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12:40 PM ET, July 11, 2009

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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: Touch Arcade
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Jared Newman / PC World:
iPhone App Store 1 Year Later: Apple's Highs and Lows  —  Apple may enjoy smugly tooting its own horn, but it is particularly puffed-up today while celebrating a year of the iPhone and iPod Touch App Store.  —  “Light a candle and cue the music,” Apple says on a special iTunes page for the occasion.
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
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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 …
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: A VC
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Silverlight 3 Released  —  Today we officially shipped the final release of Silverlight 3.  —  Silverlight 3 Features  —  Silverlight 3 is a major update and delivers a ton of new features and capabilities.  Some of the new Silverlight 3 runtime capabilities include:  —  HD Media
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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
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 …
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.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Google Is Stealing Apple's Ideas  —  Short answer: because they're good.  Long answer: because Google has none of its own.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.  That's because, in Apple's case, they already have.
Schneier on Security:
Making an Operating System Virus Free  —  Commenting on Google's claim that Chrome was designed to be virus-free, I said: … What I was referring to, although I couldn't think of his name at the time, was Fred Cohen's 1986 Ph.D. thesis where he proved that it was impossible to create a virus-checking program that was perfect.
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 …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
The Web at 20  —  At the BBC this afternoon, we've had an event to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the world wide web and to mark the launch of a major BBC2 documentary series on the web's history and future.  The idea is that the series, which will be broadcast next year …
Discussion: BBC Internet Blog and BBC
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Inside Gazelle, Microsoft Research's “browser OS”  —  A research team led by Microsoft's Helen Wang recently published a report about an experimental browser prototype called “Gazelle” that uses processes to isolate page content elements originating from different domains.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
 
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Verizon Wireless Looking To Woo RIM and Windows Application Developers
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SKorea says attackers used IP address in 5 nations
Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Denies Partnership With G.M.
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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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Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Augmented reality subway app comes to NY, SF
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and MobileCrunch
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Business licensees to get final Windows 7 release in July
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Online Backups Could Use Google's Expertise
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