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10:55 PM ET, August 29, 2010

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Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films  —  Google's YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood's leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate the digital distribution of film and television content.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Full-On Assault On Cable Is Underway  —  Google, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon — when you hear these names, you usually think about how these tech giants all compete with one another.  But what if they all teamed up for one cause?  They'd be unstoppable, right?  We're about to find out.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
CrunchPad Denial of Preliminary Injunction  —  Mike Arrington gets smacked around in the first round of his lawsuit over the JooJoo/CrunchPad.  In short: TechCrunch didn't get much in writing regarding their “partnership” with Fusion Garage to develop the product, and, well, they should have.
Discussion: Engadget and Startups Down Under
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Judge Says TechCrunch Case vs. JooJoo Tablet Likely Has Merit  —  I Just read on Daring Fireball that the judge has denied TechCrunch's claim for preliminary injunction against their former tablet partners and makers of JooJoo, Fusion Garage.  —  Gruber claims that “Mike Arrington gets smacked around …
Thanks:rawmeet
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Behind The Bidding War: The Real Reasons Why HP And Dell are So Desperate For 3Par  —  As I was writing this, news of the HP / Dell bidding war for 3PAR broke on the front page of Yahoo.  This made me laugh, as it typified just how crazy this story has become—few things outside of a bidding war …
Discussion: The Register and Associated Press
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Gets Static on Net TV  —  The Justice Department is focusing in on how Comcast Corp.'s bid to purchase control of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal television and movie unit could affect the emerging Internet video market, people familiar with the matter say.
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.
Ali Partovi / TechCrunch:
Bubble Blinders: The Untold Story of the Search Business Model  —  Ali Partovi is an angel investor, startup advisor, and serial entrepreneur.  He co-founded iLike, acquired by Myspace in 2009, and previously LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265mm in 1998.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Now 3 Million Strong  —  It appears that Foursquare hit the three million user mark sometime over the weekend.  The location based social network has been adding users at impressive rates, and only hit 2 million users in early July.  It took a year to reach one million …
Discussion: AdAge
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cisco May Be Making A Run For Skype  —  Cisco has made an offer to acquire Skype before they complete their IPO process, says one of our more reliable sources.  We have not been able to confirm this rumor one way or another via other sources, which isn't surprising.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
RIP Breaking News Online App: You Were the Best Way to Get News Fast  —  One year ago this month, the best iPhone app for finding out what's happening around the world, fast, launched to the public.  Breaking News Online (BNO), the incredible team lead by Dutch then-teenager Michael van Poppel …
Discussion: mocoNews
Paul Joseph Watson / Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com:
Senate To Sneak Through Internet Kill Switch Bill  —  Legislation likely to be attached to Defense Authorization bill in bid to pass cybersecurity before midterms  —  The Senate is attempting to sneak through the infamous Internet kill switch cybersecurity bill by attaching it to another piece …
 
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Financial Times:
Intel eyes Infineon's wireless chip business
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
International Users Accessing Facebook Places Through US VPN Accounts
Shaival Shah / Shaival Shah's Blog:
Cannibalize Business Development by Popularizing your API
Discussion: cdixon.org and ReadWriteStart, Thanks:atul
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Socket and see: Apple reinvents the audio jack
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Takes Over Times Square With A Massive Display Ad
 Earlier Items: 
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
Check (In) Yo' Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self: Why Foursquare …
Thanks:atul
Elias Bizannes:
Why the seed investment bubble is exactly that
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:steveweir
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The Look Ahead: Google Narrows Its Acquisition Focus