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11:10 AM ET, September 13, 2011

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With Bitcasa, The Entire Cloud Is Your Hard Drive For Only $10 Per Month  —  The cloud is now your hard drive.  And not just a few dozen Gigabytes, Terabytes or even Petabytes, but all of it - infinite storage - for only $10 per month.  This is the incredible promise of the new TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Bitcasa.
AppleInsider:
Apple readying second generation of AirPort Express 802.11n  —  Apple will soon begin shipping a new version of its AirPort Express portable 802.11n base station, capping a recent series of refreshes to the company's line of WiFi routers ahead of this fall's iCloud launch.
Agence France Presse:
Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France  —  PARIS — South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet computers.
Loic / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Tech Writers In Denial: The Michael Arrington Case Study  —  I have read so much B-S- about Michael Arrington's supposedly displaced integrity as a writer that I thought I should set the record straight.  —  Mike has been an investor in my company Seesmic since day one, here are some of the posts Mike wrote about Seesmic:
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John Cook / GeekWire:
HTC boss on Windows Phone 7, patent wars and why iPhones aren't cool anymore  —  Martin Harriman of LightSquared; Martin Fichter of HTC and Brad Stone of Bloomberg at Mobile Future Forward  —  Martin Fichter, the acting president of HTC America, appeared today at the Mobile Future Forward conference in downtown Seattle.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
500 days with the iPad  —  It has now been 500 days since my iPad 3G arrived at the end of April, 2010.  So, as I did after 100 days — when it was my “favorite” computer — and after 300 days — when I barely used it anymore — I'm going to write a bit about how it fits into my life today and what that means.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple asks courts to stay two Motorola Mobility lawsuits until Google has acquired the company  —  On Friday, Apple filed motions to stay in two of its various lawsuits with Motorola, arguing that the pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) by Google has resulted in “a fundamental loss of Motorola's patent rights”.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Knocks 50 Percent Off Whole Foods Gift Cards  —  LivingSocial is partnering with Whole Foods, the grocery store known for high-end organic foods that can set you back your whole paycheck.  —  For today only, the runner-up in the daily deals race is offering $10 for $20 to spend on groceries.
Discussion: Reuters and Digital Trends
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests Changing User Account Settings to Send Summary Email Notifications  —  Facebook just posted to its official Page that is testing new summary emails for users “who are very active on Facebook and receive lots of email notifications”.  Rather than sending individual emails …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Your Startup Doesn't Need a COO  —  It's very common for startup companies to have COO's.  So I know I'm getting myself into a bit of trouble by writing this.  But ...  Startups don't need - shouldn't have - COOs.  I have this conversation with every startup that comes to see me and has a CEO & a COO.
Isabel Reynolds / Reuters:
Nintendo's 3DS rescue bid falls short, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Nintendo's attempt to rescue its failed 3DS handheld games gadget with a raft of new games content fell short of expectations and left investors pessimistic about the outlook for the long-time industry champion.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple to release iOS 5 GM to assemblers during week of Sept. 23  —  Apple reportedly plans to release the golden master of iOS 5, its forthcoming operating system update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to its overseas assemblers at some point between September 23 and September 30 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Winning  —  Yours truly, last week: … Aaron Pressman argues that I was “deliberately obtuse”: … Pressman is right, in a way.  I was too flippant with the aforequoted question.  What I mean by “winning” needs more context.  —  What I'm talking about is the argument that Android is …
Discussion: TiPb
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
“Google's Auto Correct Killed The Launch Of Our Android App”  —  We've all dealt with the frustrations of auto-correct, from unintentionally declaring that you're getting a divorce to having your bitter, angry diatribe suddenly mutate into something involving a lot of “ducking”.
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Authors' Guild sues universities over book digitization project  —  With the planned settlement between Google and book publishers still on indefinite hold, a legal battle by proxy has started.  Google partnered with many libraries at US universities in order to gain access to the works it wants to digitize.
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
A New and Improved Moore's Law  —  Under “Koomey's law,” it's efficiency, not power, that doubles every year and a half or so.  —  Researchers have, for the first time, shown that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months.  —  The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Exclusive: SAP will pay $20 million in Oracle criminal case  —  (Reuters) - SAP AG has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a criminal probe into allegations that it downloaded millions of files from rival Oracle, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Discussion: The Register and TechEye
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Demo: WeVideo brings collaborative video editing to the cloud  —  If you ever wished you could edit videos from any browser or any device, the just-launched cloud video editor WeVideo just might be your ticket.  —  WeVideo, which debuts at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference Tuesday …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Comscore: Android overtakes iOS as Symbian remains top European smartphone platform  —  A new report from digital research specialists ComScore has revealed that in the last quarter, Google's Android platform overtook Apple's iOS software to become the second most popular smartphone operating system …
Computerworld:
Google launches group deals aggregator in China  —  Google has launched a new portal in China that catalogs group buying deals, a return to activity there after pulling back from its operations in China more than a year ago.  —  Google has launched a new portal in China that catalogs group buying deals …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Songza Raises Seven Figure Round; Launches Mobile, Sharable Music Collections In The Cloud  —  Mike first covered Amie Street back in 2006.  At the time, he was a big fan.  Back then, the startup was targeting a new music model, which allowed musicians to upload their songs to Amie Street's platform …
Discussion: Betabeat, VatorNews, hypebot and AllThingsD
John D. Sutter / CNN:
How many pages are on the internet?  —  (CNN) — It seems like an answerable question, right?  —  But no one really knows how many websites or individual Web pages make up this seemingly infinite digital universe that is the internet.  —  Kevin Kelly, a founder of Wired magazine …
Discussion: TechFlash
Jeffb / Nielsen Wire:
Top 20 Android Apps in the US: Women Like Facebook, Men Love Maps and Mail  —  According to the first mobile media rankings based on audience measurement data from metered Android smartphone usage, aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail were the most used among U.S. Android users 18 years and older.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon Leaps Into E-Commerce in the U.K.  —  By offering discounts on products sold via the Web in the U.K., Groupon has moved close to competing directly with such giants as Amazon.com and EBay  —  (Bloomberg) — Groupon Inc. has begun offering discounts on products sold over the Web in the U.K. …
Discussion: Screenwerk, WebProNews and VentureBeat
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Everpix: All Your Photos, Automatically Organized And Accessible From Anywhere
Discussion: VentureBeat
Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
Computer Hackers' Hackathons Go Mainstream
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
China Grants Apple 40 New Design Patents Covering All-Things iPhone, MacBook Air & their Beautiful …
Casey Ross / Boston Globe:
Globe starts far-ranging paid website for all devices
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Someone Really Needs to Make a Good $100 Tablet
Discussion: Channel Register and PalmAddicts
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Spool Is Instapaper On Steroids
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Guy Accused Of Being Part Of Anonymous Banned By Court From Using His Real Name Online
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung's First New iPhone-Killer To Hit The U.S. Is Here And We Have It [HANDS ON]
Discussion: TechPinions
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Consumers Still Love Last Year's iPhone
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fusion Garage hacks $200 off of Grid 10 tablet, aims to play the undercutting game