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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Yet More Proof Of Why AT&T Needs To Keep That iPhone Exclusivity  —  An internal AT&T memo that was leaked today is full of very impressive number regarding the iPhone 3GS — numbers that once again show why AT&T's exclusive contract with Apple to sell the iPhone in the U.S. is so important.
Discussion: Macworld
Arn / MacRumors:
Haptic Feedback, Fingerprint Identification, and RFID Tag Readers in Future iPhones?  —  Apple has let loose a number of revealing new patent applications that cover some interesting technologies that could be used in future iPhones.  —  Haptic Tactile Feedback
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple developing “active packaging” for iPods and iPhones  —  Known for thinking outside the box, electronics maker Apple Inc. is now apparently working on an in-the-box concept that could provide power to iPods, iPhones and other electronics devices still inside their retail packaging …
Discussion: Phone Arena, TreeHugger and I4U News
Staska / Unwired View:
iPhone 4.0 OS: event based modes, intellingent and scheduled communications  —  Now that with 3.0 OS iPhone has basically caught up with the traditional smartphones in functionality, it may be time to look how Apple can make the next generation devices even smarter.
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Microsoft chucks vomit ad  —  Earlier this week, we were all rather intrigued by the appearance of a Microsoft ad, in which a wife borrows her husband's laptop and suffers a technicolor nightmare when she espies a site that he has been, um, enjoying.  —  By Wednesday night, however …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine Broken For 4 Hours And Counting  —  A little over two hours ago, a Google employee posted a note in this Google Groups thread indicating that Google App Engine was “seeing elevated Datastore latency and error-rates, as well as elevated serving error-rates.”
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft to offer Family Pack for Windows 7 Home Premium  —  In two recent posts (Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard: How much do upgrades really cost? and Do you need more than Windows 7 Home Premium?), I took a closer look at the differences between Windows 7 editions and their counterparts from Apple.
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Sumner Lemon / Computerworld:
Apple patching serious SMS vulnerability on iPhone  —  The flaw could allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code  —  IDG News Service - Apple Inc. is working to fix an iPhone vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code with root access to the phone.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple retail stores can now replace broken iPhone screens  —  Apple has expanded the services offered by its retail stores to include fixing damaged iPhone screens.  —  The Loop has confirmed that if your iPhone has a broken screen and you take it to an Apple retail relocation, they have the capability to fix it on the spot.
Discussion: Ars Technica and TidBITS
Jim Norris / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed real-time search.  We have it.  It's here.  —  One of the coolest things about FriendFeed is how you can see everything that's happening on the site in real-time.  Starting today, this is even more true with real-time search.  —  Just enter a search query as you always have …
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Update - Apple Pulls BeautyMeter App With Nude 15-Year-Old  —  Yesterday's BeautyMeter article resulted in quite the firestorm.  Media outlets such as Fox News, Wired, Gizmodo, DownloadSqaud and others, carried the “Nude 15-Year-Old Pictures” story ... as well as social media activity from Digg, Twitter and more.
Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
Apple Issues Heat Advisory for iPhone 3G, 3GS  —  Whether anecdotal reports of iPhones overheating are true or not, Apple has taken them seriously enough to reveal the presence of a temperature warning screen for the iPhone 3G and 3GS.  —  Here's the deal: an unknown but probably very small number …
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Akshay Patil / The Official Google Blog:
New Blog Search tools: Feeds, Hot Queries and Latest Posts  —  Ever since the new Google Blog Search homepage launched, we've been fielding requests for a myriad of different features.  Today we're happy to announce the launch of our most requested feature: RSS and Atom feeds.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One More Thing: The New Facebook iPhone App Will Allow Video Uploads  —  Yesterday, we wrote about what Facebook was planning for the next major release of its iPhone app, version 3.0.  The big update will contain 15 new features, probably none bigger than the addition of event management to the app, finally.
Discussion: TUAW, geeksugar, TheNextWeb.com and Facebook, Thanks:mrinaldesai
IAB:
Key Trade Groups Release Comprehensive Privacy Principles for Use and Collection of Behavioral Data in Online Advertising  —  Top Trade Associations Embrace First-Ever Broad Industry Self Regulation  —  New York, NY (JULY 2, 2009) —A group of the nation's largest media …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Connect Is A Huge Success — By The Numbers  —  As much as Beacon was Facebook's low point, that service's replacement, Facebook Connect, is vaulting the company to new heights six months after its November 2008 launch.  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg occasionally hints …
Dan Freed / TheStreet.com:
Murdoch Talks Media  —  Rupert Murdoch has not allowed the crisis in his most-loved medium — the newspaper — stop the growth of his global empire.  —  Murdoch, the 78-year-old News Corp. (NWSA Quote) chairman and CEO who moved television news considerably to the political right with Fox News …
Staska / Unwired View:
LG aims for #2 spot by 2012, plans new “Black label” iPhone competitor, Prada III phone and extreme premium brand  —  LG has made some pretty impressive strides in a cellphone market during these last few years.  With the demise of Motorola and the problems ailing Sony Ericsson last year …
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
No to SQL?  Anti-database movement gains steam  —  But can enterprises take open-source alternatives Hadoop, Voldemort seriously?  —  Computerworld - The meet-up in San Francisco last month had a whiff of revolution about it, like a latter-day techie version of the American Patriots planning the Boston Tea Party.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Judge Acquits Lori Drew in Cyberbullying Case, Overrules Jury  —  LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday overturned guilty verdicts against Lori Drew, issuing a directed acquittal on three misdemeanor charges.  —  Drew, 50, was accused of participating in a cyberbullying scheme …
BBC:
Twitter followers ‘can be bought’  —  Twitter users who lack an audience for their messages can now buy followers.  —  Australian social media marketing company uSocial is offering a paid service that finds followers for users of the micro-blogging service.
Basheera Khan / TechCrunch Europe:
Online content + printing press = customised newspapers FTW  —  Following the success of AudioBoo, 4iP has unveiled another investment with the potential to completely change the face of mainstream media - though this time, it's all about print.  Newspaper Club is a tool to help people make their own newspapers using online content.
Discussion: paidContent
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Prices Fluctuate As Developers Adjust To OS 3.0; Nav Apps Gain Pricing Power  —  Ever since OS.  3., the latest operating system for the iPhone, launched on June 17, prices among the top 100 apps in the iTunes App Store have been fluctuating wildly as developers push …
Discussion: Distimo Report and eWeek
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Yelp Launches Facebook Connect  —  Today Yelp launched their implementation of Facebook Connect to enable users to share reviews with their friends on Facebook.  After you post your review on Yelp, you are prompted to post it to your feed.  That's about the extend of the service …
Discussion: Yelp Official Blog
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Media player meets Netbook in the Archos 9PCtablet  —  The line between portable media devices and traditional Netbooks just got a little more blurred, thanks to this morning's announcement of the Archos 9PCtablet.  According to the company, this is a 9-inch touchscreen Atom-powered PC …
 
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Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Andreessen Readies a New Venture Capital Firm
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Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
White Gloves & Thrown Elections: Michael Jackson vs. Iran Election
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
CSC to Resell Microsoft Cloud Services
Discussion: internetnews.com and CSC
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
DOJ Confirms Antitrust Investigation Into Google Book Settlement
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Layoffs and Reorg at IAC-Owned Evite
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Twittering from the tractor: smartphones sprout on the farm
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
GoDaddy Files Patent for Method of Selling Equity in Domain Names
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John Cook / TechFlash:
Voyager, Steamboat Ventures line up behind secretive Ground Truth
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
GoDaddy Wants You to Go Twitter
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Mozilla's Crowdsourcing Mystique
Discussion: metacool and digg.com, Thanks:outcastpr
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon: Cut Your Landline To Save Money …
Discussion: Telecompetitor
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
iPhone Overtaking Nokia Worldwide
Discussion: Geekword
Tom Cook / Facebook:
Hammering Usernames  —  Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Craigslist Sued For Trademark Based On Listing