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2:00 PM 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.
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM and Seeking Alpha
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!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
10 Words I Would Love To See Banned From Press Releases  —  Ever since I've started blogging about technology a couple of years ago, I've been consistently growing an immense feeling of hate towards press releases, and it's not getting any better.  —  It's not that I dislike the PR industry in general …
Discussion: PR Newswire and The Healthcare IT Guy, Thanks:atul
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 …
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 …
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.
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: Windows 7 Center and Neowin.net
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:
Thanks:atul
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 …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
District Court Judge Orders Facebook To Reveal Source Code In Patent Dispute
Discussion: Real Geek and GigaOM
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Bill Would Stop ISPs From Blocking Content
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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