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12:25 AM ET, August 24, 2010

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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.
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.
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.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
The Real iTunes Fraud Vulnerability: Gullible Users  —  So these reports of a major security hole in iTunes, one through which people have had their PayPal accounts drained?  —  Not much to them, I'm told.  Or, rather, not much to their assertion that Apple (AAPL) is at fault here.
Discussion: PC World
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Exclusive: Windows Phone 7 Web Browser Comparison (Video)  —  Following up to some previous thoughts about Windows Phone 7, we present a short video showing how the browsing experience on the upcoming smartphone platform compares to iPhone and Android 2.2.  Please note that the device shown …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
TiVo launches QWERTY remote  —  TiVo today has finally launched the full QWERTY TiVo Slide Remote control.  The remote was extensively demonstrated at the TiVO Premiere launch in March.  —  “This is the first ever DVR remote with a full QWERTY keyboard, and we are certain that users will be excited to get their thumbs on it.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Electronista
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 …
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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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.
Discussion: WebProNews
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Microsoft beats Intel, AMD to market with CPU/GPU combo chip  —  At Hot Chips today, Microsoft's Xbox team unveiled details of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the newer, slimmer Xbox 360 250GB model.  Produced on the IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, it's fair to say that the new SoC …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Why Intel bought McAfee  —  There's been quite a bit of head-scratching over Intel's decision to purchase McAfee, but, despite all the breathless talk about mobile security and ARM and virus-fighting processors, the chipmaker's motivations for the purchase are actually fairly straightforward.
Discussion: Forrester Blogs and Bits
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” …
Hamilton Ulmer / Blog of Metrics:
Understanding Private Browsing  —  Private Browsing was introduced in Firefox 3.5, giving users the option of browsing the web without keeping track of their history.  A recent Test Pilot study recorded - among other things - the time users activated Private Browsing, and the time they deactivated it.
Discussion: Mashable!, Gizmodo and The Next Web
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
More On AngelPad, The New Incubator Where The Google Blood Runs Thick  —  Last night, we first unveiled AngelPad, the stealthy new startup incubator run by seven ex-Googlers.  Today, we've managed to get quite a bit more information about it.  How?  One of those ex-Googlers, Thomas Korte …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Xconomy
Jared Newman / PC World:
Motorola's Android 2.2 Rollout: What a Mess  —  Delays, missing features, cease and desist letters, oh my!  Verizon's rollout of Android 2.2 to Motorola Droid phones is becoming an exercise in frustration.  —  Motorola's Froyo problems started with the original Droid, whose Android 2.2 rollout began the first week of August.
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Microsoft's Bing Shows Some IPhone Love  —  Microsoft may finally have figured out what makes the iPhone tick, but it's the company's Bing search engine that did it and not its mobile phone developers.  —  A couple of weekends ago, the Bing name seemed to be everywhere on the top iPhone app charts.
Discussion: Computerworld
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Meet Wikileaks Founder's Alleged Sex Victim  —  Wikileaks leader Julian Assange implied that the rape and molestation charges against him in Sweden were part of a global conspiracy.  But a fringe-left accuser identified in the Swedish media hardly seems like a CIA plant.
Discussion: Computerworld and Guardian
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Patent Application on Detecting ‘Unauthorized’ iOS Device Usage Causes Controversy  —  An Apple patent application published for the first time last week has been generating some discussion and controversy over exactly what the company intends to or could do with methods to identify “unauthorized” users of iOS devices.
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
How Google Goggles works to deliver visual search results for mobile phones  —  Google Goggles is one of the more interesting experiments being done in visual search.  If you have an Android phone, you can already use the Google Goggles visual search app to take a picture of something and then submit it to Google as a search query.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Tencent Buys Google-Backed Online Community Company Comsenz  —  Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Google-backed company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popular in China, among other community products.
Discussion: China Web 2 …
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Google CEO bets Scoop could be the next Facebook on campus  —  Remember when Facebook was a college-only social network?  The people behind Scoop do, as they work to launch a social mobile app for students.  And so, appparently, does Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Thanks:owenthomas
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Carpool Community Zimride Lands $1.2 Million In Seed Funding  —  Social ride-sharing start-up and FBfund recipient Zimride announces today a round of seed funding led by FLOODGATE, K9 Ventures and a group of angels including Keith Rabois and Teddy Downey.  —  Co-founded by Logan Green and John Zimmer …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
Bing Gordon / TechCrunch:
The End of Moore's Law: A Love Story  —  Bing Gordon is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he led the firm's investments in Zynga (where he serves as Operating Director), Lockerz, and ngmoco.  Bing was Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008 …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
New Numbers Reveal: Cord Cutting Is Real  —  U.S. pay TV subscriptions have declined for the first time in history this quarter, according to new data from SNL Kagan.  The business intelligence company reports that cable companies lost 711,000 subscribers, which represents the biggest quarterly loss in cable TV's history.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Jenifer Austin Foulkes / Google LatLong:
Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Picplz's Social Photo App Comes To The iPhone
Discussion: Bits and http://blog.picplz.com/
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Forget Hall Monitors, School Investigates Tracking Students with RFID
Discussion: acorn-online.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
I Can Stalk U: New Site Posts Exact Locations of Twitter Users …
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
ViewSonic to show 10-inch dual-boot Windows tablet
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Hong Kong iPhone users face false moisture exposure claims
Discussion: SCMP.com, Velocity and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hires Adam Bain Away From News Corp. As President Of Revenue
Arik Hesseldahl / Bloomberg:
Fujitsu ‘Very Actively’ Seeking Acquisitions, President Says
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Top AOL Media Exec Marty Moe To Depart (Other Rumors of David Eun …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why trust Facebook with the future's past?
Discussion: Faster Forward
Ben Kepes / GigaOM:
Nimbula Raises Another $15 Million in Funding
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb and silicontap.com, Thanks:om
New York Times:
In the Living Room, Hooked on Pay TV