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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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
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.
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: joestump.net
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 …
Discussion: Edible Apple and Macsimum News
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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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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?
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.
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.
Discussion: digg.com
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
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
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.
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
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.
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Google Translate now speaks 51 languages  —  We spend a lot of time thinking about how information travels around the globe.  After all, there are Googlers living and working in dozens of countries — and we're pretty sure our products are used in many more.
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 …
 
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon “Enhanced Multimedia Phones” …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Twitter's Growth Drives NTT Expansion
Discussion: NTT America and TechCrunch
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Adobe Buys Business Catalyst / GoodBarry
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Can newspaper publishers survive this revenue freefall? …
Discussion: Mashable! and Reflections of a Newsosaur, Thanks:atul
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Augmented Reality for iPhone May Not Come Next Month After All
Discussion: NPR Blogs and GPS Obsessed
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Opera 10 to emerge Tuesday
Discussion: Computerworld, paidContent and 901am
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Leica's New Camera Unveiling on Collision Course With iPods
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
On the Eve Of Its First Birthday, Yahoo Quietly Shuts Down Indian …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Music Video JV Site Vevo Raising Money At $300 Million Valuation
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars coming to iPhone
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time.com Looks For Cash In Social Net Real Estate
Discussion: Fast Company and MarketingVOX
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology
Discussion: TechFlash, Microsoft Watch, GMSV and Bits, Thanks:atul