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9:20 AM ET, July 6, 2009

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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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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 …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and Gadget Lab
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: Between the Lines, TechFlash, A VC, 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 …
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
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
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.
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
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Google code cloud punts on-demand embarrassment  —  Mountain View's Sarah Palin moment  —  Increase your knowledge of the latest threats to your busines  —  Fail and You Last week, users of Google App Engine - Google's application hosting platform - discovered a new feature in the product: downtime.
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.
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: IntoMobile and VoIP Watch
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?  —  SUCCESS in Silicon Valley often emerges through trial and error.  Willingness to buck popular trends can help, too.  —  Just ask Osman Rashid and Aayush Phumbhra, the co-founders of Chegg.com, a company that rents textbooks to college students.
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.
 
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Matthew Goldstein / Commentaries:
A Goldman trading scandal?
Discussion: Fast Company, Zero Hedge and Dealscape
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 ‘seeking up to £30m’
Discussion: hypebot and Pocket-lint.com
Ben Leach / Telegraph:
Twitter gains entry in dictionary
Discussion: T3.com News
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FCC broadband roadmap aims to bring order to stimulus chaos
Discussion: Techgeist
 Earlier Items: 
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: p2pnet and paidContent
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
Just How Successful is the iPhone App Store?
Louis Gray:
TweetDeck Marks One Year Anniversary: The Journey and What's Next
Discussion: Twitterrati and TweetDeck's posterous, Thanks:jesse
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News:
4chan may be behind attack on Twitter
Discussion: Mashable! and Search Engine Watch
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Dismissal In MySpace Suicide Case Could Spark New Cyberbullying Crackdown
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
How I Tweet: Just the FAQs
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog
 

 
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