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2:35 PM ET, August 28, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple's shrunken 6th-gen iPod nano to retain 30-pin dock connector  —  Apple is poised to introduce a radically redesigned iPod nano next week that will retain its trademark I/O connector despite its drastically reduced form factor, AppleInsider has learned.
Gmail Blog:
Easier event scheduling in Google Calendar  —  In the next day or so, you'll start to see some changes to the event page in Google Calendar which should make scheduling events easier.  We've made the style more consistent with other Google apps, put information that's most commonly used …
Boy Genius Report:
Gorgeous, mysterious, EVO-ish HTC device headed for Verizon  —  Remember that Verizon Wireless roadmap we leaked?  Well, it's all coming together pretty nicely.  We have just got our hands on images of one of the upcoming HTC devices we wrote about.  Our source describes the phone …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple App Store: 250,000 and counting  —  A nice round number, just in time for Steve Jobs to trot out at next week's special event  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: 148Apps.biz  —  According to 148Apps.biz, Apple's (AAPL) U.S. App Store passed the quarter million milestone on Friday, two years and 49 days after it opened.
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog:
Big Winners in 3Par Bidding War Are 3 VCs and Quattrone  —  3Par must feel like the wall flower who gets crowned prom queen and gets to pick her king.  Who knew a data storage company could be so wanted?  —  The bidding war for 3Par got even crazier today with HP sweetening its offer to $30 a share.
Discussion: EE Times, Reuters and Structure Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
Ben Huh / benhuh!:
Condé Nast, I'm publicly offering to buy Reddit.  —  This was an email I sent to one of our sites, The Daily What:  —  Hi TDWers, I'm Ben Huh, and I run the Cheezburger Network (which includes The Daily What, if you were too Prop 19'd to notice).  I have made this offer privately …
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Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Google Confirms Chrome 7 GPU Acceleration  —  With the release of the first versions of Chrome 7, we noticed a subtle speed increase in graphics-heavy websites and suggested that Google is improving Chrome's overall graphics performance.  Our readers later found that GPU acceleration can already be manually activated in Chrome.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
USA Today to Remake Itself to Stress Digital Operations  —  The history of USA Today is full of firsts for the newspaper business: the first general-interest national paper of its kind, the first to use color widely in charts and photographs and once first in the number of copies printed each day.
StockTwits Blog:
Introducing our Partnership with SecondMarket and Private Company Streams  —  Through a partnership with SecondMarket, the marketplace for illiquid assets, we are excited to deliver to our community at StockTwits the capability to comment on an entire network of private companies.
Kevin Rose:
Digg v4: release, iterate, repeat.  —  At Digg it's our job to try new things, analyze the usage data, iterate, and evolve.  While not everyone is happy w/the new design, as of right now the usage looks extremely good (ie. more people registering (43,000+ new users yesterday), digging, consuming, clicking, following, etc.).
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Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Digg Responds to User Outrage: Upcoming Stories Will Return
Discussion: Digital Trends
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
BBC iPlayer going global  —  American's get ready for Doctor Who, Masterchef and more  —  The BBC's Mark Thompson has said that the BBC aims to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer within the year.  —  “Within a year we aim to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer …
Discussion: paidContent:UK, Thanks:stuartmiles
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: Facebook Photos Used 5 Or 6 Times More Than Competitors — Combined  —  Yesterday, Facebook held a developer's garage event at their headquarters in Palo Alto.  To kick things off, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to talk a bit about the history of Facebook.
Discussion: Softpedia News
 
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Silicon Valley needs a D.C. lobby, Hoffman says
Thanks:sarmje
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
“Photo Memories” Coming to Facebook Places?
Discussion: IntoMobile
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
PC industry's woes could mean bargains this fall
Discussion: Associated Press
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Einstein Would Have Used a Mac. John Lennon, Too.
Paul Boutin / Gadgetwise:
Six Things Google's Free Phone Service Can't Do (and One It Does Very Well)
Thanks:rawmeet
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
140 Proof Provides A Piece Of The Twitter Advertising Puzzle
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Yahoo's Who Knew? Series Sees Streams Soar
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Early tablet executive leaves Microsoft
Thanks:rawmeet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Offers Exhibit A In Its Defense Against Teen Lawsuit
Discussion: MediaPost
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Paul Allen Suit: A Look at the Patents
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Lessons from Google Wave and REST vs. SOAP: Fighting Complexity of our own Choosing