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4:20 AM ET, August 16, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Hurd Deal Inflamed Board  —  H-P Chief's Surprise Settlement of Harassment Claim Contributed to His Ouster  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board decided to oust Mark Hurd Aug. 6 after the chief executive reached a sexual-harassment-claim settlement that directors thought impeded their probe of the claim …
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Marc Andreessen as Interim CEO of HP
Discussion: GigaOM, asymco, WebProNews and SiliconANGLE, Thanks:solsennet
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VCs And Super Angels: The War For The Entrepreneur  —  It's a lot like the Cold War - most of the really interesting fights among startup investors - and there are lots of them - occur behind the scenes.  Publicly everyone gets along just great.  But declining returns …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Wall Street Journal:
‘Super Angels’ Alight  —  No Longer Flying Solo, Big Investors Attract Others to Juice Start-Ups  —  Much of the venture-capital industry is undergoing a shakeout.  But a growing breed of start-up investors dubbed “super angels” is rapidly raising new money—and ratcheting up competition …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
‘Super angel’ Aydin Senkut raises $40M fund
Discussion: GigaOM
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Epic 4G review  —  Of the seemingly countless variants of the Galaxy S that Samsung's in the process of deploying around the globe, one stands out in a couple very unique (and important) ways: Sprint's Epic 4G.  The Epic hangs on to a couple of the Galaxy line's most important characteristics …
Discussion: Gizmodo and SlashGear
New York Times:
Hulu Is Seen as Readying to Go Public  —  Hulu, the rapidly growing hub for online television and movies, aims to go public through an offering that could value the company at more than $2 billion, according to people briefed on the matter.  In recent weeks, Hulu executives have begun talking …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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, MacStories and FM Blog
Cara Garretson / Computerworld:
Stupid data center tricks  —  Sure, technology causes its share of headaches, but human error accounts for roughly 70% of all data-center problems.  —  Computerworld - A university network brought to its knees when someone inadvertently plugged two network cables into the wrong hub.
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.
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 :-)
Discussion: eWeek, bijan sabet and tecosystems
Brad Reed / Computerworld:
LTE or not, WiMax 2 set to roll out in 2012  —  Network World - While LTE starts rolling out from major U.S. carriers in 2011, the WiMax Forum is hoping to have the so-called WiMax 2 standard up and ready to go by the start of 2012.  —  What WiMax 2 promises
Discussion: Neowin.net, Engadget and Gizmodo
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.
 
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Serkan Toto / Asiajin:
Yahoo Japan Buys Location-Based Mobile Advertising Company Cirius
Discussion: VentureBeat
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Startups Or Behemoths: Which Are We Going To Bet On?
Discussion: Information Arbitrage, Thanks:atul
Susanna G. Kim / New York Times:
New Satellites Aim to Offer Improved Internet Service
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
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Murdoch's New iPaper: One Last Tragic Roll Of The Digital Dice
 Earlier Items: 
Agence France Presse:
N.Korea uses Twitter for propaganda offensive
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Slide's History Indicates Google's Social Plans
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Conceptual USGA golf scoring app by Microsoft shows Windows Phone 7 apps done right
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Google to open ‘Google Ideas’ global technology think tank
Discussion: WebProNews and Pulse2, Thanks:llsethj
Josh Fruhlinger / InfoWorld:
It's not you, it's me: Microsoft kills IronRuby