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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
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Andrew Mason's Silicon Valley Problem: He's Not Here
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.
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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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 …
CNET News:
Suspects in iPhone prototype case plead not guilty  —  REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Two men pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor theft charges in a case involving an iPhone 4 prototype the pair are accused of selling to gadget blog Gizmodo last year.  At an arraignment here this morning …
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.
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
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Judge Throws Out $1.3 Billion Judgment Against SAP as “Grossly Excessive”  —  A judge in Oakland has overturned a $1.3 billion judgment against software company SAP that had earlier been awarded to rival Oracle in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  —  Calling the award “grossly excessive …
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Also Quietly Rolled Out A Like Button Chrome Extension  —  Yesterday, we noted that Google quietly rolled out their +1 Button Chrome extension a couple days ago.  It's more powerful than it may seem because you can now easily +1 any page you're browsing on the web regardless …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and scribbal.com
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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
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
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.
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 …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Netflix's 60% price hike goes into effect today  —  Netflix fans, say your final goodbyes to the $9.99 steaming and DVD combo package.  The company's much-hated plan to charge 60 percent more for the two services combined goes into effect today.  —  Back in mid-July, Netflix announced …
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
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.
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Joanna Glasner / PE Hub Blog:
The #1 Predictor of Startup Failure: Premature Scaling  —  In the wake of Solyndra's revelation of an impending bankruptcy filing, the latest report from The Startup Genome Project makes for a timely read.  —  The report, published this week, crunches data from a set of more than 3,200 companies …
Discussion: @bgurley
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Lenovo U300s Ultraportable Laptop Revealed  —  This week the folks at Lenovo are revealing a handful of devices for those that love their computers to fly away at a gust of wind - first of all there's the “spectacularly slim” U300s Ultrabook, a luxury accessory as Lenovo puts it …
 
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
iSwifter is the first to bring Flash-based Google+ games to the iPad
Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps and CNET News
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Renting movies in Canada, eh? Check out YouTube.ca/movies
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Note unveiled at IFA: 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, WXGA resolution, and S Pen stylus
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
In fortified data center, NYSE runs ‘gated’ trading cloud
 Earlier Items: 
IEEE Spectrum:
Behind Intel's New Random-Number Generator
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Mac OS X can't properly revoke dodgy digital certificates
Discussion: Ars Technica and TUAW
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Lawsuit claims Microsoft tracking its mobile users against their express wishes
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hackers break into Linux source code site
Jesse Hicks / Engadget:
Windows 8 Start Menu caught on camera, shows off high-contrast design