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7:40 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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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.
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Shira Ovide / Digits:
Apple Set to Announce 99-Cent Fox, ABC Rentals  —  Frothy anticipation about Apple's event Wednesday has centered on music and expected updates to iTunes and the iPod lineup.  But television also is likely to be on the menu.  —  As part of the Apple event Wednesday, News Corp.'s Fox …
Discussion: TUAW, Techland and MacRumors
AppleInsider:
Apple's new iPod nano to maintain price points, won't push out shuffle - sources  —  Sixth-generation iPod 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.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple to livestream its fall event  —  Hey, do you hate reading?  Well, finally Apple is feeling your pain.  Tomorrow at 10AM PT, Apple will stream its fall event directly to your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod as it unfolds.  Of course, if you're a Windows user or you're wielding some kind …
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 …
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
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Working on New TV, Movie Service  —  Amazon.com Inc. is working on a new subscription service that would deliver TV shows and movies over the Internet, ramping up the battle among Web companies to control entertainment in the living room.  —  The Internet retailer has in recent weeks pitched …
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.
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 …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
FDA has App Stores Under Surveillance  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively watching app stores for apps that it deems fill a medical purpose with an eye toward regulating them, according to Bradley Merrill Thompson, an attorney specializing in health care issues.
Discussion: Android and Me, Thanks:jkendrick
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” …
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP and Hynix - Bringing the memristor to market in next-generation memory  —  Today, HP announced a joint development agreement with Hynix Semiconductor Inc., to develop a new kind of computer memory - one that will employ memristor technology pioneered by researchers at HP Labs.
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.
Discussion: mocoNews and IntoMobile, Thanks:drs650
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Archos unleashes five (five!) new Android Froyo tablets, we go hands-on  —  “How do you tablet?”  Oh yes, that's Archos' new tag line when it comes to its growing number of Android tablets.  Good timing since, you know, it just went ahead and released a quintuplet of new gadgets.
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
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 …
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Facebook Wins Patent For Click-Behavior Based Search Engine Algorithm  —  Facebook has been awarded the patent for a click-behavior based search engine application.  The United States Patent & Trademark office has today approved a patent application titled “Ranking search results based …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Samsung really, really wants to sell web-connected TVs with apps this year  —  Samsung Electronics is going ga-ga over apps.  The Korean electronics giant plans to spend $70 million marketing its Samsung TV apps for internet-connected TVs and other devices.
Discussion: SFGate and Electricpig
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Patent troll or not, Paul Allen finds a friend in Steve Wozniak  —  Is there some kind of secret brotherhood of lesser-known Microsoft and Apple founders?  Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder better known as Woz, is voicing some surprisingly strong support for Paul Allen …
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Other Half Of Search: Greplin Is A Personal Search Engine For Your Online Life  —  There's always something cool coming out of Y Combinator, but even so Greplin stands out from the crowd.  It's a personal search engine for all that data you keep locked away in the cloud.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Jeff / The Official Pogoplug Blog:
Pogoplug Gains Two New Products and Enables Web Printing  —  A series of new Pogoplug features and products go live today!  —  Today we are delighted to begin rolling out a new firmware update to our customers that activates a number of new features we have announced in recent months, including our new cloud printing feature.
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: Soshable
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
VMware buys systems-monitoring startup Integrien for $100M  —  Virtualization giant VMware announced today that it has acquired an IT analytics startup called Integrien for $100 million.  —  Irvine, Calif.-based Integrien offers systems monitoring software, similar to IBM's Tivoli …
 
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Patent suit challenges motion-based input with Apple's iPhone 4
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook:
Appbistro Launches Verified Developer Program
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Duncan Geere / Threat Level:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook CEO: Keep private life out of lawsuit
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 Earlier Items: 
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Mark Hurd to exit News Corp.'s board
Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
RIM's Agreement With India Is Likely to Foreshadow Wider Government Access
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Keith Rabois* Is the New King of Y Combinator
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If UberCab Pulls An Airbnb?  Taxi Business Could (Finally) Get Some Disruption
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG's E900 said to have 1.3GHz Snapdragon inside, handsome looks outside (video)
Telegraph:
iPhone app to replace the stethoscope
Boy Genius Report:
Samsung Galaxy Tab is Verizon Wireless' tablet