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8:30 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: eWeek and TechCrunch
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: New York Times
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Calls Oracle Patent Suit Baseless And An Attack On The Open-Source Java Community  —  Last night, Oracle filed suit against Google over its Android operating system, alleging that Google was infringing on seven Java patents with Android and its Dalvik virtual machine.
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator Gosling: Oracle's Android Lawsuit Is No Surprise
Miguel de Icaza:
Initial Thoughts on Oracle vs Google Patent Lawsuit
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Liquidmetal May Be Used For New iPhone Antenna Says Inventor [Exclusive]  —  Apple may be planning to use Liquidmetal for a new iPhone antenna, says the co-inventor of the sci-fi metal alloy.  —  Interviewed exclusively by CultofMac.com, Dr. Atakan Peker says Liquidmetal might be a good material for building a next-generation antenna.
Discussion: Geek.com and everythingiCafe
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
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: Stowe Boyd and The Huffington Post
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 …
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Cyberwar Against Wikileaks?  Good Luck With That  —  View WikiLeaks insurance seeders in a larger map  —  Should the U.S. government declare a cyberwar against WikiLeaks?  —  On Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a gathering in London that the secret-spilling website …
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
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.
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.
Voice of America:
Citizen Scientists Discover Rare Pulsar Using Home Computers  —  Three citizen-scientists volunteering their personal computer time to a giant U.S. radio observatory have discovered a rare pulsar - an energetic young star that rotates dozens of times per second.
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.
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
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 …
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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Dawn Kawamoto / DailyFinance:
Protesters at Google HQ Demand End to Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
After beating Microsoft, VirnetX hits Apple with patent suit
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zagat First Partner To Integrate Foodspotting Photos And Guides
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
 Earlier Items: 
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Gowalla CEO: Sorry Mobile Web: Users Prefer Apps
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Bloomberg:
PayPal Talking With Google About Handling Android Payments