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11:45 AM ET, August 28, 2011

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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  —  I don't think I've ever waffled on a topic as much as this one.  Back in '07 I wrote two articles on Apple “owning” the living room and building TVs.  Ever since, I've gone full tilt in both directions.  Until about a week ago …
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
In Tribute to Steve Jobs, Tokyo Man Runs Giant Apple Logo  —  People reacted to this past Wednesday's departure of longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs in various ways, ranging from emotional twitter updates, to tears over the all after-market trading that dropped Apple's stock more than six percent, to... running?
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David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Reigned in a Kingdom of Altered Landscapes  —  Earlier this year, I wrote a column about the publishing industry's resistance to the terms Apple was imposing for subscriptions on the iPad.  Soon after, an e-mail was followed by a phone call and Steve Jobs was on the line to straighten me out.
Discussion: New York Times
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Contrarian view of Steve Jobs's decision
Discussion: Shiny Objects
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Sets Will Be Shut Down  —  Google Sets, one of my favorite Google Labs experiments, will be shut down on September 5, just like Google Squared.  Launched in 2002, Google Sets is the only experiment from the early days of Google Labs that's still available, even though it hasn't graduated.
Vauhini Vara / Digits:
When @Irene Met Hurricane Irene  —  When Hurricane Irene started moving up the eastern seaboard, Irene Tien, a 28-year-old New Yorker, provided a punch line for her coworkers.  —  “I'm very, very calm and pretty relaxed and laid-back—pretty much the opposite of a hurricane,” says Ms. Tien.
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Matt Elliott / CNET News:
Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Top 10 Largest File-Sharing Sites  —  The Internet is the largest copying machine ever invented, and if we take a look at the massive amounts of traffic file-sharing sites get, millions of people are using it to its full extent.  —  4shared, the largest English language file-sharing site …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hell Hath No Fury Like A SuperPoke Pets Player Scorned  —  This past Thursday, Google decided they had had enough of their Slide experiment.  Even though it had only been a year since they spent $200 million+ on the social apps startup, they brought the hammer down, killing all but one Slide product (Prizes.org).
AfterDawn.com:
PROTECT IP threatens the future of DNS security  —  PROTECT IP is the name of a bill which is working its way through the US Senate with a version also expected to be introduced in the House of Representatives next month.  It would require the Attorney General's office to compile of list …
Discussion: Techdirt
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt sees more partners for Google TV  —  (Reuters) - Google is “absolutely committed” to its fledgling television business and expects many more partners to join it soon, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Saturday.  —  Google TV, which allows viewers to mix Web …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Case of 8,000 Menacing Posts Tests Limits of Twitter Speech  —  Even the Buddha of compassion might have been distressed to be on the receiving end of the diatribes that William Lawrence Cassidy is accused of posting on Twitter.  —  They certainly rattled Alyce Zeoli, a Buddhist leader based in Maryland.
 
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Anthony Domanico / Android and Me:
Google+ for Android updated, finally brings re-sharing of posts
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
H.P.'s Transition Anything but Seamless
Discussion: The Business Insider
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Microsoft quietly finding, reporting security holes in Apple, Google products
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinBeta
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Alice Lipowicz / Federal Computer Week:
FBI deploys fingerprint system for mobile devices
Discussion: Boing Boing
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ICE Screws Up, Seizes Tor Exit Node; Vows Not to Learn From Its Mistake
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple kills TV rentals, subscription offer not coming
Discussion: Apple Bitch and MacRumors