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1:35 PM ET, July 16, 2009

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The Official Palm Blog:
Mojo SDK available to all  —  After a successful early access program, Palm's Mojo Software Development Kit is available to all interested app developers.  The SDK can be downloaded from a new developer portal — Palm webOSdev — at developer.palm.com.  Any interested developer …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Apple demanded Microsoft to stop its Laptop Hunters ads  —  According to a Microsoft executive, Apple legal isn't too happy with Microsoft's Laptop Hunters ads.  —  Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer, told partners during his Worldwide Partner Conference keynote …
Joshua Siegel / Google Mobile Blog:
Search with My Location for iPhone 3.0.  And All that Jazz  —  I recently visited NYC where I met up with my friend Joanne, a jazz singer with a wonderful 1920's throwback style.  I wanted to find a jazz club close to my hotel on the west side for us to meet.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google For iPhone Adds “My Location” Feature
Nick Nguyen / Mozilla Add-ons Blog:
Firefox Add-ons Contributions Pilot  —  The Firefox Add-ons community is an amazing source of creativity and innovation for Firefox users all over the world.  Thousands of developers create add-ons that foreshadow the future of Web browsers, and until today, developers who wanted some sort …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Like That Firefox Add-on?  New Contributions Program will Encourage You to Pay
Discussion: CNET News
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry OS 5.0 to have tabbed browsing  —  You know us; we have nothing for love for RIM but it seems that its case of ADD is a lot worse than previously thought.  For the better part of a week we've been playing around with a new beta build of OS 5. and noticed that it has a new feature …
Franklin Paul / Reuters:
Palm shares sink after Apple closes iTunes sync  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Palm Inc fell more than 3 percent on Thursday after Apple Inc closed a loophole in iTunes that had allowed the music management software to be synchronized with Palm's Pre phone.
Discussion: Palm WebOS and Local Mobile Search
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Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
Apple To Palm: It's On. The Pre Is Locked Out Of iTunes
Electronista:
Apple drops to 5th in US computer sales  —  Apple has sunk a full position in the US computer market during the spring, according to early estimates by IDC.  The Mac producer is expected to have dropped from fourth place in the winter to fifth in the spring as it should have shipped 12.4 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is There Really a Recovery in the Works?  Time to Check With Google.  —  Is the ad market really starting to rebound?  Or is the (muted, cautious) happy talk we we're hearing this spring just happy talk?  Time to take a peek at Google's quarterly earnings this afternoon, which might give us some insight.
Discussion: Reuters and Dealscape
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:   Why Google's Still Got It
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Financial Forecast Shows First Revenue In Q3, 1 billion users in 2013  —  Our negotiations with Twitter (or rather Twitter's lawyers) over our intention to publish a small subset of the 310 hacked confidential documents continue.  We published the first document …
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:   Twitter calls lawyer over hacking
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Another Security Tip For Twitter: Don't Use “Password” As Your Server Password
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Submit your ideas to change the face of broadband  —  (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)  —  Have an idea for how to expand high-speed Internet access across the United States?  Here's your chance to have your voice heard.  —  Under the terms of the recent economic stimulus package …
Discussion: Epicenter
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Amy Schatz / Digits:
Will Legalizing Marijuana Win This, Too?
Discussion: GigaOM
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
Green shoots in the music industry?  —  Is it possible that the music industry has finally spotted the light at the end of the tunnel - and it's not the flashing light on the oncoming Pirate Express locomotive?  —  This week a big piece of research has come up with two startling conclusions …
Discussion: broadstuff and Softpedia News
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Music fans still prefer buying CDs over downloads
Discussion: Maximum PC all and Music Ally
Anne-Marie Hayden / priv.gc.ca:
Facebook needs to improve privacy practices, investigation finds  —  Privacy Commissioner recommends steps to ensure social networking site better protects the privacy of users and meets the requirements of Canadian privacy legislation  —  In order to comply with Canadian privacy law …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Says Facebook Is Full Of Holes
Discussion: priv.gc.ca and p2pnet
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Google's Chiller-less Data Center  —  The equipment yard at the Google data center in Belgium features no chillers.  (Photo from Google)  —  Google (GOOG) has begun operating a data center in Belgium that has no chillers to support its cooling systems, a strategy that will improve …
Discussion: Between the Lines and The Register
John Plunkett / Guardian:
FT editor: ‘almost all’ news sites will charge within a year  —  Building payment platforms is one of key challenges facing news organisations, says Financial Times editor Lionel Barber  —  The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has predicted that “almost all” news organisations will be charging for online content within a year.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader's Social Evolution  —  For more than a year, Google Reader has been struggling to add social features and almost all the new features were contrived, difficult to use and only cluttered the interface.  —  Originally, Google Reader's only social feature was sharing items in a public page.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
12% of e-mail users have actually tried to buy stuff from spam  —  Be honest: have you ever responded to a spam e-mail?  Do you know anyone who has?  If you're like most of us at Ars, you can't fathom why anyone would respond to most of the messages we get, but a new study released …
PC World:
Dell Aims to Put All-in-one PC on Business Desks  —  With the aim to reclaim desk space, Dell on Thursday announced its first all-in-one PC for small-and-medium businesses.  —  The Vostro All-In-One is targeted at SMBs who want a cleaner and productive workspace, said Kirk Schell, director of the Vostro product group at Dell.
Discussion: eWeek, Engadget and Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace CEO: “Our users don't know if we're a social portal, a music site, or an entertainment hub”  —  One thing that's great about MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta - his emails to employees always have at least one good sound bite.  In June the zinger was his reference to laid off employees as “bloat.”
Discussion: paidContent and paidContent
PC World:
Can Bill Gates Control the Weather?  —  Brennon Slattery  —  Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is a man with a permanent light bulb over his head.  His latest idea?  Controlling the weather.  Sounds insane, but in a patent application recently released to the public …
Discussion: eWeek and Gearlog
The Official Google Blog:
Plan ahead: Document and share your health wishes with Google Health  —  Do you have medical records gathering dust in a pile somewhere?  As a doctor and nurse on the Google Health team, we've both had a lot of experience working directly in the healthcare system, with all the bills …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:sinkercat
Jordan Golson / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Number Ones, So Much More Than Search  —  Sure, Yahoo might be second in search (which is still, in and of itself, pretty good), but the company is far from a has-been — I know a ton of startups that would kill for the eyeballs that it snags in many of its market categories …
Ingrid Lunden / VentureBeat:
Mobile OS company Symbian enters app store fray: Launches Horizon  —  Symbian, the company that makes operating systems for a large number of the world's mobile phones, today will be announcing the launch of Horizon, its own path into the thick forest of app stores.
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Amazon makes good on cracked Kindles  —  Excerpts from the blog After countless calls and e-mails, Amazon.com finally responded to the story we broke Tuesday about a Seattle customer...  Excerpts from the blog  —  After countless calls and e-mails, Amazon.com finally responded to the story …
Discussion: PC World and TECH.BLORGE.com
 
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Electronista:
Corsair kicks off high-speed Extreme SSDs
Discussion: Computerworld and Softpedia News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome For Mac Starting To Look Polished
Discussion: blogs.chron.com
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils 100GbE Network Interface
Discussion: PC World
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Pizza Hut First Pizza Chain to Launch iPhone App
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Bluetooth: Another Wi-Fi killer for the iPhone?
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
What Happened To Google's ‘Commitment To Transparency’?
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Is Google Overriding Title Tags with Business Name?
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
Smaller is Faster (and Safer Too)
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