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10:00 AM ET, August 30, 2011

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iTunes Match’ Allows Both Streaming and Downloading of Music  —  Apple released a developer beta of the iTunes Match system this evening.  The system is described by Apple as follows: … Insanely Great Mac provides this nice walkthrough video which shows you how the service works.
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iTunes Match Beta Now Available for Developers  —  iTunes Match was released to developers today in an email from Apple:  —  In the email, Apple notes that beta subscribers will receive an additional 3 months free with their $24.99 paid subscription to cover the beta plus the standard 12 months after launch.
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
HP says prefers to spin off PC unit  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard said on Monday it prefers to spin off its personal computers unit and is currently working on understanding the larger implications of separating the business from the company.  —  The world's largest technology company …
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Terril Yue Jones / Reuters:
HP executive says PC business to remain world No.1  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co's personal computer business will retain its position as the world's largest PC manufacturer even after any spinoff, the head of HP's PC business said on Tuesday.  —  A spinoff of the Personal Systems Group …
Discussion: CNET News, ITProPortal and Electronista
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Despite spin-off talk, Air Force picks HP
Alex Simons / MSDN Blogs:
Improvements in Windows Explorer … It's exciting to have this opportunity to share the improvements we're making to the file management capabilities of Windows Explorer.  Explorer is one of the most venerable parts of Windows with a heritage you can trace back to the “MS-DOS Executive” in Windows 1.0!
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Fraudulent Google certificate points to Internet attack  —  This screenshot shows the warning the user reportedly got when attempting to log into Gmail.  —  A Dutch company appears to have issued a digital certificate for Google.com to someone other than Google, who may be using it to try to re-direct traffic of users based in Iran.
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Mark Milian / CNN:
WikiLeaks cables detail Apple's battle with counterfeits in China  —  (CNN) — Apple was slow to act against the booming counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries, according to cables obtained by WikiLeaks.  —  The technology giant eventually organized a team in March 2008 …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
This 26-Year Old Founder Is Raising $100 Million To Take On Giants Like Microsoft  —  Aaron Levie is unusual for a 26-year-old CEO — he's much more excited about business software than consumer products like Foursquare.  —  Levie founded Box.net, an online service for sharing and collaborating on documents and other files, in 2005.
Discussion: GeekWire
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft details native VHD and ISO mounting support for Windows 8  —  Microsoft revealed on Monday that it is planning to natively support the mounting of both VHD and ISO files within Windows 8.  —  ISO's are typically used by software vendors to distribute their products but have also been used …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Samsung Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y Bada 2.0 phones announced  —  Samsung has announced three new phones running its proprietary Bada 2.0 operating system: the Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y. The Wave 3 is the most powerful of the bunch, with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus.
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Report: Those Searching For Google+ Are Younger & Have More Income Than Facebook Searchers  —  In a recent study released by comScore, searcher demographics showed some striking differences between those looking for Google+ vs. those looking for Facebook in July.
Discussion: comScore Voices and Internet2Go
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple's worldwide court battles against Samsung: where they stand and what they mean  —  Samsung has once again delayed the release of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia to evade an injunction against the device in that country.  Samsung may be attempting to find workarounds …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple: The next chapter  —  Tim Cook's promotion to CEO comes at an interesting time for Apple.  —  First, the company continues to refocus itself around iOS, its platform for the future.  And second, it continues to grow at an amazing pace.  —  These two factors create an exciting …
Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Chatbot Tries to Talk to Itself, Things Get Weird  —  A chatbot is a computer program that's intended to fool us into thinking that it's human.  Historically, this has been a tricky thing to do, and for the last 20 years there's been a $100,000 prize and gold medal waiting for the first computer program …
Mike Webb / MacPost:
More iPhone N94 Prototype Photos Leaked - Is this iPhone 4S or iPhone 5?  —  Images of iPhone 5 back cover marked with N94 didn't revealed much about the next iteration of the device, except that it will launch in White color scheme with iPhone-4-like form factor.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
AT&T's 4G LTE network goes live in Chicago; images reveal impressive speeds  —  AT&T's 4G LTE network went live this past weekend in the Chicago area, and initial speed tests reveal impressive download speeds.  AT&T has yet to announce the availability of LTE service in Chicago or any other launch market …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google Explores Re-Ranking Search Results Using +1 Button Data  —  Google is making plans to turn its +1 button into a crowdsourcing tool that helps it re-order search results and fight web spam.  —  While not surprising, the move would bring Google's search engine into the social networking era …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google CEO Faces Challenges  —  When Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page announced that he would take over as chief executive earlier this year, he promised that he would shake up the Internet search giant to speed up decision making.  Instead, much of the shaking up has happened to the new CEO.
Kevin Gold / Slate Magazine:
The Leaky Nature of Online Privacy  —  Network analysis can uncover your personal details even if you choose to hide them.  —  In July, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman wore a strange device on his wrist as he gave a talk to the MIT Media Lab.  The QSensor, developed by the lab's Affective Computing Group …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Who killed the fake-antivirus business?  —  Summary: The fake-antivirus business was a big money-maker in the first half of this year.  Then, at the end of June, fake-AV products practically disappeared from the web.  Was it technology, or does traditional law enforcement deserve the credit?
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Building Crowds of Humans into Software  —  By using crowdsourcing for difficult tasks such as understanding speech or images, the software could enable smarter apps. … Enabling software to punt its toughest tasks to humans should result in smarter mobile apps and other programs …
Discussion: Service-Oriented … and Slashdot
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: With new design chief at the helm, here's how HTC's products will change  —  Scott Croyle only just took over as the new design head at mobile device company HTC, but the former vice president of design already has big plans.  —  In the near future, the smartphone and tablet maker will …
Discussion: WMPoweruser
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:
HP TouchPad gets a postmortem document editor  —  News by Dan Seifert on Monday August 29, 2011.  —  Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.  —  The HP TouchPad is the tablet that just won't quit, even though its corporate parents already have.  The latest news for the many TouchPad owners …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
What Kills Startups?  Blackbox Releases Report/App To Help Founders Avoid The Deadpool  —  It's not easy being green — or an entrepreneur.  The inherent risk in becoming an entrepreneur or founding a startup is high.  Sleepless nights, sweat equity, bribing new users to come to your product …
 
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Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BoltJS: Another Secret Piece Of Facebook's Spartan Puzzle?
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ Source Code Snoop Gets Hired By Google
David Strom / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Mobile Connections Now Free
Discussion: FierceVoIP, VentureBeat and Ed Brill
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Apple to make 22M iPhones next quarter, most of them iPhone 4
Discussion: The Next Web and iDownloadBlog.com
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Google plans to change the way you watch TV
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
After A Hot Start, Justin.tv Spins Off Socialcam, Its ‘Instagram for Video’
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Verizon: Droid Bionic Twitter Page Isn't Ours
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent users don't “act in concert,” so judge slashes mass P2P case
Groklaw:
Lodsys - Lodsys in a Panic to Keep Apple Out of Suit
Discussion: Electronista and PadGadget
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.9 to Bring iCloud Support?