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4:05 AM ET, August 14, 2010

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Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Live Launches, Broadcasting Celebrities, Product Launches and More from Company Headquarters  —  Facebook debuted its official live video stream channel today, Facebook Live, at the company's Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters.  Starting now, it is beginning to feature celebrity guests …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Out Of 500 Million Users, Looks Like 360 Tuned In To Facebook Live  —  Just what you've always wanted to do, “glimpse inside Facebook's headquarters”!  Except that does sound kind of cool when you imagine Facebook bringing in top engineering talent and talking about new product development.
Joan Marsh / AT&T Public Policy Blog:
Wireless is Different  —  It's now day four of the aftermath of the Verizon-Google net neutrality announcement and the number of voices weighing in on the matter continues to grow.  Monday's news fanned what was already a passionate discussion.  And it also brought into focus a critical aspect …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
No Shock: AT&T Backs Different Rules for Wireless in Net Neutrality
Discussion: TechCrunch and Future Tense
Miguel de Icaza:
Initial Thoughts on Oracle vs Google Patent Lawsuit  —  Today Oracle sued Google over Java patents and copyrights that they claim Google's Android OS infringes.  The lawsuit claims that Google knowingly infringed on those patents, and that the continued distribution of Google's Android is harming Oracle's Java Business.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Calls Oracle Patent Suit Baseless And An Attack On The …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator Gosling: Oracle's Android Lawsuit Is No Surprise
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Company behind magicJack to banish calling costs  —  NEW YORK — The company behind the magicJack, the Internet phone gadget heavily advertised on television, has another trick up its sleeve: free phone calls from computers, smart phones and iPads.  —  The cost of phone calls routed over the Internet has been on a long slide.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Keith / BIT-101:
Kindle and iPad Displays: Up close and personal.  —  This really isn't meant to be a contentious post.  It really only came about because I got a new toy, something I've been wanting to get for a while - a USB microsope!  Here's the model I got:  —  Veho VMS004 DELUXE USB Powered Microscope
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
BBC: HTML5 ‘Starting to Sail Off-Course’  —  Many see HTML5 as the future for the delivery of web-based video, as well as a standards-based replacement for proprietary formats — like Adobe Flash — that dominate video delivery today.  But Erik Huggers, director of Future Media & Technology at the BBC …
Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL “Head Of Technology” Jeff Reynar Already Bails For Startup After Half A Year  —  AOL's Jeff Reynar, hired in January as “head of technology for engineering and products in New York,” and later also “engineering lead for AOL's Content business” has already left the company, we hear.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Bloomberg:
PayPal Talking With Google About Handling Android Payments  —  EBay Inc.'s PayPal business is in talks to add its payment service to Google Inc.'s Android smartphone software, making it easier for users to pay for applications, three people familiar with the matter said.
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Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
PayPal hopes to make micropayments easier online
Garett Rogers / Googling Google Blog:
The problem with Google Voice Actions for Android  —  Google Voice actions is a “cool” new feature for Android (Froyo 2.2).  With this new feature you are able to tell your phone what to do, with just your voice.  How about some of these examples:  —  1) “send text to bob hey are you coming for lunch or what?”
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Scott Webster / AndroidGuys:
Vlingo Sets $10 App Free After Google Voice Actions Announcement
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Microsoft's lost eight years online: More than $6 billion down the tubes  —  Microsoft has recently touted its success with Bing — and with good reason.  The search engine is gaining share and will continue to as Microsoft's partnership with Yahoo kicks in.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How a 16-yo Kid Made His First Million Dollars Following His Hero, Steve Jobs  —  His name: Christian Owens.  His age: 16.  He made his first million dollars in two years, “inspired by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs”.  This is how he did it.  —  The British teen—who lives in Corby, Northamptonshire—got his first computer age seven.
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Oracle Kills OpenSolaris, Moves Development Behind Closed Doors  —  Well, Oracle went from one of those big enterprise-serving companies most of us don't deal with to one of the more hated companies in our little community.  Not only did they just sue Google over Android and its use …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Hires Former Facebook, MySpace Exec Owen Van Natta  —  Zynga has hired former Facebook Chief Revenue Officer and MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta as EVP Business, reporting to CEO Mark Pincus.  Van Natta was most recently in the news in February, when he stepped down as CEO of MySpace after just less than a year on the job.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Square mobile payment readers now shipping again to tiny transaction tycoons  —  The Square payment system hasn't exactly had a smooth road to availability, with deliveries put on hold back in June due to an ominous “credit processing and risk issue.”  If that didn't scare you away …
Discussion: App Advice and Erictric
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Warning About a Weak Link in Secure Web Sites  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Computer security researchers are raising alarms about vulnerabilities in some of the Web's most secure corners: the banking, e-commerce and other sites that use encryption to communicate with their users.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Social Gold:
Social Gold Joins Google - A Letter From Our Founders  —  We are excited to announce that Jambool is becoming a part of the Google family today.  —  Jambool started as a social collaboration platform in 2006.  In 2007, we shifted our  —  focus to build applications on social networks.
Kris Colvin / Fresh from the Arboretum:
Breaking: New Features from Twitter Just Appeared: TLists & Also Followed By  —  I'm a bit befuddled but wanted to share some mysterious features that just showed up on my Twitter.com screen.  —  The first is TLists - a similar feature to Listorious, TList appeared on my page to show others the lists I am on.
Dawn Kawamoto / DailyFinance:
Protesters at Google HQ Demand End to Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal  —  Mr. Schmidt, where are you?  —  Protesters outside Google's (GOOG) headquarters in Silicon Valley called out to CEO Eric Schmidt today, demanding that he come out and meet with them to receive their gift …
John Resig / jQuery Mobile:
Announcing the jQuery Mobile Project  —  The jQuery project is really excited to announce the work that we've been doing to bring jQuery to mobile devices.  Not only is the core jQuery library being improved to work across all of the major mobile platforms, but we're also working to release a complete, unified, mobile UI framework.
Discussion: Ajaxian
 
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Facebook improves “Notes” feature, adds friends and Pages tagging
Discussion: Facebook Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Launches Cashback Program With PayPal
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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