUs  —  Asustek Computer plans to launch two new ultra-thin notebooks using Intel's upcoming 45nm Celeron 743 and SU2300 CPUs on September 7, 2009, according to industry sources.  —  The new models will initially ship to areas including Taiwan, China and Europe.
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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.
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld and Macsimum News
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Ryan Faas / Computerworld:
What's the real deal with 64-bit computing in Snow Leopard?
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Hired Gun for Microsoft, in Pursuit of Google  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Qi Lu knows as well as anyone just how difficult it is to take on Google.  —  For nearly a decade, Mr. Lu played a leading role in building Yahoo's Internet search and advertising technologies.
Dan Dorfman / The Huffington Post:
SEC Investigating Apple Trading  —  Hey, have some investors been screwing around illegally with the shares of high-flying Apple, Inc., a superstar of the investment scene?  —  Apparently, the Securities & Exchange Commission is suspicious this may be the case and has kicked off an investigation …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Spider-Man Meets Mickey Mouse: Disney Buying Marvel For $4 Billion In Stock, Cash  —  The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is buying Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) and its 5,000-character roster for a cool $4 billion in stock and cash.  Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter will stay on to oversee …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: Disney CFO Tom Staggs: ‘Chance To Take Marvel To New Level’
Discussion: MediaMemo
BBC:
Thousands call for Turing apology  —  Thousands of people have signed a Downing Street petition calling for a posthumous government apology to World War II code breaker Alan Turing.  —  Writer Ian McEwan has just backed the campaign, which already has the support of scientist Richard Dawkins.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Samsung Application Store announced, the mobile mall gets a little more crowded  —  Oh, look, it's another place to buy bite-sized mobile apps, this one courtesy of Samsung.  The company isn't exactly new to the whole application store thing, launching a little outlet for Nokia users earlier this year …
John Cook / TechFlash:
iPhone app wins top honors at Microsoft sponsored event  —  Learn That Name, a new iPhone app designed to help people remember the names of people they bump into at events, won the most votes at Startup Weekend even though the 54-hour coding marathon was held on Microsoft's campus.
Discussion: LOOPRumors
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.
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon cuts BlackBerry Storm pricing to $50  —  It seems like only yesterday that Verizon gave the general public a first taste of the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's first and currently only touchscreen phone.  If you're a late adopter, we have awesome news for you: Verizon has reduced the price …
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
Tech21 iBand: Serious impact protection (proved on video)  —  Dragons' Den's Peter Jones must understand the anguish we all suffer when we drop our phones as his latest investment is in Tech21, a company that specialises in impact protection for mobile devices.
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
Cell Phone Use Increases Risk of Brain Tumors, New Study Finds  —  The International EMF Collaborative released a report to draw attention to studies linking brain tumors and cell phone use and debunking the findings of the Interphone studies.  The report emphasizes dangers of cell phone use …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Welcome Eric Eldon to Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games  —  Since Inside Facebook began in April 2006 and Inside Social Games began in April 2008, Facebook and the surrounding ecosystem of businesses reaching customers through the Facebook platform have grown tremendously.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Ginny Mies / PC World:
Hands-On: SanDisk Sansa Clip+  —  SanDisk's tiny, popular Sansa Clip flash-based MP3 player gets upgraded with a microSD slot and a slightly different name.  The Sansa Clip+ retains the same high quality audio and great value as the original, but the added storage slot gives the player even greater potential.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Fox Juices ‘Fringe’ Re-Runs with Twitter Twist  —  Fox is juicing its repeats of the TV series Fringe with a new Twitter twist.  The network will introduce this week “tweet-peats” — an on-screen scroll of Twitter messages from cast and producers that will appear during the episodes.
Laura Saunders / Wall Street Journal:
Is ‘Friending’ in Your Future?  Better Pay Your Taxes First  —  Tax deadbeats are finding someone actually reads their MySpace and Facebook postings: the taxman.  —  State revenue agents have begun nabbing scofflaws by mining information posted on social-networking Web sites …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time.com Looks For Cash In Social Net Real Estate
Discussion: Fast Company and MarketingVOX
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
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Discussion: DSLreports and Gawker
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
After Microsoft-Yahoo Deal, SEO Isn't Just About Google Anymore
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Sun's Q4 loss feeds talk Oracle will sell hardware unit
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
HP Labs researchers shift focus to bottom line
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google May Hand Over Caribbean Journalists' IP Addresses
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Did AT&T get a sour apple when it snagged the iPhone?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Lost or stolen Kindle? Amazon says you're out of luck
Discussion: MobileContentToday, Thanks:atul