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7:05 PM ET, August 8, 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  —  Yes, it's the subject that's been beaten to death: a Verizon iPhone.  The ongoing rumors have been stoked in recent weeks by a claim from Bloomberg that the device will launch in January …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Executive Leaves After iPhone Antenna Troubles  —  Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of hardware for the company's flagship iPhone, has left the company in the wake of widely reported problems with the antenna of the recently introduced iPhone 4.
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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.
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:
Mark Papermaster Leaves Apple; Responsible for iPhone 4 Antenna
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
Discussion: Slate, eWeek, Quoderat and Beep Beep
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.
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's Hurd Reaches Settlement With Contractor  —  Mark Hurd, who on Friday resigned as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. over his relationship with a marketing contractor that violated the company's business standards, reached a settlement with the unidentified contractor on Thursday regarding …
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Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Questions and Answers on the jailbreakme vulnerability  —  Q: What is this all about?  —  A: It's about a site called jailbreakme.com that enables you to Jailbreak your iPhones and iPads just by visiting the site.  —  Q: So what's the problem?  —  A: The problem is that the site uses …
Discussion: Krebs on Security
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla plans to silently update Firefox  —  Joins Google, Adobe in auto-update movement to take patching out of users' hands  —  Computerworld - Taking a page from rival Google's playbook, Mozilla plans to introduce silent, behind-the-scenes security updating to Firefox 4.
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