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11:25 AM ET, August 13, 2010


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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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft could be a winner in Oracle's patent attack over Java  —  I'd think there could be a whole lot of celebrating going on in Redmond today, the day after Oracle announced it is suing Google over alleged patent infringements involving Java in the Android mobile operating system.
Discussion: Open Source Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle vs. Google over Java: Android lawsuits may begin to pile up
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Launching Official Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live  —  Today at 3 PM PST (6 EST), Facebook will unveil its new official live video streaming channel, Facebook Live.  To kick off the launch, actress America Ferrera will stop by Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto …
Discussion: The Next Web
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Just Cut The BS And Give The Gordon Gekko Speech Already  —  The past few days I've been bookmarking posts about Google, Verizon, and net neutrality to read later.  For the past few hours I've been doing that — and I've barely made a dent.  It seems that everyone who has ever written …
Discussion: Open Source Blog and BoomTown
Fred / A VC:
Regulation Strangulation  —  I've written a bit about net neutrality on this blog in the past few years.  Every time I do, I hear about problems with regulating the Internet.  The readers of this blog are a fairly “laissez faire” bunch.  Guess what?  So am I.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:   Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Axon Logic Hackintosh Tablet May Just Out-iPad The iPad  —  Back in April we heard word of an affordable hackintosh tablet called the Axon Haptic.  We were skeptical, since all we had was an anonymous tip and a render — something any 3D concept artist could have cooked up in an hour or two.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
How Starbucks Plans to Capitalize on Free Wi-Fi  —  Starbucks stores nationwide now have free Wi-Fi, but details around the second piece to the coffee retailer's digital strategy — the Starbucks Digital Network — have been slim.  Here's how Starbucks plans to cater to digital consumers …
Boy Genius Report:
RIM holding conference call for customers, government officials to talk privacy  —  We've been alerted that a Research In Motion VP has sent out a letter to top business customers and government officials inviting them to join in a conference call bridge at 10:00 AM this morning.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Erictric and Reuters
India says Google, Skype, RIM must meet security needs
Royal Pingdom:
The top countries on Facebook (chart)  —  Facebook recently passed an incredible milestone, 500 million active users.  And it keeps growing.  —  Although Facebook initially focused on the United States, it soon turned its eyes towards the horizon and the rest of the world.
Justin James / TechRepublic Blogs:
Windows Phone 7 through a developer's eyes  —  Developer Justin James shares his perspective about the pros and the cons about development for Windows Phone 7.  Find out what he thinks could be the Achilles' heel for Windows Phone 7.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
ASUS prices 10-inch Android Eee Pad under $399, 8-inch Eee Tablet at $300, other tablets too  —  ASUS just dumped Windows Embedded Compact 7 for Android for its lower-end tablet devices, and CEO Jerry Shen is passing along the savings.  He's pledging that the 10-inch Eee Pad EP101TC …
Mike Subelsky / Mike Subelsky's Blog:
Why You Might Not Want That Cybersecurity Job  —  Cybersecurity, while offering lucrative job opportunities, might not be an ultimately rewarding career for Maryland technologists.  I worked in this sector for about eight years as a military officer, government civilian …
Discussion: BaltTech
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data-visualization duo turns down Knight funding over open source  —  Normally when you win a Knight News Challenge grant, there's not much of a question about what to do.  You take the money!  But for Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg of Flowing Media, winning in the 2010 competition prompted a tough decision.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Broadcaster ITV “consults lawyers” over Apple TV rename rumours [Updated]  —  UPDATE: Apple has been in touch to tell us that it denies they told the Mirror the name “Wouldn't be too similar”, stating that as usual it does not comment on speculation and rumour.  —  UPDATE 2: We've added a statement from ITV at the end of the post.
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
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.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
IBM buys Unica for $480 million  —  IBM said Friday it will buy Unica in a deal worth $480 million.  Unica makes marketing automation software.  —  With the move IBM adds another software company to its arsenal.  IBM recently acquired CoreMetrics and Sterling Commerce for its analytics lineup.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
For Owners, iPad Is Now Go-To Reading Device  —  According to a survey of UK iPad owners put forth by Cooper Murphy Webb, people who own iPads are now using them as their preferred device for reading newspapers, magazines and books.  Of the 1,034 iPad owners polled via telephone between July 28th …
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