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9:55 PM ET, August 9, 2010

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Google Public Policy Blog:
A joint policy proposal for an open Internet  —  Posted by Alan Davidson, Google director of public policy and Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy, and communications  —  The original architects of the Internet got the big things right.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google & Verizon Propose Enforceable Net Neutrality
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Files for IPO  —  Skype, the Internet telephony company is looking to raise upto $100 million in an Initial Public Offering, according to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The company will be selling American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and will trade on the NASDAQ Global Market.
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Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
With Skype, Marc Andreessen is the new king of Silicon Valley  —  HP's CEO ouster.  Facebook's coming war with Google.  Skype's IPO.  What do these headlines have in common?  One man: Marc Andreessen.  —  As the baby-faced cofounder of Netscape, Andreessen gave birth to the dotcom boom.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Skype Plans to Grow Its Business
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Skype Spent $343.8 Million To Acquire Its P2P Software From Founders
Discussion: GigaOM and Softpedia News
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Oracle Chief Faults H.P. Board for Forcing Hurd Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, denounced Hewlett-Packard's directors on Monday for forcing the resignation of the H.P. chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, who is a friend of Mr. Ellison's.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Piece To Google's Social Puzzle: To Acquire Jambool For $70 Million  —  Google continues to gobble up companies that will form the backbone of it's new social strategy and the upcoming war with Facebook.  Last week it was Slide.  And they are now buying Jambool and their Social Gold payment product …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   Will Games Help Google Figure Out How to Be Social?
Claudia Eller / Company Town:
Netflix and Epix working on major digital partnership to shake up pay TV landscape  —  In a deal that could transform the landscape for digital movie distribution, start-up pay-TV channel Epix is in serious negotiations to give Netflix exclusive online rights to films from its three equity partners …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Agonizes on Privacy as Ad World Vaults Ahead  —  A confidential, seven-page Google Inc. “vision statement” shows the information-age giant in a deep round of soul-searching over a basic question: How far should it go in profiting from its crown jewels—the vast trove of data it possesses about people's activities?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap!  —  One of our Verizon Wireless sources has dropped a whole bunch of info in our laps.  We're talking intimate details of Verizon Wireless' plans for the rest of 2010, 2011 and even some 2012 plans.  Android tablets, LTE MiFi units, Android 3.0, video conferencing, and a whole lot more.
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
A glance at Apple's next iPad, iPhone chip  —  This morning's hottest Apple rumor claims the company will introduce new iPads with a much faster processor early next year.  Apple is also expected to deliver the much-discussed iOS-wielding Apple TV in January, when a new metal-backed CDMA-model iPhone 4 …
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?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RIM BlackPad tablet priced at $499 when it ships in November?  —  Come on, admit it, you want to believe that RIM is working on a tablet called the BlackPad don't you?  You'd better, because Apple Daily is piling on with more unsubstantiated rumor this morning.
Joshua Tucker / The Monkey Cage:
Social Highlighting  —  Recently back in the United States after an extended time abroad, I saw Michael Lewis's The Big Short for the first time in an airport bookstore a couple days ago.  Not wanting to add to my luggage - I apparently missed the fact that Delta has turned …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
AT&T U-Verse App: Download Prime Time TV To Your Smartphone  —  We'd gotten a peak at AT&T's U-Verse Mobile app earlier this year, but it's now officially available for iPhone and BlackBerry Torch owners.  You can set your DVR, sure, but you can also download shows to watch on your device.
Joab Jackson / Network World:
HP researcher claims to crack compsci complexity conundrum  —  A Hewlett-Packard researcher puts forth a possible solution to a tough computer science puzzler  —  While Hewlett-Packard reels from the fallout of its CEO Mark Hurd stepping down, the company can bask in the glory of at least …
Mat Greenfield / CNET News:
Google ghosts: New Street View tech could wipe humans from the map  —  Large, powerful companies making people ‘disappear’ is usually the stuff of Hollywood (though we take our lives in our hands every time we write a negative review), but if one computer science graduate has his way, Google might do just that.
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Apple licenses tech of Liquidmetal Technologies  —  An SEC filing just hit that shows that Apple Inc. struck a deal with Liquidmetal Technologies, a California-based company that holds patents on new metal and alloy designs, for essentially access to all of its intellectual property.
Bradford Cross / measuringmeasures.com:
The Next Silicon Valley  —  In this post, guest Russell Jurney and I explore a historical perspective of the widespread efforts to reproduce Silicon Valley in cities across the world  —  What is Silicon Valley?  —  An economic cluster.  A network of networks, rich in financial …
 
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
Apple introduces compatibility lab day passes for developers
Discussion: MacRumors Page 2
Joe McKendrick / Service-Oriented Architecture Blog:
IDC: very soon, a third of all software delivered via cloud
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter API to Get Ads Inserted, Revenue to be Shared With Developers
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb
Katharine Lackey / USA Today:
Local governments save paper, do business with iPads
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Motorola's Jha says MOTOBLUR brand will fade from view
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
TweetDeck to Launch Android Beta Test Later This Week
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
FTC halts domain-name registration scam
Discussion: The Register and Ars Technica
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Steve Nash Drives Into Venture Capital
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Google's count of 130 million books is probably bunk
Discussion: kottke.org and ResourceShelf
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Electronics Designers Struggle With Form, Function and Obsolescence
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, Thanks:rawmeet
Simon Wood / GigaOM:
e-Books From an Author's Point of View
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:bobcaswell