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10:10 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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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Digitimes: Upgraded iPad, CDMA iPhone And iOS Powered Apple TV Coming In 2011  —  According to Digitimes' senior analyst Mingchi Kuo, Apple will be launching two upgraded iPad devices in the first quarter of 2011.  —  The first tablet will be an upgraded 9.7 inch iPad with a new ARM Cortex-A9-based processor …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reportedly Orders CDMA Chips for December Production Run of Verizon iPhone
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Files for a $100 MillionIPO  —  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 …
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Josh Silverman / The Big Blog:
Skype files registration statement for Initial Public Offering  —  LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, Aug. 9, 2010 — Skype S.A., a global technology leader that enables real-time communications over the Internet, today announced that it has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the Securities …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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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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.
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?
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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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.
Discussion: VideoNuze, VatorNews and Mashable!
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: Quoderat, Google Watch, Slate and eWeek
Simon Wood / GigaOM:
e-Books From an Author's Point of View  —  The concept of the virtual book has finally captured the reading public's imagination thanks to portable and convenient devices such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad and Kobo. e-books aren't new.  They've been around for a decade or so in some form or another …
Thanks:bobcaswell
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.
 
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Electronics Designers Struggle With Form, Function and Obsolescence
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Ryan Flinn / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
iPad is just the beginning  —  The media pad market is brand new.
Discussion: TeleRead
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Flash / Frash Ported to iPhone 4 !! [Video]
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Did The iPad Preemptively Kill The US Tablet Market Like The …
Discussion: GigaOM, TeleRead and GottaBeMobile