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12:30 PM ET, July 6, 2009

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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 …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple may add micro projectors to iPhones, iPod touches  —  With the storage capacities of iPhones and iPod touches on the rise, consumers are likely to begin carrying more and more of their digital video content on the devices, and could soon have the capability to project those videos for friends and family just about anywhere.
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 …
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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 …
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: AttentionMax and Network World, Thanks:atul
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.
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Andrew Foster / Official Google Australia Blog:
Making Google Maps even more useful with real estate search  —  Ever since Google Maps launched in Australia in February 2007, we've been committed to adding more and more useful and up-to-date information to make it a truly valuable resource for Australians.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Land Grab: Google Expands Real Estate Listings
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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.
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Reuters:
Nokia denies plans phone running Google's Android  —  The world's top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) said on Monday it was not working on introducing a phone running on Google's (GOOG.O) Android operating system.  —  British daily The Guardian said on Monday the Finnish mobile phone maker …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Online Ad Spending Rises At Double-Digit Rates, Gains Share Vs. All Other Media  —  Despite the global economic recession's drag on advertising budgets, the growth in online ad spending appears to be defying expectations, and is expanding at double-digit rates, according to the latest quarterly forecast …
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Advertising set for mild 2010 recovery-forecast
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Mike Volpi Jumps From Joost to Index: A BoomTown Interview (and Full Press Release)  —  Two years ago, Index Ventures was part of a group that invested $45 million in Joost, the then-hot-and-hyped online video service, while bringing on well-known tech exec Mike Volpi (pictured here) as CEO.
Rebecca H. / Hulu Blog:
Paging Dr. Grey  —  Today marks the official start of a new relationship: the launch of ABC content on Hulu.  Things kick off with five episodes of Grey's Anatomy, the primetime drama set at Seattle Grace Hospital, where surgical interns try to navigate the challenges of romance and friendship …
Matthew Goldstein / Commentaries:
A Goldman trading scandal?  —  Did someone try to steal Goldman Sachs' secret sauce?  —  While most in the US were celebrating the 4th of July, a Russian immigrant living in New Jersey was being held on federal charges of stealing top-secret computer trading codes from a major …
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Media players plot survival in Sun Valley  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The global recession, shrinking advertising sales and fears that the Internet could render big media empires obsolete provide an ominous backdrop for executives at this week's Sun Valley conference.
Discussion: DealBook and HipMojo.com
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:   Geeks double as scourges and sages at media summit
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, MarketingVOX, Beet.TV and isen.blog
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.
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Municipal complaint?  There's an app for that  —  Tech-savvy staff bridges a gap  —  Boston City Hall, a drab concrete monument to 1960s Brutalism run by a self-described urban mechanic who despises voice mail, isn't exactly known as a hotbed of technological innovation.
Discussion: CNET News, Computerworld Blogs and PSFK
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.
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 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Technorati Takes an Extended Holiday Break  —  Back in May it looked like Technorati stopped indexing blogs and links correctly.  We were told that the issue was a result of the Technorati team moving their servers to a new hosting facility.  —  Now we've learned via Thomas Marban …
Discussion: InsideTransit
 
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Mark Gongloff / Wall Street Journal:
How Tough Is Tech?  —  Earnings Will Help Show Whether Resilient Sector …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Amazon Ordered To Pay Back $119 Million In Taxes In Japan.
Discussion: Techgeist and Reuters
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Valley's one-time godfather of multimedia is leaving for Ohio
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Sam Coates / Times of London:
Google or Microsoft could hold NHS patient records say Tories
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com and The Register
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
The Day After: A Brutal Week for Uptime
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Computerworld:
Internet, Twitter blocked in China city after ethnic riot
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Anderson Sets His ‘Free’ Free, In Audio And Abridged Forms
Discussion: The Long Tail, Bloggasm and Music Ally
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Google code cloud punts on-demand embarrassment