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3:55 PM ET, August 30, 2010

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Andy Chu / Search Blog:
Bing for Mobile comes to your Verizon Android  —  Today we are happy to announce the first official Bing for Mobile Android App available to Verizon customers.  You can now download the free Bing App from your Verizon Wireless Android phones' Marketplace.  —  The app homepage features …
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:   Bing debuts its Android app, as Microsoft moves onto Google turf
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.
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:   People born after 1981 have lower privacy standards, Loopt CEO says
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Digg freezes manual story submissions as user anger mounts  —  Popular social news aggregator Digg prevented individual users and publishers alike from manually submitting new content Monday morning.  —  The site's block on manual submissions has since been lifted, but Digg users I've spoken …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Angry Digg users flood home page with Reddit links
Discussion: TechCrunch and Andy Beard
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 …
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
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.
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Decline and Fall of Chatroulette
Discussion: NewTeeVee and SelectStart
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange ActiveSync  —  Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone.  Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS).
Jennifer Ruffner / MySpace:
MySpace Introduces Sync with Facebook  —  By Jennifer Ruffner, Director of Product, Stream  —  Today, we're introducing Sync with Facebook, which allows MySpace users, musicians, and celebrities around the world to sync their status updates with their Facebook profile or Page …
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Google Buys Mobile Social Game Developer SocialDeck  —  In its latest social acquisition, Google has bought game developer SocialDeck, according to a letter posted by the company.  —  SocialDeck is in some ways a fairly standard mobile gaming company; its games were downloaded about a million times in 2009, making it medium-sized.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films
Inc.com:
How Google Cost Me $4 Million  —  Being penalized by Google made Ryan Abood's company stronger.  When Ryan Abood looked at the books for his parents' New Hampshire flower shop, one number popped out.  Without a bit of advertising, sales of gift baskets had grown 400 percent.
Intel:
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
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 …
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 …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Clearwire Launches ‘Rover,’ Offering Daily, Weekly Or Monthly Plans  —  Clearwire (NSDQ: CLWR) has unveiled a new “pay as you go” service, called Rover, that will target the youth-oriented segment.  The unlimited 4G service costs $5 a day, $20 a week or $50 a month.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Rate Limits Continue To Die: Twitter Opens Site Streams Beta
Discussion: The Next Web
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
DRM company acquires technology from music search engine killed by copyright suits
Discussion: TechCrunch
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
NASA Teams Up With Flickr to Share Historic Image Collection (Photos)
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook “Like Farms” Are Spamming Up Your News Feed
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
OAuthpocalypse Tomorrow: Twitter Ending Basic Auth Support At 8 AM PT
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Playlist.com Files for Bankruptcy, Owes Millions to Major Record Labels
JC Fletcher / Joystiq:
Xbox Live subscription prices to rise; $60 for 1 year beginning in Nov. [update]
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Is the U.S. tech industry oiling its own guillotine?
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Invests $86 Million In Low-Income Housing
Discussion: WebProNews
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Exclusive Hands-On With Plex/Nine For Mac OS X & Plex App For iOS Devices
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point
Kate Rose / YouTube Blog:
More advertiser control on YouTube
Discussion: WebProNews
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
July chip sales up 37 percent, but growth rate is slowing