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8:25 PM ET, August 1, 2009


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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone  —  Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone.  Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps.  Nobody really knows.  But the FCC launched an investigation last night to find out …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
The FCC is asking Apple and AT&T all the right questions  —  Google Voice.  Art: Google Inc.  —  Sometimes you've just got to love the government.  —  Case in point: the inquiry that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission launched Friday into why exactly Apple (AAPL) decided to reject Google's …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
FCC Takes On Apple And AT&T Over Google Voice Rejection  —  My, how the tables have changed.  Earlier this week, we learned that Apple had suddenly begun to pull third party iPhone applications for Google Voice, citing the unconvincing rationale that they “duplicated” some of the iPhone's functionality.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Amazon Begins Accepting Pre-Orders for Mac OS X Snow Leopard  —  Several MacRumors readers have reported that Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for Apple's forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard.  Amazon is currently offering Snow Leopard at Apple's announced price of $29 for OS X Leopard users …
Constanze Roman / The Windows Blog:
Ready to Port your iPhone App to Windows Mobile?  —  Hello, my name is Constanze Roman and I'm a Community PM with the Windows Mobile Community Team.  If you've been curious about porting an iPhone app to the Windows Mobile platform, then I have exciting news for you!
Mscorp / Microsoft On The Issues:
Windows 7 and Browser Choice in Europe  —  Vice President and Deputy General Counsel  —  A week ago the European Commission said it welcomed our proposal to provide Windows users a “consumer ballot screen” to select the Web browser of their choice to surf the Internet.
A Brief and Informal Twitter Etiquette Guide  —  I love Twitter.  I think the service is a wonderful tool that permits a whole new way of communicating.  The thing is, it's also a place where newcomers might often make some mistakes in their choices that will likely be taken in a negative manner …
The Future of Journalism's Open Salon Blog:
Photog thrilled to get peanuts from Time  —  By King Kaufman: In April, Time magazine used a stock photo of coins in a jar on its cover to illustrate a story about “the new frugality.”  —  Last week, the photographer who took the picture, Robert Lam, proudly pointed out his achievement …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Leaked Sprint WiMAX roadmap names new cities for 2009 rollout  —  Well, what do we have here?  One of our readers sent us a screenshot from Sprint's Sales Portal that included the above roadmap for its WiMAX rollout this year.  A number of the yet-to-be-launched cities we've already heard about …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Defense Deparment eyes hacker con for new recruits  —  IDG News Service - The U.S. Air Force has found an unlikely source of new recruits: The yearly Defcon hacking conference, which runs Thursday through Sunday in Las Vegas.  —  Col. Michael Convertino came to Defcon for the first time last year …
Soulskill / Slashdot:
CentOS Administrator Reappears  —  str8edge sends word that Lance Davis, the CentOS project administrator who had mysteriously gone absent, has now returned and is working with the development team to get things back on track.  From their announcement: “The CentOS Development team …
Discussion: Download Squad
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Don't Look Now, But Flash Is (Kind Of) Working On Chrome For Mac  —  So, we've been tracking the progress of Google Chrome on the Mac for a while.  The daily builds of Chromium seem to be getting better and better, and close to being ready for prime time.  One major thing missing however …
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