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8:50 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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: About Foursquare and Mashable!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
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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Zee / The Next Web:
Reddit's Co-Founder Responds to Cheezburger Founder's Acquisition Approach
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.
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
 
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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
Thanks:sarmje
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
BBC iPlayer going global
Discussion: paidContent:UK, Thanks:stuartmiles
 Earlier Items: 
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Google Confirms Chrome 7 GPU Acceleration
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
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Discussion: WebProNews and IntoMobile