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1:20 AM ET, August 13, 2010

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Google Mobile Blog:
Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android  —  (cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)  —  Our mobile phones have become modern-day Swiss Army knives.  An Android phone is a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in your pocket.
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Dave Burke / Google Mobile Blog:
Instantly zap links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone with Chrome to Phone!  —  (Cross-posted from the Google Chrome blog.)  —  Ever wanted a way to quickly and easily send links and other information from your desktop or laptop to your phone to view on the go?
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Oracle sues Google over Android and Java  —  Two Silicon Valley heavyweights are about to reenact the Java wars: this time, in a court room.  —  Oracle issued a press release late Thursday saying it has filed suit against Google for infringing on copyrights and patents related to Java …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Oracle Sues Google For Patent And Copyright Infringement  —  Software giant Oracle is suing Google for patent and copyright infringement based on Android's use of Java.  (Oracle acquired Java-maker Sun last year.)  —  No details in the release, via Marketwatch, but we assume Google was given …
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal  —  Over the past few days there's been a lot of discussion surrounding our announcement of a policy proposal on network neutrality we put together with Verizon.  On balance, we believe this proposal represents real progress on what has become …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact
Discussion: PC World
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hollywood Groups Weigh In on FCC Internet Reclassification
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Pushing Our (Tweet) Button  —  Twitter is great for sharing interesting things you find on the web.  In fact, close to a quarter of all Tweets include a link in them.  Despite the high volume of sharing, there is plenty of room to make it easier.  Copying and pasting, link shortening …
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Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Can Google Get Social Networking Right?  —  The company has many social projects, but may struggle to improve on Facebook.  —  Rumors that Google is building a new social network have persisted since late June, when Kevin Rose, CEO of Digg.com, posted on Twitter that the Web giant was working on a challenger to Facebook.
Discussion: MediaPost
Andy Dolan / Daily Mail:
A body caught on Google Street View?  Don't worry it's just me playing dead, says girl, ten  —  It is a suburban scene much like millions of others on Google's Street View site... apart from one chilling addition.  —  Lying face down on the pavement with her shoe inches away from the gutter appears to be the body of a young girl.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Of Course, Here's The Twitter Movie Trailer  —  First there was the Facebook movie trailer.  Then, there was the YouTube movie trailer.  Obviously, it was only a matter of time before we got the Twitter movie trailer.  And now here it is.  —  And it's good.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds Graph API, OAuth 2.0 Integration to iOS SDK  —  The iPhone SDK, renamed the iOS SDK to match Apple's mobile operating system name change, has a couple new product updates.  One is that developers can now integrate the Graph API with their apps, allowing for simpler connections from mobile to a wide range of Facebook data.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Facebook SDK for iOS Now On Par with Android
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP board sued over Hurd ousting  —  The first lawsuit on behalf of a shareholder has been filed against Hewlett-Packard in connection to the resignation of former CEO Mark Hurd.  —  The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that a Connecticut law firm is representing HP shareholder …
Lizette Chapman / Fast Company:
Burning Man Defeats PayPal  —  Burning Man veterans—including top VCs, entrepreneurs, and the founders of Google—have an extra reason to celebrate today.  Not only is it less than a month until they get to go camp in the Nevada desert again, but the Burner community just got a Silicon Valley giant to back down.
Thanks:rawmeet
Los Angeles Times:
Google accuses California of rigging bidding process for e-mail contract  —  Google tried to compete for the pact but never formally joined the race because state officials drew up a lengthy list of requirements the company said was impossible for it to meet.
David Pogue / New York Times:
Call It ‘Creating Apps for Dummies’  —  The founding of the iPhone App Store set off an earthquake in the tech world.  Suddenly, the humble cellphone could be just about anything — a game, a store, a musical instrument, a strobe, a pet, a database, a medical tool.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more  —  In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate.  Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out.  After the cut, details of hardware and software changes …
iFixit:
Motorola Droid 2 Teardown  —  Is this the Droid we're looking for?  Why yes!  Yes it is!  We've acquired the latest smartphone on the market, the Motorola Droid 2.  Join us as we break down this Droid into its most basic components.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers  —  Windows Phone 7 is entering a tough market.  Apple's iOS and Google's Android have become well-entrenched, widely used platforms, and both have application stores boasting tens or hundreds of thousands of applications.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Exclusive: Dell Thunder prototype rumbles into the wild (video)  —  Did it get hot in here all of a sudden or is it just this extremely sexy prototype we're looking at?  Yes, the Dell Thunder that boomed onto your internet screens back in April is back, and this time we've got video of it too.
/ Reuters:
India gives RIM until Aug 31 to yield on BlackBerry  —  (Reuters) - India may temporarily shut down BlackBerry services if security concerns are not addressed in a Thursday meeting of telecom officials and operators, the latest global headache for smartphone maker Research in Motion.
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Sequoia backs Airstrip to let doctors watch you remotely  —  Airstrip Technologies, a mobile software company that specializes in remote patient monitoring, announced today it closed an undisclosed round of financing from venture firm Sequoia Capital.  —  Airstrip's mobile applications …
Discussion: mobihealthnews
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
January Jones  —  Regarding the idea that Apple may be preparing to launch a CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon in January, DF reader email suggests there are two aspects to the story that lead to skepticism.  First, the timing.  Why launch in January?  Second: the network technology.  Why CDMA?
Thanks:atul
Jason L. Baptiste:
Why They Were Able To Raise Money  —  I spent a few hours at Dogpatch Labs in NYC earlier this week to catch up with an old friend and also discuss the email space with a few members of the email mafia.  I only brought my iPad and my friend, Joseph, wanted to see Flipboard in action.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:markbao
 
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Hackers Hijack Gmail in China
Gartner:
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