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1:00 AM ET, August 10, 2010

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Google Public Policy Blog:
A joint policy proposal for an open Internet  —  Posted by Alan Davidson, Google director of public policy and Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy, and communications  —  The original architects of the Internet got the big things right.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
FCC Commissioner On Verizon-Google Proposal: Time To Put Consumers First  —  Not thrilled with this morning's Verizon-Google seven-tier joint policy proposal, FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps put out the following one paragraph statement earlier today, basically asserting that the FCC …
Washington Post:
Eric Schmidt and Ivan Seidenberg - From Google and Verizon, a path to an open Internet  —  We have spent much of the past year trying to resolve our differences over the thorny issue of “network neutrality.”  This hasn't been an easy process, and Google and Verizon are neither regulators nor legislators.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google & Verizon Propose Enforceable Net Neutrality
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Oracle Chief Faults H.P. Board for Forcing Hurd Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, denounced Hewlett-Packard's directors on Monday for forcing the resignation of the H.P. chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, who is a friend of Mr. Ellison's.
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New York Times:
Hewlett Took a P.R. Firm's Advice in the Hurd Case
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Agonizes on Privacy as Ad World Vaults Ahead  —  A confidential, seven-page Google Inc. “vision statement” shows the information-age giant in a deep round of soul-searching over a basic question: How far should it go in profiting from its crown jewels—the vast trove of data it possesses about people's activities?
Claudia Eller / Company Town:
Netflix and Epix working on major digital partnership to shake up pay TV landscape  —  In a deal that could transform the landscape for digital movie distribution, start-up pay-TV channel Epix is in serious negotiations to give Netflix exclusive online rights to films from its three equity partners …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Piece To Google's Social Puzzle: To Acquire Jambool For $70 Million  —  Google continues to gobble up companies that will form the backbone of it's new social strategy and the upcoming war with Facebook.  Last week it was Slide.  And they are now buying Jambool and their Social Gold payment product …
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap!  —  One of our Verizon Wireless sources has dropped a whole bunch of info in our laps.  We're talking intimate details of Verizon Wireless' plans for the rest of 2010, 2011 and even some 2012 plans.  Android tablets, LTE MiFi units, Android 3.0, video conferencing, and a whole lot more.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Coffee shops are taking Wi-Fi off the menu  —  To stimulate sales, coffeehouses are pulling the plug on the Net.  —  Dan and Nathalie Drozdenko say some come to their Downbeat Cafe because of Wi-Fi's absence.  —  Reporting from San Francisco —  Housed in an old San Francisco warehouse …
Discussion: Geek.com and Wi-Fi Networking News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Files for IPO  —  Skype, the Internet telephony company is looking to raise upto $100 million in an Initial Public Offering, according to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The company will be selling American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and will trade on the NASDAQ Global Market.
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Skype Plans to Grow Its Business
Discussion: NewTeeVee and VentureBeat
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Skype Spent $343.8 Million To Acquire Its P2P Software From Founders
Discussion: GigaOM and Softpedia News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Man Who Designed The Pre Is The Latest To Leave Palm/HP  —  The hits just keep on coming for HP.  Hot on the heels of the massive story of HP CEO Mark Hurd's resignation amid scandal, another high-level person has left the company.  Peter Skillman, the Vice President of Design at Palm …
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
A glance at Apple's next iPad, iPhone chip  —  This morning's hottest Apple rumor claims the company will introduce new iPads with a much faster processor early next year.  Apple is also expected to deliver the much-discussed iOS-wielding Apple TV in January, when a new metal-backed CDMA-model iPhone 4 …
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
With Skype, Marc Andreessen is the new king of Silicon Valley  —  HP's CEO ouster.  Facebook's coming war with Google.  Skype's IPO.  What do these headlines have in common?  One man: Marc Andreessen.  —  As the baby-faced cofounder of Netscape, Andreessen gave birth to the dotcom boom.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Apple introduces compatibility lab day passes for developers  —  Apple Developer Connection members have long had access to the company's compatibility labs, which allow them to test their software on a variety of Apple hardware configurations.  But on Monday, Apple added a new option …
Discussion: MacRumors Page 2
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
The E-Book May Be the New Paperback  —  Dorchester, the oldest publisher of mass-market paperbacks in the U.S., has made the decision to sell all their titles in electronic form and move the mass-market focus from paper to electronics.  —  Like most publishers, Dorchester has not weathered the recession well.
Joshua Tucker / The Monkey Cage:
Social Highlighting  —  Recently back in the United States after an extended time abroad, I saw Michael Lewis's The Big Short for the first time in an airport bookstore a couple days ago.  Not wanting to add to my luggage - I apparently missed the fact that Delta has turned …
Mat Greenfield / CNET News:
Google ghosts: New Street View tech could wipe humans from the map  —  Large, powerful companies making people ‘disappear’ is usually the stuff of Hollywood (though we take our lives in our hands every time we write a negative review), but if one computer science graduate has his way, Google might do just that.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Citing Facebook App Developer Shortage, Webtrends Acquires Transpond  —  Facebook is one of the most popular communication mediums in the history of the world, but according to web analytics firm Webtrends, there's not enough developers who know how to build applications for it.
Discussion: paidContent
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Games Help Google Figure Out How to Be Social?
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Joe McKendrick / Service-Oriented Architecture Blog:
IDC: very soon, a third of all software delivered via cloud
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter API to Get Ads Inserted, Revenue to be Shared With Developers
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb
Katharine Lackey / USA Today:
Local governments save paper, do business with iPads
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Motorola's Jha says MOTOBLUR brand will fade from view
Discussion: Android and Me, Droid Life and Gizmodo
Bradford Cross / measuringmeasures.com:
The Next Silicon Valley
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 Earlier Items: 
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
FTC halts domain-name registration scam
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Steve Nash Drives Into Venture Capital
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Google's count of 130 million books is probably bunk
Discussion: kottke.org and ResourceShelf
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RIM BlackPad tablet priced at $499 when it ships in November?
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Best Buy pegs Droid 2 at $199 with 2-year activation, $599 without (updated)
 

 
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