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5:35 PM ET, July 4, 2008

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BBC:
Google ‘faces Street View block’  —  Google's plans to launch a mapping tool in the UK could be referred to the Information Commissioner.  —  Street View matches photos of locations to maps, including passers-by who were captured as the photograph was taken.
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Daniel Ratner / Google LatLong:
Tour the Tour de France with Street View  —  One of the things I look forward to every summer is the Tour de France.  I'm always fascinated when I hear about the hairpin turns and steep climbs.  To bring the Tour de France to life and help you experience it stage by stage …
Discussion: Google Earth Blog
San Francisco Chronicle:
Merchants angry over getting yanked by Yelp  —  Four years ago, Geri Rebstock started using Yelp, a popular site for consumers to review local businesses and services.  She critiqued her favorite veterinarian, a neighborhood print shop and an acupuncturist who took care of her bad wrist.
Discussion: Traffick and Screenwerk
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Problem With Identi.ca Is That It Is Not Twitter  —  The launch of Twitter clone Identi.ca earlier this week caused a bit of a blogstorm because it appears to have a solution to Twitter's all-too-regular downtime.  (That problem has reached comical proportions, with the familiar Twitter Fail Whale …
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Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Let the microblogs bloom  —  I was just about to embark on a post yesterday about my latest obsession which is web-based forums (actually, it's a return of an old obsession) when identi.ca launched with their open source PHP-based Twitter clone, so I just had to try it out.
Margaret Ho / New York Sun:
‘Mac Guy’ Buys Into Lower East Side's Blue  —  Actor Justin Long, best-known for his starring role in a series of Macintosh computer commercials, has purchased an apartment at the high-rise Blue luxury complex at 105 Norfolk St., on the Lower East Side.  —  The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Developers Wary Of iPhone  —  Developers of location-based services should be clamoring to make applications for Apple's 3G iPhone, which features built-in global positioning system technology—but they're not.  —  Instead, many are steering clear of the new device, which will go on sale July 11 …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Changes Home Page, Adding Link to Privacy Policy  —  The word “privacy” now appears on Google's home page, with a link to the company's privacy policy.  —  With that one word, the Web search giant heads off the growing controversy over whether its previous practice ran afoul of a California law …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Homepage Now Links to Privacy Policy
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
German publishing giant Axel Springer switching to Mac  —  Here's an unexpected Independence Day gift for Apple.  —  Axel Springer AG, one of Europe's largest newspaper publishers, with 10,000 employees and more than 150,000 papers in 30 countries, including its flagship Die Welt …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Indiana Gregg to The Pirate Bay: The Internet Police Are Coming  —  A little while ago we wrote about the exchange of emails between artist Indiana Gregg and The Pirate Bay.  Indiana wanted The Pirate Bay to remove torrents linking to her work, which they refused to do.
Discussion: Digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Announcing Tech.NewsJunk.Com  —  There's a new site on the net today:  —  http://tech.newsjunk.com/  —  It's the counterpart to the political NewsJunk, which is focused on news of the 2008 presidential campaign.  The Tech site is focused on technology product news.
Discussion: WinExtra
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Finally, A Windows Mobile Facebook App!  —  For users of the Windows Mobile platform, visiting Facebook while on the go meant loading up the mobile web page in their device's browser.  Meanwhile, Blackberry users have had their own downloadable app since late 2007.
Discussion: Download Squad and IntoMobile
Mark Blafkin / ACT:
European Commission's Own Goal on Standards  —  Last week, we put out a statement on the European Commission's most recent draft of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF), which is focused on the noble goal of improving data sharing between national governments and the European Union itself.
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
BSA slams EC's ‘narrow-minded’ interoperability vision
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
 
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Ryan Hayward / Inside AdSense:
Earning revenue from YouTube videos just got easier
Apple:
How to replace an original iPhone with an iPhone 3G
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac:
Hello: Macs Are About to Get Interesting Again
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets and Digg
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Five Best Windows Maintenance Tools
Discussion: Digg
John Oates / The Register:
eBay Australia ditches PayPal scheme
Discussion: Inquirer
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Matias Duarte, designer behind Sidekick and Helio, now developing Palm's next-gen UI
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Study: US broadband access up overall, but down among the poor
Discussion: Lockergnome
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
What's in the Works at Strike.TV
Discussion: Reel Pop
Zhanyong Wan / Google Testing Blog:
Announcing: New Google C++ Testing Framework
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
I Can Has Cheezburger CEO allergic to cats
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Can A Company Ban Retailers From Selling Its Products On eBay?
Discussion: Times of London
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Meraki brings free WiFi to 100,000 San Franciscans
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Yahoo! News:
Firefox Browser Share Tops 19 Percent as Record Set