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9:25 PM ET, July 5, 2009

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Since March, Internet Explorer Lost 11.4 Percent Share To Firefox, Safari, And Chrome  —  The new browser wars on on.  More than a decade after Microsoft killed off Netscape with Internet Explorer, competition in the browser market has never been stronger.  Just last week, Mozilla released Firefox 3.5 …
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News:
4chan may be behind attack on Twitter  —  Update: Twitter has reacted to this raid by removing the term from its trending topics, but evidence can still be found on Twitter Search.  —  Twitter saw a huge influx of fake accounts on Sunday, pushing the NSFW trending topic, #gorillapenis, all the way to the top of the list.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iPhone 3GS.  Jailbreak.  Mac.  —  Only a couple of days after George Hotz became the first hacker to release a jailbreak app for the iPhone 3GS on Windows, there's a Mac-compatible version out too.  This time, Hotz got some help from two fellow coders to be able to please the Mac folks …
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Stephen Climpson / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Unlocked with Purplera1n + UltraSn0w  —  Good times!  It looks like Dev Team's UltraSn0w unlock works with an iPhone 3GS that's been jailbroken via purplera1n.  But be warned: Some users are reporting mixed success.  —  On Friday, George Hotz (aka the guy who unlocked the original iPhone 2G) …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
When you succeed with Free, you are going to die by Free  —  The problem with companies who have built their business around free is that it is far from free to remain successful.  —  The more success you have in delivering free, the more expensive it is to stay at the top.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate  —  The increasingly competitive browser market has at last created an environment in which emerging Web standards can flourish.  One of the harbingers of the open Web renaissance is HTML 5, the next major version of the W3C's ubiquitous HTML standard.
BBC:
MI6 boss in Facebook entry row  —  Personal details about the life of the next head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, have been removed from social networking site Facebook amid security concerns.  —  The Mail on Sunday said his wife had put details about their children and the location of their flat on the site.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Geeks double as scourges and sages at media summit  —  The media moguls attending an annual powwow staged by investment bank Allen & Co. used to be able to rest comfortably in the Idaho mountains as they mulled their next moves.  —  Even if they didn't hatch any big deals or bright ideas …
Discussion: Reuters
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
How I Tweet: Just the FAQs  —  General  — Question: How can you follow so many people?  —  Answer: I don't read the timelines of all the people that I follow.  Instead, I only deal with @s, Directs, and tweets that contain “guykawasaki” and “alltop.”
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Spinning the Web: P.R. in Silicon Valley  —  Menlo Park, Calif. — Brooke Hammerling (publicist) and Erin McKean (entrepreneur) are in a Sand Hill Road conference room, hashing out plans to unveil Ms. McKean's new Web site, Wordnik.  —  Ms. Hammerling, while popping green apple Jolly Ranchers …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Reality Of PR: Smile, Dial, Name Drop, Pray.
Discussion: Sample the Web and Intuitive.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Tech execs: how to reach “normal” users with PR and with TechCrunch/GigaOm et al
Thanks:jesse
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Cherry, The Mobile Operator That Doesn't Care Whether You're On Wi-Fi Or Not  —  The chances of me being genuinely amazed at something I see a Belgian tech company achieve are rather slim.  But occasionally, it happens.  Last week I went to local entrepreneur meetup BetaGroup …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Louis Gray:
TweetDeck Marks One Year Anniversary: The Journey and What's Next … Louis: Iain, first, thanks for the opportunity to talk to you about TweetDeck on the one year anniversary of the product's unveiling to the public.  I was happy to play a small role in its debut, and having gotten …
Discussion: Twitterrati and TweetDeck's posterous, Thanks:jesse
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
Just How Successful is the iPhone App Store?  —  In Malcolm Gladwell's review of Chris Anderson's new book, “Free: The Future of a Radical Price,” he said that Apple will soon be making more money from iPhone downloads than it does from the iPhone itself.  —  He said this to make a point …
 
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