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11:10 AM ET, July 20, 2009

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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Apps ‘to be as big as internet’  —  The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become “as big as the internet”, peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says.  —  However, GetJar say, the developer community will decline drastically as each developer makes less money.
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Peter Wayner / Computerworld:
iPhone App Store roulette: A tale of rejection  —  InfoWorld - Think back to May 26, 1995.  Steve Jobs was wandering in the desert, fiddling with some company called Pixar that made animated movies of dancing desk lamps, and planning his next step for NeXT.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: AOL's Armstrong First 100 Days: ‘People Are Missing The Real AOL Story’  —  Sixteen cities in ten countries, from Baltimore to Bangalore, Denver to Dublin.  26 Town Hall and All Hands meetings. 71 product reviews. 51 partner/customer meetings.  The numbers charting Tim Armstrong's 100 …
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Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
AOL sets sights on content-led domination
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Apple, RIM Outsmart Phone Market  —  No wonder they are called smart phones.  Not only can these fancy phones send email, get directions and play music, they can generate huge profits for their makers.  —  At least for iPhone's manufacturer Apple and BlackBerry's Research In Motion.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Why Japan's Cellphones Haven't Gone Global  —  TOKYO — At first glance, Japanese cellphones are a gadget lover's dream: ready for Internet and e-mail, they double as credit cards, boarding passes and even body-fat calculators.  —  But it is hard to find anyone in Chicago or London using …
Discussion: NPR Blogs, Gadgetell and deal architect
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google Voice: Trouble Calling for Skype?  —  An entry into Web calling by search giant Google is likely to boost competition for eBay's Internet-calling unit and other VoIP service providers  —  Google's push into the Web phone-calling market is likely to cut into sales by Internet phone companies …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Hey Newspaper Guys: Google's Not Making Money From News  —  It's become popular for old school newspaper folks to hate on Google and other aggregators for somehow “profiting” off of their content.  This is wrong on many, many levels.  First, the aggregators send traffic to newspaper sites.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack  —  The Twitter document leak fiasco started with a simple story that personal accounts of Twitter employees were hacked.  Twitter CEO Evan Williams commented on that story, saying that Twitter itself was mostly unaffected.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Kazaa to rise from the dead  —  The notorious Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing service is back from the dead three years after it was shut down by the music industry in a $150 million lawsuit.  —  But the software looks entirely different this time around, with users forced to pay for their music instead of trading tracks illegally.
Discussion: Inquirer and Gizmodo
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The Technium:
Was Moore's Law Inevitable?  —  In the early 1950s the same thought occurred to many people at once: things are improving so fast and so regularly, there might be a pattern to the improvements.  Maybe we could plot technological progress to date, then extrapolate the curves and see what the future holds.
Discussion: broadstuff
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Mac Office gets service pack update  —  Microsoft is releasing the second service pack update to Office 2008 for Mac, the company said Monday.  —  The free update, which is expected to be available later on Monday from Microsoft's Web site, is designed to improve speed and stability …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
What to expect from Apple's quarterly progress report  —  It's been an eventful quarter for Apple, but can it keep up its momentum?  We'll find out Tuesday when Apple releases its fiscal third-quarter earnings.  —  Recent company news has been mixed, but certainly more positive than negative.
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
App Watch: Mirror, Mirror on the iPhone, for Free  —  Inner Four Inc., a Tampa, Fla., company that has 150 programs in Apple's App Store, usually devotes a couple of months to create a major app.  But its biggest success so far has been one that one engineer spent just one hour on.  —  Inner Four
Discussion: Pulse2
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Twitter Generates $48 Million of Media Coverage in a Month  —  But Can It Maintain Its Sizzle?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Twitter's been the toast of TV news programs, daytime talk shows, magazine editors and newspaper reporters.  But what's all that chatter worth?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg's Kevin Rose Not Pleased With DiggBar Change  —  Earlier today we reported on a change in how Digg handles URL redirects from its URL shortening service called DiggBar.  Users of the service are not happy - links are now sometimes going to Digg's summary of the story instead of the story itself.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Electronista:
Crucial ships, prices M225 SSDs  —  Crucial this morning acted on its promise and shipped its M225 solid-state drives.  They make up only the second line of SSDs at the memory producer and target the high-end notebook or server space with maximum read and write speeds of 250MB and 200MB per second.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Engadget
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Transparency is the new objectivity  —  A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity.”  First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y.”  Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling …
Discussion: Almighty Link and broadstuff, Thanks:atul
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
How to take your podcast to the next level
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Blu-ray special features coming to App Store
internetnews.com:
Cloud Providers Preach Open Standards
Discussion: Linux.com
Lucy Hornby / Reuters:
Falun Gong seeks U.S. support in Internet censor fight
Discussion: The Register
Chris Mellor / The Register:
Intel to deliver Postville in August
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
World of Warcraft Awaits China's Approval to Relaunch
John Letzing / Dow Jones Newswires:
Microsoft seen posting sharp Q4 profit decline
Discussion: GMSV and PC World
 Earlier Items: 
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Across U.S., ESPN Aims to Be the Home Team
Discussion: Webbyist
ProgrammableWeb:
What's in Data.gov?  —  Editor's note: This guest post comes …
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Pay-as-you-drive insurance, privacy, and government mandates
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Report: ‘Crippled’ iPhone coming to China in September
Discussion: Softpedia News and Digital Daily
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Is Twitter Sending You 500% To 1600% More Traffic Than You Might Think?
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com and Webmetricsguru, Thanks:atul
Google Watch:
Google Looking for Federal Antitrust Lawyer as Privacy Counsel
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Clever attack exploits fully-patched Linux kernel
Discussion: digg.com
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Software Engineering: Dead?
Discussion: broadstuff and ClipperHouse
 

 
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