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11:45 AM ET, August 29, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Too Few Women In Tech?  Stop Blaming The Men.  —  Success in Silicon Valley, most would agree, is more merit driven than almost any other place in the world.  It doesn't matter how old you are, what sex you are, what politics you support or what color you are.
Discussion: A VC and Venture Capital Dispatch
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Socket and see: Apple reinvents the audio jack  —  Although Apple is known for filing patents on complex multi-touch algorithms, anti-piracy measures and advanced user interfaces, it still has a focus on basic hardware engineering.  One US patent application filed this week shows the firm reinventing the humble audio jack socket.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPads now shipping within 24 hours, production issues over?  —  Since the iPad's initial launch on April 3rd and the 3G iPad's launch on April 30th, customer demand for the product was exceptional and even beat Apple's expectations.  Up until a couple weeks ago the shipping times …
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.
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
Check (In) Yo' Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self: Why Foursquare Users Check In “Off The Grid”  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) who conducted a survey of 500 Foursquare users to better understand their check in behaviors and motivations.  His obsession with Foursquare …
Discussion: Mashable! and IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Takes Over Times Square With A Massive Display Ad  —  In terms of brand recognition, it's hard to top a huge live display billboard in Las Vegas.  But Foursquare has managed to do it.  As you can see above, they now have a massive, multi-level and multi-angle display practically screaming …
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, L.A. Times Tech Blog and Adotas
Shaival's Blog:
Cannabilize Business Development by Popularizing your API  —  The great fad of the last several years is self-serve and the ability to scale the distribution and access to your technology, product, service or data.  The Twitter API, Facebook Connect, Yelp API for reviews, Youtube Embed codes, Google Maps API, you name it.
Discussion: cdixon.org and ReadWriteStart, Thanks:atul
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
DigiTimes:
Samsung tablet PC aims to compete against the mini iPad, say sources  —  Samsung Electronics is preparing to demonstrate its new tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab at IFA 2010, which will be held from September 3-8 in Berlin, Germany.  Sources from upstream component makers believe the device is aiming …
Nassar Stoertz / 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 …
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.
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
Robert McMillan / Network World:
Research experiment disrupts Internet, for some
Discussion: Merit Network
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Silicon Valley needs a D.C. lobby, Hoffman says
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Discussion: paidContent:UK, Thanks:stuartmiles
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Google Confirms Chrome 7 GPU Acceleration