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12:55 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 …
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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
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.
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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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 …
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
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
GSMA to host first ever Macworld Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2011  —  GSMA, the organizers of the annual, massive Mobile World Congress, have announced a couple of new developments this morning.  For one, the organization is to expand the developer-focused programme at the event to include …
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.
Emma Hall / AdAge:
Israeli Teens Swipe Wristbands to Update Facebook Status  —  ‘Like Machine’ Lets Kids Share the Fun at Coca-Cola Village Summer Camp  —  LONDON (AdAge.com) — Coca-Cola is pioneering technology in Israel that allows users to automatically update their Facebook status by swiping a wristband across a reader.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Gearlog
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google's Schmidt: Autonomous, Fast Search Is ‘Our New Definition’  —  In a big-picture keynote at Berlin's IFA home electronics event, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt said Google's new guiding principle is in serving users automatic search results, all the time, super-quick...
Discussion: paidContent and SlashGear
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat:
Nike iPhone app keeps track of where, how fast you run  —  There was a time when going out for a run meant putting on some sneakers and leaving for a jog around the park.  But if you need any indication of how far we've come, take a look at Nike's latest Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, released today on Apple's App Store.
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RunKeeper:
Welcome Nike: Thanks for Coming! (Part Two)
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eyeing The Enterprise, Skype Certifies IT Consultants In The U.S.
Eric Sachs / The Official Google Blog:
Simpler sign-ups for Yahoo! users with OpenID
Discussion: Google Code Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
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
Loretta Chao / Digits:
Ex-Googler Aims for China's Mobile Users
Discussion: Softpedia News
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills
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Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Google warned on China plans
Discussion: isen.blog
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe
Discussion: Rob Hof's Blog
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