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AT&T: Yep, Wireless is Different
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The net neutrality debate sparked (most recently) by Google and Verizon earlier this week continues. Now AT&T has weighed in, and unsurprisingly it appears to agree with the companies.

One of the biggest controversies of the Google/Verizon policy proposal is that wireless is being treated differently. AT&T says, "Wireless is different." In a post on the company’s public policy blog, they write:

Cable TV Coming to the iPad, Twitter Gets a Movie Trailer

Rupert Murdoch’s not the only one with tablet fever. The Wall Street Journal reports that at least seven of the ten largest subscription-TV providers in the U.S. are building new tablet apps to offer TV content to subscribers. Some might even be free.

Zynga Puts Owen Van Natta Over Business Operations

Zynga, the social gaming company that makes apps for both Facebook and MySpace, now has one additional connection to those two companies.  Zynga named Owen Van Natta Executive Vice President of Business Operations this afternoon.

Van Natta was, as you may remember, Facebook’s COO for a while.  He served as CEO of MySpace for a relatively short period of time, as well.  So this move is perhaps a bit of a step down for him, title-wise.

Net Neutrality Protests Underway at Google HQ
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The protesting has begun outside of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. This is in response to Google’s joint proposal with Verizon released earlier this week over net neutrality legislation. Mark Hachman posted the photo below to TwitPic.

Facebook Notes Feature Gets Tags and Improved Formatting
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Facebook has launched a new layout and some new features for Facebook Notes.

Facebook “Bug” Providing Names With Email Addresses: Fixed
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Update 2: The issue is reportedly resolved.

Update: Facebook is already fixing the issue. AllFacebook got a statement from the company saying: 

eBay Bucks Moves Out Of Beta
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eBay said today it is launching its first-ever rewards program called eBay Bucks.

Any eBay user who lives in the U.S. and is a registered member of the site can participate in the eBay Bucks program. eBay Bucks offers shoppers 2 percent back on most items purchased through the site with PayPal.

BBC.com Launches New Travel Site
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BBC.com has launched a new travel site in partnership with its sister company Lonely Planet.

BBC.com/travel is the first in a series of lifestyle sites, announced last month with the launch of the new BBC.com U.S. edition.

"We know the people who come to BBC.com are curious about the world and look to us to feed that curiosity," said Miranda Cresswell, SVP, BBC.com

Facebook to Broadcast Live Announcements, Celeb Events

Facebook is launching a new live video cahnnel today called Facebook Live. This is the company’s official live channel, broadcasting from Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto.

"Facebook Live will provide a deeper, more interactive look into what’s happening at Facebook," a representative for the company tells WebProNews.

India Sets Sights On Google, Skype After BlackBerry
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If they weren’t already doing so, Google’s lawyers should start paying attention to the BlackBerry encryption proceedings.  It turns out that India’s government intends to target Google (and Skype) once it’s finished trying to gain access to messages sent courtesy of RIM.

IBM Acquires Marketing Software Player Unica for $480 Million
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IBM has announced that it is acquiring marketing software company Unica for about $480 million in cash. IBM says the Unica will expand its ability to help organizations analyze and predict customer preferences and develop more targeted marketing campaigns.

MySpace Launches Music Romeo Video App
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MySpace has launched a free music video application that can be accessed via its website or on the iPad.

The app called MySpace Music Romeo allows users to choose from 15 music genres such as pop or hip-hop and 13 moods including "chill" and "studying."

Music Romeo features a "Love" icon that users can click on when a favorite song is played and it will be added to their "Love" list. The more songs a user loves, the more Romeo plays music based on favorites.

HP Shareholder Sues Board Over Hurd Investigation
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Last weekend, HP announced the "resignation" of Chairman, CEO, and President Mark Hurd, following an investigation into sexual harassment claims that were later revealed to come from actress and former HP contractor Jodie Fisher.

Google Adds Features to the Google Buzz API
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Google has released a "garden hose" for Google Buzz. This is a random sampling of public Google Buzz posts for developers who don’t have the required resources to support the traffic that comes with the firehose.

The garden hose has a query rate under the free quote limit of Google App Engine, Google says. "As such, many more developers will be able to easily get their hands dirty on this great source of real-time data," says Google’s Eric Steinlauf.

Android Has a New Fight, This Time with Oracle

Google has a new legal battle on its hands, and this time it’s over Android. Oracle has filed a complaint against Google, alleging that Google is infringing upon several patents it holds, related to Java.

The properties in question would be those Oracle received in its Sun Microsystems acquisition earlier this year.

Facebook Forecast To Earn $1.29B In Ad Revenue This Year
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Facebook’s raking in the money and crushing the competition, according to a new report from eMarketer.  eMarketer believes advertisers will pay Facebook $1.29 billion this year, which is about 3.7 times the amount it expects MySpace to receive.

You can read a Facebook-specific chart for yourself below.  As for its traditional rival, eMarketer said in a statement, "MySpace is diminishing in importance, with an expected $297 million in ad revenues worldwide next year, down 14% from $347 million this year."

Grooveshark for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android, Social Search Tools
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Grooveshark has reportedly now become available in Apple’s App store after a long struggle to get it there. This is an app that lets you search for songs, and stream them on demand . Unsurprisingly, it faces legal battles, but it has already settled some. The app has been available on Android.

TweetDeck announced today that TweetDeck on Android (beta) is now officially available.

Twitter Develops Their Own ‘Tweet Button’

It’s no longer a matter of answering the micro riddle, “to tweet or not to tweet.” Twitter helps you simply Tweet everything that moves you.

Pingdom Documents Top Countries On Facebook

At some point in time, questioning where Facebook’s users are located may cease to make sense; it could be almost the same as asking where people are located.  For now, however, not every Internet user in every country is a member, and so Pingdom took a look at exactly how the spread breaks down.

iPhone and iPad Apps About To Get More Integrated with Facebook
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Facebook has launched a new software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s iOS operating system, which powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This is an update from the previous SDK launched for the iPhone last March.

"With today’s update we’ll have SDKs for both iOS and Android devices that provide an even easier way for mobile app developers to go social," a Facebook representative tells WebProNews.

Voice Actions Come to Android
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Google has launched a new Android app for version 2.2 (FroYo), called Voice Actions. The app lets you speak various commands to engage various functionalities of the phone.

With Voice Action, you can initiate the sending of text messages, listening to songs, calls to businesses or contacts, emails, web surfing, and more.

Google Launches Chrome to Phone Browser Extension and Android App

Google has launched a new Chrome extension for Android users called "Chrome to Phone". What it does is allow you to easily send a link from your desktop to your Android phone.

So, for example, if you wanted to look up driving directions on Google Maps on your computer and then take them with you via your Android phone, you could use this extension to do so. You could also get a phone number from the web and send that to your phone.

Twitter Launches its Official Tweet Button
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Twitter has launched its official Tweet button for publishers to place on their content. There are numerous unofficial buttons out there that publishers have been taking advantage of for quite a while, but now there’s one right from the company that counts tweets no matter how they were tweeted.

Actually, Twitter is working with TweetMeme on this one. TweetMeme has been offering probably the most popular version of the tweet button for publishers. Twitter says TweetMeme will be switching over to the official Twitter button anyway.

Starbucks Adds More Partners For Digital Network

Starbucks today released more details about its digital network launching this fall in the U.S. in partnership with Yahoo.

The company said Rodale, Nick Jr. Boost and DonorsChoose.org will join the previously announced content providers iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and Zagat.