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3:55 PM ET, September 1, 2011

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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.
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Steve Kovach / The Business Insider:
Tim Cook Picked This Guy To Finally Turn Around Apple's iAd Business  —  Apple has promoted Eddy Cue to the head of its iAd business, according to a leaked memo from CEO Tim Cook obtained by 9to5 Mac.  —  Before, he was Apple's iTunes boss.  His new, official title will be Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services.
CNET News:
Suspects in iPhone prototype case plead not guilty  —  The men who allegedly found and sold an iPhone prototype to a gadget blog last year pleaded not guilty to theft charges during their arraignment today.  More  — Share … 40 MINUTES AGO  —  TWEET Nicole Lee
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 …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Groupon PR to peHUB: Call Us Before You Write Another ‘Nastigram’  —  For a company that's in registration to go public and thus forbidden from pumping up the company stock in advance of an IPO, Groupon is having an awfully hard time keeping quiet.  Last week, of course …
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.
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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
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.
Lisen Stromberg / 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
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 …
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: CenterNetworks, VatorNews and Mashable
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Chrome Celebrates Its Third Birthday By Browsing Down Memory Lane  —  It's a little hard to believe, but it's been three years to the day since Google first launched its Chrome browser in September 2008 (sure, we found out about it a few days early due to a leaked comic book of all things …
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
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
AJ Glasser / Inside Social Games:
A Closer Look at Zynga's Adventure World  —  Zynga's Adventure World is an exploration adventure game for with puzzle elements.  The game will launch on Facebook in the next week or so.  —  This is the first title to come from Zynga Boston, the studio formed following the Conduit Labs acquisition back in August 2010.
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.
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.
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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Jack Dorsey / Twitter Developers:
A note from @jack to Twitter developers  —  As Twitter developers, you are a fundamental part of our DNA.  Thank you for your many contributions to the Twitter ecosystem.  Our ongoing commitment is to give you the structure, tools, resources, and support you need to build your businesses as you leverage the power of Twitter.
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web and WebProNews
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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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices  —  Cloud Engines, Inc., makers of the Pogoplug line of devices and accompanying software, are launching a new hardware product today called Pogoplug Mobile.  The device works like the company's current Pogoplug product …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
iSwifter is the first to bring Flash-based Google+ games to the iPad  —  iSwifter's innovative app for streaming Flash content to the iPad now supports Google+ games, making it the first app to do so, the company announced today.  —  The Youweb-incubated company has already found success …
Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps and CNET News
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
Here's What Really Happened to Yelp Deals  —  While Yelp's daily deal segment got off to a strong start, things have been getting worse ever since.  But, in August, things got dramatically worse as revenue declined 52% based on Yipit Data.  —  So, what happened?
Discussion: The Business Insider, Thanks:vacanti
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.
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 …
Tom Loftus / Digits:
Ask.com Wants to Channel Your Inner Jeeves  —  Ask.com is getting its Jeeves back - sort of.  —  Today the site, which began life 15 years ago as the Q&A-based search engine AskJeeves.com, is returning to its roots allowing for users to pose questions and get answers.
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 …
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.
 
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Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
In fortified data center, NYSE runs ‘gated’ trading cloud
 Earlier Items: 
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Mac OS X can't properly revoke dodgy digital certificates
Discussion: TUAW
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Lawsuit claims Microsoft tracking its mobile users against their express wishes
Jesse Hicks / Engadget:
Windows 8 Start Menu caught on camera, shows off high-contrast design
Marc Lifsher / Los Angeles Times:
Amazon offers to build facilities in bid to end sales tax fight
Discussion: TechFlash
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Instagram boss on Justin Bieber, Android and why he doesn't fear Facebook filters
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Again? Apple reportedly loses another iPhone prototype in another bar