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August 22, 2012, 7:25 PM

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Bob Quinn / AT&T Public Policy Blog:
Enabling FaceTime Over Our Mobile Broadband Network  —  Last week, we confirmed plans to make FaceTime available over our mobile broadband network for our AT&T Mobile Share data plan customers.  —  FaceTime is a video chat application that has been pre-loaded onto every AT&T iPhone since the introduction of iPhone 4.
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Android App Websites Seized in the U.S. for Alleged Copyright Violations  —  U.S. law enforcement officials said on Tuesday that three websites that were allegedly distributing illegal copies of copyrighted Android cell phone apps had been seized in what is described as the first such operation against cellphone apps marketplaces.
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YouTube Blog:
The U.S. election, live on YouTube  —  Today we're introducing the YouTube Elections Hub, a one-stop channel for key political moments from now through the upcoming U.S. election day on November 6.  You can watch all of the live speeches from the floor of the upcoming Republican …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
PayPal Trumps Square's Deal With Starbucks by Partnering With Discover  —  Under a new partnership being announced with Discover, PayPal is super-sizing the number of merchant locations it will accepted at in the U.S. to more than seven million.  —  “The whole industry has been looking for a landmark …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
The FTC has closed its investigation of the Facebook acquisition of Instagram, the deal goes ahead  —  The FTC has reported that its investigation into the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook has concluded, and that the deal may proceed.  —  Though the Instagram deal was initially valued …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Tumblr becomes next property after Instagram to have Twitter friend-finding feature removed  —  The enormous midi-blogging platform Tumblr appears to have become the next property after Instagram to have its friend-finding privileges revoked.  The option to find people that you know using Twitter …
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Rob Wong / Hulu Blog:
Launching a New Hulu: A Fresh Look for the Shows You Love  —  In 1992, the great comedian Phil Hartman threw on his Arkansas sweatshirt and walked into a McDonald's.  He was on the set of “Saturday Night Live” and doing his best Bill Clinton impression, continuing the show's grand tradition of Presidential lampoons.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Verizon Is Said To Offer Nokia Windows 8 Phone This Year  —  Verizon Wireless plans to sell a new Nokia (NOK1V) Oyj phone with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows 8 software this year, marking the first time it has released a Windows device since May 2011, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children  —  A coalition of nearly 20 children's advocacy, health and public interest groups plans to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asserting that some online marketing to children by McDonald's and four …
Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
YouTube Will Now Let Mobile Users Choose Whether to Watch Ads  —  People often visit Web sites on their mobile phones as much or more than they do on computers.  But that leaves Web companies with a challenge: how to make money on phones, where there is less space for advertisements and people have less patience for them?
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
CouchSurfing, now a ‘social travel network’, gets a $15M boost  —  CouchSurfing, a website that connects travelers with friendly, foreign strangers willing to share their home, is proving to be profitable business.  Today, the company raised an additional $15 million, bringing its total funds raised in the past year to $22.6 million.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
How ‘Call Me Maybe’ and Social Media Are Upending Music  —  For decades, the song of the summer would emerge each year following a pattern as predictable as the beach tides.  —  Pop radio would get it rolling before school let out, and soon the song — inevitably one with a big …

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