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7:55 PM ET, August 5, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
New Images of 4th Generation iPod Touch LCD with FaceTime Camera  —  An iPhone parts supplier sent us these photos of what are claimed to be the front LCD and bezel of the upcoming 4th generation iPod Touch.  The new part clearly shows a front-sided hole that would leave room for a front-facing FaceTime camera.
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Machmeter / HardMac.com:
Pictures of the iPod Touch 4... well, almost  —  As you may know, Apple provides some case manufacturers with the size and shape of the new iPhones and iPods so they can start making the new cases before the devices come out.  This doesn't allow us to know what materials Apple will use …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google denies deal with Verizon to end net neutrality  —  Search giant says there is no agreement allowing telecoms company Verizon to prioritise the order and speed in which it delivers content to users  —  Google has dismissed reports that the company is in talks with US telecoms operator Verizon …
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Verizon:
New York Times' Story is Mistaken  —  The NYT article regarding conversations between Google and Verizon is mistaken.  It fundamentally misunderstands our purpose.  As we said in our earlier FCC filing, our goal is an Internet policy framework that ensures openness and accountability …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC stops closed-door Internet policy meetings as Google, Verizon strike side deal  —  Under criticism for its handing of closed-door discussions with certain companies on broadband policy, the Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday the meetings with Verizon, AT&T …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Genachowski, Man Up! And Silicon Valley, Wake Up!
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Developers Did Not Adopt Google Wave  —  Google Wave entered the Google Apps family earlier this year with what looked like some momentum.  —  Novell had integrated Google Wave into its Pulse project.  SAP had developed a collaborative business process modeling tool within Google Wave.
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Once Upon A Time, Google Wave Was The Next Big Thing  —  Google finally put Wave out of its misery yesterday, but the communication/collaboration tool had been a punchline for months.  —  So it's easy to forget just how excited people were about Wave before it launched.
Discussion: PC World and Technologizer
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Let's Celebrate Google's Biggest Failures!
Oleoleolson / AlterNet Blogs:
Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered  —  A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Here's What Everybody Made From The Slide Sale  —  Further to our post yesterday on the sale of Slide to Google, we've spoken to a source with knowledge of the terms to understand what everybody made from the deal.  —  As we speculated yesterday, founder Max Levchin did the best out of the sale …
Discussion: V3.co.uk, Xconomy and Softpedia News
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Slide, Vic Gundotra & The Un-Social Reality of Google
Leonid Taycher / Google Book Search Blog:
Books of the world, stand up and be counted!  All 129,864,880 of you.  —  When you are part of a company that is trying to digitize all the books in the world, the first question you often get is: “Just how many books are out there?”  —  Well, it all depends on what exactly you mean by a “book.”
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
U.S. Military Bans Personnel From Visiting Wikileaks; Pentagon Asks Site To Do The ‘Right Thing’  —  The controversy surrounding Wikileaks continues, as you always expected it would.  All branches of the Unites States military are now banning their personnel from having anything to do with the site …
Discussion: CNET News and Boing Boing
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Viola Gienger / Bloomberg:   Pentagon Demands Wikileaks Return All Documents Leaked to Them
Gmail Blog:
Access two Gmail accounts at once in the same browser  —  I have a couple different Gmail addresses that I use for different purposes.  Historically, Google Accounts - including Gmail accounts — have only let people access one account at a time per browser, so using both accounts has been a bit inconvenient.
Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Voices Support for RIM  —  Citing Right of ‘Free Use,’ Secretary of State Enters Fight Over U.A.E. Plan to Curb BlackBerry Access  —  By PHRED DVORAK in New York and MARGARET COKER in Abu Dhabi  —  The Obama administration stepped into the spat over some foreign governments' plans …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Schmidt: Google Now Activating 200,000 Android Units A Day [Video]  —  Remember back in the day when Google was only activating 100,000 Android units a day?  You should — it was May.  By June, that number had jumped to 160,000 units a day.  And today it now stands at 200,000 Android units activated a day.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Stores Raking In Revenue  —  How's this for a data point: Apple's (AAPL) retail store revenue increased 72.8 percent year over year to $2.58 billion in the June quarter.  That means, according to Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, Apple Store revenue for that period was greater …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redbeacon Raises $7.4 Million To Help You Book Local Services Online  —  Redbeacon, which won the TechCrunch50 launch conference in 2009, has raised a $7.4 million round of financing.  The round was led by Mayfield Fund and Venrock.  —  Raj Kapoor, Managing Director at Mayfield …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter's ShoutOut is an internal service for employees.  Read the awesome official statement.  —  Okay, so a bit of back story.  Louis Gray found a mysterious Twitter account called ShoutOut that hinted at some kind of new Twitter service.  We later spotted a DM Fail from Twitter's Sean Garrett that seemed to confirm it was real.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Deep Inside Xbox 360 Kinect: The Interface of Microsoft's Dreams  —  Kinect is more than an Xbox 360 peripheral, it's the future of Microsoft, or at least a very possible one.  It's the beginning of Microsoft's plans for natural user interfaces, the step beyond the thing you're staring at right now.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
The HP eStation Zeen, the Zeus printer, and everything we know about them  —  We've been flooded with a deluge of tips about the HP Zeen ever since we posted those first FCC images of the tablet device this morning, and it's actually a little surprising at how perfectly everything aligns.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Gamers beat algorithms at finding protein structures  —  Today's issue of Nature contains a paper with a rather unusual author list.  Read past the standard collection of academics, and the final author credited is... an online gaming community.  —  Scientists have turned to games for a variety …
 
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Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Unicom to Sell iPhone With Wi-Fi in China
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Julia Angwin / Digits:
Lawmakers Seek Answers on Online Tracking
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
With Patch, AOL offers challenge to local news
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Taking Gaming Seriously, Hiring Head of Games Partnerships
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HP quietly intros new Mini 5103 netbook with DDR3
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Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Google offer Nexus One as unlocked Android developer phone
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Evite Introduces Redesign, Tries Not To Suck, Fails
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hunch Relaunches as Internet Personalization Service
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