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6:30 PM ET, August 11, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p playback, gains apps... and will be renamed iTV  —  You might remember that we broke news of an updated Apple TV headed to market just a few months ago.  If your brain isn't working right, let us jog it: a trusted Engadget source asserted that the gang …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Waiting for Godot: Apple's Fall Event Is Definitely Happening, but Exactly When and What?  —  Oh, it's coming.  —  According to several sources and as has been widely expected, Apple will once again be holding its annual special event, possibly closer to mid-September this time.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Two Days After Steve Slater's Slide Ride, JetBlue Comes Back to the Web  —  Be honest — if you ran JetBlue, you'd want to stay quiet, too.  Right?  —  But the airline, which gets lots of credit for engaging its customers on the Web, on Facebook and on Twitter, had to speak up eventually …
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AdAge:
How Steve Slater Is Stifling JetBlue's Social-Media Strategy  —  Even Good Practitioners Must Bow to Legal Department During Crisis  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — At a time when every brand wants to master social media, what's a marketer that's already pretty darn good at it to do when it's muzzled by lawyers?
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
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A paper trail of betrayal: Google's net neutrality collapse  —  Like the rest of the technology world, we're wondering why Google has chosen to ally itself with Verizon, issuing a set of joint net neutrality recommendations that critics charge would significantly weaken the Federal Communications …
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Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Review of Verizon and Google's Net Neutrality Proposal
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook at Odds With Google, Verizon on Net Neutrality
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 …
Ortwin Gentz / The FutureBlog:
PatentGate — Apple responded, resolved amicably  —  To our surprise, the „PatentGate" story, first revealed by Dan Wineman, ignited a true blogosphere frenzy.  The New York Times, TUAW, The Register, TechCrunch, Om Malik, n-tv and heise online are just a few among the many commentators (see below) of the story.
Discussion: MacRumors, me & her and Daring Fireball
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, iOS 3.2.2 for iPad to Patch JailbreakMe PDF Exploit  —  Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for all iPhones, iPod touches, and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad to patch the PDF exploit which was used by JailbreakMe to jailbreak all iOS devices on iOS 4.0.1.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like handset  —  There's no question that gaming on the Android platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming — but that looks like it's all about to change.  It seems that Sony Ericsson …
Benjamin Grol / 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 …
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 …
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?
Discussion: Covering Web
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
N92  —  Let's concede for the moment that Amy Thomson's report for Bloomberg back on June 29 is correct, and that Verizon is going to start selling iPhones in January 2011.  Let's further say that this first Verizon iPhone will be a CDMA iPhone 4 — pretty much the same specs as the iPhone 4 we have now, but with CDMA instead of GSM.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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.
comScore, Inc.:
Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela Lead Global Surge in Twitter Usage  —  Global Audience to Twitter.com Doubles in Past Year, as Latin American Audience Grows Fourfold  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on Twitter.com growth worldwide.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Cisco fourth quarter earnings strong, but sales light  —  Cisco Systems closed out a strong fiscal year with better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, but sales fell short of expectations.  —  The company reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.9 billion, or 33 cents a share.
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.
Electronista:
Firefox 4 beta 3 hits with Windows 7 multi-touch  —  Mozilla today posted Firefox 4 beta 3.  The release primarily accommodates Windows 7 users and now takes multi-touch input from Microsoft's OS.  Web developers can now write code made ideal for touchscreen interfaces rather than assuming the existence of a mouse.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
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 …
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.”
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: Obsessable
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Tour of SimpleGeo reveals why location services can't get along  —  Last week I finally got to visit one of the companies that's getting a lot of attention inside the location-based service world.  No, it's not Foursquare or Gowalla.  It's SimpleGeo, headquartered in Boulder, CO.
 
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Grant Gross / ITworld.com:
Survey: Broadband growth slowing in the US
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Playboy's iPad App: Same Price As Newsstand, But No Digital Gatefold
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Deadline for Germans to hide from Street View
Discussion: Future Tense and eWeek
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
MySpace Launches a Revamped User Homepage [EXCLUSIVE]
Discussion: socalTECH.com
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Had Offered Foursquare $120 Million, Foursquare Asked …
 Earlier Items: 
Agence France Presse:
Apple Japan offers to replace overheating iPod nano
Stefan Offermann / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Droid 2, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, & more getting Flash Player 10.1
Kim Hyung-eun / JoongAng Daily:
Samsung tablet to be unveiled in Berlin
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
You've got friends: Facebook, AOL quietly talking online ad hookup
Kate Holton / Reuters:
BSkyB disputes Skype trademark as too close to Sky
Discussion: Download Squad and Guardian