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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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Liane Cassavoy / PC World:
Google Priority Inbox: Why I'm Not That Impressed  —  Google is tackling e-mail overload with a new Gmail feature called Priority Inbox.  The new feature, which will be made available to all Gmail users, will sort your Gmail inbox into three sections ("Important and Unread," “Starred,” and …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Launches Priority Inbox to Help You Fight Email Overload
AppleInsider:
Apple's new iPod nano to maintain price points, won't push out shuffle - sources  —  Sixth-generation iPad nanos on deck for an introduction by Apple on Wednesday will reportedly be priced in-line with existing models and will not replace the company's other diminutive media player, the iPod shuffle.
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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Streaming Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers, will include movies from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meet Digg's New CEO  —  Digg has hired Amazon exec Matt Williams to be their new CEO, we've confirmed.  This ends a months-long process that began with the ouster of former CEO Jay Adelson in April.  Founder Kevin Rose has run the company since then.  —  Williams has been with Amazon for more than a decade - since 1999.
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Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Company Update  —  Hey Everyone-  —  I'd like to update you on the latest change at Digg.  After several months of searching, we are excited to announce that Matt Williams will become the CEO of Digg.  As you know, I have been the interim CEO, while we looked for the right person …
Discussion: GigaOM and The Seattle Times
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mexican Carrier Executive Claims iPhone 4 Hardware Revision Coming by End of September  —  CanalMX reports [Google translation] on comments from an executive at Mexican carrier Telcel claiming that Apple is set to release a revised version of the iPhone 4 by the end of September to address the highly-publicized antenna issue.
T-Marco / Cell Phone Signal:
Exclusive: First Official Pictures T-Mobile G2  —  We did it again, same as we were the first ones of obtaining the official pictures of the Samsung Vibrant, now we give you the first official pictures of the T-Mobile G2.  As you know the T-Mobile G2 is going to be the first HSPA+ phone running speeds up to 11mbps.
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 …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes Into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
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.
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
VMware aims to displace Windows with cloud-based desktop apps  —  VMware is developing a new hosted service that will allow delivery of cloud-based desktop applications to any sort of user device.  —  VMware is developing a new hosted service with the code name “Project Horizon” …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm puts webOS 2.0 SDK into limited release starting today  —  Palm fans, get your party hats on.  Today the company is announcing the beta release of its SDK for webOS 2.0, which means we're getting dangerously close to a proper 2.0 release for devices.  And who knows …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg Update: A List of Upcoming Changes  —  Just wanted to give you an update on the changes we have coming out this week, and what you can expect going forward.  —  Fixed:  — Algorithm: We've updated the algorithm to prevent any single source or user from dominating the homepage.
Discussion: 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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AOL Scoops Up Rally Up To Boost Their Mobile Team  —  AOL has just acquired Rally Up, the Santa Cruz-based mobile application company, we've learned.  The 9-person team will become a part of AOL's mobile group reporting to David Temkin, the head of mobile.  No word on the price, but we hear it was less than $10 million.
Thanks:drs650
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook CEO: Keep private life out of lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says a lawsuit by a man who claims to own a huge chunk of the popular social networking website is seeking to uncover needless details about his private life.
Discussion: Gawker
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Mark Hurd to exit News Corp.'s board  —  Former HP CEO Mark Hurd, who recently left the company amid a sexual harassment scandal, is losing another position.  —  Hurd failed to be nominated for re-election to the board of directors of News Corp. and will exit that position …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Docs Gets a Taste of Wave with Collaborative Highlighting  —  Google may have killed Wave (prematurely by some accounts), but it has added a little bit of real-time collaboration to one of its flagship offerings, Google Docs, with the addition of collaborative highlighting.  —  Sponsor
Discussion: Download Squad and Docs Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
 
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Patent troll or not, Paul Allen finds a friend in Steve Wozniak
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Never Hand Out Your Password Again: Twitter Goes OAuth
Discussion: PC World, Epicenter and BoomTown
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
IBM Names Itself Worst Company For Fixing Critical Software Security Bugs
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Keith Rabois* Is the New King of Y Combinator
Thanks:atul
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification
Discussion: TeleRead and WebProNews, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As E-Book Wars Heat Up, Borders Drops Prices Of Kobo And Aluratek Devices
Chang Kim / Blogger Buzz:
Introducing Blogger Stats
Telegraph:
iPhone app to replace the stethoscope