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6:35 PM ET, August 21, 2010

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Google Tests Search Results That Update As You Type  —  SEO consultant Rob Ousbey has noticed an interesting thing happening to his search results, live updates of results as he types in every letter.  —  Google has confirmed to TechCrunch that the above video is in fact real.
New York Times:
Facebook Feels Unfriendly Toward Movie It Inspired  —  LOS ANGELES — At the New York Film Festival next month, Hollywood will unleash “The Social Network,” a biting tale of the Silicon Valley giant Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Now Facebook must decide whether to bite back.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Throwing out software that works  —  Interesting piece with a simple point by Marco.  —  He shows how the smartphone market was transformed in 2007 by the introduction of the iPhone.  He's right that the lack of a removable battery and slots did not hinder the adoption of the iPhone.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Marco.org
BBC:
Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks' Assange cancelled  —  Julian Assange had been cited as saying the release of the allegations was “deeply disturbing”  —  Sweden has cancelled an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Inside Apple's iOS 4.1 update: proximity sensor fix, Game Center, more  —  The forthcoming iOS 4.1 software update will pack a number of fixes for Apple's mobile devices, including a problematic issue with the iPhone 4 proximity sensor.  AppleInsider offers a closer look at the latest beta available to developers.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Don't Mean To Be Rude, But How In The World Is LG Going To Make A Better iPad Than Apple?  —  Over the next year, Apple is going to get a slew of iPad competition, from everyone including the cellphone players, the PC players, and maybe even some wildcards.  —  But if there's anyone Apple must fear …
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Foursquare's Crowley: The Giants Are “Generic,” We Are Fun.  I Wonder Who He's Referring To...  Foursquare may have a tenuous partnership with Facebook Places— but don't let the Kumbaya presentation fool you, these frenemies are gunning for the ultimate mayorship and Dennis Crowley is feeling very confident.
Discussion: WebProNews, MediaPost and IntoMobile
Martin Heller / InfoWorld:
Oracle's Android lawsuit: A Pandora's box of serious evils  —  A deeper look at Oracle's legal claims show how an Oracle win or a Google give-in could destroy Android and even open source  —  Everyone knows that Oracle is suing Google over claims that Google used Sun's Java technology without …
Discussion: PC World
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM Must Switch To Android Now, Before It's Too Late  —  RIM's new BlackBerry 6 operating system and apps platform still isn't in the same league as its arch rivals, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.  —  So it's time for RIM to make a difficult, but important move: Stop wasting time developing …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Questions linger about the HP split with Hurd  —  Two weeks after Mark Hurd's stunning resignation, Hewlett-Packard has left unanswered some of the most critical questions about the series of events that started with an allegation of sexual harassment and ended with the company announcing its CEO's departure.
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court OKs Covert iPhone Audio Recording  —  Using an iPhone to secretly record a conversation is not a violation of the Wiretap Act if done for legitimate purposes, a federal appeals court has ruled.  —  “The defendant must have the intent to use the illicit recording to commit a tort …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Kept Thousands Of Check-Ins On Lockdown For Months.  Impressive.  —  As we noted a couple days ago, the video Facebook made to explain their new Places feature was a bit Apple-esque.  But something else they pulled off recently was even more Apple-esque: the secrecy surrounding their location launch.
Discussion: Inside Facebook
 
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James Farrar / ZDNet:
Nokia Siemens Networks respond to Iran human rights abuses claims
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