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8:15 PM ET, July 6, 2009

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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Opens Review of Telecoms  —  The Department of Justice has begun an initial review to determine whether large U.S. telecom companies such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have abused the market power they've amassed in recent years, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Justice Department May Bust Up AT&T's Exclusive Deal With Apple's iPhone  —  Obama's anti-trust cop Christine Varney is dusting off the Sherman Act and reviewing wireless companies' exclusive handset deals—most notably AT&T's monopoly control over Apple's iPhone.  —  One suspects that Google lobbyists are somehow involved.
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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Sprint Offers a Netbook for Under a Buck.  Will AT&T & Verizon follow?  —  If you thought a $99 netbook might spur demand, what do you think a 99-cent netbook will do?  We'll soon find out, because Sprint is subsidizing Compaq's 1040DX netbook.  Customers can get the offer in a local Best Buy …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen's Burgeoning Blogging Empire: Invests In Talking Points Memo  —  More news about Marc Andreessen making venture investments this morning after the launch of his new $300 million fund, Andreessen Horowitz: he is leading a round of financing for TPM Media, better known as the TalkingPointsMemo blog.
Discussion: paidContent, eWeek, Gawker and Guardian
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Chris OBrien / SiliconBeat:
The Curious Case Of Marc Andreessen, Part 2  —  A few weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on Marc Andreessen and word that he and business partner Benjamin Horowitz had raised a $300 million venture fund.  I thought the amount raised recognized Andreessen's ascension to the role of valley godfather …
Discussion: Internet Evolution
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Taking flight: why the iPhone still beats Pre for air travel  —  If you're one of the handful of people who follows me on Twitter, you know that I (plus wife and eight-month-old baby) was stuck in New York's JFK airport for two days with no luggage, no laptop power cord, and a Palm Pre.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Yahoo to Formally Launch New Research Tool  —  Search Pad, a search feature Yahoo has been developing to help users store and organize their search results, is set to be released to the public Tuesday, according to people familiar with the company's plans.  —  Yahoo has been testing the feature …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (972890)  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Version: 1.0  —  Microsoft is investigating a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control.  An attacker who successfully exploited …
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Windows users ambushed by attack on fresh IE flaw
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nokia N97 Review: Nokia Is Doomed  —  The N97 is Nokia's attempt to stand tall in an unfamiliar, hostile world populated by the iPhone, Pre and Android the only way it knows how: by throwing the kitchen sink at them.  If this is it, they're doomed.  —  Okay, maybe you don't think that's true …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Motorola Woos Android Developers  —  The cellphone maker is investing in developers months before its Android phones launch.  —  It's no secret that Motorola Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha is betting on Google's Android mobile platform to bolster his company's faltering cellphone business.
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Reuters:
Nokia denies plans phone running Google's Android
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.
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 “Amazon.com International Sales” with a $119 million tax bill.
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.
Kevin Kelleher / The Big Money:
The Return Of The Pay Wall  —  Newspapers have declared free content the enemy.  But who are the allies?  —  Journalism Online's model resembles the pay-wall structure in place at some Dow Jones publications.  And that's where its vulnerabilities lie.  The Journal and Barron's are must-reads …
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
TomTom for iPhone en route  —  Among the third-party products demonstrated during June's WWDC keynote, the one that may have generated the most anticipation was TomTom's TomTom for iPhone.  This combination of an iPhone app providing turn-by-turn driving directions and a hardware accessory …
Discussion: Edible Apple
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
In the Mirror, Venture Capitalists See Fat and Age  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For a group accustomed to looking outward for the next big thing, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists are getting very introspective these days.  —  Much of the soul searching along Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park …
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Craigslist, eBay fighting Michael Jackson scalpers  —  Humanity knows no depths.  —  On Monday, Craigslist and other sites were adorned with many of those lucky to have won tickets to Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial service celebrating their good fortune—by trying to sell the free tickets.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and L.A. Now
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Facebook Poaches From Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn  —  Facebook seems to have fixed its recruiting problems.  —  For most of its five years, Facebook had the odd reputation of being a hot startup where lots of people should want to work, while simultaneously being a company that was not always able …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Paypal Looks to Crush Amazon's Fledgling Payment Service With A New, Secret API  —  It looks like PayPal is rolling out a more flexible payments API called Adaptive Payments.  We've obtained a confidential document, which is embedded below, explaining the details of the new system.
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.
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.
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
HOT!!!  RIM Working On Enhanced Gmail Plugin - Conversation View, Archive, Labels, Search, & More!  —  I have been waiting to hear this for a long time.  Josep let me know about a thread on BlackBerryForum(de) where detailed leaked about an upcoming Enhanced Gmail Plugin.
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 …
Vik / zooie's blog:
A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines  —  Motivation  —  Later this month we will be presenting a half day tutorial on Open Search at SIGIR.  It'll basically focus on how to use open source software and cloud services for building and quickly prototyping advanced search applications.
Discussion: Open Source and ReadWriteWeb
Bloomberg:
Porn Downloads Strain Japan's Mobile Phone Network, Prompting DoCoMo Curbs  —  Takeshi says he pays 6,300 yen ($66) a month to NTT DoCoMo Inc. for unlimited Internet access, allowing him to download adult movies on his mobile phone.  —  “A mobile is far handier than a computer for Internet access …
Discussion: The Register and PC World
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 …
 
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Matt Asay / CNET News:
IE market share plummeting! (Or is it?)
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: China Mobile still an iPhone contender
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple set to select Maiden, NC as site of $1B server farm
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Jon Fortt / Fortune:
iPhone apps: For fun and profit?
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
ICANN: Club Med for Geeks?
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Valley's one-time godfather of multimedia is leaving for Ohio
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Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Media players plot survival in Sun Valley
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