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10:40 PM ET, August 21, 2010

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Google Tests Search Results That Update As You Type  —  SEO consultant Rob Ousbey has noticed an interesting thing happening to his search results, live updates of results as he types in every letter.  —  Google has confirmed to TechCrunch that the above video is in fact real.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple eyes kill switch for jailbroken iPhones  —  ...for your own good  —  Apple has applied for a patent covering an elaborate series of measures to automatically protect iPhone owners from thieves and other unauthorized users.  But please withhold the applause.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM Must Switch To Android Now, Before It's Too Late  —  RIM's new BlackBerry 6 operating system and apps platform still isn't in the same league as its arch rivals, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.  —  So it's time for RIM to make a difficult, but important move: Stop wasting time developing …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Sprint begins offering EV-DO femtocells  —  Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) has started shipping a new Airvana femtocell product that supports EV-DO data connections, a Sprint spokesman confirmed.  —  “Sprint is offering the Airave Access Point for customers who have specific in-building coverage issues …
BBC:
Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks' Assange cancelled  —  Julian Assange had been cited as saying the release of the allegations was “deeply disturbing”  —  Sweden has cancelled an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Throwing out software that works  —  Interesting piece with a simple point by Marco.  —  He shows how the smartphone market was transformed in 2007 by the introduction of the iPhone.  He's right that the lack of a removable battery and slots did not hinder the adoption of the iPhone.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Inside Apple's iOS 4.1 update: proximity sensor fix, Game Center, more  —  The forthcoming iOS 4.1 software update will pack a number of fixes for Apple's mobile devices, including a problematic issue with the iPhone 4 proximity sensor.  AppleInsider offers a closer look at the latest beta available to developers.
New York Times:
Facebook Feels Unfriendly Toward Movie It Inspired  —  LOS ANGELES — At the New York Film Festival next month, Hollywood will unleash “The Social Network,” a biting tale of the Silicon Valley giant Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Now Facebook must decide whether to bite back.
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Foursquare's Crowley: The Giants Are “Generic,” We Are Fun.  I Wonder Who He's Referring To...  Foursquare may have a tenuous partnership with Facebook Places— but don't let the Kumbaya presentation fool you, these frenemies are gunning for the ultimate mayorship and Dennis Crowley is feeling very confident.
Discussion: CNET News, WebProNews and MediaPost
Redeye VC:
Not a bad day...  If day's could have a “like” button, I definitely would push it today.  An exit to Facebook.  Two women First Round Capital founders on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine.  And an exit to Google just in time for cocktails.  Just another Friday at First Round Capital.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Don't Mean To Be Rude, But How In The World Is LG Going To Make A Better iPad Than Apple?  —  Over the next year, Apple is going to get a slew of iPad competition, from everyone including the cellphone players, the PC players, and maybe even some wildcards.  —  But if there's anyone Apple must fear …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Questions linger about the HP split with Hurd  —  Two weeks after Mark Hurd's stunning resignation, Hewlett-Packard has left unanswered some of the most critical questions about the series of events that started with an allegation of sexual harassment and ended with the company announcing its CEO's departure.
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Martin Heller / InfoWorld:
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Facebook Kept Thousands Of Check-Ins On Lockdown For Months.  Impressive.
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