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1:00 AM ET, September 11, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Two Key Features Of Facebook Music: Scrobbling And Track Unification  —  Yesterday, we outlined a bit of what we've heard about Facebook's upcoming f8 conference.  One big launch will be their official foray into music.  Today, we've heard more about that launch.
Discussion: @joshconstine, Electronista and Gizmodo
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Tempting f8  —  We're now less than two weeks away from Facebook's f8 conference.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Windows 8 tablet from Samsung has Intel inside  —  A Samsung tablet expected to be shown at a Microsoft conference next week will be powered by an Intel chip, according to a source familiar with the device.  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 currently on the market runs the Android operating system and uses an Nvidia processor.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Here's A Great Story About The Astonishing Lengths Apple Went Through To Keep The iPad Secret  —  We talked to the developer of a very successful iPad app yesterday, and he told us a tale about the absurd steps he and his team went through to get an iPad before the product's launch.
Mary Ann Azevedo / bizjournals:
Sand Hill Road, University Avenue: Silicon Valley's most expensive streets … Want to lease office space on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park or University Avenue in Palo Alto?  Be warned — the prestige of calling the two Silicon Valley streets home comes at a price.
Eric Smalley / CNET News:
DIY flying robo hacker threatens wireless networks  —  Modify a remote-control toy helicopter (above) to carry a wireless-network-hunting computer (below), and you've got a menacing hacker drone.  —  (Credit: Top: Parrot SA.  Bottom: Stevens Institute of Technology)  —  With a name like SkyNET, it's got to be scary.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
How to surf T-Mobile without a data plan  —  The mother of all ingenious hacks has emerged: if you have an Android smartphone and a T-Mobile (US) unlimited messaging plan, you can now use an app called Smozzy to surf the web... for free.  —  Smozzy is basically just a wrapper around …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Battle Over The ‘Tweet’ Trademark, Twitter Sues Twittad  —  You may remember that back in July 2009, Twitter made a big stink about developers using the term ‘tweet’ in their Twitter apps.  Oddly enough, while Twitter has long been trying to register the ‘tweet’ trademark in the United States …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Trademark Blog
Economist:
Great digital expectations  —  Digitisation may have came late to book publishing, but it is transforming the business in short order  —  TO SEE how profoundly the book business is changing, watch the shelves.  Next month IKEA will introduce a new, deeper version of its ubiquitous “BILLY” bookcase.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The New Apple Advantage  —  Peter Bright wrote a good piece earlier this week at Ars Technica, documenting his attempt to buy a MacBook Air-like Windows laptop (he doesn't want an Air running Windows using Boot Camp because he doesn't like Apple's U.K. keyboard) and finds the experience confusing …
Discussion: All New Musings and parislemon
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL and Yahoo Are Not Talking About a Merger (Any More Than I Am a Yahoo CEO Candidate)  —  If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve.  —  I think that about takes care of it on the possibility of me becoming CEO of Yahoo.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
AllFacebook Founder Launches Holler to Help People Connect Offline  —  After years of writing about social Web companies, Nick O'Neill has now started one of his own.  O'Neill, the founder of AllFacebook (which became Social Times and was acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2009) …
Discussion: Holler @, Thanks:allnick
NBC News:
FBI probes hacking of NBC News' Twitter account  —  Below:  —  The FBI is investigating the NBC News Twitter account hacking committed by perpetrators who posted bogus information about the hijacking of a civilian airliner that supposedly crashed into Ground Zero in New York, officials said Friday night.
 
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Airbnb Provides Guests With 24/7 Access to Local Concierges
Discussion: LAUNCH and The Airbnb Blog
Tom Loftus / Digits:
Thinking Big: Square Expands Retail Reach of Tiny Device
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Car Rental Marketplace Getaround Gets Around $3.4 Million
Discussion: VentureBeat
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Exclusive: Android ‘Jelly Bean’ comes after Ice Cream Sandwich (update)
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Netflix app now supports all Android Froyo/Gingerbread devices