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4:45 AM ET, September 11, 2011

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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS News Ends Relationship With Source of Bogus Steve Jobs Death Tweet (Exclusive) … CBSNews.com has severed its relationship with the host of a web show who sent out an erroneous Tweet yesterday saying that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had died.  —  The offending Tweet was sent …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
294 Patent Lawsuits Were Filed In August 2011; Mobile Handset Complaints Up 25 Percent Yearly  —  There's no question that the cost of patents is rising.  Google is paying $12.5 billion for Motorola mainly for its huge mobile patent portfolio.  In July, an anti-Google consortium raised $4.5 billion …
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
AllFacebook Founder Launches Holler to Help People Connect Offline
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Airbnb Provides Guests With 24/7 Access to Local Concierges
Discussion: The Airbnb Blog and LAUNCH
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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
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Nvidia CEO: Intel ousted company from chipset market
Discussion: TechCrunch