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10:10 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 …
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
BT drops Phorm after customers cry foul over privacy  —  • Controversial online technology is dumped  —  • Group behind system in talks with overseas firms  —  BT has quietly ditched a controversial system that tracks the internet habits of its customers, developed by the technology firm Phorm …
Kevin Cho / Bloomberg:
Samsung Says It Posted Second-Quarter Operating Profit; Shares Advance  —  Samsung Electronics Co., Asia's biggest maker of chips, flat screens and mobile phones, said it posted second-quarter operating profit of as much as 2.6 trillion won ($2 billion).  —  Operating profit …
Discussion: Reuters
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Reality Of PR: Smile, Dial, Name Drop, Pray.  —  One thing I hated about being a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini back in the day - we got to work on really cool deals (the last deal I worked on before leaving for a startup was the AOL/Netscape merger), but we were only brought in at the very end to paper everything.
Discussion: Sample the Web and
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Akky Akimoto / Asiajin:
If iPhone Were No.1 in Japan, Sony Would Be No.1 Music Player
Discussion: TUAW, iPhone Buzz and Apple 2.0
AMP / Gravitational Pull:
Amazon Kindle competitor EReader slashes ebook prices
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple blames hot iPhones on the weather, others find oleophobic screen …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and Phone Arena
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TweetCraft for WoW Players
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Toni Bowers / TechRepublic Blogs:
IT hiring and salaries are down  —  According to the latest …
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Behind the scenes with @garyvee at one of the best wine stores in the world
Mike Speiser / GigaOM:
America's Secret Innovation Weapon: Immigration

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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