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12:10 PM ET, August 30, 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.
Discussion: Digital Society and Go Rumors
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.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
In The Search For More Revenue, Skype Connect Launches To Enterprise Customers  —  Internet telephony and chat service provider Skype is officially launching Skype Connect 1.0 (formerly Skype for SIP), to the public (you can see the release here).  The service has been in beta since last year.
New York Times:
Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located  —  Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business's mantra — it's all about location, location, location.  —  But while a home on the beach will always be an easy sell, it may be more difficult to persuade people to start using location-based Web services.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Joojoo lawsuit shocker!  Court rules Fusion Garage and TechCrunch were business partners, tosses most everything else  —  It's been a few blissful months since we've thought about or had to interact with the Joojoo, but the court case Michael Arrington and TechCrunch filed against Fusion Garage …
Discussion: Gearlog
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Judge Says TechCrunch Case vs. JooJoo Tablet Likely Has Merit
Patrick Darling / News Stories:
Intel to Acquire Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business  —  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS  — Intel to purchase Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business, called WLS, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to buy Infineon's wireless unit for $1.4 billion
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Google and Arcade Fire Team for HTML5 ‘Experience’  —  We don't know exactly what to call the online collaboration between Arcade Fire and Google that launched Monday morning, but it sure is neat.  —  This “Chrome Experience,” as Google calls it, unfolds in multiple browser windows to the tune …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Samsung: 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in 45 days in the US  —  The Android-based smartphones sold across the aisle from the iPhone 4 on AT&T and on T-Mobile, the nation's smallest major carrier.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone is a blockbuster globally and recent numbers show it is poised for similar success in the US.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Gets It Up: V.2 Is Now Live  —  The transformation is now complete.  Our favorite random video chat site Chatroulette has gone through a redesign over the past week and is now back up, in what founder Andrei Ternovskiy and those who believe in second chances hope will be a more nudity-free i.e. more monetizable version.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Farewell to ATI, AMD to Retire the ATI Brand Later this Year  —  Four years ago AMD did the unthinkable: it announced the 5.4 billion dollar acquisition of ATI in a combination of cash and stock.  What followed was a handful of very difficult years for AMD, an upward swing for ATI …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab, in the wild and now teasing CDMA  —  Okay, this is getting ridiculous.  Samsung's Galaxy Tab has once again surfaced online via unofficial channels, and this time it's carrying a sticker on one side that clearly states CDMA.  The iAndroid forum goer who allegedly snapped …
New York Times:
Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites  —  The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought.  But Ms. Matlin wasn't ready to buy and left the site.  —  Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple confirms iPhone 4 proximity sensor glitch still not patched  —  The launch of the iPhone 4 came with quite a few issues; first and most importantly were the antenna issues experienced when holding the device but users also complained of a proximity sensor glitch that would result …
Sylvia Hui / Associated Press:
Internet may phase out printed Oxford Dictionary  —  LONDON - It weighs in at more than 130 pounds, but the authoritative guide to the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, may eventually slim down to nothing.  Oxford University Press, the publisher, said Sunday so many people prefer …
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley's Dark Secret: It's All About Age  —  An interesting paradox in the technology world is that there is both a shortage and a surplus of engineers in the United States.  Talk to those working at any Silicon Valley company, and they will tell you how hard it is to find qualified talent.
 
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