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3:10 PM ET, August 11, 2010

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Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Review of Verizon and Google's Net Neutrality Proposal  —  Efforts to protect net neutrality that involve government regulation have always faced one fundamental obstacle: the substantial danger that the regulators will cause more harm than good for the Internet.
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook at Odds With Google, Verizon on Net Neutrality  —  Facebook Wednesday took issue with Google and Verizon's proposal to exempt cellular networks from rules that would ensure equal treatment of Internet traffic, saying the social-networking giant supports equal treatment on “both landline and wireless networks.”
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A paper trail of betrayal: Google's net neutrality collapse
Discussion: Nelson's Weblog and Digital Trends
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Google, Verizon are right to push out the wireless net neutrality talk
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
The Dell Streak Shows The CE World How To Be Relevant In An iDevice World  —  Someone at Dell deserves a raise.  Actually, a bunch of people probably deserve a monetary reward for the Dell Streak as it takes many people to get a product to market.  It's the fact that the Dell Streak actually …
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Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Official Dell Streak Pricing, Carrier and Order Details for US Customers
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Dell Streak Pricing: $300 With Two-Year AT&T Contract, $550 Without
Gmail Blog:
Updates to Contacts and a (slightly) new look for Gmail  —  We're constantly reviewing user feedback about Gmail, and for a while now the number one request has been for a better contacts experience.  You've asked us to generally make Contacts easier to use, as well as for specific improvements …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter Launching Official Tweet Buttons This Week [EXCLUSIVE]  —  Twitter is launching an official Tweet Button for sharing articles on websites and counting how many times a URL has been shared, according to documents Mashable has obtained.  The Tweet Button could launch as soon as this Thursday.
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:   Twitter introduces the Tweet Button.  Is TweetMeme being left in the cold?
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Cars hacked through wireless tire sensors  —  The tire pressure monitors built into modern cars have been shown to be insecure by researchers from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina.  The wireless sensors, compulsory in new automobiles in the US since 2008 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mark Hurd Had The Lowest Employee Approval Rating (34%) Of Any Major Tech CEO  —  Softcore-porn-actress-turned- marketing-consultant Jodie Fisher wasn't the only person who failed to be enamored by HP CEO Mark Hurd, who was forced to resign as a result of an investigation into his relationship with Ms. Fisher.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How Black People Use Twitter  —  As far as I can tell, the Twitter hashtag #wordsthatleadtotrouble got started at about 11 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday morning, when a user named Kookeyy posted this short message: “#wordsthatleadtotrouble 'Don't Worry I gotchu.”
Mike Steib / Traditional Media:
DIRECTV Partners with Google TV Ads  —  Today, we're announcing a strategic partnership with DIRECTV through which Google TV Ads will offer inventory on a broad selection of television networks available on DIRECTV.  —  DIRECTV's national satellite inventory on Bloomberg Television, Centric …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: HOPA Dry Erase Girl Is A Hoax, Identity Revealed  —  “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos)” is indeed a hoax, say its creators John and Leo Resig.  —  I'd love to pull out some well-worn meta-media analysis about how memes are increasingly …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Qualcomm's E-Ink killer: How do you mass produce Mirasol?  —  Qualcomm's Mirasol, a color screen that has the battery life of E-Ink and can play video, is a likely candidate for a future version of Amazon's Kindle.  Now all Qualcomm has to do is manufacture it profitably.
Discussion: Kindle Review
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James Hawkins / Google Chrome Blog:
Syncing, simplifying, and speeding up with Chrome's new beta  —  In today's new Google Chrome beta release, we're introducing a host of new beta features which will further improve Chrome's ease of use and speed.  —  One of my favorite features, Autofill, helps you fill in web forms automatically …
Discussion: The Next Web and thechromesource
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
First Look At TweetDeck For Android  —  TweetDeck is preparing to release its first Android app in beta tomorrow.  I got a hold of the beta build and some screenshots.  The app adds some new elements which go beyond TweetDeck's popular iPhone app, and even introduces some new elements not yet found in its desktop app.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
MySpace Launches a Revamped User Homepage [EXCLUSIVE]  —  MySpace is rolling out a complete redesign of the user homepage (the page users see when they log in), with a focus on content discovery through the stream and more prominent sharing tools.  —  The revamp, which will roll out as a …
Discussion: socalTECH.com
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users  —  Just add email address  —  A bug in Facebook's login system allows attackers to match unknown email addresses with users' first and last names, even when they've configured their accounts to make that information private.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
You've got friends: Facebook, AOL quietly talking online ad hookup  —  Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong are quietly discussing a strategic alliance aimed at boosting their online ad businesses, The Post has learned.  —  The two companies have been talking …
Kim Hyung-eun / JoongAng Daily:
Samsung tablet to be unveiled in Berlin  —  Speculation has been swirling for months around a tablet PC from Samsung Electronics, and the waiting may finally be over next month.  —  Korea's top mobile phone maker will unveil the device at the IFA consumer electronics show …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
What Happened To Demand Media's Traffic?  —  Take a look at the Quantcast traffic data for Demand Media, the VC-backed online content creator that on Friday filed for a $125 million IPO:  —  The massive drop-off occured a few days prior to the IPO filing, and has stayed consistent over the past two days of Quantcast reports.
Reuters:
Setback for BlackBerry in India  —  (Reuters) - India may temporarily shut down BlackBerry services if New Delhi's concerns about security are not addressed in a meeting between the government and mobile phone operators on Thursday, government sources said.  —  The latest ultimatum …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Had Offered Foursquare $120 Million, Foursquare Asked For $150 Million, Then Facebook Walked Away  —  Here are some numbers we hadn't seen before to go along with the Facebook-Foursquare acquisition chatter from earlier this year, before Foursquare raised its big round.
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
Camera+ second month sales: The Sophomore Software Slump?  —  For iPhone apps that have had relatively big launches, they typically have great sales the first month, but during the second month, sales tend to drop substantially.  It makes sense when you think about it... in these cases …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo, TUAW and The Next Web
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Playboy's iPad App: Same Price As Newsstand, But No Digital Gatefold
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Waiting for Godot: Apple's Fall Event Is Definitely Happening …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Deadline for Germans to hide from Street View
Discussion: eWeek and Future Tense
Clark Fredricksen / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
Marketers to Spend $220 Million on Advertisements in Social Games This Year
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews
comScore, Inc.:
Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela Lead Global Surge in Twitter Usage
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Stefan Offermann / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Droid 2, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, & more getting Flash Player 10.1
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Phones?  Set-Top Boxes?  Tablets? …
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Pulls FarmVille Off MSN Games
Discussion: TechFlash and VentureBeat
Thibault Imbert / ByteArray.org:
H.264 GPU Decoding in Flash Player on Mac OS X is live!
Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Introducing Fast Follow, and other SMS tips