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6:50 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  —  Google and Verizon are completing a press call right now announcing their joint legislative framework proposal: network transparency and FCC enforcement with up to $2 million fines for network providers that engage in anti-competitive measures that hurt consumers.
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The Google-Verizon modest proposal
Discussion: Public Knowledge and Ars Technica
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google, Verizon Announce a Cake-Having, Eating “Policy.”
Discussion: paidContent and Hillicon Valley
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging The Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Press Conference
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.
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Skype Spent $343.8 Million To Acquire Its P2P Software From Founders
Discussion: GigaOM and Softpedia News
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Skype Plans to Grow Its Business
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
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 …
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 …
Discussion: MediaMemo and NewTeeVee
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?
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 …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Digitimes: Upgraded iPad, CDMA iPhone And iOS Powered Apple TV Coming In 2011
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.
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Former softcore porn actress Jodie Fisher identified in HP CEO sex scandal
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Steve Nash Drives Into Venture Capital  —  Each summer, advertising firm Deutsch Inc. has dozens of interns scurrying around its Manhattan offices.  Most are in their early 20s, unpaid and (so far) relatively unaccomplished.  But two years ago, the group also included a 34 year-old whose bank account …
 
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Joshua Tucker / The Monkey Cage:
Social Highlighting  —  Recently back in the United States …
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
TweetDeck to Launch Android Beta Test Later This Week
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The 6 Commandments Of Gowalla's API. Thou Shalt Not Fake Check-In
Discussion: VentureBeat and Gowalla
Mat Greenfield / CNET News:
Google ghosts: New Street View tech could wipe humans from the map
Discussion: Softpedia News
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
FTC halts domain-name registration scam
Discussion: The Register and Ars Technica
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Google's count of 130 million books is probably bunk
Discussion: ResourceShelf and kottke.org
 Earlier Items: 
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
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Papermaster's Departure Linked to ‘Cultural Incompatibility’ …
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
FDA Asserted Authority Not Only Over Social Media, but Metadata Too
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
After Drought, Hope for Shows Made for Web