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1:30 PM ET, August 30, 2011

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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
HP executive: The TouchPad could be resurrected  —  Hewlett-Packard could resurrect the TouchPad tablet computer, possibly after spinning off its PC unit into a stand-alone company, an HP executive said in a report Tuesday.  —  “Tablet computing is a segment of the market that's relevant …
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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 …
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:
HP TouchPad gets a postmortem document editor
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Despite spin-off talk, Air Force picks HP
Insanely Great Mac:
iTunes Match on iOS w/ live streaming and download (Video)  —  This video demos iTunes Match on an iOS Device.  Works basically the same it appears as a desktop.  Users will be able to stream and download songs from their matched iTunes library.  Looking for more iOS 5 videos?
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple's Cloud Still Isn't Streaming  —  When is a stream not a stream?  When it's a download.  —  While a video making the rounds today makes it seem as if Apple's upcoming iTunes Match service will stream music from Apple's servers to a user's device, that's not the case.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Gizmodo and SplatF
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iTunes Match Beta Now Available for Developers
Heather Adkins / Google Online Security Blog:
An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks  —  Today we received reports of attempted SSL man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks against Google users, whereby someone tried to get between them and encrypted Google services.  The people affected were primarily located in Iran.
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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 …
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Wacom's Inkling Captures What You Draw On Paper Digitally (Amazing Video)  —  Wacom has announced a pretty amazing product today, the Inkling.  This so-called Digital Sketch Pen allows you to capture whatever you draw or write on a sketchbook or any kind of paper in digital form, “stroke by stroke”.
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 …
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.
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?
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: GMSV and GeekWire
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
OpenDNS and Google team to speed up the web  —  A few million Americans may find their YouTube requests get delivered faster on Tuesday as Google, OpenDNS, and several content delivery networks announce the Global Internet Speed Up effort.  —  As the web scales and bandwidth demands rise …
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
A Very Gloomy Picture Of Larry Page's Short Tenure As Google CEO  —  So far, new Google CEO Larry Page's tenure at the top has been fun for the rest of us to watch.  —  There was the big Motorola Mobility acquisition, a deep re-organization, and Google+'s successful launch.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Wall Street Journal
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Yelp Cuts Back on Daily Deals  —  Following Facebook's lead in retreating from a discounts market that is regularly losing sites, Yelp says it will focus on its core mission of collecting local business reviews  —  (Bloomberg) — Yelp Inc., a website that collects local business reviews …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
Sprint ‘Strategy Update’ on October 7th likely to detail 4G plans  —  Sprint is holding a special event on Friday, October 7th to provide a “Strategy Update” on its future plans.  There are plenty of strategies that need updating at Sprint, but most prominent among them is probably its 4G roadmap.
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 …
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 …
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
Mark Milian / CNN:
CNN acquires Zite, maker of iPad magazine app  —  San Francisco (CNN) — CNN announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Zite, a Canadian tablet software developer.  —  Zite offers an iPad application that can build a personalized magazine based on someone's interests and social media feeds.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Social Contacts App Twezr Shuts Down, Company Pivots To Photo-Sharing  —  So long, Twezr, it's been fun.  The mobile social contacts application Twezr is being shut down after having a fairly well-received launch back in November 2010.  The app, for those unaware, was based on a great idea: it was a social address book.
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Barnes & Noble's Nook revenue up 140 percent  —  The Barnes & Noble Nook Color.  —  Barnes & Noble's traditional business model is lagging, but its digital focus has helped buoy its financial performance, the company announced today.  —  During the firm's fiscal first quarter ended July 30 …
 
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Daniel P. / PhoneArena:
Samsung ups the ante with R&D, to invest $9.3 billion in developing new technologies this year
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Sina Buys $66.4M Tudou Stake in Video Expansion
Kevin Gold / Slate Magazine:
The Leaky Nature of Online Privacy
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Building Crowds of Humans into Software
Discussion: Service-Oriented …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
What Kills Startups? Blackbox Releases Report/App To Help Founders Avoid The Deadpool
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple: The next chapter
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BoltJS: Another Secret Piece Of Facebook's Spartan Puzzle?
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: With new design chief at the helm, here's how HTC's products will change
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ Source Code Snoop Gets Hired By Google
Discussion: VentureBeat and Stilbruch
David Strom / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Mobile Connections Now Free
Discussion: FierceVoIP
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Google plans to change the way you watch TV