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8:10 AM ET, July 6, 2009

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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Nokia turns to Android in phone wars  —  Finnish mobile phone giant changes strategy to increase share in the only growing market  —  Nokia is understood to be developing a mobile phone that runs on Google's Android software platform in a strategic U-turn for the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Details on Marc Andreessen's New Fund (Plus Five Other Interesting Things He Said)  —  Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are launching their much-anticipated $300 million venture fund this evening, aptly called Andreessen Horowitz.  —  The fund will make investments of $50,000 to $50 million …
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz  —  My partner Ben Horowitz and I are delighted to announce the formation of our new venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, and our first fund — $300 million in size — aimed purely at investing in the best new entrepreneurs …
Discussion: TechFlash, Between the Lines, A VC, TechVi and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Web pioneer Andreessen raises $300M for new venture capital firm  —  Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur who co-founded the first significant Web browser Netscape at 22, is moving on to his next profession: Venture Capitalism.  —  Andreessen (pictured left) with his long-time business partner …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A New Venture Firm's ‘Secret Plan’
Discussion: Network World, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prepare Yourself For iPod Video  —  Like most people who've had an iPhone 3GS in their hands, we've been extremely impressed with the video capabilities of this little device.  Not only Does it take near-HD video, it has excellent basic editing software and video can be uploaded to YouTube over Wifi or the cell networks.
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Arn / MacRumors:
More Evidence of Cameras in Next Gen iPod Touch and Nano?  —  Two new images of cases for the upcoming iPod Touch and iPod Nano have begun circulating.  The new cases suggest that the next generation Touch and Nano will indeed include a camera.  —  The first image from Uxsight is listed as a …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and Gadget Lab
Arn / MacRumors:
Cameras Ordered for iPod Touch? Another Case Design
Discussion: Engadget
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Since March, Internet Explorer Lost 11.4 Percent Share To Firefox, Safari, And Chrome  —  The new browser wars on on.  More than a decade after Microsoft killed off Netscape with Internet Explorer, competition in the browser market has never been stronger.  Just last week, Mozilla released Firefox 3.5 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   For Firefox, a Challenging Future Awaits
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News:   Prevent your search default from being changed
Stephen Hutcheon / The Age:
Google wants a bigger slice of the real-estate search business  —  In a move that has raised eyebrows among established players in the classified real-estate business, Google Australia has unveiled a new tool on its mapping service that will directly link buyers and renters to available property.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
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Andrew Foster / Official Google Australia Blog:
Making Google Maps even more useful with real estate search
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter Suspending Accounts in Droves  —  Twitter seems to be on a roll lately.  It would seem, either by bug, or some new policy just implemented, Twitter has just suspended hundreds to thousands of Twitter accounts with little to no reason.  You can see all the action, semi-real-time here.
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Google code cloud punts on-demand embarrassment  —  Mountain View's Sarah Palin moment  —  Increase your knowledge of the latest threats to your busines  —  Fail and You Last week, users of Google App Engine - Google's application hosting platform - discovered a new feature in the product: downtime.
Reuters:
Advertising set for mild 2010 recovery-forecast  —  “In the U.S. we predict search advertising to grow 20 percent in 2009, while traditional display grows 3 percent and classified grows just 1.8 percent.  —  However with the move of money from print to online, the newspaper industry has been hurt.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Advertising set for mild 2010 recovery-forecast
Discussion: paidContent
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rise of Web Video, Beyond 2-Minute Clips  —  When motion pictures were invented at the end of the 19th century, most films were shorter than a minute, because of the limitations of technology.  A little more than a hundred years later when Web videos were introduced, they were also cut short …
Discussion: Gawker and MarketingVOX
Markcuban / blog maverick:
When you succeed with Free, you are going to die by Free  —  The problem with companies who have built their business around free is that it is far from free to remain successful.  —  The more success you have in delivering free, the more expensive it is to stay at the top.
Discussion: Feld Thoughts, paidContent and Joe Duck
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Cherry, The Mobile Operator That Doesn't Care Whether You're On Wi-Fi Or Not  —  The chances of me being genuinely amazed at something I see a Belgian tech company achieve are rather slim.  But occasionally, it happens.  Last week I went to local entrepreneur meetup BetaGroup …
Discussion: IntoMobile and VoIP Watch
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News:
4chan may be behind attack on Twitter  —  Update: Twitter has reacted to this raid by removing the term from its trending topics, but evidence can still be found on Twitter Search.  —  Twitter saw a huge influx of fake accounts on Sunday, pushing the NSFW trending topic, #gorillapenis, all the way to the top of the list.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Mashable!
 
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Ben Leach / Telegraph:
Twitter gains entry in dictionary
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC broadband roadmap aims to bring order to stimulus chaos
Discussion: Techgeist
Kevin Cho / Bloomberg:
Samsung Says It Posted Second-Quarter Operating Profit; Shares Advance
Discussion: Reuters
Richard Wray / Guardian:
BT drops Phorm targeted ad service
Discussion: paidContent
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
Just How Successful is the iPhone App Store?
 Earlier Items: 
Louis Gray:
TweetDeck Marks One Year Anniversary: The Journey and What's Next
Discussion: Twitterrati and TweetDeck's posterous, Thanks:jesse
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Dismissal In MySpace Suicide Case Could Spark New Cyberbullying Crackdown
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Geeks double as scourges and sages at media summit
BrianB / PMP Today:
VAIO P Clone Surfaces Names Itself Gemsta Viva
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
How I Tweet: Just the FAQs
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog