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7:25 AM ET, September 1, 2009

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New York Times:
EBay Is Said to Have a Deal to Sell Skype  —  SAN FRANCISCO — EBay plans to announce on Tuesday a deal to sell its Skype Internet calling division to a group of private investors, according to two people briefed on the company's plans.  —  The investment group is likely to include Andreessen Horowitz …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Sale Nears: Why eBay Shareholders Should Be Mad  —  If you are an eBay shareholder it is time for your to get mad for the sheer incompetency of the management.  First they paid the top dollar for Skype back in 2005, making billionaires out of Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis.
Discussion: The VoIP Weblog
Matt Hall / Larva Labs:
Android Market Sales, Are Those Tears or is it Raining in Here?  —  There's been a lot of speculation lately about the size of the Apple App Store, most recently based on some numbers from AdMob which are summarized over at GigaOM.  They came to the conclusion that the app store is worth $200M monthly …
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Android Developer Still Optimistic Despite Making A Paltry $62.39 A Day
Discussion: All Facebook and Electronista
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review  —  In June of 2004, during the WWDC keynote address, Steve Jobs revealed Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to developers and the public for the first time.  When the finished product arrived in April of 2005, Tiger was the biggest, most important …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Opera 10 browser is here  —  The Opera 10 browser is now ready to download for Windows, Linux, and Mac three months after the beta first emerged (hands-on Opera 10 beta review).  —  If you've been keeping up with the beta updates, the final build of the cross-platform browser shouldn't surprise you.
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 …
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Another Popular Developer Lays The Smack Down On Apple's App Store  —  Another day, another story of Apple's ridiculous App Store approval policies gone awry.  Joe Stump, the former lead architect for Digg who is well known in the developer community, has posted an entirely NSFW rant to his blog …
Discussion: The Register and joestump.net
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Did Google Street View spot rapist/kidnapper Garrido?  —  A followup on this earlier BB post about the wacko blog and gadget hallucinations of kidnapper/rapist (now also a murder suspect) Phillip Garrido.  —  Weighing in on that post, an astute BB commenter noticed that if you do a Google Maps search …
Discussion: Mashable! and Gawker
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Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:   Orbitz Uses Street View: Another Sign That Mashups Are Serious
Lionel Laurent / Forbes:
Nokia Delays U.S. Music Launch  —  The unlimited-download service won't be released this year in the U.S. as planned.  —  LONDON — After promising earlier this year that a 2009 U.S. launch for the service was in the works, Nokia told Forbes on Monday that it has now been pushed back to 2010.
Discussion: Mobile Roar, Reuters and Gizmodo
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 …
Chris / cdixon.org:
New York City is poised for a tech revival  —  One thing that was puzzling about the “web 2.0 boom” from 2003-2008 was how irrelevant the East Coast, and particular New York City, was compared to the first dot-com boom.  There were a few big hits - Right Media comes to mind - and a big near miss …
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.
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.
Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC co-founder kills himself  —  Street kid, entrepreneur and ambassador  —  Obituary Richard Egan, the colourful and vigorous co-founder of EMC, went into a linen cupboard of his home at the Four Seasons condominiums on Boylston Street, Boston, and shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Friday …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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?
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
Matt Holliday / Inside Facebook:
Friends Checker Tracks Who's Removing You From Their Facebook Friends List  —  Last week, Facebook reminded users that when they ignore friend requests the requesting party is not notified, but a new Greasemonkey script lets users know if someone they're already friends with removes them …
Discussion: Mashable!
Vik Singh / delicious blog:
How SPEAR Identifies Domain Experts within Delicious  —  At the SIGIR 2009 conference, we had the great fortune of learning about a new academic research project that aims to discover the top authoritative users and links in social networking services like delicious.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac clone maker sues Apple over Snow Leopard  —  Psystar claims it's just like Microsoft, Google in new antitrust lawsuit filed in Florida  —  Computerworld - Mac clone maker Psystar last week sued Apple for a second time, charging that it illegally ties the new Snow Leopard operating system to its hardware.
Discussion: Macsimum News, PC World, eWeek and CNET News
Douglas MacMillan / Tech Beat:
Can Hulu's High Prices Hold?  —  This fall, new episodes of The Office, 30 Rock, and other hit shows will keep millions of online eyeballs glued to Hulu.  But some advertisers are reluctant to pay the high rates the online video startup is charging to reach those audiences, and have started weighing their options elsewhere.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Qualcomm Hit With Restraining Order Over Smartbook Name  —  The trademark fight we first covered recently over the “smartbook” trademark in Germany has heated up as we have received word that Qualcomm has been hit with a restraining order in Germany over the use of the term.
 
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon “Enhanced Multimedia Phones” …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Improves Its Share Functionality; Still Not As Good As FriendFeed's
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rolling Stone's Web Failure Wasn't So Shabby, After All.  But Now What?
Discussion: Mediaweek and Gawker
Grant Gross / PC World:
EMC Acquires Cloud Support Vendor FastScale
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
iWalk gains $21M, loses Negroponte
Discussion: alarm:clock
 Earlier Items: 
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Can newspaper publishers survive this revenue freefall? …
Discussion: Mashable! and Reflections of a Newsosaur, Thanks:atul
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple: The New Microsoft
Discussion: digg.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Augmented Reality for iPhone May Not Come Next Month After All
Discussion: NPR Blogs and GPS Obsessed
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog:
Jim Breyer Scores Big With Disney's Marvel Acquisition
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Leica's New Camera Unveiling on Collision Course With iPods
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple holding ‘rock and roll’ themed event, September 9th