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8:20 AM ET, August 29, 2011

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DigiTimes:
iPhone 5 to have smaller than 4-inch panel, say sources  —  Despite rumors about iPhone 5 featuring a 4.2-inch panel circulating within the IT market for a while, following a leak from Apple's website in Switzerland in early August, sources from upstream panel suppliers have recently revealed …
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.
Discussion: New York Times
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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” …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Being Right  —  One of Steve Jobs' most devastating talents is in knowing when he is right.  By he I mean he and his team of talented designers, engineers, supply chain wranglers, and technologists.  Standing pat when the alternative is worse is a difficult move to make, but one Apple under Jobs has made a trademark.
AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights From the D Conference
Discussion: TechEye
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine:
How Will Tim Cook Lead Apple?
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.
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 …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hurt by The Hurt Locker: why IP addresses aren't enough to find file-swappers  —  IP addresses have real uses when it comes to identifying Internet activity, but they work best when paired with targeted investigation rather than as “spray-and-pray” shotgun-style federal litigation.
Discussion: Techdirt
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 …
The Atlantic Online:
Square, the iPhone Credit Card Machine, Goes Mainstream  —  I first saw Square's product when Gizmodo's Mat Honan whipped one out at a dinner in San Francisco to help us split a check.  Here's how it worked: he ran my credit card through a tiny plastic doohickey (technical term) that attached to his phone.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Mike Cassidy / Mercury News:
World's biggest startup launches in Silicon Valley  —  Among the startups tucked between restaurants, squeezed into office buildings and squatting in storefronts near Mountain View's main drag is one that might stop you cold: @WalmartLabs.  —  Yes, Wal-Mart — the behemoth of Bentonville …
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.
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.
 
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Matthew Finnegan / TechEye:
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Anthony Domanico / Android and Me:
Google+ for Android updated, finally brings re-sharing of posts
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Discussion: Softpedia News and PC Magazine
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: The Business Insider