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August 22, 2012, 6:40 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.
The United States Department of Justice:
Federal Courts Order Seizure of Three Website Domains Involved in Distributing Pirated Android Cell Phone Apps … WASHINGTON - Seizure orders have been executed against three website domain names engaged in the illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android cell phone apps …
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 …
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 …
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.
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?
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 …
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 …
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.

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SimilarWeb:
Does Ello's Sudden Rise In Popularity Herald A New Era Of Social Media?  —  The latest social network to be on the tip of everyone's tongue is the rebellious Ello which launched earlier this year and promises an ad-free experience.
Zoho:
Thank You India!  Your Spirit Made It Happen  —  Our much awaited Zoholics (Nov 20-21) India event just got over, and the response has been amazing.  Thank you for showing such an overwhelming support to our efforts …
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …
 

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