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7:35 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
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
New gov't rules allow unapproved iPhone apps  —  WASHINGTON - Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally break electronic locks on their devices in order to download software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.
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.
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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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Not Only Is Google Places Going After Yelp, They're Doing So With Yelp's Content  —  Earlier today, we noted that an update to Google Maps for Mobile was the clearest sign yet of Google going directly after Yelp.  But it's actually even more interesting than we thought.
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” …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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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, CNET News and Google Watch
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 …
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.
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals  —  Yelp has been quietly testing a Daily Deal offering in Sacramento for the past few weeks, according to a Yelp community manager, Olivia Loy, on their discussion thread (screenshot below).  —  The offer described is $45 worth of salon services for $20 …
Discussion: Screenwerk, TechCrunch and The Next Web, Thanks:yipit
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.
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 …
Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
On Hold in South Korea  —  Apple Hears Static After Dropping Country From Next iPhone 4 Launch Markets  —  SEOUL—While Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 weathers a public-relations storm over reception issues in the U.S., it is facing a different tempest in South Korea: People are upset the country …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Britain's set-top box maker Pace acquires 2Wire for $420M  —  British set-top box firm Pace has agreed to acquire enterprise networking technology firm 2Wire for $420 million in cash.  —  Under the deal, Saltaire, UK-based Pace will buy 2Wire for $475 million in cash.
Discussion: alarm:clock
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T Begins Fix for Glitch That Slowed Some IPhones  —  AT&T Inc. said it began a fix for a glitch in software supplied by Alcatel-Lucent SA that was causing slower speeds in some areas of the U.S. for customers using Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 and other devices.
 
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Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iPhones to Connect on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
Exclusive: Is Yahoo Japan Poised to Switch to Google Search?
Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Launches BrashSports As It Homes In On Male Audience
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
UFC Demands Justin.tv and Ustream Give Up Pirates' IP Addresses
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Yahoo may fund hackers with good ideas
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
EU launches antitrust probe against IBM
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Intel Close to Buying Infineon's Wireless Chip Biz
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
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
Sean Michael Kerner / Developer.com:
Inside Facebook's Open Source Infrastructure
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yelp's Stoppelman Talks About Geo-Location, International Expansion (And Not Google)
Discussion: Gawker
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Sorry AirBnB Hipsters, I'll Take Health and Safety Over the Cult of Disruption
Thanks:alexia
Electronista:
Ruling on DMCA could allow breaking DRM for fair use