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August 19, 2012, 4:25 PM

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Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
The Facebook - Amazon comparison  —  Henry Blodget gives some healthy perspective on Facebook's stock price in Dear Facebook Employees Here's the Truth About Your Stock Price.  Don't I wish that Business Insider had a social reader on Facebook so I could see how many Facebook employees had read the article.
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
And Now Facebook's Bankers Are Divvying Up The $100 Million They Made Shorting Facebook's Stock  —  Boy it doesn't suck to be a banker.  —  Every time I forget how much it doesn't suck, I'm reminded of some other magical cash-printing tool I had forgotten about that allows Wall Street to coin money no matter what.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is  —  If you're a frequent texter, and the iPhone is your weapon of choice, there's a good chance you've been a wee bit concerned since yesterday's report that the device is vulnerable to a certain SMS spoofing attack.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
A rare look inside Facebook's Oregon data center [photos, video]  —  Follow along our tour as we take you on a rare journey through Facebook's first data center in Prineville Oregon, which houses its Open Compute servers.  We'll bring you along the air flow route, and down into the secret server room:
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts  —  Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple's upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market.  The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute TV through its hardware, rather than trying to license content itself.
Wall Street Journal:
Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real  —  Entrepreneurs Design Appliances, Guitars as Economics of Electronics Change  —  A long-shunned Silicon Valley technology sector - consumer-electronics start-ups - is showing some surprising signs of life.  One San Francisco couple is making …
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Twitter Just Pushed Developers Aside: To Secure Its Future  —  Twitter's long-awaited crackdown on outside apps could prove to be one of the boldest and most controversial moves in its history.  But if you consider Twitter's position, it's actually reasonable.  And it could play an important role in Twitter's survival.

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