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5:45 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.
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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.
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
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: The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb and Gawker
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
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Developers Did Not Adopt Google Wave
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.
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 …
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.”
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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New York Times' Story is Mistaken
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
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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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.
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Cleans Up Profile Pages, Hints At Key New Metrics?  —  In the battle of Foursquare versus Gowalla in the location space, Gowalla is often thought of as “the pretty one.”  But Foursquare has been attempting to improve their look and feel recently with a number of changes.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Crave, BetaNews, TechCrunch and Electronista
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: V3.co.uk, Joystiq and Black Web 2.0
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.
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 …
Jonathan Zittrain / Technology Review:
Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga  —  The government can do little to stop digital leaks—but it could do a better job tracking the source.  —  There's already debate about whether Wikileaks's release of 92,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan was more of a milestone …
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Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Unicom to Sell iPhone With Wi-Fi in China
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and iLounge
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Stores Raking In Revenue
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
With Patch, AOL offers challenge to local news
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Taking Gaming Seriously, Hiring Head of Games Partnerships
Electronista:
HP quietly intros new Mini 5103 netbook with DDR3
Discussion: Engadget and The Toybox Blog
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Google offer Nexus One as unlocked Android developer phone