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11:25 AM ET, August 1, 2009

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Fawn Johnson / Dow Jones Newswires:
FCC Looking Into AT&T Rejection Of Google Voice App  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Federal Communications Commission has launched an inquiry to AT&T Inc. (T) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) over the rejection of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) voice application for the popular iPhone.
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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.
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!
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Ben Sheffner / Ars Technica:
Oy Tenenbaum!  RIAA wins $675,000, or $22,500 per song  —  After a brief deliberation, a federal jury has awarded the record labels $XXX in damages, finding that PhD student Joel Tenenbaum willfully infringed on 30 copyrights.  Next up: an appeal on the constitutionality of the statutory damages awarded.
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 …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft: No browserless Windows 7 after all  —  It looks like there won't be a browserless version of Windows 7, after all.  —  Microsoft said late Friday that it won't ship the Windows 7 “E” version of Windows even though Europe has yet to sign off on its revised plan.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jessica Lee / Inside Facebook:
New Study Shows How Different Generations Use Facebook  —  Reports from Inside Facebook earlier this year have shown the growth in Facebook use amongst users over 35 and baby boomers especially.  Now, a new study from Anderson Analytics shows how different generations are using social networking sites …
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com and eMarketer
The Official Google Blog:
Search Options now on Google Images  —  A few months ago when we announced the Search Options panel, we promised that you would soon see similar functionality across our other search properties.  Today we are rolling out Search Options for Google Images.  —  This new feature offers quick access …
Reuters:
Yahoo Labs chief sees real-time search opportunity  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is considering developing new real-time search capabilities, even as it outsources its existing Internet search technology to Microsoft Corp.  —  Yahoo's Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Yahoo Labs …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Twitter Slammed by Summer Doldrums  —  Lately it seems like everyone on Twitter is dropping the ball.  Too little chatter and too much “living” of “lives.”  So we ran a very scientific survey and discovered that, yes, basically everyone missed their numbers this month.  The shamed:
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing  —  Most people buy a PC preinstalled with the edition of Windows that meets their unique needs.  However, for some customers their needs may change over time.  —  Windows Anytime Upgrade  —  With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU) …
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Apple Support:
About the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1  —  This document describes the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1.  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Bit.ly Wants To Make Money With A News Service; But Will Anyone Pay For It?  —  URL-shortener bit.ly has quickly become the platform of choice for people who want to share content on Twitter—with its links generating an average of over a billion clicks each month.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Online Ad Recession Continues.  Is This What A Reset Looks Like?  —  The recession in online advertising, which began in the first quarter of 2009, continued into the second.  Every quarter we keep track of the combined advertising revenues of the four largest Web advertising companies …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Acer's Aspire Predator gaming rig gets even faster, stays just as orange  —  Just a few weeks too late for a Transformers 2 tie-in, Acer has announced a new revision of its Aspire G desktop, a.k.a. Predator.  It shares the same case with the earlier edition that hit the US of A late last year …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
District Court Judge Orders Facebook To Reveal Source Code In Patent Dispute  —  Facebook's legal woes just won't stop coming.  Last November a company called Leader Technologies, which makes business communcation tools, filed suit against Facebook alleging that the social network had infringed …
Discussion: Real Geek and GigaOM
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Coming This September: Twitpocalypse Now Redux!  —  The first Twitpocalypse was one of those events that you're going to tell your children about one day.  I remember where I was when it hit: On my way to Napa Valley with some friends as we heard sirens race by, likely signaling the end of the Twitter world as we knew it.
 
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Bill Would Stop ISPs From Blocking Content
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Edgardo / Delve Networks Blog:
Delve Networks and Akamai Collaborate to Enable Cloud-Based Video Management
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Open data is the future of web discovery
Staska / Unwired View:
Nokia 5800i XM shows up. Loses Wi-Fi connectivity
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The Problem With Anything Called “Name Here"-Killer
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Skype Founders Claim eBay No Longer Has A Right To Skype's Core Tech
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga becomes No. 1 in number of online gamers
Discussion: Virtual Worlds News
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft blacklists leaked Windows 7 OEM key
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Google Engineering Director Spells Out Vision for the Future of Digital Books
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