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7:35 AM ET, August 9, 2010

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Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Why The Verizon iPhone Rumors are True—CDMA iPhone Due in January  —  We've been hearing Verizon iPhone rumors for years now.  —  It's to the point that no one really believes the rumors anymore, since analysts and pundits have cried wolf so many times.  But this time looks to be different due …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reportedly Orders CDMA Chips for December Production Run of Verizon iPhone
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Papermaster's Departure Linked to ‘Cultural Incompatibility’ Rather Than Antenna Issues  —  The Wall Street Journal provides some additional color on the departure of Apple's iPhone hardware engineering chief Mark Papermaster, citing “broader cultural incompatibility” rather than a direct link …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The iPhone 4 Antenna Issue Won't Die — Because Apple Won't Let It  —  In the past few weeks, I've been seeing more and more iPhone 4s out in the wild.  I think it's pretty safe to assume that Apple has added a least a couple million more to the 3 million sales figure they revealed at their press conference three weeks ago.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Papermaster and That Damn Antenna  —  I don't know much more than what I wrote yesterday regarding Mark Papermaster's ouster from Apple in the wake of Antennagate.  I do have a few points to add, though.  —  Several readers asked whether this is proof that the iPhone 4 antenna is, in fact, fundamentally flawed.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Former softcore porn actress Jodie Fisher identified in HP CEO sex scandal  —  Above, while it lasts: the video demo reel on YouTube for actress Jodie Fisher (not Jodie Foster!), who was today identified by the New York Times, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, AP, Reuters …
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Mercury News:
Statement: Jodie Fisher's statement on her relationship with ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd  —  Jodie Fisher's lawyer released a statement from the 50-year-old sometimes actress in which she said she never had an intimate sexual relationship with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd and said she 'worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP.
Robert X. Cringely / New York Times:
A Net Game for Google?  —  MY three young sons never hit each other.  They may poke, push, graze, bump or even slap, but they never hit, because Mom says hitting isn't allowed.  This same semantic technique fits the mind-set of technology companies like Google.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Research shows off a prototype ‘Menlo’ mobile phone  —  For the past few months, I've been trying to piece together what Microsoft codename “Menlo” is.  My tipsters described it as a project by Microsoft Researchers to investigate new operating system possibilities in the mobile space.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Flash / Frash Ported to iPhone 4 !!  [Video]  —  The title says it all!  Yes, you can now get very alpha version of Flash (aka Frash) running right on your iPhone 4.  Previously, we showed you how to install Flash (Frash) on iPad.  And now folks at Grant Pannell site has managed to compile an iPhone 4 version of Flash.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Best Buy pegs Droid 2 at $199 with 2-year activation, $599 without (updated)  —  It's rather astounding to believe we've come this far without Verizon or Motorola so much as recognizing the Droid 2's existence, but with leaks like this on a weekly basis who needs traditional marketing?
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
iPad is just the beginning  —  The media pad market is brand new.  And it's not going to be stuck at a 9.7-inch diagonal.  —  So, no one should be surprised by rumors about Apple bringing out more tablets (or tablet-like devices) beyond the current 9.7-inch iPad.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
After Drought, Hope for Shows Made for Web  —  LOS ANGELES — When Illeana Douglas, long active in independent film, wanted to make a show about a Hollywood actress who becomes a cog in a blue-collar wheel, she turned to the Web and to an unusual ally, Ikea.
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