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11:30 PM ET, August 17, 2010

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Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.  Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism.
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Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing:
Is the web really dead?  —  Wired uses this graph to illustrate Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff's claim that the world wide web is “dead.”  Their feature, The Web is Dead.  Long Live the Internet, is live at Wired's own website.  Without commenting on the article's argument …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Web Isn't Dead; It's Just Continuing to Evolve
Discussion: Joyeur
Sam Kennedy / 1UP.com:
Google Shows the Future of Browser Games  —  Google's game developer advocate Mark DeLoura demonstrates the Google App store and more.  —  Earlier today at GDC Europe, which takes place before Gamescom this week in Germany, Google's new game developer advocate Mark DeLoura …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Chrome Web Store Slated For October Launch, Google Taking A Mere 5% Cut Of Revenue  —  Google's app store for the web is almost ready for business.  —  Gaming portal 1Up.com has detailed a presentation given by Google developer advocates Mark DeLoura and Michael Mahemoff at GDC Europe …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV Is a Tough Sell Among Would-Be Partners  —  Google Inc. is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service that encroaches on their turf.  —  The service will allow people to watch and search cable …
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Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Mystery Liquidmetal Product Revealed...  [Competition Answer]  —  There's been a lot of speculation that Apple will use space-age Liquidmetal alloys to make morphing iPhones or other sci-fi technology, but the company has already used the exotic alloy — and in the most unlikely place.
Grooveshark:
What Happened to the Grooveshark iPhone App?  —  After over a year of diligently working, last week marked us leaping through all the hoops necessary to finally offer what is far-and-away our most-requested feature: a Grooveshark app for the iPhone.  Obviously the last few days …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Android's Pursuit of the Biggest Losers  —  The mobile phone market is intertwined with the telecommunications industry which is vast and there are numerous competitors which are much more dynamic and better capitalized than the moribund PC or music player vendors.
Discussion: GigaOM and Daring Fireball
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes CafeMom for $100 Million Acquisition  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo is eager to close a deal to acquire CafeMom, a social-networking and community site aimed at mothers, in a move aimed at turbocharging its often-meandering strategy in the important women's space.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus  —  Broadband providers in the US have long hawked their wares in “up to” terms.  You know—"up to" 10Mbps, where “up to” sits like a tiny pebble beside the huge font size of the raw number.  —  In reality, no one gets these speeds.
Discussion: PC World and DSLreports
Spencer Ante / Digits:
Amazon's $99 BlackBerry Torch Puts Pressure on Retailers  —  Amazon.com has used aggressive price discounts to carve out a dominant position in print and electronic books.  Now, it is using similar tactics to gain share in the cellphone market.  —  The retailer is selling …
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Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch:
Bad News For RIM: Only 150,000 Torches Sold At Launch?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Rolling Stone Offers ‘A Big Fat Thanks’ To The RIAA For Screwing Up Music Online [Updated]  —  Hypebot points us to the news that in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the magazine supposedly (can anyone confirm that this is real?  — Update: thanks to commenters who pointed out that this is real …
Discussion: I Can Has Internets
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Gets A “Who To Follow” Feature Too  —  After your initial surge of people connecting to your social graph what do you do to strengthen it?  Launch a “who to follow” feature.  It worked for Facebook.  It's working for Twitter.  And now Google Buzz is going to give it a try.
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Apple Testing Proximity-Powered Prototypes Today; Likely To Appear In iPhone 5  —  Over the weekend it was reported that Apple hired Benjamin Vigier, an expert in near field communication (NFC), a short range wireless protocol most synonymous with contactless payments.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Debate Over P vs. NP Proof Highlights Web Collaboration  —  The potential of Internet-based collaboration was vividly demonstrated this month when complexity theorists used blogs and wikis to pounce on a claimed proof for one of the most profound and difficult problems facing mathematicians and computer scientists.
Discussion: Smart Mobs, Thanks:hpnews
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source Blog:
Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry  —  If proprietary companies like Oracle can buy up open source projects and then take back their open source status, how can an enterprise depend on open source software?  —  It is with the aim of creating this kind of FUD that Oracle …
Discussion: OStatic blogs
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Report Says Apple to Launch 7-inch IPad by Christmas  —  Apple is readying another tablet similar to the iPad but with a 7-inch touchscreen for launch as early as the end of this year, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper.  —  This is the second report of an iPad 2 sighting in Taiwan …
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
HTML5-Optimized Yahoo Mail Hits the iPad  —  Yahoo on Tuesday unveiled an updated, HTML5-optimized version of Yahoo Mail for the iPad, promising a faster, more organized, and feature-rich experience.  —  “If you've used our recently launched HTML5 mobile Web mail for iPhone you'll feel right at home …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Exec Changes at MSN-Jorgensen to Mobile, Cahall to MSN  —  Here is a memo just put out by Microsoft SVP Satya Nadella about big management changes at MSN, obtained by BoomTown.  —  Current MSN head Erik Jorgensen will move over full-time to focus on mobile efforts …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Jumps On User Stories Bandwagon; Debuts ‘Tales’  —  Facebook recently launched a marketing campaign around their 500 million users milestone, called Facebook Stories, which is a collection of tales from members that used the social network to find love, happiness and more.
Discussion: Twitter Blog, GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Bing Takes Over Yahoo Search, SearchMonkey Dies, BOSS Is No Longer Free, But Site Explorer Still Works  —  Yahoo is getting ready to turn over search results on Yahoo Search to Bing later this week (it only took a year).  There are some changes Yahoo announced today.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Get ready for ‘Catfish’, another Facebook movie  —  While the upcoming “The Social Network” movie will offer one view of Facebook, another big-screen release may do a better job of showing both the power and pitfalls of the social network.  —  Catfish, which played at Sundance earlier …
Discussion: BoomTown
Sarah Vanden Broeck / Notes By sNarah:
Twifficiency & It's Accidental 15 minutes of Fame.  —  There was a bit of a buzz on Twitter today about a rather silly application called Twifficiency. … Most Twitterers - myself included - like silly apps like this for the sole reason of curiosity (and perhaps a dash of stroking the ego).
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
 
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