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1:50 AM ET, August 31, 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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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Despite Apple's Denial, iTunes Match is Streaming
Discussion: Geek.com, SlashGear and GottaBeMobile
Ian Barlow:
Firefox for Tablets  —  The Mozilla Mobile Team is working tirelessly to make Firefox awesome on tablets, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of the design decisions we've made with the UI thus far.  Firefox for tablets is an evolution of its phone based predecessor …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Firefox's tablet UI looks promising
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Apple wants its 3G MacBook prototype back  —  The unusual Apple notebook.  —  Apple wants a North Carolina man to return a prototype notebook computer he purchased on Craigslist earlier this year, CNET has learned.  —  Three weeks ago, photos of the device emerged in an eBay listing by Carl Frega …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Oracle to Court: HP Was Sneaky When We Made That Deal  —  Last year, software company Oracle and IT giant Hewlett-Packard settled a lawsuit stemming from Oracle's hiring of Mark Hurd, a former HP CEO who resigned suddenly amid what might charitably be called a kerfuffle only to land at Oracle a month later.
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Jordan Robertson / CIO Today:   Hurd, Ellison Pay Valued at More Than $77M Each
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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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HP To Build Touchpads Through October
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Android And Apple Now Command Nearly 70 Percent Of U.S. Smartphone Market Share  —  Android and Apple together now account for nearly 70 percent of smartphone subscribers in the U.S., according to new estimates for July put out today by comScore.  Android phones command nearly 42 percent market share …
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John Cook / GeekWire:
Microsoft loses ground in mobile as Google Android continues to soar
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
My Thoughts on Daily Deals...  Wowza!  There's a lot of buzz lately circulating around the future of daily deals, so I thought I'd take a moment to share my perspective.  —  Daily deals have been a hit with consumers and since we launched Yelp Deals last year, we've learned a lot about the business.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
A Look at Apple's Handling of Customer Emails to Executives as Tim Cook Takes Charge  —  Steve Jobs has been famous for his willingness to interact with customers via email, issuing terse and sometimes surprisingly candid answers to users' questions and complaints on occasion.
Discussion: Edible Apple, TUAW, App Advice and MacNN
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon is testing a slick new site design, built with tablets in mind  —  It appears that online retail giant Amazon will launch a new, vastly improved version of its massively popular shopping website in the near future, overhauling its design that not only looks great on the desktop …
Discussion: 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, Thanks:m4tt
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Groupon's PR Boss Suddenly Quit After Just Two Months On The Job - Here's Why  —  The vice president of global communications at Groupon has left the company after just two months on the job.  —  According to a source familiar with one view of the situation, Bradford Williams left due …
Discussion: @robhof and Gawker
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
“Respect Explorer's Heritage”  —  When photos started circulating yesterday of the new interface for Windows Explorer in Windows 8, I was sure they were a joke.  Surely, this was an Onion mock-up.  Or maybe they were from some Apple fan making fun of Microsoft's design aesthetic in which more is quite often... more.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
The Mystery of Steve Jobs's Public Giving  —  Steve Jobs is a genius.  He is an innovator.  A visionary.  He is perhaps the most beloved billionaire in the world.  —  Surprisingly, there is one thing that Mr. Jobs is not, at least not yet: a prominent philanthropist.
Discussion: Felix Salmon, PC World and TechFlash
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, available ‘in the coming weeks’ — Hands-on pictures and video!  —  Updated with hands-on pictures  —  You can forget the rumored “Attain” branding, because AT&T is taking the same tack as T-Mobile on this one and leaving the name of its own Samsung Galaxy S II untouched.
Ilya Frank / Gmail Blog:
Free calls home from Gmail for all U.S. service members  —  We understand that it's not always easy or affordable for our troops serving overseas to call friends and family at home, so starting today we're making it completely free for all uniformed military personnel with valid United States Military …
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Java founder Gosling leaves Google for startup  —  After just a few months at search giant, Gosling is taking a chief software architect position at Liquid Robotics  —  Follow @pjkrill  —  After only a few months at Google, Java founder James Gosling has left the search engine giant …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
You Can Vote To Tell Nokia What It Should Call Its First Windows Phone  —  Over the weekend, Nokia exec Chanse Arrington asked people via Twitter to vote on a name for the first Windows Phone from Nokia.  —  So far, it looks like “Phoenix” is the winner, with 16% of the vote.  “Genesis” is in second with 11%.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-Backed Dolphin Brings Its Popular Browser To The iPhone  —  One of Android's biggest success stories so far has been the Dolphin Browser, a third-party browser that includes plenty of niceties that Android's stock browser doesn't: things like gestures, handy sidebars to access menus …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hotfile Ordered To Share User Data With The MPAA  —  As one of the ten largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, the file-hosting service Hotfile has become a prime target for Hollywood.  —  Earlier this year, five member companies of the MPAA filed a lawsuit against Hotfile and ever since the parties have been battling in court.
 
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Peter Lattman / DealBook:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Apple Has Finally Pulled Financial Times From iOS
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Kwame Opam / Gizmodo:
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Jason Lackey / Cisco Blog:
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Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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 Earlier Items: 
Alex Kidman / Gizmodo Australia:
Samsung's Official Statement On Apple's Ongoing Aussie Court Case
Discussion: Engadget and 9to5Google
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Social CRM Charting $1B Course for 2012
Discussion: Gartner
Dj Walker-Morgan / The H Open Source:
Oracle retires licence for distributing its Java with Linux
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Index Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
OpenDNS and Google team to speed up the web
Heather Adkins / Google Online Security Blog:
An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks