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12:50 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.
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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  —  We love Android's 24-hour app return policy, so when we heard about Apple opening a “Try Before You Buy” section in the App Store, we grabbed the closest iDevice in our proximity to see what exactly was up.
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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Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Developers Did Not Adopt Google Wave
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:   Once Upon A Time, Google Wave Was The Next Big Thing
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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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
Discussion: venomous porridge
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
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.
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.
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: Joystiq, Black Web 2.0 and V3.co.uk
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.
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.
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.”
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Unicom to Sell iPhone With Wi-Fi in China
Discussion: Electronista, CNET News and iLounge
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
U.S. Military Bans Personnel From Visiting Wikileaks; Pentagon …
Discussion: Boing Boing and CNET News
Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Voices Support for RIM
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Stores Raking In Revenue
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Lawmakers Seek Answers on Online Tracking
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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Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Google offer Nexus One as unlocked Android developer phone
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Evite Introduces Redesign, Tries Not To Suck, Fails
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