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3:55 PM ET, July 13, 2010

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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
PR Experts: iPhone 4 Hardware Recall Is “Inevitable” … Apple will be forced to recall the iPhone 4 following Consumer Reports tests proving the “Death Grip” antenna issue is not software related, but a hardware flaw, PR experts say.  —  “Apple will be forced to do a recall of this product …
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TJ Luoma / TUAW:
Apple drops Consumer Reports/iPhone 4 threads down memory hole [updated]  —  Update 3pm Tuesday:Wired's Epicenter blog points to at least two threads referencing the CR story that have been left intact.  Perhaps an overzealous forum manager has now reined in the urge?
Carolina Madrid / Reuters:
Apple shares slide after critical iPhone 4 review  —  (Reuters) - Shares of Apple Inc slid more than 3 percent on Tuesday after a poor review for its iPhone 4 from an influential consumer guide underpinned mounting complaints about the hot-selling device's antenna and reception.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Brings Picnik to Picasa Web Albums  —  In March, Google acquiredthe online photo editing service Picnik and today, the company is integrating Picnik with Picasa Web Albums, Google's online photo sharing service.  Picnik, which allows users to perform basic photo editing functions …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Rumors about OLED iPad resurface  —  Apple reportedly plans to launch its second-generation iPad, using 5.6-inch and 7-inch OLED panels, as soon as in the fourth quarter of 2010 with Compal Electronics having a chance to receive the orders, according to sources from component makers.
Brandon Watson / Windows Phone Developer Blog:
Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Released  —  First things first: go get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta.  It has arrived!  —  The term “Beta” is understood to mean that things are close to being finished.  Well, that's what we mean anyway.  This Beta release represents …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Microsoft Launches Outlook Facebook Integration [Exclusive]  —  Microsoft has integrated Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook, bringing the newsfeeds of millions of Facebook users into inboxes across the world.  —  Last year, Microsoft launched Outlook Social Connector …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Bing team: Yahoo on-track for fall, vague on profitability  —  Engineers for Microsoft Bing said today that plans to use their search results to power Yahoo search are proceeding on-schedule, and that the switch should occur sometime this fall.  —  The switch should happen in two phases, said Senior Vice President Satya Nadella.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone Live to offer remote wipe, location, and sync for your Windows Phone 7 device  —  See, Android owners don't ever lose their phones, so that's why they don't need this capability... right?  Right?  Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that RIM would be delivering …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
AdMob CEO: Apple not enforcing ad restrictions  —  Despite putting a scare into AdMob and its customers with its new policies on third-party ad networks, Apple has not yet enforced those policies, AdMob's CEO confirmed Tuesday.  —  Omar Hamoui, founder and CEO of Google's AdMob division …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Looking For A Few Good iPad Users... To Study  —  Companies do all kinds of studies all the time for all sorts of reasons.  Seeing as the iPad is currently one of the hottest devices on the market, it should be no surprise that companies want to know about how users are using it.
Ryan Kim / Bloomberg:
IPhone 4 antenna sends bad memories  —  Apple's public relations woes over its iPhone 4 - the latest hit came from Consumer Reports, which said it won't recommend the device - is conjuring up memories of a previously flawed product launch.  —  In 2000, Apple introduced the Power Mac G4 Cube …
Discussion: PC World and Cult of Mac
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Windows 7-based HP Slate referenced at WPC 2010, Ballmer says ‘hardcore’ tablet push coming  —  Is this the answer to the question we posed back in mid-June?  Maybe.  While we're still unsure if Hewlett-Packard has a webOS-based tablet in its pipeline, those on-again / off-again Windows 7 rumors may finally be nearing an end.
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Video, Q&A with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on policy, cloud computing …
Discussion: ZDNet
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
BMW to support Apple's new iPod Out feature of iOS 4  —  A new feature of iOS 4 that enables iPhone and iPod touch devices to present a full featured control panel on an external display for use in automotive integration is getting official support from BMW.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Reddit Convinced Roughly 6,000 Users To Subscribe So Far  —  Late last week, news recommendation service reddit started soliciting users to donate i.e. subscribe to reddit gold in order to allow the Condé Nast-owned company to hire more people and buy more servers.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Sprint considering a move towards LTE while T-Mobile merger rumors re-emerge  —  Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse sat down with the Financial Times and re-confirmed the wireless provider's option to pursue LTE if and when the time is right.  According to Hesse, Sprint and Clearwire are in the enviable position …
Lawrence Lessig / The Huffington Post:
ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons  —  What's Your Reaction: … The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has launched a campaign to raise money from its members to hire lobbyists to protect them against the dangers of “Copyleft.”  Groups such as Creative Commons …
Reuters:
eBay sued for $3.8 billion  —  (Reuters) - EBay Inc has been sued for at least $3.8 billion by XPRT Ventures LLC, which accused the online auctioneer and retailer of infringing six patents to develop online payment systems such as PayPal.  —  The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. district court …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Updates Sign-Up Language, States It Will Never Charge Users  —  In an effort to combat rumors that the site will charge users for access, Facebook has updated the language on the account sign-up form on the front page to read, “It's free (and always will be)”.
Benjamin Du Chaffaut / European Public Policy Blog:
French Supreme Court rules for Google in trademark cases  —  The French Supreme Court this afternoon ruled in Google's favour in a series of groundbreaking trademark cases.  —  Back in March, Europe's highest court ruled that Google had not infringed trade mark law by allowing advertisers …
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Conduit Reports Big Numbers: 250,000 App Publishers, 170 Million Users  —  Conduit, the venture-backed company that enables publishers to create and distribute apps on the Web via browser toolbars, is posting some big numbers today.  —  The startup says its network now boasts …
 
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Klint Finley / ReadWriteEnterprise:
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Third-party software bugs skyrocket in 2010
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