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4:05 AM ET, August 18, 2010

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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 …
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
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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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog:
Flash on Google TV: It's no longer just a “TV” experience
Brody McKee / Neowin.net:
Microsoft Flight Simulator is back!  Less the ‘Simulator’  —  It's been a day full of gaming news from Microsoft, but perhaps the most exciting - at least to your grandfather, or plane-obsessed uncle - was the announcement that marks the return of the longest running game franchise of all time.
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 …
Steven Sande / TUAW:
Apple awarded patents for Slide to Unlock, keyboard letter pop  —  In the fast-changing world of smartphone design, often the most valuable thing that a company can own is a patent for a specific feature they've invented.  No matter how seemingly trivial the design feature is …
Discussion: The Next Web and MacStories
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
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: DSLreports
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: The Next Web and BoomTown
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 …
New York Times:
Investors Chide Michael Dell  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Dell's shareholders delivered a sharp rebuke of Michael S. Dell, the company's founder and chief executive, when a fourth of the investors withheld support of Mr. Dell in a recent vote.  —  In a regulatory filing released Tuesday …
Discussion: Financial Times, Bloomberg and Reuters
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
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ebay Takes Down U.S. Access To Loquo Amid Sex Trafficking Allegations  —  Craigslist, embattled over the most recent allegations of sex trafficking and underage prostitution, pointed their finger at eBay yesterday.  Craigslist has put significant efforts into moderating inappropriate listings on their site, says CEO Jim Buckmaster.
Discussion: AIMGroup.com and Techdirt
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 …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Rounds (Formerly 6Rounds) Rolls Out Facebook Video Chat App  —  Social video chat firm 6Rounds has rebranded itself as Rounds and is launching a new interactive app on Facebook, making its chat functionality available to all 500 million of the social network's users.
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
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
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon Makes Leap Into Japan and Russia With Latest Acquisitions  —  Our favorite digital coupon group buying site Groupon has cemented its foray into Japan and Russia today with the acquisitions of Japanese and Russian deals sites Qpod and Darberry respectively.
Discussion: Mashable! and Asiajin
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Gets A “Who To Follow” Feature Too
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Jumps On User Stories Bandwagon; Debuts ‘Tales’
Discussion: Twitter Blog, GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
What's ‘Mobile’ Mean? How Apple And The iPad Are Forcing The Debate
Discussion: The Seattle Times
Sarah Vanden Broeck / Notes By sNarah:
Twifficiency & It's Accidental 15 minutes of Fame.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Exec Changes at MSN-Jorgensen to Mobile, Cahall to MSN
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google Winning Sign-In War, But Facebook Close Behind
John Cox / CIO.com:
Five Billionth Device About to Plug Into Internet
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and WebProNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Reddit Co-Founder Dips Back Into Y Combinator With Travel Startup Hipmunk
Discussion: Under the Radar and VentureBeat
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source Blog:
Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry
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Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Google Sued in Spain Over Data Collecting
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Bing Takes Over Yahoo Search, SearchMonkey Dies, BOSS Is No …
HP:
HP to Acquire Fortify Software, Helping Clients Proactively Reduce …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
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