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12:25 PM 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 …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 with Metal Chassis and Less Than 4" Screen?  —  Digitimes offers a bit of a strange report this morning that just seems to reinforce some details that have been previously reported about the iPhone 5.  —  The strangest bit, however, is that their report attempts to refute a fake …
Discussion: MacPost and TiPb
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.
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DigiTimes:
Samsung reportedly recruits ex-HP VP for PC business; considers buying webOS  —  Samsung Electronics, despite refuting reports it plans to take over Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) PC business, reportedly has already recruited HP's ex-vice president of PSG marketing Raymond Wah to handle Samsung's PC sales …
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.
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Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:   Who will be Silicon Valley's next Steve Jobs?
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Steve: Who's Going to Protect Us From Cheap and Mediocre Now?
Discussion: Fortune
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine:
How Will Tim Cook Lead Apple?
Discussion: MacRumors and InformationWeek
AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights From the D Conference
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechEye
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 …
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Sprint): First Press Shots  —  Why is it that the upcoming US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint — but not Verizon — feels a bit underwhelming?  It must be because the global version of the handset is already seeing a refresh …
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Samsung's ChatON messaging service brings free texting to Android, iOS and BlackBerry (video)  —  It looks like Samsung is about to dip its toes in the mobile messaging market, with a new service called ChatON.  Slated to debut at this week's IFA, the app brings texting …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
AT&T-Verizon-T Mobile Sets $100M for Google Fight  —  Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. (T) and T- Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in their joint venture that lets consumers pay for goods with mobile phones, people with knowledge of the project said.
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.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Toshiba goes ultra-thin in Berlin for 3rd Android tablet [Updated]  —  Can Toshiba go from having the worst Andorid tablet last year at IFA Berlin to having the best device at this year's show?  NotebookItalia just filed a report that says Toshiba will unveil an ultra-thin Android tablet …
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 …
Casey Newton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Salesforce abuzz over social networking software  —  Metallica playing a trade show?  It's the kind of deliciously strange bit of news a person might share on Facebook - but Salesforce.com would rather see it posted on Chatter.  —  Salesforce, the San Francisco cloud-computing company …
Wall Street Journal:
Vudu Marks a Rare Online Success for Wal-Mart  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has stumbled often in Internet retailing, but the big-box granddad has been surprisingly successful in one online venture: digital movie downloads.  —  A year after buying streaming service Vudu, which lets customers rent …
Alexis Madrigal / 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.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: In Times of Unrest, Social Networks Can Be a Distraction  —  THE mass media, including interactive social-networking tools, make you passive, can sap your initiative, leave you content to watch the spectacle of life from your couch or smartphone.  —  Apparently even during a revolution.
Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
LivingSocial's CEO Weathers Rapid Growth  —  LivingSocial Inc. Chief Executive Tim O'Shaughnessy's duties once included occasionally emptying the office garbage.  Now the 29-year-old is managing a 3,500-person Web company with a soaring valuation that faces dozens of competitors.
 
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Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Adobe unveils PDF creation app for iPhone and iPad
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: Laughing Squid
New York Post:
Social gamer Zynga detoured on the road to IPOVille
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Quixey raises $3.8 million for smart app discovery
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Tech Trade
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Matthew Finnegan / TechEye:
Pakistan tightens net security with VPN clampdown
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DOJ pharmacy investigation undermines Google credibility
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins More Delay From Samsung in Australia Tablet Sale
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google crashes TV's Edinburgh party
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Missouri teachers win fight to be Facebook friends with students
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Codecademy is web development education for the rest of us
Ellis Hamburger / Tools:
The Man Behind Sparrow Tells Us How He Made $350K, And Why Apple's Walled Garden Is Worth It
Discussion: App Advice and iDownloadBlog.com
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter Becomes a Playground During Hurricane Irene
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Google+ Is An Identity Service