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7:35 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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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 …
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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Financial Times Apps Finally Pulled From iOS  —  Two months after the deadline for compliance hit, it's now clear The Financial Times and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) can't come to a compromise over the new requirement that in-app subscription payments must go through iTunes Store.
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.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Couple Can Sue Laptop-Tracking Company for Spying on Sex Chats  —  An Ohio woman and her boyfriend can sue a laptop-tracking company that recorded their sexually explicit communications in an effort to identify thieves who stole the computer the woman was using.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK:
Nokia Keeps Its Eye On The Ball, Puts Design Front And Center  —  Analysts often talk about the growth of the smartphone market based on which software OS is selling the best, but there is another way to look at what is working: the design of the device.  An emphasis on the latter came up twice today …
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: DigiTimes, VentureBeat, 9to5Mac and 9to5Google, Thanks:m4tt
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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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HP To Build Touchpads Through October  —  Hewlett-Packard may have killed the TouchPad, but it's going to continue manufacturing it for just a little while longer.  —  With demand for the heavily discounted tablet still running high, HP has decided to produce one one last run before sending it off to a final dirt nap.
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
HP executive: The TouchPad could be resurrected
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive Interview with Mike Kirkup, Sr. Director of Developer Relations, on why he is leaving Research In Motion  —  It's a sad day for CrackBerry Nation.  To say I was shocked when I saw word that one of our absolute all-time favorite Research In Motion employees, Mike Kirkup …
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
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: Gawker and @robhof
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times imagines the kitchen table of the future  —  At The New York Times Company's R&D Lab, the group's collective of technologists, artists, and journalists talks a lot about “information shadows” — the auras of data that surround us in our daily lives.
Scott Webster / CNET News:
Motorola announces Pro+ for Europe and Asia  —  Motorola's Pro+ mixes business with pleasure.  —  (Credit: Motorola)  —  Motorola unveiled its latest Android smartphone today, the Pro+, announcing it for European and Asian markets.  —  Looking very similar to Sprint's Motorola XPRT …
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: Softpedia News and Ubergizmo
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Adds Realtime Chat, Screen Sharing, And Groups To Chatter; Debuts HTML5 Mobile App  —  Salesforce's ‘social network for the enterprise’ Chatter has been the company's first real foray into incorporating social with business functions.  Salesforce originally announced Chatter …
Discussion: eWeek and Between the Lines Blog
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, App Advice, TUAW and Gizmodo
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.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Series 7: aluminum covers, quad-core Core i7 power, and AMD graphics starting at $999  —  Samsung might have just announced a trio of new Galaxy S II phones a few hours ago, but it's shifting gears fast to some brand-canew laptops.  And they're not just your run-of-the-mill systems.
 
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