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August 19, 2013, 10:40 AM

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Goldfinger: The Next iPhone  —  “Gold?  All over?”  M asks James Bond upon hearing how Jill Masterson died in 1964′s Goldfinger.  While Bond goes on to explain that the gold coating on Ms. Masterson caused her to die of “skin suffocation”, the same fate will not befall the next iPhone.
Christina Allen / Official LinkedIn Blog:
Introducing LinkedIn University Pages  —  A few years ago, my daughter and I took a road trip to visit schools before she made her final decision about college.  I was hoping she'd stay in California, but it wasn't looking good.  She'd fallen in love with a university 2,500 miles away …
Wall Street Journal:
Beats By Dre Looks to Drop HTC  —  The maker of the popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones is looking to buy out its Asian partner and bring in a new investor that can provide it with fresh funds for growth, people familiar with the matter said.  The moves come as the founders of Beats Electronics LLC …
Raffi Krikorian / Official Twitter blog:
New Tweets per second record, and how  —  Recently, something remarkable happened on Twitter: On Saturday, August 3 in Japan, people watched an airing of Castle in the Sky, and at one moment they took to Twitter so much that we hit a one-second peak of 143,199 Tweets per second.
Gary Marcus / New Yorker:
Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don't Understand  —  Hector Levesque thinks his computer is stupid—and that yours is, too.  Siri and Google's voice searches may be able to understand canned sentences like “What movies are showing near me at seven o'clock?,” but what about questions …
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
You have no mail: Yahoo's email service is now closed in China  —  Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) email service in China is now shut, in line with an announcement of its closure that came in April.  After that four-month warning, yesterday was the final day for Yahoo China email users to login and migrate their email to an alternative service.
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Pay-Per-Gaze Advertising: New Google Patent May Reveal Plans For Monetizing Google Glass  —  Google has been granted a patent that appears to reveal some far-reaching plans for the eye-tracking sensor that exists — but currently isn't formally used — on Google Glass.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Microsoft to kill Tag barcode program, licensing technology out  —  Microsoft is to shut down Tag, a type of barcode technology not too dissimilar to QR codes, in 2015.  The technology is a form of High Capacity Color Barcode (HCCB), and allows for a higher density of information to be stored …

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