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12:25 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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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 …
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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.
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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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's Media Event on Wednesday - iPod and Apple TV Rumors and Speculation  —  Apple's September media event kicks off on Wednesday, September 1st at 10 a.m. Pacific.  The annual event typically focuses on Apple's iPod line, though recent rumors have suggested that the Apple TV may finally be getting a revision.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Los Angeles Times:
Murdoch may be key to Apple's plan to offer 99-cent digital rentals of TV shows  —  Executives of the media baron's News Corp. are said to be split over whether to go along with the plan.  NBC, CBS and Time Warner are opposed, while Disney is in favor.  —  Apple plans a six-month trial …
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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG's E900 said to have 1.3GHz Snapdragon inside, handsome looks outside (video)  —  Wherever it is that Mr. Blurrycam calls home, Poland isn't it.  Android.com.pl has the best pre-release shots of the 3.7-inch LG E900 yet, replete with some titillating specs.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
ViewSonic ViewPad 7 official: Android 2.2 and ‘full’ phone functionality  —  We know you're positively giddy with excitement to get at this OlivePad rebadge and ViewSonic is today fanning those flames of desire with a little bit of pre-IFA PR.  Made official today, the 7-inch ViewPad 7 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If UberCab Pulls An Airbnb?  Taxi Business Could (Finally) Get Some Disruption  —  If you live in San Francisco and you haven't tried UberCab yet, do it.  The service, which we first covered in July, eliminates everything bad about a taxi experience.  In my order, that's flagging one down …
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 …
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 …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Former Digg Engineer: Digg v4 Is Here To Stay
Discussion: Atomized, Guardian, Pulse2 and VentureBeat
Penny MacRae / Agence France Presse:
Now Google, Skype under fire in India  —  NEW DELHI — After BlackBerry won a reprieve, Google and Skype stepped into the firing line Tuesday as India's security agencies widened their crackdown on online communications firms.  —  India's BlackBerry users heaved a sigh of relief late Monday …
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Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
RIM's Agreement With India Is Likely to Foreshadow Wider Government Access
Discussion: Gearlog and FierceWireless
John Markoff / New York Times:
Advances Offer Path to Further Shrink Computer Chips  —  Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution.
Telegraph:
iPhone app to replace the stethoscope  —  The iPhone could replace the stethoscope as millions of doctors across the world are signing up for a free app created by University College London.  —  Peter Bentley invented the iStethoscope application which monitors heartbeat through sensors in the phone as just a bit of fun.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As E-Book Wars Heat Up, Borders Drops Prices Of Kobo And Aluratek Devices  —  As competition in the e-books device market heats up, Borders is cutting the prices of its leading eReading devices, the Kobo and Aluratek to $129 and $99.99 respectively.  The Kobo was previously priced at $149.99 and the Aluratek was priced at $119.99.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Never Hand Out Your Password Again: Twitter Goes OAuth  —  Today's the day - the “Oauthpocalypse” - that Twitter users and developers (well, mostly developers) have been anxiously awaiting.  It's the day that Twitter will begin using OAuth rather than basic authentication for third-party applications …
Discussion: BoomTown and V3.co.uk
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
IBM Names Itself Worst Company For Fixing Critical Software Security Bugs  —  IBM's security researchers seem to have located the problem.  And it is IBM.  —  Last Wednesday, IBM's X-Force security research team published its twice-annual study tracking the latest vulnerabilities and new attacks online.
Liz Gannes / GigaOMGigaOM:
Keith Rabois* Is the New King of Y Combinator  —  Updated.  Last week I didn't have much time to write (I was subbing at the GigaOM edit desk), but I did have the chance to drop by Y Combinator's summer Demo Day in steaming hot Mountain View, Calif. This batch of companies …
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Jim Louderback / AdAge:
There, I Said It: Screw Viral Videos
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Damian Kulash / Washington Post:
OK Go on net neutrality: A lesson from the music industry
Discussion: Engadget and hypebot
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Considering The PayPal Mafia's place in Silicon Valley history
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