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3:41 PM ET, July 11, 2009

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Anthony / Machine Shop:
The Interactive Twitter Music Chart  —  We've been frustrated by a few things about music charts recently.  One is the issue of chart integrity, the lines between manipulation & engagement and how to keep such a system honest while rewarding the right people.
Discussion: Mashable!, A VC, tinyComb and BackType
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Hype Machine's New Twitter Music Chart Is Too Easy To RickRoll  —  The folks at the Hype Machine, the popular music tracking site, think that all of the Twitter music charts out there are “lame,” so they decided to make their own Twitter Music Chart.  It encourages people to Tweet out links …
Dwight / blogs.chron.com:
A major Windows 7 upgrade question gets an answer  —  On Monday, Microsoft is expected to announce that it's done with Windows 7, and the code will be dispatched to manufacturers of PCs and the factories that will burn it onto retail DVDs.  —  On Oct. 22, you'll be able to buy the fruits of Microsoft's more than three years of labor.
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
Unlike Android, the iPhone can't scale, says Google  —  All the talk this week has been about Google's forthcoming Chrome PC operating system, but that doesn't mean its other operating system, Android, is going away, according to its chief engineer.  —  Andy Rubin, Google's vice president …
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Arnold Kim / Normalkid:
Followup on the State of iPhone Gaming: The $0.99 Economy  —  A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the state of iPhone gaming was changing with an influx in bigger studios with smaller and smaller pricing margins.  —  Things have gotten even more competitive since with Gameloft …
Discussion: VG247 and Touch Arcade
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Steven Kotler / Fox News:
Wireless Cybercriminals Target Clueless Vacationers  —  The newest trend in Internet fraud is “vacation hacking,” a sinister sort of tourist trap.  —  Cybercriminals are targeting travelers by creating phony Wi-Fi hot spots in airports, in hotels, and even aboard airliners.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Can Michael Arrington Raise Enough Money To Make The CrunchPad?  —  It looks like TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington really is going to give the gadget business a shot with CrunchPad, his tablet PC startup.  —  And he's getting help.  —  We've heard — but haven't been able to confirm …
Anil Dash:
Google's Microsoft Moment  —  I'm not sure Google's new Chrome OS announcement is that big a deal, or that the eventual product that gets released will actually have that much impact, but it's a useful milestone in marking Google's evolution towards becoming an older company with a distinctly different culture than they used to have.
The News Chronicle:
ImageShack hacked by Anti-sec movement  —  ImageShack, one of the web's biggest image hosts, was hacked by a group called the “Anti-sec” movement this Friday evening.  Their attack caused random images hosted by ImageShack to be replaced with the Anti-sec manifesto.
Discussion: Mashable!, SoftSailor and ThreatBlog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple to Bring Wi-Fi-Free iPhone to China Three Months Early  —  Apple's iPhone is coming to China, perhaps sooner than later.  But when the handset finally arrives, it's likely to lack an important feature: Wi-Fi.  —  Sources say Apple has formally requested a network access license to sell …
Brad / Liliputing:
Google Chrome netbook announcements could come later this year  —  When Google announced it was working on an operating system specifically targeted at netbooks earlier this week, the company said the source code would be available later this year and netbooks running the OS would hit the streets in the second half of 2010.
Michael J. Miller / Forward Thinking:
Google's Chrome OS: Maybe Not a “PC” OS After All  —  Everyone is talking about Google's announcement yesterday that it plans to create its own PC operating system, aimed initially at the netbook market.  The new OS will be called Chrome, just like Google's browser, and sounds like it will primarily …
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Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
AP proposes new article formatting for the Web
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Augmented reality subway app comes to NY, SF
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