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3:10 PM ET, July 20, 2010

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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available  —  Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Unveils Image Search Ads — Your Ads Now With Picture Thumbnails  —  At its search event today, Google launched a new product that's a part of Google Images: Google Image Search Ads.  Basically, this allows advertisers show up alongside Google Image searches.
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Google's Image Search Make-Over Borrows Ideas From Bing  —  Google's Image Search is getting an experimental user-interface revamp right now, and some of the ideas appear to come from Microsoft's Bing.  —  Google has adjusted the site's look so that where there was formerly whitespace …
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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Bloomberg:
Nokia Needs Silicon Valley Thinking, Investors Say
Discussion: Industries, Thanks:atul
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 …
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 …
Discussion: MacStories
Geoffrey A. Fowler / WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
Users Rate Facebook Slightly Above the Tax Man  —  Facebook plans to announce it has reached a milestone 500 million users this week — but that doesn't mean the masses are happy customers.  —  The American Customer Satisfaction Index, developed by the University of Michigan's Business School …
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Must Answer ‘Where Have You Been?’ to Succeed  —  Paul Ceglia, the western New York man who says a 2003 contract with Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg entitles him to 84 percent of the company, will have to answer a critical question to pursue his claim, lawyers said.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Asus Drops Windows for Android in Eee Pad Tablet  —  Asus is working on a 3G Eee Pad tablet computer, and it will run on Google's Android operating system.  Our friends from the German site Netbook News headed over to Asus HQ and got the details.  —  The Eee Pad was originally slated to use Windows CE …
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.
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Gawker Currently Under Successful Attack by 4chan  —  ​After yesterday's 4chan attack on Gawker didn't prove to do too much damage (following a memo sent out to the company regarding it), It looks like the scorecard for Round 2 of the  —  A speed test clocks Gawker's current loading …
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
FileMaker unveils FileMaker Go app for iPhone, iPad  —  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.  On Tuesday, FileMaker will roll out two mobile versions …
HEXUS.net:
Adobe shows off P2P video calls on Android, calls it FlashTime … Adobe has demonstrated a peer-to-peer video calling system for Google's Android mobile operating system.  —  The technology, which mimics Apple's iPhone 4-based FaceTime, is cheekily dubbed FlashTime and is built using …
Discussion: Macsimum News
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.
PR Newswire:
Founders Fund Raises $250 Million for Third Venture Fund  —  Founders Fund, the venture backer of companies including Facebook, Spotify, and SpaceX, has closed its third venture fund.  The Founders Fund III LP and its parallel funds were oversubscribed, reaching the firm's cap of $250 million in commitments …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
World's First Pirate ISP Launches In Sweden  —  The Swedish Pirate Party, who are at the forefront of anti-copyright lobbying in Sweden, are planning to shake up the country's ISP market.  After taking over the supply of bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, Piratpartiet will now partner in the launch of Pirate ISP …
The Politico:
Bringing government up to data  —  Technology drove Barack Obama's presidential campaign.  And Obama's three tech “chiefs” drive his administration's technology.  —  Their goal: Create government websites that are more like an Apple app store than the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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 …
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 …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
VEOH SHOWDOWN WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC COULD PREVIEW VIACOM/YOUTUBE APPEAL  —  EXCLUSIVE: Veoh has a warning for justices at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who will consider overturning a lower court's ruling in Universal Music Group's big copyright infringement case.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Adobe Reader to block attacks with sandbox tech  —  Adobe Reader will soon have an additional layer of protection against the many attacks that target the popular PDF viewer.  —  Adobe Systems is borrowing a page from Microsoft's and Google's playbook by turning to sandboxing technology designed …
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Antony Bruno / Adweek:
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Meet the Web Database Company Google Just Bought (Hint: Not Metaweb)
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft's Iron languages embrace ‘official’ open source
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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
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August