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8:05 PM ET, August 24, 2011

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Apple:
Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple  —  Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board  —  Apple's Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple's Chief Operating Officer, as the company's new CEO.
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Business Wire:
Letter from Steve Jobs  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:  —  I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.  Unfortunately, that day has come.
Reuters:
Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook becomes CEO  —  (Reuters) - Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.  —  Apple shares were suspended from trade before the announcement.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Apple's COO Tim Cook Replaces Steve Jobs As CEO  —  Apple's Steve Jobs has resigned from his position as CEO and Apple has just announced that COO Tim Cook has taken over as CEO.  —  As COO, Cook was responsible for all of the company's worldwide sales and operations, including end …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Jobs to Remain ‘Closely Involved’ in Apple's Product Strategy
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO
Henry Blodget / @hblodget:
A 5% drop in Apple is barely worth noting. If this had happened 2 years ago—25%. This was already in stock.
Discussion: The Business Insider and Mashable!
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Dutch judge considers Apple's slide-to-unlock patent trivial and likely invalid  —  I previously reported on a preliminary injunction granted by a Dutch court today against the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones.  In its official reaction, Samsung underscored …
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mixed decision for Apple: Dutch judge bans Samsung smartphones, not tablets
The United States Department of Justice:
Google Forfeits $500 Million Generated by Online Ads & Prescription Drug Sales by Canadian Online Pharmacies … PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Online search engine Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Time Warner to Subsidize Subscribers' TV Device  —  Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Leaks Nude Pics of BART Spokesman  —  Anonymous has declared war on San Francisco's commuter subway system, BART.  They've staged protests and hacked website, but a leak of nude pics of a BART spokesman has taken things to another, more personal level.
Discussion: The Snitch and @revolutionchan
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters  —  Get ready for the photo-filter wars to begin.  —  Facebook plans to add a series of photo filters to its mobile application in the coming months with the hopes of drawing off fans of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing application.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Gizmodo and The Next Web
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
FCC commissioner: BART critics may be right  —  FCC Commissioners Robert McDowell (right) and Mignon Clyburn (left) say the agency is still investigating San Francisco's subway agency.  —  ASPEN, Colo.—Criticisms aimed the San Francisco Bay Area's subway system for temporarily pulling …
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Harold Feld / Wetmachine:   Forget The First Amendment, BART Messed With The Phone System. Violated CA and Federal Law.
Holman W. Jenkins Jr. / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Smartphone Wars  —  Unless the president intervenes, the International Trade Commission could send the wireless industry into a tailspin.  —  Patent litigation is a game created by government, and constructively so.  But the game appears to be getting out of whack in the smartphone patent wars.
Discussion: Gizmodo, NBC Bay Area and IntoMobile
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
A Trillion Pageviews for Facebook  —  Google today released an updated list of the most-visited sites on the web and it should not come as any surprise that Facebook takes the top spot with 870 million uniques.  YouTube and Yahoo are next with 790 M and 590 M uniques respectively.
Reuters:
China says Google has not sought approval on Motorola bid  —  (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry said it had not received an application for regulatory approval from Google Inc on its planned $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings.  —  Under Chinese laws …
 
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