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12:00 AM ET, July 6, 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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Fun with numbers (browser and search share) a boon for StatCounter  —  If you've been following the headlines of late you'll find that StatCounter's research arm, a Web tracking service most Webheads are familiar with, has gone from afterthought to player in just a few short months.
Om Malik / GigaOM:   For Firefox, a Challenging Future Awaits
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.
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.
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.
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter Suspending Accounts in Droves  —  Twitter seems to be on a role 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.
Discussion: Mashable! and Twitter Status, Thanks:louisgray
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 …
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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 announcing their much-anticipated $300 million venture fund this evening, aptly called Andreessen Horowitz.  —  Andreessen has long been one of my favorite people to interview …
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rise of Web Video, Beyond 2-Minute Clips
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
Louis Gray:
TweetDeck Marks One Year Anniversary: The Journey and What's Next
Discussion: Twitterrati and TweetDeck's posterous, Thanks:jesse
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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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
OpenBitTorrent Tracker Muscles In On The Old Pirate Bay
Discussion: Download Squad and digg.com
Biz / Twitter Blog:
TweetCraft for WoW Players
Discussion: Redmond Pie and TechCrunch
Toni Bowers / TechRepublic Blogs:
IT hiring and salaries are down  —  According to the latest …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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America's Secret Innovation Weapon: Immigration
 

 
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