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10:10 PM ET, July 5, 2010

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG confirms Android tablet for Q4 2010 launch, Froyo for Optimus Z  —  Now this is jolly good news.  LG, which already has a Windows 7 tablet in the works, is gearing up to service those with a hankering for some Android in their slate computers as well.  Clearly unwilling to fall behind …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Microsoft Calling.  Anyone There?  —  Microsoft's engineers and executives spent two years creating a new line of smartphones with playful names that sounded like creatures straight out of “The Cat in the Hat” — Kin One and Kin Two.  Stylish designs, an emphasis on flashy social-networking features …
Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile :: blog:
Mobile Developer Economics 2010: The migration of developer mindshare  —  [In part 1 of the 4-part series on our latest research - Mobile Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond - Andreas Constantinou looks at the migration of developer mindshare that is taking place in mobile software and the drivers behind that.
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
5 reasons why “leaked” HTC Vision is utter baloney  —  “In the wild” handset + Photoshop = bobbins  —  Pocket-lint loves a bit of device leakage - we can't get enough of it.  Whether it's iPhones left in bars, or?surreptitiously?left in the effeminate hands of a Vietnamese gadget blogger …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Vision with Android, full QWERTY in the wild?
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Pending EU Law Could Force Apple to Allow Flash, Rivals to Sync With iTunes  —  Change in antitrust laws could have serious implications for many other companies as well  —  The European Union's European Commission, under the guidance of commissioner Neelie Kroes, has had no qualms with slamming U.S firms with massive antitrust fines.
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea  —  Justin Bieber's Twitter page has become the target of an internet joke.  —  A public vote on the Canadian singer's My World Tour page asked users which country he should tour next, with no restrictions on the nations that could be voted on.
Discussion: New Zealand Herald, Thanks:titforrat
Royal Pingdom:
What it takes to be a top 100 website (charts)  —  Everyone knows that the really big and popular websites have a ton of visitors.  But how many?  How much does it take to reach the top?  —  We were curious about this ourselves.  We've all seen the almost absurd numbers involved with the very top sites …
Discussion: Pulse2
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Overbite Project brings Gopher protocol to Android  —  The Overbite Project is an open-source effort to produce browser plugins and client applications that enable support for Gopher, an early network protocol that preceded HTML and the contemporary World Wide Web.
Discussion: TeleRead
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Offers Mobile Payment with Chrome Checkout Extension  —  It might not be long before those little signs on storefront windows read “We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discovery and Google Checkout.”  Google released last week an extension for its Chrome browser that makes …
Aaronontheweb:
.NET Culture Shock: Why .NET Adoption Lags Among Startups  —  One of the other things I took away from Code Camp was a bit of .NET culture shock.  As you can tell by glimpsing around on this blog, I am somewhat enamored with the idea of starting my own business.
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Lenovo: Apple is losing out in China  —  Apple is missing a huge opportunity in the Chinese market, according to Liu Chuanzhi, the head of Lenovo, the country's leading PC maker.  —  Speaking of Apple's chief executive, Lenovo's founder and chairman, told the Financial Times …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Um, Why Exactly Is The NBA Paying Twitter To Promote LeBron James?  —  It's already fairly impossible to escape hearing about basketball star LeBron James these days.  It seems that no matter what TV channel you put on, what website you read, or what social media site you're on …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuit Doesn't Affect BitTorrent Downloads  —  In recent years copyright holders have been trying to find creative ways to turn piracy into profit, with some success.  One way to make money from file-sharers is to collect the IP-addresses of the people sharing a particular file …
 
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