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10:55 AM ET, September 1, 2011

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CNET News:
Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive)  —  Cava22, the San Francisco bar where another unreleased iPhone apparently went missing.  —  In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned.
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launched at IFA 2011: Super AMOLED Plus display, 7.9mm thickness, and Android 3.2  —  The Samsung Android tablet family today welcomes a new member in the form of the Galaxy Tab 7.7.  As with the Tab 8.9 and 10.1 that came before it, this slate's name is derived …
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Brian Heater / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on (video)  —  Samsung may have been talking up the Galaxy Note as the hottest new piece of hardware for this year's IFA, but it's the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that's got us really excited.  The device is the latest entry in Samsung's popular Android-based Galaxy Tab line, and the thing is pretty darn slick.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and jkkmobile
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Lisens / Lisen's “Blog”:
My Neighbor, Steve Jobs  —  This article first appeared in Palo Alto Patch.  —  My neighbor, Steve Jobs, has been in the news lately.  The talk of the town is the recent announcement he will be stepping aside to let other seeds grow at Apple.  The business press, the general press …
Reuters:
Google touts daily deal on home page, a first  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising.  —  The world's No.1 Web-search engine launched …
Discussion: AdNews and ClickZ
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers may have stolen over 200 SSL certificates  —  Source say DigiNotar breach generated fraudulent certs for Mozilla, Yahoo and Tor, not just Google  —  Computerworld - Hackers may have obtained more than 200 digital certificates from a Dutch company after breaking into its network …
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple CEO Tim Cook promotes iTunes/iCloud chief Eddy Cue to senior VP of Internet Software and Services  —  9to5Mac has learned that Apple's iTunes chief Eddy Cue has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, reporting directly to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
T-Mobile USA CEO's internal memo seeks to rally the troops in light of endangered AT&T deal  —  Philipp Humm, CEO of T-Mobile's US business, has circulated an email to the company's employees today encouraging them to stay upbeat through the Department of Justice's attempt to block …
Discussion: DSLreports, WebProNews and SplatF
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Michael Bolognino / Blogger Buzz:
Blogger's fresh new look  —  As you may have heard, things are starting to look a little different across many Google products—and today, Blogger is the next product to get a makeover.  —  It's been a few years since we made major updates to Blogger's look and feel, and there's a lot …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google May Be On The Verge Of Resurrecting “GDrive”  —  In 2006, Google was internally testing a project codenamed “Platypus”, an online storage service.  When it was accidentally disclosed during an analyst meeting as “GDrive”, it quickly captured the web's imagination.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Wall Street Journal:
Biz Stone Goes Back to College, This Time as Adviser to M.B.A.s  —  Twitter Inc. co-founder Christopher “Biz” Stonedropped out of college—twice, from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston—yet this fall he'll be advising M.B.A. students at the University …
Discussion: @amir_efrati
IEEE Spectrum:
Behind Intel's New Random-Number Generator  —  The random-number generator uses digital circuits to stump the smartest hackers  —  Imagine that it's 1995 and you're about to make your very first online purchase.  You open your Netscape browser, sipping coffee as the home page slowly loads.
Ben Parr / Mashable:
Facebook To Launch Music Platform With Spotify, MOG & Rdio  —  Facebook intends to launch its long-rumored music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company's launch partners, Mashable has learned.  —  The music and media platform will be announced at Facebook's f8 developer conference on Sept. 22.
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hackers break into Linux source code site  —  But Linux geeks say that the kernel source code is secure  —  IDG News Service - As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Note unveiled at IFA: 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, WXGA resolution, and S Pen stylus  —  Ever heard of a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1280 x 800 resolution and a pixel density of 285ppi?  The answer, now that Samsung has removed the veil of mystery from its new Galaxy …
Jesse Hicks / Engadget:
Windows 8 Start Menu caught on camera, shows off high-contrast design  —  Most anyone who's paid attention knows Windows 8 will feature some fancy tweaks, including a revamped Windows Explorer and new copy, move and rename functions.  But now Redmond's given us a blink-and-you'll-miss …
Discussion: AppleInsider
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Quietly Rolls Out The Chrome Extension To Bring +1 To The Entire Web  —  You may recall that back in May, we spotted something in Google's “Dear Sophie” commercial: an unreleased +1 Chrome extension.  This was pre-Google+, when the +1 button still didn't do a whole lot …
Discussion: Google Watch and Marketing Pilgrim
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
IBM to Buy Risk Analysis Company Algorithmics for $387M  —  IBM plans to acquire risk analytics company Algorithmics for US$387 million, a deal that IBM said on Thursday will bolster its risk management offerings in light of increasing regulation in the financial markets.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple seeds iOS 5 beta 7, iTunes 10.5 beta 7, Xcode 4.2 beta 7 to developers (full change log)  —  Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 7 to developers as an over-the-air update. iOS 5 includes new features like Notification Center, Twitter integration, Newsstand, and iCloud support.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Nielsen: Android takes 40% of U.S. smartphone market in July; iOS flat, RIM down a point  —  Google's Android platform gained once again during the three-month period ending in July, increasing it's share by 1% over second-quarter totals to grab 40% of the U.S. smartphone market.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Series 7 Slate PC: a Wacom-enabled, dual-core tablet... with Windows 7  —  “Wait, you're announcing a Windows 7 tablet now?”  Yes, those were literally the words that came out of my mouth when Samsung told me of its new Series 7 Slate.  However, despite a move towards Android tablets …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Apple Should Kill Off the iPod Touch
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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