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12:20 PM ET, September 7, 2010

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Nicola Leske / Reuters:
Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room.
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Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics May Use Google's Android Software in TVs
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Former H.P. Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In naming Mark V. Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as Oracle's new co-president, Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle's chief executive and largest shareholder, really has put his money where his controversial mouth is.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung's Orion is the 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 we've all been waiting for  —  We still consider Samsung's Hummingbird application processor to be among the very best for mobile computers, but this morning Sammy itself is stepping up the charge to make it look real old real fast.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Official: Samsung Fascinate launching September 9 for $199 (update: September 8 online)  —  Put away your leaked Verizon documents, good folks, the Fascinate finally has an official release date: September 9.  Verizon's Galaxy S variant snuck up on all of us with a commercial appearance last night …
Danah Boyd / The Huffington Post:
How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags  —  For the last 12 years, I've dedicated immense amounts of time, money and energy to end violence against women and children.  As a victim of violence myself, I'm deeply committed to destroying any institution …
Discussion: Digits, PC World and broadstuff, Thanks:rawmeet
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Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo:
Five of the Best Tablets Revealed So Far  —  We've seen numerous announcements of tablet computers in recent weeks, as the R&D labs of the world push out their hastily assembled attempts at competing with Apple's game-changing iPad.  But are any of them up to the job?
Discussion: Crave
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Complete iOS 4.1 Walkthrough  —  With iOS 4′s launch only days away, we thought it would be interesting to provide a complete walkthrough of the new operating system. iOS 4.1 will be a free upgrade to all iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G, and iPod touch 3G users.
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Sid Yadav / VentureBeat:
Nike iPhone app keeps track of where, how fast you run
RunKeeper:
Welcome Nike: Thanks for Coming! (Part Two)
Discussion: bijan sabet
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 ad promises ‘the revolution is coming’ (video)  —  Usually we'd advise you not to read too much into this — we'd point out that this was a themed ad served up before the showing of Lawrence of Arabia at London's Secret Cinema event — but what the hell: Microsoft says the revolution's coming.
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Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire  —  For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States.  It escaped the recession relatively unscathed, and profits this year have been soaring.
Discussion: Silicon Forest and Profectio
Loretta Chao / Digits:
Ex-Googler Aims for China's Mobile Users  —  From China Real Time:  —  Ex-Google China President Kai-Fu Lee is out to prove that China can be innovative, and he's starting with two projects that take aim at China's massive mobile-subscriber population.  —  The first is called Tapas …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Google warned on China plans
Discussion: isen.blog
CB Insights:
Pure-Play Twitter Startups Attract 50% Less Venture Capital and Angel Investment Than Last Year  —  For information on private companies and the people behind them, access CB Insights for free, sign up for the CB Insights newsletteror follow us @cbinsights on Twitter.
Dan Shapiro:
How to read a patent in 60 seconds  —  Someone's claiming you're infringing their patent!  You need to figure out how bad the situation is.  —  Or... your boss has asked you to take a look at an old patent you wrote, and see if someone else is infringing it.
Discussion: Xconomy
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Justice department probes Google's ITA Software deal: report  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice department is looking into Google Inc's (GOOG.O) takeover of airline ticketing software firm ITA Software Inc, to determine whether the deal would exert too much influence on the online travel industry, the Wall Street Journal said.
Reuters:
Samsung warns DRAM oversupply on weak PC sales  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's top memory chipmaker, warned of an oversupply in the computer memory chip market from next quarter as a sputtering global economy may further weaken PC sales.  —  The downbeat comment …
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: Advertisers get hands stuck inside HTML5 database cookie jar
Discussion: TechEye, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Q2 2010 Report: 366 Internet, Software Companies Raised $2.1 Billion In Total
Discussion: Market Wire
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage
Emma Hall / AdAge:
Israeli Teens Swipe Wristbands to Update Facebook Status
Discussion: Screenwerk and Gearlog
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe
Discussion: Rob Hof's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
ALERT: Massive New Survey Worm Spreading On Facebook
Darren Murph / Engadget:
IBM claims world's fastest processor with 5.2GHz z196
Discussion: IBM, TechSpot and HotHardware.com News
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Spent Nearly $1 Million on Google Search Advertising in June
Douglas MacMillan / San Francisco Chronicle:
AnchorFree thrives when nations censor sites
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Shows Your Likes in Common on Profiles of Other Users