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12:40 PM 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.
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
Again? Apple reportedly loses another iPhone prototype in another bar
Discussion: Guardian and Computerworld
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.
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: eWeek, GottaBeMobile and jkkmobile
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: Search Engine Land and AdNews
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 …
WikiLeaks:
Guardian journalist negligently disclosed Cablegate passwords  —  A Guardian journalist has negligently disclosed top secret WikiLeaks' decryption passwords to hundreds of thousands of unredacted unpublished US diplomatic cables.  —  Knowledge of the Guardian disclosure has spread privately …
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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 …
Discussion: Fortune and Computerworld
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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Takes A Deep Data Dive On Startup Founder Profiles  —  LinkedIn has taken a number of deep data dives on the profile information of its 120 million members to highlight trends.  The company has compared men and women networkers, professional names and more.
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 …
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Will Consumers Benefit if T-Mobile Stands Alone?
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.
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
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
A Parallels World Where Windows Zips on Macs  —  Apple's Macintosh computers have long been able to run Windows, in addition to their native operating system, Mac OS X. But the process has sometimes been clumsy, slow or taxing to the machine and it hasn't been tailored to the new Lion version of Apple's OS.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
In fortified data center, NYSE runs ‘gated’ trading cloud  —  NYSE's ‘community cloud’ is aimed at financial services firms  —  Computerworld - LAS VEGAS - Hurricane Irene mattered not to NYSE Euronext's large data center, which is built on land high enough to avoid 100-year floods and just about everything else.
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Why a $25 PC?  Because it's the price of a textbook  —  There is growing interest surrounding the Raspberry Pi Foundation and their promise of a PC that will cost just $25.  We've seen how the OLPC has struggled to deliver a $100 laptop for developing countries, and yet Raspberry Pi …
Thanks:mthwgeek
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Move Over, Craigslist: Airbnb Launches Sublets for Longer-Term Rentals  —  Airbnb, the fast-growing online accommodations service, is expanding an offering to allow users to more easily book longer rentals of a month or more.  —  The San Francisco-based company said in a press release that it had seen a …
Discussion: Mashable
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Updated: Mosaid Will Manage 2,000 Nokia Patents For A Cut Of The Proceeds  —  One more development today that shows the patent race—and the many millions of dollars that are going into defending and settling around them—is still in full stride.  The Canadian company MOSAID has announced …
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.
 
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Apple Should Kill Off the iPod Touch
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