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9:45 AM ET, July 20, 2010

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Joann S. Lublin / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. has launched a search for a new chief executive, people familiar with the situation said Monday.  —  The move comes as the current chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, struggles to find traction for the company …
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:   Lack Of iPhone Competitor May Lead To Nokia CEO's Demise
Fred Vogelstein / Wired:
Bad Connection: Inside the iPhone Network Meltdown  —  For iPhone fans, it really was too good to be true.  A pair of Apple executives had just described the latest model of the iPhone — the 3GS — onstage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2009.  The audience loved it.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
It's Hard To Feel Sorry For AT&T  —  Perhaps now you've read Fred Vogelstein's feature about the relationship between AT&T and Apple in this month's Wired magazine.  If not, you definitely should, it's available online.  It reads a bit like a story about a couple who after three tumultuous years of marriage are about to split up.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales  —  The heft and musty smell of a hardcover book are one step closer to becoming relics in a museum.  —  Amazon.com, one of the nation's largest bookstores, said Monday that for the last three months, sales of electronic books for the Kindle …
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Kindle Device Unit Sales Accelerate Each Month in Second Quarter; New $189 Price Results in Tipping Point for Growth  —  Amazon.com Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcover Books  —  (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the #1 bestselling item on Amazon.com for two years running.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG Launches All-You-Can-Eat Music Service For iPhone And Android  —  After months of waiting, it's finally here.  Streaming music service MOG has launched its mobile applications for Android and iPhone, giving subscribers unlimited access to its library of 8 million songs, which can be streamed or downloaded over both 3G and WiFi.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With DECE's UltraViolet, We're About To See Just How Powerful Apple Really Is  —  When I hear the name UltraViolet as it pertains to Hollywood, good things don't come to mind.  Namely, I think about the 2006 Kurt Wimmer film of the same name that was awful.
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Ryan Nakashima / The Huffington Post:   Digital movie locker ‘UltraViolet’ nears launch
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
Apple Donates MacPaint Source Code To Computer History Museum  —  One of the earliest bits of software that made the original Macintosh computer so interesting to use and unusual for its time was a drawing program called MacPaint.  —  Released in 1984 with the Mac, it is fondly remembered …
Discussion: PC World, MacRumors and Daring Fireball
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Meet the Web Database Company Google Just Bought (Hint: Not Metaweb)  —  Google is in the process of acquiring ITA Software, an airfare information provider that brings the company into the realm of vertical travel search.  It also creates potentially awkward competition with ITA customers like Kayak and Bing.
Thanks:mathewi
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Review: The Blekko Search Engine Prepares To Launch  —  It takes a crazier than average entrepreneur to go after the search market.  There's an entrenched player, Google, with 65% market share.  Google is so powerful the second player, Yahoo, just bailed out of the market.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How to find start-up ideas  —  Chris Dixon had an interesting post a while ago about how to find start-up ideas.  The advice boiled down to keeping a spreadsheet of ideas and talking to lots of smart people (entrepreneurs, potential customers, VCs, people at big companies).  It's good advice.
Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Is On Fire.  Now Over 6 Million Users, 1.5 Billion Pageviews A Month  —  One year ago, in July 2009, Tumblr was going strong.  They had 255 million pageviews that month.  By November of last year, that was up to 420 million pageviews.  But some new stats which Tumblr is releasing today show an explosion in growth since then.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad gets FCC approval?  —  We're admittedly using our Jump To Conclusions Mat a little bit here, but we're pretty sure Apple's Magic Trackpad (or whatever they'll end up calling it) just got FCC approval — and considering how tightly Apple usually manages its FCC dealings …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August  —  We just received a juicy tip about the HTC DROID Incredible software update schedule that we'd like to share.  One of our strategically placed Ninjas was kind enough to pass along an email from HTC that read as follows:
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft's Iron languages embrace ‘official’ open source  —  Python, Ruby and DLR conversions  —  Microsoft has cracked open .NET a little further and surrendered some control over its development platform to the open-source community.  —  The latest code for the company's take on Python and Ruby …
Discussion: ZDNet
Andrew Keen / TechCrunch:
Chris Sacca: “The Obama Administration Didn't Fully Embrace the People Who Got it Elected” [Video]  —  The best investors are learners rather than teachers.  Micro venture capitalist Chris Sacca is one of Silicon Valley's most thoughtful learners - a former lawyer and failed entrepreneur …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BranchOut Unlocks The LinkedIn In Facebook  —  Everyone you know is on Facebook, and most people have added their resume information.  But you can't search by companies and even searching within your friends for company names is virtually impossible.  So if you want to research …
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
New Market Research: Social Media Sites as Annoying to U.S. Customers as Cable Providers, Airlines  —  A new study by ForeSee Results and the American Customer Satisfaction Index finds that U.S. consumers regard social media sites Facebook and Myspace as lowly as they regard cable providers, airlines and the I.R.S.
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone 4 Gyroscope Brings Silky Smooth Augmented Reality  —  When the iPhone 4 was unveiled in early June of this year, many were surprised by things like the antennae design or the high-resolution Retina Display.  Augmented reality fans, however, were excited to see the inclusion of a gyroscope …
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
FileMaker unveils FileMaker Go app for iPhone, iPad  —  PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ:  —  The iPhone may fit and your pocket, and the iPad may not be much larger than a hardcover book, but FileMaker thinks it can squeeze an entire database application on both devices.
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Redbox Plots Web Strategy in Challenge to Netflix  —  Redbox, which became the fastest- growing U.S. video retailer with DVD kiosks and a $1-a-day rental price stores couldn't match, is developing an online strategy to stay competitive with larger rival Netflix Inc.
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Redbox's Digital Strategy Won't Challenge Netflix's Streaming Service, Here's Why
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:danrayburn
 
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