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9:55 PM ET, August 5, 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.
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Machmeter / HardMac.com:
Pictures of the iPod Touch 4... well, almost  —  As you may know, Apple provides some case manufacturers with the size and shape of the new iPhones and iPods so they can start making the new cases before the devices come out.  This doesn't allow us to know what materials Apple will use …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google denies deal with Verizon to end net neutrality  —  Search giant says there is no agreement allowing telecoms company Verizon to prioritise the order and speed in which it delivers content to users  —  Google has dismissed reports that the company is in talks with US telecoms operator Verizon …
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC stops closed-door Internet policy meetings as Google, Verizon strike side deal  —  Under criticism for its handing of closed-door discussions with certain companies on broadband policy, the Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday the meetings with Verizon, AT&T …
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New York Times' Story is Mistaken
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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Alex Williams / ReadWriteCloud:
Why Developers Did Not Adopt Google Wave  —  Google Wave entered the Google Apps family earlier this year with what looked like some momentum.  —  Novell had integrated Google Wave into its Pulse project.  SAP had developed a collaborative business process modeling tool within Google Wave.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Once Upon A Time, Google Wave Was The Next Big Thing
Discussion: PC World and Technologizer
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: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Not a Joke: An Apple App Patent That Looks Like an Actual App Selling …
Discussion: venomous porridge, Thanks:om
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Perhaps Not Fondly, Google's Schmidt Remembers Dodgeball “Quite Well”  —  Yesterday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down with a group of reporters after his panel at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA.  He said he was open to taking any questions, so I decided to ask him about Foursquare.
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Geek.com
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 …
Discussion: Black Web 2.0, V3.co.uk and Xconomy
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.”
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
The slickest way we've seen to share sites and images?  Zoom.it  —  Here at The Next Web, we talk about a lot of sites and share a lot of pictures with our readers.  More often than not, the best we can do is take a screenshot of a site and let you have a look at a small portion of it.
Paul Graham:
The Future of Startup Funding  —  Two years ago I wrote about what I called “a huge, unexploited opportunity in startup funding:” the growing disconnect between VCs, whose current business model requires them to invest large amounts, and a large class of startups that need less than they used to.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redbeacon Raises $7.4 Million To Help You Book Local Services Online  —  Redbeacon, which won the TechCrunch50 launch conference in 2009, has raised a $7.4 million round of financing.  The round was led by Mayfield Fund and Venrock.  —  Raj Kapoor, Managing Director at Mayfield …
Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Voices Support for RIM  —  The Obama administration stepped into the spat over some foreign governments' plans to restrict use of the BlackBerry this fall, acknowledging security concerns but stressing users' rights to unfettered access to email and the Internet.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter's ShoutOut is an internal service for employees.  Read the awesome official statement.  —  Okay, so a bit of back story.  Louis Gray found a mysterious Twitter account called ShoutOut that hinted at some kind of new Twitter service.  We later spotted a DM Fail from Twitter's Sean Garrett that seemed to confirm it was real.
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Unicom to Sell iPhone With Wi-Fi in China  —  BEIJING—China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. plans to start selling a version of Apple Inc.'s iPhone with Wi-Fi capability in China next week, a China Unicom official familiar with the situation said Thursday.  —  The iPhones that Unicom has offered …
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and iLounge
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Stores Raking In Revenue  —  How's this for a data point: Apple's (AAPL) retail store revenue increased 72.8 percent year over year to $2.58 billion in the June quarter.  That means, according to Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, Apple Store revenue for that period was greater …
Ethan Bauley / Data Central articles:
What makes a tweet influential?  New HP Labs social media research may provide answers  —  How is it that certain topics manage to get more attention than others, thus “bubbling to the top” and changing the agenda of an online community?  —  Today, Dr. Bernardo A. Huberman …
 
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
The HP eStation Zeen, the Zeus printer, and everything we know about them
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
U.S. Military Bans Personnel From Visiting Wikileaks; Pentagon …
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Julia Angwin / Digits:
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Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
With Patch, AOL offers challenge to local news
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Taking Gaming Seriously, Hiring Head of Games Partnerships
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Electronista:
HP quietly intros new Mini 5103 netbook with DDR3
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Joab Jackson / PC World:
Windows Phone 7 to Excel on Speech
Discussion: IntoMobile, WMExperts and Ars Technica
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Google offer Nexus One as unlocked Android developer phone
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Gamers beat algorithms at finding protein structures
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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