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11:40 AM ET, August 14, 2010

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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
Gene Quinn / IPWatchdog.com:
Google Briefly Punishes Oracle by Removal from Google Search  —  Late yesterday Oracle announced in an exceptionally brief and direct press release that it had filed a lawsuit against Google.  The statement issued by Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman simply said: “In developing Android …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator Gosling: Oracle's Android Lawsuit Is No Surprise
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Is this the burger joint of the future?  —  NEW YORK—The team behind 4food, a burger shop opening next month on Madison Avenue and East 40th Street in midtown Manhattan, might have put forth the most idealistic concept that the fast-food industry has yet seen.
Discussion: Eater NY, CNET News and Bits
Pete Carey / Mercury News:
Apple manager arrested in kickback scheme  —  A midlevel Apple manager was arrested and accused of accepting more than $1 million in kickbacks from half a dozen Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories, according to a federal indictment unsealed Friday and a separate civil suit.
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
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
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Out Of 500 Million Users, Looks Like 360 Tuned In To Facebook Live
Discussion: WebProNews, VentureBeat and CNET News
David Dahlquist / Computerworld:
Myspace Music Romeo is like Pandora for music videos  —  Pandora is a wonderful service for discovering new music that matches your tastes, but it does little to capitalize on the iPad's glorious 9-inch display.  Enter MySpace Music Romeo, an iPad app that lets you easily play, discover …
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
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 and Stowe Boyd
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 …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds First Developer Build of Mac OS X 10.6.5  —  Apple today seeded the first developer build of Mac OS X 10.6.5, the fifth maintenance release to the company's Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system.  According to those familiar with the release, which is termed Build 10H525 …
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.
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
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.
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.
 
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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
John Resig / jQuery Mobile:
Announcing the jQuery Mobile Project
Discussion: Ajaxian
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zagat First Partner To Integrate Foodspotting Photos And Guides
Garett Rogers / Googling Google Blog:
The problem with Google Voice Actions for Android
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Facebook improves “Notes” feature, adds friends and Pages tagging
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Gowalla CEO: Sorry Mobile Web: Users Prefer Apps
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Warning About a Weak Link in Secure Web Sites
Discussion: Softpedia News