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3:10 PM ET, August 22, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Truth: What's Really Going On With Apple, Google, AT&T And The FCC  —  Apple has responded to the FCC's request for information around its rejection of various Google and third party iPhone applications for the iPhone.  —  In short, Apple denies that they rejected the Google Voice application …
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Apple:
Apple Answers the FCC's Questions  —  Today Apple filed with the FCC the following answers to their questions.  —  We are pleased to respond to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's inquiry dated July 31, 2009, requesting information regarding Apple's App Store and its application approval process.
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
The Real Truth about Apple and Google and Arrington  —  Watching our fearless leader's journey into AndroidWorld has been fantastically entertaining, as Mike's mission to bring Google Voice to the iPhone is presented as a move to the free open Google voice device hoedown.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and TUAW
AT&T:
AT&T Statement on Letter to the FCC Regarding Apple App Store  —  WASHINGTON, DC - On July 31, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued letters to Apple, AT&T and Google with a series of questions about the Google Voice app and Apple's App Store approval process.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Choice Nuggets From Apple's Response to the FCC's Inquiry Regarding the Rejection and Removal of Google Voice Apps From the App Store  —  Apple's response is worth reading in its entirety; it is written in clear, plain language, and gives straight answers to nearly all questions.  A few choice bits, though:
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Apple and AT&T Answer FCC About Google Voice Rejection: It's All Apple
Discussion: paidContent
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google Voice App Rejection: AT&T Blames Apple; Apple Denies …
Discussion: Skype Blogs
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T, Apple and Google respond to the FCC over Google Voice and the iPhone App Store
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
Cheating the App Store: PR firm has interns post positive reviews for clients  —  When it comes to winning in the App Store, one PR firm has discovered a dynamite strategy: throw ethics out the window.  Reverb Communications, a PR firm that represents dozens of game publishers and developers …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Odd Tale of Facebook, TipJoy, the Deal that Didn't Happen and the Hire that Did  —  What's next for the team behind Tipjoy, a micropayments service that closed its doors this week?  For one of the company's founders, it's a job at Facebook-the social network that offered to buy the start-up this summer …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tipjoy Heads To The Deadpool
Edo Segal / TechCrunch:
For Twitter, Sharing Data WIth Google Would Be Suicide  —  Guest author Edo Segal (@edosegal) has launched and sold several companies.  In 2000 he founded eNow, a search engine for the Real-time Internet in an age that predated RSS as a popular medium.  As such he has had a decade to think about its implications.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel acquires two software firms  —  Intel has quietly snapped up two software companies in the last 30 days with aim of boosting development of applications that take better advantage of chips with more than one processing core.  —  The chipmaker acquired Cilk at the end of last month and then Rapidmind earlier this week.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and ITworld.com
Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Chose Surgeon Specializing in Rare Liver-Cancer Transplants  —  Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs chose to have his liver transplant performed by a Harvard University-trained surgeon with experience treating the recurrence of a rare cancer Jobs says he had in 2004.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Sweden launches criminal probe of Pirate Bay sale  —  Sweden's Economic Crimes Bureau has begun an investigation into some of the events surrounding the planned acquisition of The Pirate Bay by Global Gaming Factor X.  —  The Swedish newspaper, SvD reported Saturday that authorities are looking …
Discussion: p2pnet, Slashdot, Techdirt and TorrentFreak
Kathleen Lau / Computerworld:
Could Google be tricked into talking to botnets?  —  Cybercriminals could start to take advantage of the popularity of search engines like Google as vehicles for relaying malicious code to botnets every time a particular keyword is searched for, said one security expert.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Advertising And User-Targeting Network Lookery Heads To The Deadpool
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