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2:10 PM 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.
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 …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple may add micro projectors to iPhones, iPod touches  —  With the storage capacities of iPhones and iPod touches on the rise, consumers are likely to begin carrying more and more of their digital video content on the devices, and could soon have the capability to project those videos for friends and family just about anywhere.
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Advertising set for mild 2010 recovery-forecast
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
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.
Rebecca H. / Hulu Blog:
Paging Dr. Grey  —  Today marks the official start of a new relationship: the launch of ABC content on Hulu.  Things kick off with five episodes of Grey's Anatomy, the primetime drama set at Seattle Grace Hospital, where surgical interns try to navigate the challenges of romance and friendship …
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 …
Wendy / Moonfruit Lounge:
Twitter censors Moonfruit?  What does it mean for the future of Twitocracy?  —  Late Friday night 3rd July, around midnight UK time Moonfruit finally tumbled off the top of the trends list on Twitter.  Now this wasn't wholly unexpected with July 4th on the way and the resignation of Sarah Palin.
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 …
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Municipal complaint?  There's an app for that  —  Tech-savvy staff bridges a gap  —  Boston City Hall, a drab concrete monument to 1960s Brutalism run by a self-described urban mechanic who despises voice mail, isn't exactly known as a hotbed of technological innovation.
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Amazon Ordered To Pay Back $119 Million In Taxes In Japan.  More Tax Trouble May Be Ahead.  —  Bad news for Amazon over the weekend.  The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau slapped Amazon's affiliated unit “ International Sales” with a $119 million tax bill.
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Valley's one-time godfather of multimedia is leaving for Ohio  —  The first time I met Marc Canter was about eight years ago when I invited the multimedia visionary with a reputation as an anarchic personality to lunch to discuss the dot-com bust.  “You are welcome to buy me lunch anytime,” came the swift response.
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Media players plot survival in Sun Valley  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The global recession, shrinking advertising sales and fears that the Internet could render big media empires obsolete provide an ominous backdrop for executives at this week's Sun Valley conference.
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.
Sam Coates / Times of London:
Google or Microsoft could hold NHS patient records say Tories  —  Health records could be transferred to Google or Microsoft under a Tory government, The Times has learnt.  —  Patients will be given the option of moving their medical notes to private companies after the Conservatives …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Facebook revenue to be “billions” in 5 years: board member  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will likely be posting billions of dollars in revenue in five years, up from about $500 million this year, according to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mark Andreessen who sits on Facebook's board.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Sprint first to offer a 99-cent netbook, but is it worth it?  —  We knew we'd see cheap / free subsidized netbooks eventually, and here we are: Best Buy and Sprint are offering up a Compaq-branded HP Mini 110c for just 99 cents when you sign a two-year data contract.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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