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8:45 AM ET, August 6, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
New Images of 4th Generation iPod Touch LCD with FaceTime Camera  —  An iPhone parts supplier sent us these photos of what are claimed to be the front LCD and bezel of the upcoming 4th generation iPod Touch.  The new part clearly shows a front-sided hole that would leave room for a front-facing FaceTime camera.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Not a Joke: An Apple App Patent (Pic) That Looks Like an Actual App Selling on the App Store  —  Updated at 8.15::  Apple apparently has started filing patents for certain applications.  And one of them looks exactly like an actual app — Where To — that has been available on the iTunes app store for a long time.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Apple Patent Diagrams Send The Wrong Message To Developers  —  To the left, a recent diagram included in a travel app patent filed by Apple.  To the right, the homescreen interface for existing third party travel app “Where To,” which has been in the app store since 2008.
Oleoleolson / AlterNet Blogs:
Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered  —  A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives.
Discussion: Gawker, The Next Web and ReadWriteWeb
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple opens “Try Before You Buy” section in App Store, Step to fight app piracy  —  Apple seems to be adding to and changing up their App Store's featured sections quite frequently.  Today Apple added a new section dedicated to promoting free applications on the App Store.
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone's App Store ‘Try Before You Buy’ section isn't exactly what you're hoping for
Discussion: TiPb
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Let's Celebrate Google's Biggest Failures!  —  “We celebrate our failures,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt said yesterday when speaking at the Techonomy confernce, in response to the surprise closure of his company's Google Wave product.  When it comes to failures, Google's celebrating more than you might realize.
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:   Once Upon A Time, Google Wave Was The Next Big Thing
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Chief Opposes Fees for Internet Priority  —  WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that he believed it was “unacceptable” for Internet service providers to offer faster Internet transmission to content providers willing to pay higher fees.
Discussion: eWeek and Wall Street Journal
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Macduff Hughes / Gmail Blog:
Access two Gmail accounts at once in the same browser  —  I have a couple different Gmail addresses that I use for different purposes.  Historically, Google Accounts - including Gmail accounts — have only let people access one account at a time per browser, so using both accounts has been a bit inconvenient.
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Can you buy me now?  Apple and the war for the mobile market  —  The short history of the computer industry is dominated by two well-known stories of business triumph and defeat.  The first is the story of how mainframe makers failed to take the personal computer seriously until it was too late.
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple in talks to buy China's Handseeing  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in takeover talks with Chinese software maker Handseeing, an executive of the Chinese company said on Friday.  —  The deal would be the iPhone maker's first major acquisition in the country.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Social Graph Is About To Get Pumped Up.  “Who To Follow” Is Social Steroids  —  Last week, Twitter started testing out a “Who to follow” feature.  Basically, it's a recommendation engine for who you should follow, similar to ones that Facebook and others use.
Discussion: Fast Company and Stowe Boyd
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Here's What Everybody Made From The Slide Sale  —  Further to our post yesterday on the sale of Slide to Google, we've spoken to a source with knowledge of the terms to understand what everybody made from the deal.  —  As we speculated yesterday, founder Max Levchin did the best out of the sale …
Leonid Taycher / Google Book Search Blog:
Books of the world, stand up and be counted!  All 129,864,880 of you.  —  When you are part of a company that is trying to digitize all the books in the world, the first question you often get is: “Just how many books are out there?”  —  Well, it all depends on what exactly you mean by a “book.”
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
How Microsoft Kinect Works  —  By now, almost all the secrets with respect to Microsoft's Project Natal - now known as Kinect are out.  Unlike the rival motion controllers from Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft Kinect works mainly using a software called PrimeSense that detects the user movements …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Amazon launches UK Kindle Store  —  Amazon launches online bookstore with more than 400,000 titles available for download  —  Amazon today launched its UK Kindle Store, with more than 400,000 ebooks now available to download.  The price and scope of the digitised books marks a significant point …
Ian / Nokia Conversations:
No holds barred: @NiklasatNokia on Twitter  —  NEW YORK, United States - We're not entirely sure what Niklas Savander, Nokia's head of sales and marketing, was expecting when he agreed to answer your questions live on Twitter.  But one thing's definitely true: he certainly got stuck in.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
The HP eStation Zeen, the Zeus printer, and everything we know about them  —  We've been flooded with a deluge of tips about the HP Zeen ever since we posted those first FCC images of the tablet device this morning, and it's actually a little surprising at how perfectly everything aligns.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Quora Opens Up To Search Engines As Facebook Looms  —  Quora is pushing forward with the continued opening of their service as Facebook Questions continues through a relatively rocky start.  Given that it has become relatively obvious that Facebook Questions is nothing short of a direct attack against Quora …
Discussion: The Next Web and ReadWriteWeb
Steve Lohr / Bits:
I.B.M.'s Strategy in Electronic Health Records  —  I.B.M. has been quietly saying for months that it planned to enter the market for electronic health records, a business being primed with hefty government subsidies.  —  The only question has been how Big Blue, a company geared to deal …
Marina Zaliznyak / TechCrunch Europe:
C2Call closes a $2m series A round for its browser-based VoIP phone  —  C2Call, the free browser-based Internet phone solution, has just raised an additional $2 million in Series A funding from Draper Investment Company, High-Tech Gründerfonds and Mr. Klaus Wecken, co-founder of KHK Software AG …
Discussion: VentureBeat, VatorNews, Xconomy and mocoNews
 
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Jonathan Zittrain / Technology Review:
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Stores Raking In Revenue
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Lawmakers Seek Answers on Online Tracking
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Taking Gaming Seriously, Hiring Head of Games Partnerships
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HP quietly intros new Mini 5103 netbook with DDR3
Discussion: Engadget and The Toybox Blog
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google denies deal with Verizon