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10:25 AM ET, July 6, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prepare Yourself For iPod Video  —  Like most people who've had an iPhone 3GS in their hands, we've been extremely impressed with the video capabilities of this little device.  Not only Does it take near-HD video, it has excellent basic editing software and video can be uploaded to YouTube over Wifi or the cell networks.
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Arn / MacRumors:
More Evidence of Cameras in Next Gen iPod Touch and Nano?  —  Two new images of cases for the upcoming iPod Touch and iPod Nano have begun circulating.  The new cases suggest that the next generation Touch and Nano will indeed include a camera.  —  The first image from Uxsight is listed as a …
Arn / MacRumors:
Cameras Ordered for iPod Touch? Another Case Design
Discussion: Engadget
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz  —  My partner Ben Horowitz and I are delighted to announce the formation of our new venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, and our first fund — $300 million in size — aimed purely at investing in the best new entrepreneurs …
Discussion: A VC, Between the Lines, TechFlash, TechVi and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Details on Marc Andreessen's New Fund (Plus Five Other Interesting Things He Said)  —  Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are launching their much-anticipated $300 million venture fund this evening, aptly called Andreessen Horowitz.  —  The fund will make investments of $50,000 to $50 million …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Web pioneer Andreessen raises $300M for new venture capital firm  —  Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur who co-founded the first significant Web browser Netscape at 22, is moving on to his next profession: Venture Capitalism.  —  Andreessen (pictured left) with his long-time business partner …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A New Venture Firm's ‘Secret Plan’
Discussion: AttentionMax and Network World, Thanks:atul
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Nokia turns to Android in phone wars  —  Finnish mobile phone giant changes strategy to increase share in the only growing market  —  Nokia is understood to be developing a mobile phone that runs on Google's Android software platform in a strategic U-turn for the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer.
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Reuters:
Nokia denies plans phone running Google's Android  —  The world's top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) said on Monday it was not working on introducing a phone running on Google's (GOOG.O) Android operating system.  —  British daily The Guardian said on Monday the Finnish mobile phone maker …
Stephen Hutcheon / The Age:
Google wants a bigger slice of the real-estate search business  —  In a move that has raised eyebrows among established players in the classified real-estate business, Google Australia has unveiled a new tool on its mapping service that will directly link buyers and renters to available property.
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable, Thanks:atul
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Andrew Foster / Official Google Australia Blog:
Making Google Maps even more useful with real estate search  —  Ever since Google Maps launched in Australia in February 2007, we've been committed to adding more and more useful and up-to-date information to make it a truly valuable resource for Australians.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Land Grab: Google Expands Real Estate Listings
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   For Firefox, a Challenging Future Awaits
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News:   Prevent your search default from being changed
Matthew Goldstein / Commentaries:
A Goldman trading scandal?  —  Did someone try to steal Goldman Sachs' secret sauce?  —  While most in the US were celebrating the 4th of July, a Russian immigrant living in New Jersey was being held on federal charges of stealing top-secret computer trading codes from a major …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Online Ad Spending Rises At Double-Digit Rates, Gains Share Vs. All Other Media  —  Despite the global economic recession's drag on advertising budgets, the growth in online ad spending appears to be defying expectations, and is expanding at double-digit rates, according to the latest quarterly forecast …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Advertising set for mild 2010 recovery-forecast
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter Suspending Accounts in Droves  —  Twitter seems to be on a roll lately.  It would seem, either by bug, or some new policy just implemented, Twitter has just suspended hundreds to thousands of Twitter accounts with little to no reason.  You can see all the action, semi-real-time here.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Mike Volpi Jumps from Joost to Index: A BoomTown Interview (and Full Press Release)  —  Two years ago, Index Ventures was part of a group that invested $45 million in Joost, the then-hot-and-hyped online video service, while bringing on well-known tech exec Mike Volpi (pictured here) as CEO.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rise of Web Video, Beyond 2-Minute Clips  —  When motion pictures were invented at the end of the 19th century, most films were shorter than a minute, because of the limitations of technology.  A little more than a hundred years later when Web videos were introduced, they were also cut short …
Discussion: Gawker, MarketingVOX and Beet.TV
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.
Computerworld:
Internet, Twitter blocked in China city after ethnic riot  —  IDG News Service - China appeared to block Twitter across the country and Internet access in a western province today after ethnic riots killed at least 140 people in the remote region.  —  The moves were an apparent bid to stop …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
EMC ups Data Domain bid as NetApp deal proceeds  —  EMC on Monday increased its bid for Data Domain to $33.50 a share from $30 a share to $2.1 billion after NetApp's acquisition plan received regulatory clearance.  NetApp said Monday that Data Domain shareholders will vote on its $1.9 billion bid Aug. 14.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
 
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Technorati Takes an Extended Holiday Break
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Anderson Sets His ‘Free’ Free, In Audio And Abridged Forms
Discussion: The Long Tail, Bloggasm and Music Ally
Robert Andrews / Guardian:
Spotify VC search reportedly seeking up to £30 Million
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Google code cloud punts on-demand embarrassment
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC broadband roadmap aims to bring order to stimulus chaos
Discussion: Techgeist
Kevin Cho / Bloomberg:
Samsung Says It Posted Second-Quarter Operating Profit; Shares Advance
Discussion: Reuters
Richard Wray / Guardian:
BT drops Phorm targeted ad service
Discussion: DSLreports, p2pnet and paidContent
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Cherry, The Mobile Operator That Doesn't Care Whether You're On Wi-Fi Or Not
Discussion: IntoMobile and VoIP Watch
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
Just How Successful is the iPhone App Store?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Geeks double as scourges and sages at media summit
 

 
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