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12:05 PM ET, July 5, 2010

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Vision with Android, full QWERTY in the wild?  —  For reasons seemingly known only to Peter Chou himself, HTC has mostly steered clear of producing high-quality physical QWERTY devices running Android, despite the fact that there might be no phone manufacturer in the world more skilled at making them …
Arn / MacRumors:
Reports of ‘App Store Hacked’ Greatly Exaggerated  —  Earlier today a report on TheNextWeb claimed that the App Store had been hacked and that a rogue developer had gamed the system by artificially driving sales to their eBooks.  The rise in ranks were noted by competing developers who thought …
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Zee / The Next Web:
App Store, Hacked.  (Updated: iTunes Accounts too.)  —  Editors Note: This article began with details of one specific app developer hacking iTunes users accounts and purchasing their own apps using those accounts - making it to the top of the iTunes charts.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
At Yahoo, Using Searches to Steer News Coverage  —  Welcome to the era of the algorithm as editor.  —  For as long as hot lead has been used to make metal type, the model for generating news has been top-down: editors determined what information was important and then shared it with the masses.
PewResearch.org:
The Future of Online Socializing  —  Overview  —  The social benefits of internet use will far outweigh the negatives over the next decade, according to experts.  They say this is because email, social networks, and other online tools offer “low friction” opportunities to create, enhance …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Distimo: 57% Of Android Apps Are Free Vs. 28% Of iPhone Apps  —  App store analytics provider Distimo last week published its report for June 2010, and zoomed in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms once more.  —  The startup found that more than half …
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Brizzly CEO Shoots Down Foursquare Acq-Hire Speculation  —  Thing Labs — the team behind Twitter client Brizzly — is not going to be acq-hired by Foursquare, cofounder and CEO Jason Shellen tweets.  —  “Brizzly/Thing Labs is not selling to Foursquare.  I do love a good saucy rumor though.
Discussion: louisgray.com and The Next Web
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Deal Gives New Life to a French Entrepreneur's Dream  —  PARIS — PriceMinister, a French e-commerce company, used to urge visitors to its Web site to “become stingy,” arguing that it featured unbeatable deals on everything from dresses to DVDs.  —  Now that slogan is looking dated.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Adobe Flash from Android Ported to iPad [Video]  —  After porting preliminary release of Flash to iPhone, the guy behind Spirit untethered jailbreak tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has now managed to run “real” Flash content right on the jailbroken Apple iPad.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
YouTube Hacked, Justin Bieber Videos Targeted.  —  Updates at foot of the post, including statement from Google.  —  In the past hour it appears YouTube has become the target of a hacker attack, specifically targeting videos of pop singer Justin Bieber.  —  Videos relating to the star …
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Juan Carlos Perez / Network World:
Google acknowledges YouTube hack
Discussion: BBC
 
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Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Opera 10.6, The World's Fastest Stable Browser, Tested vs. IE 9
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Now Parents Can Hire a Hall Monitor for the Web
Discussion: TechCrunch
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Happy Fourth Of July From Google With Rube Goldberg Doodle
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The poison of arrogance  —  Arrogance is the most toxic waste-product …