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9:15 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 …
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?  —  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.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:   Steve: Who's Going to Protect Us From Cheap and Mediocre Now?
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine:
How Will Tim Cook Lead Apple?
AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights From the D Conference
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechEye
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 …
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 …
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
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
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
First look at the new Sony Reader PRS-T1!!! … The Dutch web retailer and ebookstore bol.com accidentally leaked the product page for the next Sony Reader, and that means the FCC filing for the new Sony Reader that I found last month has just turned very real.
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 …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Facebook, Twitter libel claims double; Celebrities still prefer super-injunctions  —  Summary: Libel cases resulting from content posted on social networking sites have doubled in the past year, research suggests.  —  Statistics compiled by legal firm Sweet and Maxwell suggest that libel cases …
Ben Edelman / BetaNews:
DOJ pharmacy investigation undermines Google credibility  —  Last week the Department of Justice announced the conclusion of its investigation of Google permitting online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through AdWords, facilitating the unlawful importation of controlled pharmaceuticals into the United States.
 
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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
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE announced, set to debut at IFA
Damaster / LiveSide.net:
SkyDrive client app coming for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android too?