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10:00 PM ET, August 15, 2010

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 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Acquire Like.com After Leaving Them At The Altar In 2005  —  In late 2005 Google was on the verge of acquiring a company called Riya - the first real attempt at image facial recognition and tagging for consumers.  Google eventually walked away from Riya, and the company trudged on.
Discussion: Erictric and Pulse2, Thanks:bobcaswell
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Snaps Up Chai Labs  —  In yet another small acquisition, Facebook has bought Chai Labs, several sources said.  —  BoomTown could not confirm the price for the purchase of the content-focused start-up, but it is likely to be around $10 million and more focused on acquiring talent.
Discussion: CNET News and Pulse2
James Gosling / On a New Road:
Quite the firestorm  —  The last couple of days have been quite an entertaining firestorm of press and blog-o-sphere commentary.  Lots of questions were brought up that give me a bottomless supply of blog topics.  I hope I have the common sense to not write on most of them :-)
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Wall Street Journal:
Slow Start for Apple's iAds  —  Apple Inc. is facing some early challenges in its closely watched mobile advertising foray, with some ad campaigns experiencing delays as agencies attempt to learn the new system amid Apple's tight control over the creative process, according to ad executives.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Agence France Presse:
N.Korea uses Twitter for propaganda offensive  —  SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea's propaganda campaign has surged into the 21st century with a new Twitter account, hot on the heals of its foray into video with clips posted on YouTube.  —  South Korea blocks the site and few in North Korea have access even to a computer.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Murdoch's New iPaper: One Last Tragic Roll Of The Digital Dice  —  “Rupert Murdoch To Launch New National Newspaper”.  —  As headlines go, that's up there with “DeLorean To Unveil New ‘Gull-Wing’ Car”, “Freddy Laker Reveals Trans-Atlantic Airline Plans” and “Charge! says Light Brigade” …
Discussion: broadstuff
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Felix Salmon:
The huge obstacles facing Murdoch's new tablet newspaper
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Google to open ‘Google Ideas’ global technology think tank  —  Hoping to apply technology solutions to solve the world's problems, Google is hiring Washington technology insider Jared Cohen.  —  Jared Cohen in 2007.  Image Credit: Washington Life Magazine
Discussion: Pulse2, Thanks:llsethj
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Conceptual USGA golf scoring app by Microsoft shows Windows Phone 7 apps done right  —  With the developer momentum building behind Windows Phone 7, there's a lot of work-in-progress applications flying around.  Although many of them show a lot of potential, it's easy to get distracted …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
‘Super angel’ Aydin Senkut raises $40M fund  —  Felicis Ventures, the firm created by early Googler (and VentureBeat investor) Aydin Senkut, just announced that it has raised $40 million.  It's the firm's first institutional fund.  —  Felicis says it will continue to focus on early-stage mobile and Internet investments.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and GigaOM
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
iPadversaries!  32 Tablets, Slates, Pads, and More  —  Why are iPads selling as fast as Apple's Chinese subcontractors can crank them out?  In part, it's because the iPad has a suddenly-hot product category pretty much to itself.  Before scuttlebutt that Apple was working on a tablet started to heat up …
Susanna G. Kim / New York Times:
New Satellites Aim to Offer Improved Internet Service  —  Satellite companies have been the also-rans of Internet providers.  —  They serve a little more than one million customers, most in rural areas that have no other options.  Their services can be painfully slow and cost twice as much as high-speed broadband.
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Apple hires NFC expert as mobile commerce product manager  —  Benjamin Vigier has been involved in the development of near field communication technology since 2004 and most recently was product manager for mobile wallet, payment and NFC at mobile payments specialists mFoundry.  —  EDGING CLOSER TO NFC?
Discussion: MacRumors and Electronista
 
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 More Items: 
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Leaked Intel roadmap details Sandy Bridge CPUs, expands SSD lineup?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com:
Why Playfish is rooting for Google Me
Discussion: Financial Times
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Slide's History Points to Google's Social Plans
Josh Fruhlinger / InfoWorld:
It's not you, it's me: Microsoft kills IronRuby
Agam Shah / Network World:
Dual-core smartphones on the horizon
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Groupon + Foursquare = GroupTabs, Group Deals for Check-Ins
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
I Love The Smell Of OAuth In The Morning. OAuthpocalypse Now!
Discussion: Andy Beard
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Suit alleges Disney, other top sites spied on users
Discussion: Techie Buzz and New York Times
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Man Scrawls World's Biggest Message With GPS ‘Pen’
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Real Reason for Ousting H.P.'s Chief
 

 
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