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6:35 PM ET, July 10, 2009

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Jason / Appmodo:
Apple iPhone MMS Delayed, Coming Sept, Tethering $55 Extra  —  EXCLUSIVE: We originally brought you the story last month stating MMS and tethering would be coming in July.  AT&T responded directly to our story and stated it would be delayed.  Well those stories are true as MMS and tethering are now coming in September.
Lingyun Liu / The Official Google Blog:
Seeing the world with improved Google Search results  —  As an avid traveler, I know how helpful it can be to see a map when searching for a location on Google.  Using our Universal Search technology, we have provided maps in our search results for more than two years.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic's Browser Client Is Like Gmail For Twitter  —  Seesmic, the Twitter and Facebook desktop client developed by Loic Le Meur, is launching its much talked about browser-based Twitter client today at TechCrunch's Real-Time Stream CrunchUp.  We first heard about the plans for the browser client …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Putting What Little We Actually Know About Chrome OS Into Context  —  It has seemed obvious for some time that Google would someday release a PC OS.  I became convinced after they released Android: if they're creating and giving away a free OS for phones, why not PCs, too?
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Julia Angwin / Digits:
Sun Valley: Schmidt Didn't Want to Build Chrome Initially, He Says  —  Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said Thursday evening that, for six years, he resisted the idea of building what became the Chrome browser and (soon) operating system, before succumbing to the enthusiasm of Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Google CEO says will discuss Apple board role
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Android Will Live On, Get ‘Sweeter’ and More Social  —  After Google announced it was working on an operating system based on its Chrome Web browser this week, many wondered: Didn't Google already build an operating system?  And isn't it called Android?  —  Yoichiro Akiyama/Flickr  —  Andy Rubin
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft's Silverlight 3  —  Microsoft's “Flash-killer,” Silverlight released the third version of its rich media application platform, Silverlight 3, on the web yesterday.  This morning, Microsoft is holding the official launch of Silverlight 3 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
OS X Snow Leopard 10A402 Brings Visual Tweaks and Other Enhancements  —  With the release of the OS X Snow Leopard 10A402 beta yesterday, users have been poring over the new version looking for changes.  Among the most obvious changes have been a few visual tweaks, although several other enhancements have also been discovered.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Augmented reality subway app comes to NY, SF  —  British iPhone application developer Acrossair is bringing its augmented reality app Nearest Tube to New York today and San Francisco on Monday.  Now called Nearest Subway, it superimposes directions to the nearest subway stops over the iPhone 3GS' live video feed.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Client Tweetdeck Raises Around $2 Million In Funding  —  Tweetdeck, one of the most popular Twitter clients, has raised $2 million in a previously undisclosed round of funding, according to angel investor John Borthwick.  He revealed the funding at TechCrunch's Real-Time Stream CrunchUp …
Discussion: VentureBeat and paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Adam Hartley / TechRadar.com:
Sony to release Vaio P ‘mark 2’ in October  —  Sony's latest ultra-portable finds its niche  —  While Sony's Vaio P series - the sexy ultra-portable ‘notbook’ that launched earlier this year - came under fire from critics for its painfully-slow boot-up and its frighteningly ‘premium’ price-tag …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Pandora Tunes Into $35 Million  —  Online radio network Pandora has raised $35 million in new VC funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal.  —  No word yet on who's leading the round, or which existing shareholders re-upped.  Pandora had previously raised around $29 million …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook?  Up 10%.  Twitter?  Up 16%.  FriendFeed?  Flat  —  I'm largely seen as FriendFeed's #1 cheerleader and customer #1.  —  But it isn't catching on.  —  Rackspace's President, Lew Moorman, and I have been having an interesting debate.  He even wrote up his thesis …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search  —  PeopleBrowsr, a desktop and web browser-based dashboard for social networks, is adding a real-time search functionality that would let users make filtered searches into conversations on Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Follow-Up Project Has A Name, Tiny Speck.  And They're Hiring.  —  Back in June of last year, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, the husband/wife team that started Flickr, left Yahoo to pursue other interests.  We already know what Fake's new project is, the just-launched Hunch.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Microsoft VP says Google's playing defense with Chrome OS  —  Microsoft founder Bill Gates may not want to comment on Chrome OS, the just-announced operating system from Google.  But Walid Abu-Hadba, the software giant's Vice President of Developer and Platform Evangelism …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Says It Has No Deal With G.M.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As General Motors emerged from bankruptcy protection on Friday, it appeared to get its signals crossed with the e-commerce giant eBay.  —  In a statement heralding its new corporate structure and revitalized outlook …
David Martin / CNET News:
Apple says cases cause iPhone 3GS discoloration  —  Summer in Texas this year is hot, but not as hot as the debate over the iPhone 3GS overheating, an issue circulating the Internet for several weeks now.  The debate finally came to a head when some users blamed white iPhone 3GS discoloration …
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pre Hacked to Run on Verizon  —  Cleanser in our Pre forums has successfully hacked a Pre to operate on Verizon's network.  Voice and text are a go, but data isn't up and working yet: … Apparently the difficult part is getting Verizon to take the MEID of the device (its unique identifier) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Brizzly: A Twitter Reader From The People Who Brought You Google Reader  —  Twitter's front-end look and feel on the web has been slowly improving over the past several months.  But it's still far from ideal, missing quite a few key elements that users turn to other apps for.
Thanks:atul
Saul Hansell / Bits:
EBay's Traffic Drops Amid Identity Crisis  —  It has been a year and a half since Meg Whitman said she would hand the chief executive's office at eBay to John Donahoe, and at least by some measures, the company continues to lose traction with both buyers and sellers.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redfin Turns Profitable, Real Estate Industry Shudders  —  An interesting tidbit from today's Naked Truth event in Seattle: Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said his company just turned profitable.  Since I was sitting next to him on the panel, I asked him off microphone what revenues were.
The Huffington Post:
Read the Never-Before-Published Letter From LSD-Inventor Albert Hofmann to Apple CEO Steve Jobs  —  The following post is adapted from the new book “This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.”  The letter is published with the permission of the estate of LSD-inventor Albert Hofmann.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Power.com Countersues Facebook Over Data Portability  —  The Data Portability wars just got a little more interesting.  Power.com, the service that lets users aggregate their social networks into a single hub, is countersuing Facebook for restricting users' ability to export and move their own data.
Jae-Soon Chang / Associated Press:
SKorea says attackers used IP address in 5 nations  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it had identified and blocked five IP addresses used to distribute computer viruses that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea.  —  South Korean and American officials …
Discussion: Associated Press
Douglas Rushkoff / Fast Company:
How the Tech Boom Terminated California's Economy  —  However comforting it might be to blame Southern California's movie industry for unleashing Governor Terminator on the state's economy, the real seeds of the current crisis were sewn further north, in the seemingly prosperous corporate parks of Silicon Valley.
 
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
For ManiaTV, a Second Attempt To Be the Next Viacom
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Joe Green / Causes Exchange:
Causes Raises $10,000,000!  —  Today, Causes broke $10,000 …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Business licensees to get final Windows 7 release in July
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Credit Suisse Ups Estimates on iPhone, Mac
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Bing To Google: Try Updating Your Index Once In A While
Caitlin McDevitt / The Big Money:
A Day In The Life Of A Twintern  —  Meet the recent college grad who tweets for Pizza Hut.
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Mike Dano / FierceWireless:
Sprint's BlackBerry Tour to sprout WiFi next year
 

 
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