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9:25 AM ET, August 13, 2010

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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Oracle sues Google over Android and Java  —  Two Silicon Valley heavyweights are about to reenact the Java wars: this time, in a court room.  —  Oracle issued a press release late Thursday saying it has filed suit against Google for infringing on copyrights and patents related to Java …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle vs. Google over Java: Android lawsuits may begin to pile up  —  Oracle's lawsuit against Google for Java patent infringement highlights how Android is going to become a big target in court.  —  Take Oracle's lawsuit (statement), which alleges that Google developed Android and …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Just Cut The BS And Give The Gordon Gekko Speech Already  —  The past few days I've been bookmarking posts about Google, Verizon, and net neutrality to read later.  For the past few hours I've been doing that — and I've barely made a dent.  It seems that everyone who has ever written …
Discussion: BoomTown, PC World and Hillicon Valley
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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 …
Fred / A VC:
Regulation Strangulation  —  I've written a bit about net neutrality …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Bits, Thanks:chirag_mehta
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:   Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hollywood Groups Weigh In on FCC Internet Reclassification
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
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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Dave Burke / Google Mobile Blog:
Instantly zap links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Axon Logic Hackintosh Tablet May Just Out-iPad The iPad  —  Back in April we heard word of an affordable hackintosh tablet called the Axon Haptic.  We were skeptical, since all we had was an anonymous tip and a render — something any 3D concept artist could have cooked up in an hour or two.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
How Starbucks Plans to Capitalize on Free Wi-Fi  —  Starbucks stores nationwide now have free Wi-Fi, but details around the second piece to the coffee retailer's digital strategy — the Starbucks Digital Network — have been slim.  Here's how Starbucks plans to cater to digital consumers …
iFixit:
Motorola Droid 2 Teardown  —  Is this the Droid we're looking for?  Why yes!  Yes it is!  We've acquired the latest smartphone on the market, the Motorola Droid 2.  Join us as we break down this Droid into its most basic components.
Reuters:
India says Google, Skype, RIM must meet security needs  —  (Reuters) - India will go after any company, including Google, after cracking down on BlackBerry in its quest to keep the world's fastest growing mobile phone market safe from militants and cyber spying, a government source said on Friday.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Of Course, Here's The Twitter Movie Trailer  —  First there was the Facebook movie trailer.  Then, there was the YouTube movie trailer.  Obviously, it was only a matter of time before we got the Twitter movie trailer.  And now here it is.  —  And it's good.
Royal Pingdom:
The top countries on Facebook (chart)  —  Facebook recently passed an incredible milestone, 500 million active users.  And it keeps growing.  —  Although Facebook initially focused on the United States, it soon turned its eyes towards the horizon and the rest of the world.
Discussion: WebProNews and ResourceShelf
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Sequoia backs Airstrip to let doctors watch you remotely  —  Airstrip Technologies, a mobile software company that specializes in remote patient monitoring, announced today it closed an undisclosed round of financing from venture firm Sequoia Capital.  —  Airstrip's mobile applications …
Discussion: mobihealthnews
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
IBM buys Unica for $480 million  —  IBM said Friday it will buy Unica in a deal worth $480 million.  Unica makes marketing automation software.  —  With the move IBM adds another software company to its arsenal.  IBM recently acquired CoreMetrics and Sterling Commerce for its analytics lineup.
Mike Subelsky / Mike Subelsky's Blog:
Why You Might Not Want That Cybersecurity Job  —  Cybersecurity, while offering lucrative job opportunities, might not be an ultimately rewarding career for Maryland technologists.  I worked in this sector for about eight years as a military officer, government civilian …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP board sued over Hurd ousting  —  The first lawsuit on behalf of a shareholder has been filed against Hewlett-Packard in connection to the resignation of former CEO Mark Hurd.  —  The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that a Connecticut law firm is representing HP shareholder …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
For Owners, iPad Is Now Go-To Reading Device  —  According to a survey of UK iPad owners put forth by Cooper Murphy Webb, people who own iPads are now using them as their preferred device for reading newspapers, magazines and books.  Of the 1,034 iPad owners polled via telephone between July 28th …
Los Angeles Times:
Google accuses California of rigging bidding process for e-mail contract  —  Google tried to compete for the pact but never formally joined the race because state officials drew up a lengthy list of requirements the company said was impossible for it to meet.
Discussion: LiveSide.net
eMarketer:
What Makes Social Media Trustworthy?  —  Venues and relationships affect how social media users perceive advice  —  One thing that makes social media marketing powerful is consumers' trust in “people like them”—their friends, family and other online peers.
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.
Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Judge orders identities of commenters be revealed  —  Anonymous bloggers beware.  You may not be as anonymous as you think.  —  Forward Township Supervisor Thomas DeRosa has won a court victory in the action that he filed in November to uncover the identities of people who posted comments …
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.
 
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
January Jones  —  Regarding the idea that Apple may be preparing …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
EMarketer: Facebook Ad Sales to Hit $1.2 Billion This Year
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Digg's Kevin Rose Talks About New Look, New CEO and How to Turbocharge …
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