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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Exclusive: Tim Cook e-mails Apple employees: “Apple is not going to change”  —  Tim Cook has already stepped up to reassure Apple employees that the company isn't going to change, according to an internal e-mail seen by Ars.  Sent early Thursday to all employees in the company …
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Felix Salmon:
Don't ignore Tim Cook's sexuality  —  Tim Cook is now the most powerful gay man in the world.  This is newsworthy, no?  But you won't find it reported in any legacy/mainstream outlet.  And when the FT's Tim Bradshaw did no more than broach the subject in a single tweet …
Allen Paltrow:
My Experience with Jobs and Apple  —  Growing up I was a huge apple fan-boy (fine, still am.)  The first NY apple store in Soho opening was probably the coolest thing that happened to me between the ages 6 and 12.  For a while I would spend almost every weekend there.
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
Steve Jobs Biography Will Include Resignation, Launch on Schedule  —  Steve Jobs' first and only authorized biography, “Steve Jobs: A Biography,” will be updated with news of the Apple CEO's sudden resignation on Wednesday night and remains on track to hit bookstores in November.
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Icon Ambulance  —  One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated.  As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said “Caller ID unknown”.  I choose to ignore.  —  After services, as I was walking to my car with my family …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Apple Patents Show Steve Jobs's Attention to Design
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's New Galaxy S II Won't Be Carried by Verizon  —  Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce its Galaxy S II smartphone next week—considered its best shot at cutting into the iPhone's market share dominance—but the company will have to do it without the biggest U.S. wireless carrier: Verizon Wireless.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Exclusive: Verizon passes on GALAXY S II, but ‘similar’ Samsung phone launching soon  —  Verizon Wireless is passing on the Galaxy S II smartphone according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.  BGR has confirmed with multiple trusted sources that this is accurate …
Alan Burchill / Smarter Geek:
Next Gen Windows Slate Device Revealed at TechEd 2011 NZ  —  At TechEd 2011 New Zealand Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows “Slate” style device in the WCL101 Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices session.  —  Below is a number of photos of the devices …
CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda Resigns From Slashdot  —  from the steve-got-front-cutsies dept.  —  After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it's finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot.  I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Groupon's Mason Tells Troops in Feisty Internal Memo: “It Looks Good.”  —  Facing a barrage of negative press about its upcoming IPO, Groupon CEO and Co-founder Andrew Mason took up a pen to counter critics of the social buying service.  —  Especially under scrutiny …
Discussion: DigiCha, @pkafka and @miguelrios
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Social media magazine Flipboard pursues TV, films  —  (Reuters) - Internet video is getting even more crowded.  Flipboard, the social media magazine whose investors include actor Ashton Kutcher, plans to add television shows and films to move it beyond the online articles that it offers now.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Announces f8 Developer Conference: September 22  —  Facebook has just started sending out invitations to f8, its semi-regular developer conference during which it typically rolls out its most important features.  —  This year's event will take place on September 22 in San Francisco …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Local Business Reviews Site Angie's List Files For $75 Million IPO  —  After Jive's $100 million IPO filing yesterday, local business reviews site Angie's List is throwing its hat into the ring, filing an S-1 this afternoon.  The company will raises as much as $75 million, according to the filing.
Rick Stroud / St. Petersburg Times:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers buy each player an iPad to hold playbook, videos  —  TAMPA — Every year on every NFL team, the Turk nervously ambles next to players in the locker room, dorm room or cafeteria, his role a designated dream killer whose only job is to signal the death knell to somebody's career.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pandora Posts Record Revenue Of $67M In First Quarter As A Public Company  —  In its first quarter as a public company, music streaming service Pandora posted record revenue in Q2 2012.  For the second quarter fiscal year 2012, total revenue was $67 million, a 117% year over year increase.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Verizon buys CloudSwitch to give itself a software play  —  Verizon is buying cloud computing startup CloudSwitch in a move that will give Verizon, as well as its cloud subsidiary Terremark, a software-development edge to complement its service-provider expertise.
Fred / A VC:
Users First, Brands Second  —  I like simple ways to think about things.  Like mobile first, web second.  These kinds of constructs work for me.  One that I've been using a lot lately to describe what we like and don't like as much is User First, Brands Second.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers  —  Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can.  “The entire Internet can be broken …
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat, The Next Web and Ubergizmo, Thanks:drs650
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note, and Wave 3 launching at IFA on September 1st  —  Samsung's plans for this year's IFA trade show in Berlin have been unwittingly revealed early by the company's own teaser app for Android.  A tipster of ours went digging around inside the Samsung Mobile Unpacked APK …
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Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Behind the Glittery Web Start-Ups, Investors See Other Gold  —  While the spotlight of the latest technology boom has been trained on a cluster of popular consumer applications like Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, investors are increasingly taking a shine to the start-ups building the infrastructure for those Internet powerhouses.
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
AOL Huddles With Top M&A Team But CEO Armstrong denies any deal in the works  —  AOL has retained two of the biggest names in mergers and acquisitions, law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment banking company Allen & Company LLC.  A team from those firms, including Wachtell …
Josh Williams / Gowalla:
Going Forward  —  A little over two years ago we unveiled a new way to share and discover the world's most loved places.  Little did we know that our product would inspire people in every country around the world to venture out and share their lives on the go.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Max Levchin to Leave Google As Slide Is Shut Down  —  Slide, the social apps company that Google bought just over a year ago for about $200 million, will be dissolved, and its esteemed leader Max Levchin will depart Google, sources close to the matter told AllThingsD and Google confirmed.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype Launches Third-Party App Directory  —  Skype appears to have launched a new app directory in the cloud, allowing users to access all the third-party apps for both consumers and businesses built on top of Skype's API.  —  The site is fairly simple in functionality for now …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Ladies love e-readers; guys prefer tablets  —  Is it too early to assign gender stereotypes to gadgets?  New Nielsen data suggests that e-readers are more popular with women while guys prefer their tablets.  Smartphones are now equally popular between the sexes.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: How Facebook is open-sourcing its data centers and servers  —  This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook's involvement with and creation of open source technologies.  For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook's open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael …
Thanks:dylan20
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Embrane gets $18M to build cloud networking tools  —  Dante Malagrino (far left) at Structure 2011.  —  Embrane, which builds tools that will enable cloud providers to scale out networking services faster and with less complexity, has raised $18 million in Series-B financing led by New Enterprise Associates.
Discussion: bizjournals
Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Eyes Swiss Base for Non-U.S. Operations  —  Groupon Inc. is considering opening an international headquarters in Switzerland, people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could benefit the daily-deal company because of the country's business-friendly tax policies.
 
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
WikiLeaks publishes tens of thousands more cables
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
UK cops charge alleged Anonymous hacker
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Judge tosses antitrust claims over Microsoft, Yahoo spam filters
Discussion: The Next Web
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga's Tiered Stock Structure Boosts CEO Power
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Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents Privacy Glasses for Reading Confidential Information or Playing Multi-Player Games
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
SK Telecom says no plan to bid for Hulu
Discussion: MediaPost
Heather Brooke / Guardian:
Inside the secret world of hackers
Tom Anderson / The Next Web:
How Google+ will succeed and why you'll use it whether you want to or not.
Discussion: MediaPost and OnLive Spot