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8:20 AM ET, July 23, 2010

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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Is Flipboard Legal?  —  Social news app Flipboard was yesterday's hot new app, despite—or perhaps because of—technical problems that prevented some features from working.  But there might be a bigger snag: Is Flipboard scraping content it doesn't have the rights to?
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Flipboard's Mike McCue on Life Over the Last 36 Hours and What's Coming Soon  —  To say that Flipboard — the new iPad application that ports users' social media into a sleek magazine-like layout — was well-received at its launch yesterday would be understating things considerably.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Flipboard: A startup's first bad day or success?
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Results  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 22% increase from the same period of the prior year.  Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share …
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 Momentum Continues: 175 Million Licenses Sold
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft posts a big quarter, tops Apple, profits jump 50%
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft urges its workers to be Windows Phone app hobbyists  —  Android and iPhone have become the mobile app platforms of choice for many software developers, but Microsoft is hoping to leverage its tech-savvy employee base to help build its Windows Phone marketplace.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 manufacturers: ASUS, Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung all on board  —  Microsoft is no stranger to having partners galore in the phone business, but its lineup of manufacturers for the upcoming, surprisingly promising Windows Phone 7 launch is no less impressive.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Rescuing Nokia?  A former exec has a radical plan  —  The Risku Manifesto - now in English  —  Interview A couple of months ago, a book appeared in Finland which has become a minor sensation.  In the book, a former senior Nokia executive gives his diagnosis of the company, and prescribes some radical and surprising solutions.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Beginning to Process Refunds for iPhone 4 Bumpers  —  Apple has started processing refunds for the iPhone 4 bumper cases to online Apple Store orders.  Existing back-ordered bumper cases have also been processed for refund.  We expect the process will continue over the next few days.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Tracking the National Mood Through Twitter  —  A Twitter mood map, showing emotions at 4:00 a.m. East Coast time.  Greener areas indicate happiness, red ones unhappiness.  —  If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it, send a tweet.  —  By gauging the mood of messages …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Disney About To Acquire Playdom  —  Disney and social gaming startup Playdom are in “very” late stage acquisition discussions, we've heard from, oh, about seven independent sources, including sources close to Playdom, over the last several days.  Internally the two parties have referred to the deal as …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
WebOS 2.0 Coming Later This Year, HP's Windows 7 Slate To Be An Enterprise Product  —  Some interesting news from Fortune's Brainstorm conference: HP VP Todd Bradley says that the company's Windows 7-running tablet, the one Steve Ballmer showed off at CES, will not be a consumer-focused product.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Amazon Mobile Sales Topped $1 Billion In Past 12 Months  —  Jeff Bezos is bullish on mobile, whether it's Kindles, smartphones or what he calls the “new category” of wireless tablet computers.  Why?  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) customers spent more than $1 billion via mobile device in the past 12 months …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Sorry, No, I'm Not Going to Write a Piece Arguing That Dan Lyons Is a Jackass  —  So I get another call from my payola rep at Apple, and she's like, “Hey, thanks so much for all the antenna-related links over the weekend.  I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate it, John.”
Discussion: Fortune, PC World, Geek.com and The Register
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Facebook ‘Suspects’ Zuckerberg Contract Was ‘Forged’  —  Facebook says it “strongly suspects” forgery is involved in a contract showing its founder Mark Zuckerberg signed away more than half the rights to Facebook for $1,000 in 2003.  The suit to take over the company seven years later is “absurd,” the company said Thursday.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T begins transition of acquired Verizon Wireless assets  —  Verizon Wireless customers in the 79 markets that AT&T acquired are being alerted that they will soon be AT&T customers.  A welcoming letter detailing the initial phase of the transition is being sent out to this lucky group …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Hollywood: Google TV would put us on board big pirate ship  —  The comments are streaming in from video and content providers on the Federal Communications Commission's AllVid proposal.  Quite a few are critical of the scheme, especially those of the trade association representing Hollywood's biggest studios.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Yahoo! News
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
WordPress vs. Thesis: The battle is over.  —  This tweet pretty much sums up the whole post:  —  If you're not familiar with the background, however, the Cliff's Notes version comes down to Thesis Theme using a license other than GPL, which created a conflict between Thesis Theme creator Chis Pearson …
AppleInsider:
Users report Bluetooth connectivity, quality issues with iOS 4  —  Users of iOS 4 on both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS say their handset has constantly dropped wireless Bluetooth connections with both headsets and in-car systems.  —  Numerous users contacted AppleInsider to say that they have experienced …
Dina Bass / Business Week:
Microsoft Crosses Swords with Pirates  —  A high-tech lab “fingerprints” discs and traces them to criminals  —  At a crime lab in Dublin, Microsoft's (MSFT) Donal Keating uses a custom-built microscope to take 72 high-resolution images of a counterfeit software disc.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gizmodo Australia
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Charges Dell and Senior Executives with Disclosure and Accounting Fraud  —  Company to Pay $100 Million Penalty, Michael Dell to Pay $4 Million Penalty  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2010-131  —  Washington, D.C., July 22, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dell Inc …
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Kara Scannell / Wall Street Journal:
Dell to Pay $100 Million to Settle SEC Claims
 
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Steven Musil / CNET News:
Baidu hacking lawsuit allowed to proceed
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Facebook's Tornado Unleashes Version 1.0 on The Web
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Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Facebook Adds Team Focused on Games, Plans New Communication Channels System
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Brendan Gallagher / AviationWeek.com:
Flight Data Recorders Could Go Online
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AOL Mobile Goes HTML5, Picks Android Over iPhone for New App
 

 
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