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11:05 PM ET, August 4, 2010

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Urs Holzle / The Official Google Blog:
Update on Google Wave  —  We have always pursued innovative projects because we want to drive breakthroughs in computer science that dramatically improve our users' lives.  Last year at Google I/O, when we launched our developer preview of Google Wave, a web app for real time communication and collaboration …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wave Goodbye To Google Wave  —  Maybe it was just ahead of its time.  Or maybe there were just too many features to ever allow it to be defined properly, but Google is saying today that they are going to stop any further development of Google Wave.  —  Wave, a real time messaging platform …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Eric Schmidt on the demise of Google Wave  —  LAKE TAHOE, Calif.—Eric Schmidt tried to paint the failure of Google Wave as a sign that the company's innovative culture continues to take risks and aim big.  —  “Our policy is we try things,” the Google CEO said, hours after the company announced …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Give Google Credit For Quickly Getting Rid Of Projects That Don't Work
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Slide for $182 Million, Getting More Serious about Social Games  —  We've just learned that Google has agreed to buy Slide for $182 million, in a deal to be announced Friday.  And sources also tell us that this is not the last move Google is going to be making to cobble together …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority  —  WASHINGTON — Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content's creators are willing to pay for the privilege.
Discussion: CNET News
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Did Net Neutrality Just Get Knifed in The Back?  —  A long time ago, I offered to make a bet with a friend that when commercial interests would collide with the broader interests such as network neutrality, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google would do what any large company does: do what is right for its commercial interests.
Discussion: Post Tech and Electronista
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Google, Verizon Said to Have Reached Deal on Web Traffic Rules
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Leaked Details On 2010-2011 iPods, iPhone 5, Bumper 2 + iPad mini  —  Take this report with the requisite grains of salt, but here's what we've heard about the upcoming late 2010/early 2011 iPod, iPhone, and iPad lineups from a highly reliable source.  If you remember our exclusive first details …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Buys Friendster Patents for $40M  —  Facebook bought the entire Friendster portfolio of social networking patents earlier this year.  The seven patents and eleven patent applications had been transferred to MOL Global when it bought Friendster for about $39.5 million late last year.
ChangeWave Research:
iPhone 4 Owners Tell Us What They Really Think About Their Smart Phones  —  The iPhone 4 launched in late June and was initially heralded as one of the most successful product releases in Apple's history.  But within days the firestorm over reception and antenna issues unleashed an exceptional degree of critical commentary.
Wall Street Journal:
BlackBerry Chief Fires Back  —  Research In Motion Ltd. co-CEO Michael Lazaridis lashed out at governments seeking to ban his company's BlackBerry phones, saying they risk undermining the growth of electronic commerce by demanding access to secure communications and transactions.
Discussion: Reuters and Electronista
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google CEO Schmidt: “People Aren't Ready for the Technology Revolution”  —  Eric Schmidt spoke at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe today and dropped some serious rhetorical bombs.  “There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003,” Schmidt said …
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Michael Eyal Sharon / Facebook Blog:
Control Your Information: Anywhere, Anytime  —  You are in control of how you connect and share on Facebook.  Recently, many of you said you wanted more streamlined controls, so we made a number of changes to provide them.  As of today, you can use these controls no matter where you are …
Dean Hachamovitch / MSDN Blogs:
HTML5, Modernized: Fourth IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers  —  IE9 started from the premise that the modern web will deliver HTML5 experiences that feel more like native applications than sites.  Building on hardware-accelerated SVG, canvas, video, audio, and text …
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Dish to stream live TV on iPad, other devices  —  PHILADELPHIA — Dish subscribers will soon be able to watch live satellite TV on their mobile devices at no extra cost.  —  Dish Network Corp. is planning to offer the feature on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices in September …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Apple readies fix for iPhone browser security hole  —  Apple says that it has a fix for the browser security flaw discovered earlier this week on its iOS-powered devices.  —  After the iPhone Dev Team released the latest jailbreak software hack for the iPhone over the weekend …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images  —  For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed.  The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.”
Discussion: Salon and techblog.dallasnews.com
Michael Robertson / Michael's Minute:
Apple Quietly Enables Online Streaming To iPhones, iPad and iTouch  —  Buried in the release notes of an updated iPhone app is significant new functionality which lets Apple devices stream music from its online storage in a useful manner for the first time.  This is in defiance …
NPD Group:
The NPD Group: Motorola, HTC drive Android to Smartphone OS lead in the U.S.  —  PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, August 4, 2010 - Riding the wave of new handset introductions and wide carrier distribution in the second quarter (Q2), the Android smartphone operating system (OS) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Java/Ajax Tool-Maker Instantiations  —  Instantaitions has been known for their popular Java/Ajax development tools and in particular their Google Web Toolkit (GWT) designer.  They're so closely associated with it that at the top of their page, they note: “GWT Designer is not affiliated …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why Clear's 4G iSpot is cheap: it's limited to iOS devices  —  Cell carriers that are not AT&T continue to try and piggyback on iPhone and iPad success by offering wireless hotspots marketed towards users of those devices.  Clearwire is the latest to take that angle with its newly announced iSpot.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
BlackBerry's New Torch Makes a Leap From Drab  —  Millions of people love the BlackBerry, relying on it especially for email and text messaging.  But this classic smartphone, while still dominant in the U.S., has been slipping in popularity as consumers, and even some corporations …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
MrK / AlienBabelTech:
[ABT Exclusive]TMobile's “Project Emerald” is HTC Glacier, has a dual-core Snapdragon CPU, three times faster than EVO 4G and benchmarks!  —  With the evidence that we present to you below we can safely say now that TMobile's fabled “Project Emerald” is in fact the rumored HTC Glacier.
Joel Evans / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog:
Kindle Development Kit finally births two games: Shuffled Row and Every Word  —  We've covered the Kindle Development Kit (KDK) in the past, and each time we cover it, we mention how no titles have actually been shipped using it.  Well, today that all changes.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Nielsen Wire:
Report: How People Watch - The Global State of Video Consumption  —  Video consumption across multiple platforms is now a global phenomenon.  Consumers in all regions are proving their insatiable appetite for video information and entertainment - thus far adding screens to their media mix, not replacing them.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Salesforce pays Microsoft to settle patent infringement suit  —  Microsoft announced on August 4 that it has settled its patent infringement case with Salesforce.  While the terms of the agreement aren't being disclosed “Microsoft is being compensated by Salesforce.com,” according to a Microsoft press release.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Online game service OnLive's latest filing points to $1.1 billion valuation
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Time Warner Looks to Tie Tablet, Print Magazine Subscriptions
Reuters:
Microsoft objects to Google-Yahoo Japan deal: report
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
CardMunch for iPhone Converts Your Business Cards Into Contacts — By Hand
Discussion: Teens in Tech, K9 Ventures and GigaOM
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Dick Blumenthal, Stop Bashing Tech Companies To Boost Your Campaign
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The New Clutter  —  There's a new kind of clutter littering Web pages.
Peter Kaplan / Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Settles Charges of Anticompetitive Conduct Against Intel
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Forbes Sells Investopedia To ValueClick In $42 Million Deal
Kathryn Schulz / The Wrong Stuff:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WAR!  It's Patton v. Rommel: Vic Gundotra Will Lead Google …