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9:00 PM ET, July 26, 2010

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Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won three critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions today, carving out new legal protections …
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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Now Legal  —  Many of the most vocal critics of jailbreaking — a group which includes Apple itself — have been quick in the past to cite the fact that hacking your smartphone is a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and thus illegal.
Jared Newman / PC World:
Govt.-Approved iPhone Jailbreaking Won't Help Users  —  The U.S. Copyright Office slapped Apple in the face by declaring iPhone jailbreaking legal, but that won't change anything for iPhone users.  —  Every three years, the copyright office considers exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Discussion: GigaOM and Gizmodo
Paul Biba / TeleRead:
Full press release on DMCA exemptions
Discussion: TechCrunch, Computerworld and Engadget
Electronista:
Ruling on DMCA could allow breaking DRM for fair use
Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
An Even Better Way to Find Places Nearby  —  With six updates in six months, Google Maps for Android has been getting plenty of new features, both big and small.  A continued focus with each update has been on giving you better ways to find places nearby.  In the most recent updates …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google May Not Have Bought Yelp, But They Sure Are Trying To Own Them With Places  —  Perhaps you recall that late last year, Google was in discussions to buy Yelp.  Despite a supposed offer of $550 million plus earn-outs, Yelp walked away from the deal.  But that isn't stopping Google for entering Yelp's business.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Not Only Is Google Places Going After Yelp, They're Doing So With Yelp's Content
Discussion: Communications …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google Music takes a step closer to reality  —  Google's plan to challenge Apple's dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources.  —  The search giant's Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC makes Super LCD screens for Desire and Nexus One official  —  Welcome back to our “worst kept secrets” hour, where HTC has seen fit to release a PR blast informing the world of what it already knew: the Desire and Nexus One are getting Super (duper) LCD displays to fill demand that Samsung's AMOLED division cannot.
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
HTC Says No to AMOLED: Nexus One Lives On?
Discussion: I4U News
Apple:
iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday  —  Apple's iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Facebook Testing “Delete Account” Option.  —  Updated at foot of post.  —  This is still developing, as we're seeing mixed reports around the Internet.  However, it appears that Facebook has released a Delete Account option, in addition to the previous Deactivate Account.
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Google launches Apps for Government, announces federal security certification  —  Google today announced Google Apps for Government, a new offering that has the look and feel of the Google Apps enterprise offering but now with some enhancements intended to address security concerns specific to government agencies.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches ‘Apps For Government’, With Servers On US Soil
Discussion: Digits and Google Watch
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
27-Inch LED Cinema Display Coming Tomorrow Alongside iMacs and Mac Pros?  —  Mockup of existing 24" LED display (left) next to 27" model (right)  —  In announcing the return of his podcast talk show, the plugged-in John Gruber slyly hints, as he is wont to do, that Apple may be set to release …
New York Times:
BlackBerry's Era May Be Ending  —  Research In Motion's future looks bleak.  R.I.M., which makes the popular BlackBerry devices, has had a traditional stronghold in sales to American companies.  But that has been cracked open.  —  Apple said last week that more than 80 percent …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Citi Discloses Security Flaw in Its iPhone App  —  Citigroup Inc. told its U.S. mobile banking customers they should upgrade to a new application designed for Apple Inc.'s iPhone after the bank's original version was found to have a security flaw.  —  In an incident that highlights …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Will phones and 3D Web boost new OpenGL?  —  Khronos Group, the industry consortium that develops OpenGL, announced a new version of the graphics interface on Monday that it hopes will compete better with Microsoft's DirectX—and that could get a boost from 3D Web technology.
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
Exclusive: Is Yahoo Japan Poised to Switch to Google Search?  —  In what would be a stunning blow to the massive search alliance between Microsoft and Yahoo, Google is apparently zeroing in on a deal to grab the algorithmic search business for Yahoo Japan, said several sources.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:atul
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iPhones to Connect on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn  —  Bump, the app that makes it super simple to exchange information with other users by bumping phones, has just released Bump 2.0 [iTunes link] for the iPhone.  —  The app features an updated and refined interface plus …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC Vision headed to T-Mobile in new spy shot, dubbed G1 Blaze?  —  While high-end QWERTY sliders loaded with Android aren't nearly as uncommon now as when HTC's Vision first leaked onto the scene, it appears this particular handset may be destined for T-Mobile with its (alleged) 1GHz processor …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Launches BrashSports As It Homes In On Male Audience  —  Glam Media, the top-ranked women's media network, is honing in on another target: men.  This morning the company is launching BrashSports, a new content channel that encompasses a network of more than 25 sports-related properties, including SportsFanLive and Bloguin.
 
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Punch  —  A video posted by Google shows the name …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Asia Dominates Top 100 Fastest Internet Cities List
Mona Akmal / The Windows Blog:
Messenger Companion - Have conversations with your friends directly …
Thanks:rawmeet
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals
Discussion: Screenwerk, TechCrunch and The Next Web, Thanks:yipit
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Britain's set-top box maker Pace acquires 2Wire for $420M
Discussion: alarm:clock
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
UFC Demands Justin.tv and Ustream Give Up Pirates' IP Addresses
 Earlier Items: 
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Yahoo may fund hackers with good ideas
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T Begins Fix for Glitch That Slowed Some IPhones
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Intel Close to Buying Infineon's Wireless Chip Biz
Discussion: VentureBeat
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
HMV hopes to rival iTunes with digital store launch
Angus / Project Gus:
The Sad State of Open Source in Android tablets
Discussion: ZDNet
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Hackers With Enigmatic Motives Vex Companies
Discussion: Bits, Gawker and blogs.chron.com