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9:05 PM ET, August 12, 2010

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Google Mobile Blog:
Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android  —  (cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)  —  Our mobile phones have become modern-day Swiss Army knives.  An Android phone is a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in your pocket.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Google, the Cloud Is Its Mobile Future
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google: 25% Of Queries From Android 2.0 Devices Use Voice Search
Discussion: Gizmodo, VatorNews and Geek.com
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Pushing Our (Tweet) Button  —  Twitter is great for sharing interesting things you find on the web.  In fact, close to a quarter of all Tweets include a link in them.  Despite the high volume of sharing, there is plenty of room to make it easier.  Copying and pasting, link shortening …
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Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Can Google Get Social Networking Right?  —  The company has many social projects, but may struggle to improve on Facebook.  —  Rumors that Google is building a new social network have persisted since late June, when Kevin Rose, CEO of Digg.com, posted on Twitter that the Web giant was working on a challenger to Facebook.
Discussion: MediaPost
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal  —  Over the past few days there's been a lot of discussion surrounding our announcement of a policy proposal on network neutrality we put together with Verizon.  On balance, we believe this proposal represents real progress on what has become …
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales Grew 13.8 Percent in Second Quarter of 2010, But Competition Drove Prices Down  —  Android Became the World's Third Most Popular Smartphone Operating System and Claimed Top Spot in the U.S  —  Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 325.6 million units …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Gartner and IDC agree: the Android invasion's accelerating around the world
Discussion: PC World, MediaPost and FierceWireless
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Oracle Sues Google For Patent And Copyright Infringement  —  Software giant Oracle is suing Google for patent and copyright infringement based on Android's use of Java.  (Oracle acquired Java-maker Sun last year.)  —  No details in the release, via Marketwatch, but we assume Google was given …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Exclusive: Dell Thunder prototype rumbles into the wild (video)  —  Did it get hot in here all of a sudden or is it just this extremely sexy prototype we're looking at?  Yes, the Dell Thunder that boomed onto your internet screens back in April is back, and this time we've got video of it too.
Andy Dolan / Daily Mail:
A body caught on Google Street View?  Don't worry it's just me playing dead, says girl, ten  —  It is a suburban scene much like millions of others on Google's Street View site... apart from one chilling addition.  —  Lying face down on the pavement with her shoe inches away from the gutter appears to be the body of a young girl.
Discussion: CNET News, Hillicon Valley and Gawker
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more  —  In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate.  Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out.  After the cut, details of hardware and software changes …
Richard Barley / TweetDeck's posterous:
TweetDeck on Android - Come And Get It!  —  You begged.  You pleaded.  You offered us all manner of enticements, some of which we think may be illegal in some countries.  We took this to mean that you really wanted TweetDeck on your Android device, and we agreed!
David Pogue / New York Times:
Call It ‘Creating Apps for Dummies’  —  The founding of the iPhone App Store set off an earthquake in the tech world.  Suddenly, the humble cellphone could be just about anything — a game, a store, a musical instrument, a strobe, a pet, a database, a medical tool.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Lizette Chapman / Fast Company:
Burning Man Defeats PayPal  —  Burning Man veterans—including top VCs, entrepreneurs, and the founders of Google—have an extra reason to celebrate today.  Not only is it less than a month until they get to go camp in the Nevada desert again, but the Burner community just got a Silicon Valley giant to back down.
Thanks:rawmeet
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
January Jones  —  Regarding the idea that Apple may be preparing to launch a CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon in January, DF reader email suggests there are two aspects to the story that lead to skepticism.  First, the timing.  Why launch in January?  Second: the network technology.  Why CDMA?
Thanks:atul
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers  —  Windows Phone 7 is entering a tough market.  Apple's iOS and Google's Android have become well-entrenched, widely used platforms, and both have application stores boasting tens or hundreds of thousands of applications.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple iAd partners say they're happy with early results  —  Apple's iAd mobile advertising platform is getting favorable reviews from the companies whose advertisements were the first to run on the new system, including Dove soap-maker Unilever and Nissan.  App makers like Dictionary.com …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Hackers Hijack Gmail in China  —  Here in the U.S., we've been complaining about Gmail for its new design (Why do we need a “Mail” button and “Inbox” button only an inch apart!?!).  In China, they're complaining about Gmail too, but for a very different reason.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: IE9 beta coming September 15  —  Microsoft is inviting selected members of the press and “VIPs” to a September 15 event in San Francisco where it will launch the beta of Internet Explorer (IE) 9.  —  Company officials said in July that Microsoft would be launching the IE 9 beta in September …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Attack reads smudges to retrieve Android password patterns  —  Oily residue ‘surprisingly persistent’  —  Smudges left on Android touch screens leave tell-tale signs that can often be used to recover password pattens used to lock the phones, according to research presented earlier this week.
 
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John Flowers / McSweeney's:
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
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