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4:55 PM ET, August 23, 2010

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Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy Tab seen in the wild [video]  —  Electronista today had the opportunity to spy a Samsung Galaxy Tab in live testing in Sydney, Australia.  The device, spotted in the hands of an anonymous telco worker at a train station, matches up with the official description of a seven-inch, 3G-capable Android tablet.
New York Times:
In the Living Room, Hooked on Pay TV  —  It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video.  —  Some are finding that the reality is not that simple.
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
In (Reluctant) Defense of Cable TV
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
The Mother Lode: Welcome to the iMac Touch  —  While most of us were getting ready for the iPad's arrival in January and Patently Apple hard at work preparing our major series called the Tablet Prophecies, a major iMac Touch patent was being quietly published in Europe.
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
LG E900 Windows Phone 7 smartphone caught on camera  —  The oddest things show up on youtube, such as this video of the LG E900, the keyboard-less version of the LG C900, likely destined for Europe.  —  The handset looks relatively sleek, but still could do with a bit more dazzle (possibly a less blurry video would help).
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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
The dirty little secret about Google Android  —  Google Android began with the greatest of intentions — freedom, openness, and quality software for all.  However, freedom always comes with price, and often results in unintended consequences.  With Android, one of the most important …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes  —  Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal.  At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon and Apple at loggerheads?  —  “Important details still being ironed out,” writes analyst.  Could T-Mobile and Sprint be next?  —  Apple (AAPL) needs another carrier to maintain the iPhone's current rate of growth in the U.S., says Kaufman Bros.'s Shaw Wu in a note to clients Monday …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Analyst: Verizon iPhone Deal Still Not Sealed
Louis Gray:
Social Me Me Me Me Me Media  —  With more places to share content on more networks, each having their own diverse social graphs, connections and features, many of us are splintering our online identities, choosing one or a few communities over others, and optimizing our sharing and consumption …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
The Fight For 3PAR: HP Outbids Dell, Offers $1.6 Billion In Cash  —  HP has proposed to acquire data storage company 3PAR for $24 per share in cash, or roughly $1.6 billion.  Thus, it trumps Dell's offer to buy out the company for $18 per share or $1.13 billion.
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Dave Vellante / SiliconANGLE:   Big Data and the Cloud: Why HP and Dell are Fighting Over 3PAR
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Mac enterprise sales surged in June  —  Apple scored its biggest gains in government, big business and the European home market  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Needham, IDC  —  Given the Mac's tiny share of the worldwide PC market — roughly 3.5% as of June — Apple (AAPL) has a lot of room to grow.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Multifl0w is how iOS multitasking should work  —  Multifl0w is how we feel Apple should have implemented multitasking into iOS in the first place.  It works quickly, beautifully, and efficiently on jailbroken iPhones, iPod touches and... iPads!  The app collaborates with the free “backgrounder” …
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
North Korea Tells Forbes That It Is Not Using Twitter, Facebook Or YouTube  —  For the last two weeks, North Korean propaganda has flooded the Internet-courtesy of the Internet, interestingly enough, and not North Korea.  —  A North Korea government official tells Forbes …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme's tweets now more useful: contain direct links and author IDs  —  If you've seen our Twitter feeds but don't yet follow them, have another look!  We've improved @Techmeme and @TechmemeFH in two ways:  —  1. We refer to authors using their Twitter IDs.
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends:
Intel Dual-Core Atom Netbooks Hit the Streets  —  Netbooks based on Intel's dual-core Atom N550 are now available at retailers, promising performance boosts for games and entertainment.  —  Chipmaking giant Intel has announced that netbook computers based on Intel's dual-core N550 processor …
Discussion: Computerworld and News Stories
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Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine:   Intel Releases First Mobile, Dual-Core Atom
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
Free of Freemium, Things Are Starting To Look Up At Ning  —  Ning, provider of on-demand social communities, has recently been one of Silicon Valley's most interesting companies.  Five months ago the company announced the sudden exit of chief executive Gina Bianchini, eventually gave …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Reinventing E-Mail, One Message at a Time  —  My e-mail inbox is a dejected, endless morass.  It's a desolate wasteland of unanswered messages that continue to appear like a never ending game of Tetris.  I can confidently say I hate my inbox and I know I'm not alone.
Guy Grimland / Haaretz:
HTC taps Israeli technology for its iPad-slayer  —  N-trig's screen software to go into Google's new tablet computer  —  The Kfar Sava-based startup N-trig will provide the touch-screen technology for the tablet computer that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is developing as direct competition for Apple's iPad.
Panayiotis Mavrommatis / SecBrowsing blog:
Chrome's bundled Flash results in much faster update  —  Chrome's bundling of Flash resulted in a dramatic drop of out-of-date users after the latest update, according to our stats.  —  On Aug 10, 2010, Adobe released a security update for Flash.  On the same day, Chrome shipped …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Top AOL Media Exec Marty Moe To Depart (Other Rumors of David Eun Ankling Not So Much)  —  According to sources close to the situation, one of AOL's top and longtime media execs, Marty Moe (pictured here), is leaving the company.  —  Sources said the reasons are personal and Moe was not currently taking another job.
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
ViewSonic to show 10-inch dual-boot Windows tablet  —  Along with 7-inch Android tablet  —  ViewSonic will show off a 7-inch Android tablet at IFA called the ViewPad 7, alongside an Intel-based 10-inch tablet that will dual-boot Windows and Android.  —  The Californian manufacturer is keen …
 
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
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Ben Kepes / GigaOM:
Nimbula Raises Another $15 Million in Funding
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb and silicontap.com, Thanks:om
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AngelPad: Seven Ex-Googlers Are About To Launch A New Incubator
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