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1:55 AM ET, August 29, 2011

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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Steve: Who's Going to Protect Us From Cheap and Mediocre Now?  —  Not so fast.  —  Until the last sinew, the last synapse gives up, Steve will continue to influence the company he co-founded and later recreated.  Seeing he could no longer “meet [his] duties and expectations as Apple's CEO” …
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Peter Pachal / PC Magazine:
How Will Tim Cook Lead Apple?  —  Apple's new leader has been running the company is many ways for a long time.  Just who is Tim Cook, and what does he bring to the role of CEO?  —  One of the first things Tim Cook did as Apple's new CEO was to reassure the company's employees that nothing …
Discussion: InformationWeek and PhoneArena
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Who will be Silicon Valley's next Steve Jobs?  —  Who will be the next Steve Jobs?  —  It's a loaded question, to be sure, that inevitably elicits the same answer: No one.  Part cultural icon, part tech visionary, and part innovative business leader, Steve Jobs would seem impossible to duplicate.
AllThingsD:   Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights From the D Conference
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Steve Jobs Saw What Media Titans Missed - Media Equation
Discussion: New York Times
Al Lewis / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's One-Year Plan  —  Let's say you were given a year to kill Hewlett-Packard.  Here's how you do it:  —  Fire well-performing CEO Mark Hurd over expense-report irregularities and a juicy sexual-harassment claim that you admit has no merit.  Fire four board members, as publicly as possible.
Discussion: CNET News and Los Angeles Times
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Apple is working on a television for 2012, sources say  —  Apple is almost certainly working on a digital television based on its iOS operating system, according to multiple sources in Silicon Valley.  —  An Apple-based television makes sense in light of Apple's continued expansion …
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Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Musing on Apple Building a Television
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Google+ Is An Identity Service  —  Andy Carvin blogged some interesting comments by Eric Schmidt at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday: … I blogged about identity the other day and outlined my view that every social service is hosting a part of your identity online.
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Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE announced, set to debut at IFA  —  Well, if you thought Samsung was done tweaking the Galaxy S II, you were very mistaken.  The Korean company is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy S II LTE at IFA in Berlin this week, alongside an LTE version …
Ellis Hamburger / Tools:
The Man Behind Sparrow Tells Us How He Made $350K, And Why Apple's Walled Garden Is Worth It  —  We recently spoke with Dominique Leca, co-founder of Sparrow—a mail app for Mac that everyone's buzzing about.  —  Sparrow not only looks like a million bucks, but integrates seamlessly with Gmail …
Discussion: iDownloadBlog.com and App Advice
Mark Hearn / Sprintfeed:
Sprint Advising Employees to Remain Mum on iPhone  —  If you ask the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone is coming to Sprint in October.  This sounds great, but if you were to ask a Sprint employee, you just might get a different answer, or no answer at all.  We've received an internal memo …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Codecademy is web development education for the rest of us  —  Web development and basic coding skills shouldn't be the mysterious domain of a handful of overpaid engineers, and if the Codecademy founders have anything to say about it, the boundaries of that domain will soon be rapidly expanding.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter Becomes a Playground During Hurricane Irene  —  Hurricane Irene, which was traveling at a leisurely 13 miles per hour, took its sweet time arriving in New York.  As boredom quickly set in for many, Twitter became a massive chatroom of New Yorkers with nothing to do but tweet, retweet and tweet some more, from their homes.
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Missouri teachers win fight to be Facebook friends with students  —  Summary: A Missouri teachers group has been granted a 180-day injunction in its fight against the state's new law that prohibits teachers from being Facebook friends with students.  —  The Missouri State Teachers Association …
 
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Damaster / LiveSide.net:
SkyDrive client app coming for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android too?
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Anthony Domanico / Android and Me:
Google+ for Android updated, finally brings re-sharing of posts
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Google Sets Will Be Shut Down
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