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4:00 PM ET, July 26, 2011

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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Says It's Willing to Negotiate With Apple Over Patent Fight  —  HTC Corp. (2498), the Taiwanese smartphone maker locked in a patent battle with Apple Inc. (AAPL), says it's willing to negotiate with the iPhone maker after both sides scored victories at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
HTC wants to talk but will Apple listen?
Discussion: BGR and Electronista
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Exclusive images of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II revealed  —  BGR has obtained exclusive images of AT&T's upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone.  Following our report on Monday showing an unnamed Samsung slider headed to AT&T, we have confirmed that the device pictured is indeed a variant …
Tom Anderson / TechCrunch:
Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+  —  Editor's note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace.  You can now find Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+  —  This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra …
Discussion: WebProNews
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Caterina Fake / Caterina.net:
Anonymity and Pseudonyms in Social Software  —  On Facebook, and now Google Plus, real names are required.  Since its launch, there has been a fair amount of controversy surrounding the Google Plus policies, including this from a former Google employee who goes by the name of Skud, who had her account suspended.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC Puccini, the company's first 10-inch tablet, uncovered  —  In addition to exclusively revealing the first photos of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II earlier this morning, we also got our hands on the first solid images of HTC's upcoming 10-inch slate, codenamed the HTC Puccini.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents New Flat Keyless Keyboard for Desktops & More  —  Late last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed yet another take on a possible future virtual keyboard for the iMac and other devices.  Apple's first major patent concerning larger virtual keyboards surfaced in 2009.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Face detection software and API land in iOS 5 following Apple's 2010 purchase of Polar Rose  —  In 2010 we reported that Apple snapped up a Swedish company called Polar Rose that specializes in face detection algorithms.  Less than a year after this purchase, we have discovered what Apple actually intends to do with this software.
Terry Myerson / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone “Mango” - Released to Manufacturing  —  I wanted to drop into the Windows Phone Blog briefly to update you on an important milestone.  Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango” …
Mark Hearn / Sprintfeed:
Sprint's Upcoming End of Line/Life Listing  —  All good things must eventually come to an end.  This age old saying definitely applies to smartphones.  Our beloved Super Spies have produced again!  This time in the form of Sprint's upcoming End of Line/Life listing.
Christopher Finke / Less Talk, More Do:
What do people type in the address bar?  —  Earlier this year, I added a feature to URL Fixer (a browser add-on that fixes errors in URLs that you type in the address bar) that collects anonymous usage stats from users who opt in in order to help improve the ways that URL Fixer corrects typos …
Discussion: PC World
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
1.5 Years Of AngelList: 8000 Intros, 400 Investments And That's Just The Data We Can Tell You About  —  It's the AngelList centi-sesquicentennial and we want to share some stats with you.  After 1.5 years, AngelList has seen...  - 8,000 intros.  An investor has asked for an intro to a startup on AngelList over 8,000 times.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
As DVD sales decline, Walmart.com adds Vudu streaming  —  Online video rental store Vudu has seen massive growth lately, driven mostly by getting embedded on an ever-growing number of connected TVs and other devices.  But the streaming-video-on-demand service is about to get a big boost …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
AT&T preps for early to mid-September iPhone 5 launch  —  BGR has exclusively learned that AT&T has begun communicating launch plans internally for Apple's next-generation iPhone 5 handset.  We have been told that AT&T has begun informing employees across the company, and those who work in retail locations …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Lands On The iPad, Gives Couch Potatoes The Perfect Soapbox  —  Ustream has landed on the iPad.  —  Today, the streaming video service has launched its first iPad-optimized app, allowing users to view live and recorded content streaming through the service — and to stream their own footage direct from their iPad 2.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Techie Buzz and Electronista
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
All Is Right With The World: EBook Apps Back On The iPad  —  Yesterday's “Everybody panic!” is today's “Meh.”  B&N, Amazon, and Google Books have all taken pains to make it abundantly clear that you can only buy their ebooks from the e-store “through the Safari browser on their device or any computer” …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
YouSendIt steps on Dropbox's turf with unlimited cloud storage service  —  YouSendIt is best known as a convenient alternative to email when you have large files to send, but now the California-based firm is stepping up a gear with the launch of a Dropbox-style cloud storage and file sharing solution with a low-price unlimited plan.
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
Video: Yes, You Can Bring A Goat Into The Apple Store  —  Comedian Mark Malkoff may be the next Ralph Nader.  From visiting all of Manhattan's 171 Starbucks, to living in a New Jersey IKEA, to beating a crosstown bus in a race (on a Big Wheel!), he's a consumer advocate on a mission.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Patents ‘Gumming Up’ Innovation: Google  —  Google Inc. General Counsel Kent Walker said the smartphone industry is using patents in an arms race that hurts consumers, leaving the company trying to “sort through the mess” of litigation.  —  “It's hard to find what's the best path …
Discussion: dailywireless.org, Inquirer and GMSV
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
InterDigital files Nokia, Huawei, ZTE complaint  —  (Reuters) - InterDigital Inc has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Nokia Corp, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp accusing the cellphone makers of infringing seven InterDigital technology patents.
Discussion: paidContent
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Smartphones, iPads & the state of the mobile Internet  —  The first quarter of 2011 turned out to be a big one for smartphone makers, especially Apple and Android-based device makers such as Samsung.  In the US alone, slightly more than half of the phones sold were smartphones …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft Adds RAW Support to Photo Gallery and Windows Explorer  —  Microsoft announces support for raw files from 120 DSLR cameras in Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Explorer.  Makes them as easy to use as JPEGs.  —  When it comes to taking professionally looking photos …
Discussion: The Windows Blog and WinRumors
Karen Freifeld / Bloomberg:
Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of ‘Tag Suggestions’ Feature, Connecticut Says  —  Facebook Inc. made it easier for subscribers to opt out of the “tag suggestions” facial- recognition feature, addressing privacy concerns raised by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Jumio Turns Webcams Into Credit Card Readers - And Why Merchants Will Welcome ‘Netswipers’  —  If it were up to Jumio, we're all going to be ‘netswiping’ to purchase books, clothes, travel, FarmVille crops and whatnot online in a couple of years.  The startup has been extensively testing …
Pew Research Center:
71% of Online Adults Now Use Video-Sharing Sites  —  More online Americans are using video-sharing sites— and they are doing so more frequently.  As of May 2011, 71% of online adults reported watching videos on a video-sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo.  A demographic portrait of these site users is in the table below.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Verizon's Blackberry Bold 9930 unveiled early thanks to website blunder  —  Oh boy, we don't envy the Verizon web admin who made this particular mis-click.  If you go to VZW's sales page for the Blackberry 9650 and click on the “Explore Features” video, you get an unexpected treat …
 
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John Cook / GeekWire:
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Sequoia, Accel, And Union Square Top SecondMarket's New VC Scoreboard
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Motorola bid to dismiss 3G phones lawsuit fails
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting Verizon on July 28th, starts at $529
Debbie Siegelbaum / Hillicon Valley:
Report: Republicans might be winning the social-media war
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
iSwifter's Flash workaround app coming to the Mac
Discussion: TUAW
Ishan Srivastava / Times of India:
Amazon set to launch services in India next year
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Bitcoin is not Anonymous
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