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11:10 AM ET, August 3, 2010

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple's plan for Lala cloudier than ever  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A speedy launch of an iTunes cloud-music service hasn't materialized the way many at the large record companies expected.  —  The thinking among some music insiders was that once Apple acquired the proper music licenses …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
With iPad, Apple is No. 3 in portables  —  If you count tablets as notebook PCs, Apple just passed Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Deutsche Bank  —  Apple is usually considered an also-ran in the global PC market.  —  But the chart at right …
Douglas Soltys / Inside BlackBerry:
BlackBerry 6 New York City Event Live Chat!  —  Hi friends!  We're in New York City this morning for a special BlackBerry® 6 related media event.  To make sure you can join in on the fun, we've set up the live chat above.  Below is the speaker list for the event (there may be a few extra surprises as well!):
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   BlackBerry Torch goes live on AT&T's site
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Multiple Sign-in, Now Available  —  Google is rolling out a feature I mentioned in a previous post: signing in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously from the same browser.  When you go to the Google accounts page, you might see a new option: “multiple sign-in”.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket  —  Heavy Foursquare users, you have a new app to get immediately.  Future Checkin is an app that allows you to check-in to your favorite Foursquare venues automatically when you're near them.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks must be stopped  —  Let's be clear: WikiLeaks is not a news organization; it is a criminal enterprise.  Its reason for existence is to obtain classified national security information and disseminate it as widely as possible — including to the United States' enemies.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Wikileaks draws criticism, censorship threats
Discussion: Geek.com, ArabCrunch English and p2pnet
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Here's how much data 3G FaceTime uses  —  Many people are curious to know how much data FaceTime over 3G actually uses.  We put two iPhone 4s to the test, one running FaceTime over 3G, and took before and after screenshots of the data.  As you will see, if you do the math …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Spotify Who?  Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals  —  It's been two months to the day since Rdio launched in the States - check out Erick's review if you're interested in learning more about the (awesome) social music service.  —  But until today …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big is Amazon's Cloud Computing Business?  Find Out  —  It goes without saying that with its array of web services, Amazon has transformed the computing landscape and nurtured what is generically known as the cloud computing industry.  By turning expensive storage and computing hardware …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
No E-Books Allowed in This Establishment  —  A few weeks ago I decided to mosey over to a local Manhattan coffee shop for an afternoon cappuccino.  —  After placing my order I sat down at a table and pulled out my Amazon Kindle.  —  I barely made it a sentence into the e-book I was reading …
Chris Pendleton / Bing:
Bing Maps Adds OpenStreetMap  —  OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the newest layer for Bing Maps and the newest Bing Map App in the gallery.  The map app, dubbed simply, “OpenStreetMap” loads OSM maps as a new map style option.  OpenStreetMap follows a similar concept as Wikipedia …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
You are not an eyeball: Why tracking is the ad biz's last gasp  —  Marketers are following you around on the Internet.  They don't know your name but they know what you do, what you buy, where you buy it, what you're interested in, and more.  The sites you visit collect this information …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPad Reader Pulse Teams Up With Posterous To Make You A News Aggregator  —  Alphonso Labs' Pulse app for the iPad provides a beautiful way to read your favorite feeds.  Unfortunately, compared to the newer entry Flipboard, it's not very socially personalized.  An update tonight hopes to change that.
Economist:
The end of Wintel  —  As Microsoft and Intel move apart, computing becomes multipolar  —  THEY were the Macbeths of information technology (IT): a wicked couple who seized power and abused it in bloody and avaricious ways.  Or so critics of Microsoft and Intel used to say …
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous:
Apple is run like a huge startup.  The key to great products is small teams  —  One of my favorite and most-used iPhone apps is Apple's Remote app.  It lets me remotely control iTunes, which is streaming to my living room stereo via an Airport Express.  But why hasn't it been updated in over 8 months?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, iLounge, TiPb and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Amazon: We have 70-80 percent of e-book market  —  Recently, I sat down with Ian Freed, an Amazon vice president in charge of the Kindle, to get a sneak peek at the new Kindles and discuss e-books and the Kindle business in general.  Naturally, a good portion of the conversation centered …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Primer on the Law  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on everyone from Al Capone to John Dillinger to the Unabomber.  Its latest adversary: Wikipedia.  —  The bureau wrote a letter in July to the Wikimedia Foundation …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Sublets Huge Building From Google, Wants Startups To Move In  —  Google apparently has a lot of empty office space in Silicon Valley laying around under long term leases.  One three story building - all 225,000 square feet of it - was just subleased by Google to AOL.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Latest Launch Brings China Closer to ‘GPS’ Of Its Own  —  At 5:30 on Sunday morning, the Chinese government fired a Long March 3A rocket into orbit.  It carried a navigation satellite — the fifth in a planned constellation of 30 or more Beidou orbiters that Beijing hopes will soon rival America's Global Positioning System.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Affiliate Link Startup VigLink Buys Rival DrivingRevenue  —  VigLink, a Google-backed startup that helps publishers monetize the traffic they send to e-commerce sites, is buying more established rival DrivingRevenue.  Like VigLink, which launched its service earlier this year …
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter to Require Password Reset for Those Who Bought Followers  —  Twitter is requiring password resets for users who signed up for “suspicious” third-party programs that promise to automatically (or magically) get them followers.  Twitter usually pushes out password resets to users whose accounts …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Echo Brings Comments To Your Homepage With Real-Time River  —  Echo, a comment platform with a strong focus on real-time, has launched the latest addition to its suite of products: the Real-Time River, which allows publishers to tie real-time comments directly into portions of their sites that are typically static.
 
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Botnet with 60GB of stolen data cracked wide open
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Android's Serious Piracy Problem Costs Developers Big Money
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Releases “Canary Build” of Chrome for the Early, Early Adopters