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12:50 AM ET, August 31, 2010

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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Launches Priority Inbox to Help You Fight Email Overload  —  Every single day, people send about 294 billion emails and the average knowledge worker spends close 13 hours per week on managing email.  Over the last few months, we have seen a number of tools that help users to manage their email in Google's Gmail more effectively.
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Doug Aberdeen / Gmail Blog:
Email overload?  Try Priority Inbox  —  People tell us all that time that they're getting more and more mail and often feel overwhelmed by it all.  We know what you mean—here at Google we run on email.  Our inboxes are slammed with hundreds, sometimes thousands of messages a day …
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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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Verizon-only Bing app shows proprietary side of Android  —  iPhone is closed.  Android is open.  —  That's the conventional wisdom about the dueling mobile operating systems.  Apple's iPhone operating system runs only on Apple's iPhone (plus the iPad and iPod), and every app must be approved …
Thanks:rawmeet
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing debuts its Android app, as Microsoft moves onto Google turf
Discussion: Bits and IntoMobile
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
iTunes song samples may double in length  —  Apple's iTunes, the largest music retailer, will boost the amount of time users are allowed to sample a song, sources told CNET on Monday.  —  On Wednesday, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage at the company's annual September media event …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple survey hints at iTunes streaming video service coming soon?
Discussion: AppleInsider
Boy Genius Report:
Samsung Galaxy Tab is Verizon Wireless' tablet  —  Guess what we have here, folks?  Confirmation that the very sexy and very unannounced Samsung tablet device for Verizon Wireless is actually Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet.  It is currently sitting pretty in Verizon's internal systems, and a source of ours has sent in proof.
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Digg's top user warned of possible backlash months ago  —  The top Digg user of all time has a surprisingly calm demeanor as he brings up how he warned Digg many months ago about the backlash it's facing.  —  “Keep in mind, I first voiced my concern about this to the Digg team back in March …
Discussion: Soshable and Media Caffeine
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Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
AutoCAD coming to iPad, iPhone, returning to Mac  —  Premier design and engineering software back on Mac OS after 18-year absence; iOS version will allow editing and sharing  —  Autodesk is bringing its AutoCAD architecture, design, and engineering software back to the Mac OS after an 18-year absence …
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Google Buys Mobile Social Game Developer SocialDeck  —  In its latest social acquisition, Google has bought mobile game developer SocialDeck, according to a letter posted by the company.  SocialDeck is located in Waterloo, Ontario, close to a regional Google office.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Is A Hot Mess Right Now  —  I think I liked Google Voice better back when it was hard to get an invitation.  Back then it worked most of the time, and the infrequent outages were tolerable given how useful the service is overall.  But over the last week the service has become spotty at best, and unusable at times.
Jim / craigslist blog:
For Amber Lyon, CNN  —  I see you've now gotten around to requesting an interview with me or a company spokesperson, 90 days after you ambushed our namesake and founder, Craig Newmark, following his May 20th talk on veteran's affairs and other issues unrelated to craigslist, at a conference in Washington.
Discussion: cnewmark
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).
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Microsoft: Android Hidden Costs Are Expensive  —  According to Business Insider, Microsoft says that Android has hidden costs for cellphone manufacturers much higher than their own $15-per-unit Windows Phone 7 license.  They have some very good points, but others are not so good.  These are their arguments:
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 …
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Twitter Applications and OAuth  —  If you are like most Twitter users, you have used use a third-party Twitter application to read or send Tweets.  As of August 31, Twitter applications will all use OAuth, an authentication method that lets you use apps without them storing your password.
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.
Discussion: Gawker
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Considering The PayPal Mafia's place in Silicon Valley history  —  Google's purchase of social media company Slide for a reported $182 million earlier this month marked the latest triumph of a remarkable group of entrepreneurs and investors whose impact on Silicon Valley in the Web 2.0 era is unrivaled:
Thanks:atul
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.
Damian Kulash / Washington Post:
OK Go on net neutrality: A lesson from the music industry  —  On the Internet, when I send my ones and zeros somewhere, they shouldn't have to wait in line behind the ones and zeros of wealthier people or corporations.  That's the way the Net was designed, and it's central to a concept called …
Discussion: hypebot and Engadget
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Since October 7, 2005, I've Read 219,651 Stories Via RSS.  You?  —  Google Reader has been my go-to RSS reader since October 7, 2005.  How do I know?  A new update to the service today tells me that and a few other interesting tidbits about my reading habits.
Jim Louderback / AdAge:
There, I Said It: Screw Viral Videos  —  Why the Constant Focus on Viral Success Is No Good for the Industry  —  Online video creators, advertisers and producers have an unhealthy fascination with viral videos, and that obsession is dragging down the entire industry.  Why?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roku Tries A Price Reset With Google TV, Apple Whatever In The Wings  —  Video service Roku cut prices by 23 to 30 percent across its WiFi set tops today, taking its most expensive device below $100 in the hopes of being perceived as the best value heading into the fall sales season.
Discussion: Electronista
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Local news rivals doom publisher pay walls  —  The local news sites being developed by Yahoo, AOL, Huffington Post and a growing number of other online players will dash the hopes of most newspaper publishers of charging for access to their online content.  —  While newspaper executives …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Picks Virginia for Major Data Center  —  A recent version of the Microsoft IT-PAC container, which will be a key component of the new Microsoft data center.  —  Microsoft has selected a site near Boydton, Virginia for a major new data center project, with plans to invest …
Discussion: Beyond Binary and TechFlash, Thanks:rawmeet
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 …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Wave Still Dead, But Funeral Won't Be Until 2011.  And Data Export Coming.
Discussion: Google Wave Blog
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Hulu: We Know That Hulu Plus Sucks, But It's Not Our Fault
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's CEO explains his multibillion-dollar acquisition spree
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Wikileaks Servers Move To Underground Nuclear Bunker
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:forbestech
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
EmotionML: Will computers tap into your feelings?
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Introducing Wikileakileaks.org: Your Source for Wikileaks-Related Leaks
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook “Like Farms” Are Spamming Up Your News Feed
Discussion: bingocardcreator.com
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Is the U.S. tech industry oiling its own guillotine?
Discussion: Wired In Blog| BNET, Thanks:jasonhiner
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Invests $86 Million In Low-Income Housing
Discussion: WebProNews
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Clearwire Launches ‘Rover,’ Offering Daily, Weekly Or Monthly Plans
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Exclusive Hands-On With Plex/Nine For Mac OS X & Plex App For iOS Devices
Discussion: TUAW, BlogsDNA and 9 to 5 Mac
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Samsung: 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in 45 days in the US
New York Times:
Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites