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2:25 PM ET, August 30, 2011

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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.
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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?
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iTunes Match Beta Now Available for Developers
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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Electronista:
HP sticks suppliers with 100,000 unmade TouchPad Go tablets  —  HP webOS exit leaves suppliers with unused parts  —  HP's sudden exit from webOS hardware has left its part suppliers with a glut of unused parts, the supply chain may have revealed Tuesday.  Along with some for the existing TouchPad …
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.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million  —  Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million.  —  The arena for news readers on tablets and smartphones is competitive, with high-profile efforts …
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?
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 …
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
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.
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
Denise Leung / Flickr Blog:
Introducing geofences on Flickr!  —  Geotagging the location of your photos can help you do all kinds of neat things on Flickr and add some great context to your image.  With it, you can easily share with others where you went on your recent trip to patagonia, find the best barbecue in Texas …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and @markmilian
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 …
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 …
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Index Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox  —  Dropbox is finally moving to close that massive valuation venture round we've been talking about all summer.  According to multiple sources, Index Ventures will lead the round, which values Dropbox at around $4 billion.
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 …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle brings new claims against HP in Itanium case  —  (Reuters) - Oracle accused Hewlett-Packard of fraud for concealing facts during negotiations between the two companies, according to a court filing.  —  The cross complaint filed by Oracle against HP on Tuesday is the latest salvo in ongoing litigation over the Itanium platform.
 
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Brett Winterford / iTnews.com.au:
Cable: US pressured EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger
Daniel P. / PhoneArena:
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Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
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Kevin Gold / Slate Magazine:
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