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12:00 PM ET, July 27, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores  —  Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation.  * Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors …
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Apple Updates iMac Line  —  Introduces New Multi-Touch Magic Trackpad  —  Apple® today updated its all-in-one iMac® line, widely praised as the world's best desktop computers, with the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and powerful new graphics.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple launches Multi-touch Trackpad, 12-core Mac Pro and 27″ Cinema Display  —  After the traditional dose of tension-building downtime, the Apple Store is now sporting some shiny new products.  So, what's new?  — The biggest news is the Multitouch Trackpad.
Colin Smith / Apple:
Apple Unveils New 27-inch LED Cinema Display  —  Apple® today unveiled a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display with stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the 24-inch LED Cinema Display.  Featuring a built-in iSight® video camera, microphone and speakers …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Official Response To DMCA Jailbreak Exemption: It Voids Your Warranty  —  I just got a call from Apple's PR department to discuss today's historical DMCA exception ruling that makes iPhone jailbreaking legal.  —  Unfortunately, because of the legal issues involved …
The Ask.com Blog:
The New Ask.com is Here: What's Your Question?  —  Back in November, Doug Leeds, President of Ask.com, shared this post providing a glimpse into the future of Ask.com.  At the risk of sounding like a bad sci-fi movie, we're excited to say the future starts now.
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Carl Howe / Yankee Group Blog:
Setting the record straight on iPhone and Android  —  From our July Report “Why iPhones Matter” analyzing Yankee Group's Link Data: 2010 U.S. Survey Suite, Wave 1-3  —  “There's lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  — Mark Twain  —  A number of reports over the weekend surfaced referencing …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
That Story Saying That Only 20% Of Android Owners Will Buy Another …
Discussion: eSarcasm
Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Apple to sell iPhone 4 unlocked in Canada  —  When the iPhone 4 goes on sale in Canada on Friday, it will bring with it something relatively new for Canadian wireless customers — the ability to pit the big three service providers against each other.  —  Apple on Monday said it will sell …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Googzilla!  Yahoo Japan Confirms Google Switch from Yahoo for Both Paid and Algo Search  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, Yahoo Japan confirmed it would switch its search technology and paid search provider to Google from Yahoo.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Check In While Checking Out: CardStar Adds Foursquare Integration  —  Mobile loyalty card application CardStar is today announcing integration with popular location-based service Foursquare in its newly updated iPhone application, CardStar 3.0.  Now, as CardStar users present their mobile phones …
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle's Ellison: Pay King  —  Leads WSJ List of Top-Paid CEOs of the Decade; Diller, Irani, Jobs Rank High  —  Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of software maker Oracle Corp., topped the list of best-paid executives of public companies during the past decade …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter to Show Photos and Videos in the Stream [UPDATED]  —  A new Twitter setting called “Tweet Media” has rolled out to some of Twitter's users, strongly suggesting that the company will soon embed videos and photos in the stream.  —  Tweet Media, which the Mashable team and others …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
ZumoCast Streams Media to iPad, iPhone From a Home Computer  —  The ZumoDrive folks are at it again, but this time, they're taking the cloud storage to your home computer so you can stream media files right to an Apple iPad using ZumoCast.  The new ZumoCast service is a take on my …
Discussion: ZDNet, TechCrunch and Gizmodo
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Augen's $150 Android tablet hits Kmart circular, coming to stores later this week  —  We can't say we've heard of Augen before, but the company certainly sparked our interest (and that of Kmart circular readers) this weekend with its $149.99 7-inch Android tablet.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo: comScore Underreported Our U.S. Page Views By 1 Billion Last June  —  Yahoo just put out a press release calling out comScore for seriously underreporting the site's U.S. page views and duration metrics in its June report.  —  Yahoo says an error skewed the numbers …
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 …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Punch  —  A video posted by Google shows the name of a new Google Docs feature: Google Punch.  A “punch” is a Google Docs filetype, just like a document, a spreadsheet or a presentation.  —  Here's the video:  —  One of the definitions of the word “punch” is “an iced mixed drink …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Rolled Dice to Raise Its Profile  —  Website Collaborated With Mainstream Media on Afghan Leaks After Previous Scoops Failed to Win Enough Attention  —  WikiLeaks, frustrated at the lack of splash of recent leaks on its whistle-blowing website, has rolled the dice to try to raise …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko's Moment  —  At the beginning of Google's “Searchology” event in early 2007 original Google employee Craig Silverstein opined, “If Google had started a year or two earlier, it wouldn't have worked.”  That's because prior to that time (1998) …
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Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
The Search Engine Backlash Against ‘Content Mills’
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Forrester: Why Most Marketers Should Forgo Foursquare
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Seesmic Web Adds Desktop App-Like Abilities, Facebook And LinkedIn Support
Discussion: Seesmic Blog and The Next Web, Thanks:loic
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
A Computational Knowledge Engine on Your Site: Wolfram Alpha Launches Widget Builder
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Snapgoods: Like Zipcar for Gadgets
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
There will be blood: why Apple and Intel are destined to clash
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Taylor Buley / Forbes:
New Questions Emerge In Facebook Lawsuit
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pulse Is Now Alive And Kicking On Android
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Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and Screenwerk, Thanks:yipit
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
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