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August 19, 2013, 11:55 AM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Arpit Kumar / BrowserFame:
Upcoming ‘Supervised User’ Feature of Google Chrome  —  As we have seen earlier, Chrome is set to get less-privileged accounts soon.  These user accounts, now termed as “Supervised Accounts”, would have less privileges as compared to the standard users and can be used for granting limited and controlled access to other users.
Bloomberg:
Samsung, Sony Readying New Devices Ahead of Apple's Next IPhone  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and Sony Corp. (6758) are said to be unveiling new devices next month as two of Asia's biggest technology companies try to showcase their products before Apple Inc. (AAPL) releases new iPhones and iPads.
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.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Most of U.S. Is Wired, but Millions Aren't Plugged In  —  The Obama administration has poured billions of dollars into expanding the reach of the Internet, and nearly 98 percent of American homes now have access to some form of high-speed broadband.  But tens of millions of people are still on the sidelines of the digital revolution.
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