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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 …
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?
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.
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
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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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A paper trail of betrayal: Google's net neutrality collapse
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook at Odds With Google, Verizon on Net Neutrality
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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 and Kindle Review
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 …
Grant Gross / ITworld.com:
Survey: Broadband growth slowing in the US  —  A majority of U.S. adults also question whether the U.S. government should spend money on broadband  —  I like it!  —  Broadband adoption in the U.S. grew by 5 percent over the past year, the smallest increase since 2004 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Still Going!  As Promised, Viacom Appeals YouTube Copyright Ruling  —  In June, Google won a huge legal victory in its three-year YouTube copyright fight with Viacom.  But that was a battle, not the entire war.  As promised, Viacom has appealed the federal court ruling, via a filing today.
 
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