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3:55 PM ET, September 7, 2010

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Hani Durzy / Data Central:
BREAKING: HP Files Civil Complaint Against Hurd; Includes Statement and Link to Full Complaint  —  In response to the news of Mark Hurd's intention to join Oracle, HP today filed a civil complaint in the California Superior Court (County of Santa Clara) against Hurd.  HP's statement on the matter:
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
HP Sues Mark Hurd For Violating Severance Agreement (By Joining Oracle)  —  HP is suing Mark Hurd for violating his severance agreemment.  In the lawsuit against Hurd, HP says Hurd puts, “HP's most valuable trade secrets and confidential information in peril,” by accepting the job of President at Oracle.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Can Oracle, Hurd topple HP, IBM without services?
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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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Google TV Revealed: One Screen to Rule Them All
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...
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google's Sci-Fi Now: Voice-Control TV, Eternal Memory, An End To Loneliness
Discussion: GigaOM
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Digg Struggles, VP Of Engineering Is Shown The Door  —  Ever since Digg launched its new site design, it's been plagued with all kinds of trouble, not least of which is that it keeps going down.  The problems with the new architecture are so bad that VP of Engineering John Quinn is now gone …
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 …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Piper Jaffray: Android Army's Victory Over iPhone Inevitable  —  The battle for dominance in the smartphone market will shake out in the next five years and when it's finished, Google (GOOG), not Apple (AAPL), will emerge the victor.  That's the outlook from Piper Jaffray …
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
IDC: Apple iOS market share will decline 26 percent through 2014
Discussion: Electronista
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.
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: Technologizer, Inquirer and Crave
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Breaking News on EFF Location Privacy Win: Courts May Require Search Warrants for Cell Phone Location Records  —  This morning, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia issued its highly anticipated ruling in a hotly contested cell phone location privacy case.
Brian Peterson / Google Voice Blog:
Missed call notifications delivered to your inbox  —  Google Voice lets you take charge of your telephony experience, giving you one number that rings all your phones.  But what if you're not around to answer any of them?  —  Starting today, whenever you miss a call, you can see a notification …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Confirms Game Center Compatibility: Yes on 2nd-Generation iPod Touch, No on iPhone 3G  —  Apple has confirmed on its Game Center overview page that the social gaming network will be available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPod touch models …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Top Microsoft game employee jumps to Amazon  —  Feeding speculation that Amazon.com is planning a gaming push, the company has snagged Microsoft's director of game platform strategy.  —  Andre Vrignaud announced his departure Friday on his personal blog.  “Can't really talk about details at this point …
Eric Sachs / The Official Google Blog:
Simpler sign-ups for Yahoo! users with OpenID  —  How many times have you created a new account at a website and seen a message that said: “Thank you for creating an account.  To activate your new account, please access your email and click the verification URL provided.”
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 …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: Advertisers get hands stuck inside HTML5 database cookie jar  —  Even casual Internet users know that if you want to hold your privacy in check, it's good practice to clear out your browser cookies every once in a while.  Our recent coverage about “zombie” Flash cookies has shown us …
Discussion: App Advice and TechEye, Thanks:atul
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.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Updates Payment Terms to Control Credits Supply, Ease International Processing  —  Facebook has been tweaking its Credits and payments terms for users, developers, and advertisers, giving them more clarity and itself more flexibility as the program expands.
Grant Gross / PC World:
ACLU, Other Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Border Laptop Searches  —  The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) practice of searching laptops and other electronic devices at U.S. borders.
Discussion: ACLU and Gizmodo
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eyeing The Enterprise, Skype Certifies IT Consultants In The U.S.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Q2 2010 Report: 366 Internet, Software Companies Raised $2.1 Billion In Total
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