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Gmail Blog:
Labels: drag and drop, hiding, and more  —  A few months ago Gmail got some new buttons and keyboard shortcuts to make labeling easier, especially for those of you accustomed to that familiar folder feel.  Now we're making some more changes to Gmail's labeling toolkit.  —  1) New location for labels
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Michael Leggett / The Official Google Blog:
The evolution of Gmail labels
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GDGT Launches For Non Stop Gadget Action  —  Last summer we broke the news that Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block would team with former editor-in-chief Peter Rojas to create a new gadget startup.  Today that new startup, GDGT, launches.  Gadget lovers rejoice - this is a social site …
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Ryan / gdgt:
So, here we are  —  So, here we are  —  It's taken a little while for us to get here, but we're very happy to be finally unveiling gdgt to the world.  So what is it?  —  Well, for starters it's the gadget site we've always wanted.  We both love devices and spend an insane amount …
Chris Kelly / Facebook Blog:
Improving Sharing Through Control, Simplicity and Connection  —  The power to share is the cornerstone of Facebook.  Privacy and the tools for tailoring what information is shared with whom are at the heart of trust.  Over the past five years, Facebook has learned that effective privacy is grounded in three basic principles:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Looming Facebook Privacy Fiasco
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Grows “Uncomfortable” With The Use Of The Word Tweet In Applications (Updated)  —  We were just forwarded an e-mail conversation between a Twitter API team member and a third-party developer because the latter was using a UI for its web-based service that was admittedly very similar to Twitter's web application.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 3.1 Features: Better Video Editing, Voice Control Over Bluetooth, And More  —  Now that the iPhone OS 3.1 SDK (and accompanying beta firmware) is out in the wild, new features are showing their faces.  The update improves video editing and app integration, Voice Control over Bluetooth and a slew of minor tweaks.
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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Marvel At the Ingenuity of the Chinese iPhoney, iPhone Knockoffs Now Near Perfect … Counterfeit iPhones have come a long way.  They're now almost identical to original iPhones, fooling bargain hunters on sites like eBay.  —  Look at the video below from Dana Stibolt, founder of MacMedics …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
O2 wins exclusive Palm Pre deal  —  Network already has Apple's iPhone and move would strengthen its position in UK smartphone market  —  American gadget group Palm will next week confirm that it has signed a deal with O2 which will see the mobile phone network become the exclusive UK partner for its eagerly awaited Palm Pre handset.
Google Enterprise Blog:
Q2 2009 Spam Trends  —  Editor's Note: The spam data cited in this post is drawn from the network of Google email security and archiving services, powered by Postini, which provide email security to more than 50,000 organizations, including businesses of all sizes, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Suspicions of Insider Trading Surround Pirate Bay Buyers  —  Confidence and trust in the BitTorrent community reached a possible all-time low yesterday as news broke that the world's largest tracker, The Pirate Bay, would be sold to the corporate Global Gaming Factory X (GGF).
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DSLreports:
Biden Unveils Broadband Stimulus - Loan applications start July 14 for underserved ambitions  —  Uncle Sam today took the wraps off the $7.2 billion broadband economic stimulus package, all 121 pages of which are now available if you're a carrier planning on applying, or if you just like wordy government documents.
Discussion: internetnews.com and GigaOM
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Grant Gross / PC World:   US Agencies Require Net Neutrality With Broadband Grants
Joe Hewitt / Facebook:
Facebook for iPhone 3.0  —  Facebook for iPhone 3.0 is coming very soon.  I can't predict an exact date when I will submit to Apple, but I can say that I am about 98% done.  So what's new in this update?  —  1. The “new” News Feed  —  2. Like  —  3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
Reuters:
Microsoft's Bing search wins share from Google  —  LONDON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Bing search engine gained U.S. market share in its first month in operation but still trails dominant rival Google Inc, according to data released on Wednesday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Went Wrong With Joost?  —  Joost, a much-vaunted online video startup, today announced that it will offer a white-label video hosting platform, thus entering a crowded market littered with the carcasses of other failed video hosts.  The company is also losing its famous chief executive …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
Listening to Mr iPhone  —  By any measure, he is among the most important figures in technology of the last decade, a major influence on the way we use and interact with computers and mobile phones, a British designer who ranks with the Conrans and the Dysons.
David Coursey / PC World:
AT&T Problems Can Delay iPhone Voicemail  —  Ever feel like your iPhone is holding out on you?  Not delivering voice mail in a timely manner?  Well, I have and now I know why—sometimes AT&T doesn't deliver visual voicemail for days.  —  That's according to Glenn Tenney …
Discussion: MacNN
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
iPhone Gets Big Stamp of Approval  —  In the hotly competitive smart phone arena, bragging rights mean a lot, and when one handset can claim a big stamp of approval over the competition, it gets a lot of attention.  And such will be the case in Cupertino where Apple's iPhone team can print …
Discussion: BusinessWeek
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Lexton Snol / Macworld:
Apple iPhone 3GS sold out in UK
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Morgan Stanley: Mac shipments on the rise  —  According to Morgan Stanley's Kathryn Huberty, Apple (AAPL) is the computer maker with the “most upside” as the PC market begins to stabilize after the dismal first quarter of 2009.  —  There's some good news for Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Dell …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: Microsoft chooses ad agency for Pink phone campaign  —  AdWeek is reporting that Microsoft has selected ad agency McCann Erickson to develop its campaign fo the Microsoft “Pink Project.”  —  (McCann was bidding for the Pink account against Crispin Porter, the Seinfeld/Laptop Hunters ad folks …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
What happened to Research In Motion and where are they going?  —  I want to start this off by saying I have nothing but love for RIM the company.  Probably my favorite tech corporation in the world, they've created an incredibly unique product that practically replaces the need for drugs for most people.
Michael Wolff / Vanity Fair:
Politico's Washington Coup  —  Four old-media veterans may have solved the future of news with the Politico Web site, whose audience of six million obsessives and insiders consumes-and feeds-a real-time download of power data.  The twist?  Politico's print version is what's helped make it profitable.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
4.7 million Firefox 3.5 downloads ... and counting!  —  It's not been 24 hours yet, and Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 web browser has been downloaded over 4.7 million times.  —  You can keep an eye on the download stats here.  —  It doesn't look like Mozilla will beat the world record set …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Dell Ordered to Sell 19-inch LCD Displays for $15 in Taiwan  —  Taiwan's Consumer Protection Commission has ordered Dell to make good on sales from an online pricing error and deliver 19-inch LCD monitors to local consumers for NT$500 (US$15.26).  —  The government agency said it received 471 complaints …
Discussion: CrunchGear, The Register and TechSpot
Kaspersky Lab:
Kaspersky Lab court ruling sets precedent for the anti-malware industry  —  Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management systems, informs that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Kaspersky Lab's favor in claims brought by Zango.
 
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
AT&T and CDW pitch $199 3G netbooks
Discussion: SlashGear
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Dealmakers Aren't Dealing, Unless You Can Get the Word “Mobile” Into Your Pitch
Discussion: mocoNews
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Beta Kill Switch Activated
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Last.fm on XBL: free to gold subscribers, 3 hours per month for others
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
China iPhone deal faces trademark conflict
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
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Gilt Groupe Raising $40 Million At A Huge Valuation
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Is Orkut in Trouble? Facebook Just Doubled in Brazil and India
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Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Daily News Online:
Google CEO bullish on economy
Discussion: Bloomberg
CNN:
China delays Green Dam Internet filter
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Be still my heart: multi-touch tab switching in Firefox!