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11:15 PM ET, August 28, 2010

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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.
Elias Bizannes:
Why the seed investment bubble is exactly that  —  Jed Christiansen wrote a thesis on the rise of Y-combinator and other seed-accelerators.  He also released the data behind his research, which gives an insight into the success of the seed-accelerators.  It's fascinating to look at these numbers …
Thanks:steveweir
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 …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The Look Ahead: Google Narrows Its Acquisition Focus  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  Google's shopping spree hit a new milestone this week.  By buying up visual search engine Like.com, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) made its 25th acquisition since CEO Eric Schmidt's declaration nearly …
Discussion: AdAge, Adotas and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
SMS Replier Not Only Automatically Replies to Texts, It Knows When You're Driving  —  Aha!  It looks like State Farm's app isn't the only app that helps keep you from texting while driving—there's SMS Replier too.  And this app will know when you're driving.
Discussion: Go Rumors and Phones Review
Zee / The Next Web:
Reddit's Co-Founder Responds to Cheezburger Founder's Acquisition Approach  —  You might have missed yesterday's news of Cheezburger Network founder Ben Huh's public offer to buy Reddit from Conde Nast.  In a blog post posted just a few moments ago, Alexis Ohanian - in a roundabout way - says it's at least worth talking over.
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Judith Evans / Agence France Presse:
China's wired youth forget how to write  —  HONG KONG — Like every Chinese child, Li Hanwei spent her schooldays memorising tens of thousands of the intricate characters that make up the Chinese writing system.  —  Yet aged just 21 and now a university student in Hong Kong …
Discussion: Tech Eye
Associated Press:
3Par calls HP $30 bid ‘superior’; Dell mulls reply  —  FREMONT, Calif. - Data storage company 3Par Inc. says its board has determined that Hewlett-Packard Co.'s $2 billion, $30-per-share takeover bid is superior to a rival offer from Dell Inc., but Dell said Saturday it was mulling over a higher bid.
Robert McMillan / Network World:
Research experiment disrupts Internet, for some  —  An experiment run by RIPE NCC in collaboration with Duke University briefly disrupts about 1 percent of Internet traffic  —  An experiment run by Duke University and a European group responsible for managing Internet resources went wrong Friday …
Discussion: Merit Network
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.
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.
 
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Silicon Valley needs a D.C. lobby, Hoffman says
Thanks:sarmje
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
BBC iPlayer going global
Discussion: paidContent:UK, Thanks:stuartmiles
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Google Confirms Chrome 7 GPU Acceleration
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
“Photo Memories” Coming to Facebook Places?
Discussion: TechCrunch, WebProNews and IntoMobile
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: Facebook Photos Used 5 Or 6 Times More Than Competitors — Combined
Discussion: Softpedia News
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.