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10:05 PM ET, July 10, 2009

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Jason / Appmodo:
Apple iPhone MMS Delayed, Coming Sept, Tethering $55 Extra  —  EXCLUSIVE: We originally brought you the story last month stating MMS and tethering would be coming in July.  AT&T responded directly to our story and stated it would be delayed.  Well those stories are true as MMS and tethering are now coming in September.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Adds More Images to Local Search Results
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic's Browser Client Is Like Gmail For Twitter  —  Seesmic, the Twitter and Facebook desktop client developed by Loic Le Meur, is launching its much talked about browser-based Twitter client today at TechCrunch's Real-Time Stream CrunchUp.  We first heard about the plans for the browser client …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Android Will Live On, Get ‘Sweeter’ and More Social  —  After Google announced it was working on an operating system based on its Chrome Web browser this week, many wondered: Didn't Google already build an operating system?  And isn't it called Android?  —  Yoichiro Akiyama/Flickr  —  Andy Rubin
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft's Silverlight 3  —  Microsoft's “Flash-killer,” Silverlight released the third version of its rich media application platform, Silverlight 3, on the web yesterday.  This morning, Microsoft is holding the official launch of Silverlight 3 …
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Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Pandora Tunes Into $35 Million  —  Online radio network Pandora has raised $35 million in new VC funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal.  —  No word yet on who's leading the round, or which existing shareholders re-upped.  Pandora had previously raised around $29 million …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Client Tweetdeck Raises Around $2 Million In Funding  —  Tweetdeck, one of the most popular Twitter clients, has raised $2 million in a previously undisclosed round of funding, according to angel investor John Borthwick.  He revealed the funding at TechCrunch's Real-Time Stream CrunchUp …
Jared Newman / PC World:
iPhone App Store 1 Year Later: Apple's Highs and Lows  —  Apple may enjoy smugly tooting its own horn, but it is particularly puffed-up today while celebrating a year of the iPhone and iPod Touch App Store.  —  “Light a candle and cue the music,” Apple says on a special iTunes page for the occasion.
Discussion: The Register, NEWSFACTOR and Tech Beat
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Google Is Stealing Apple's Ideas  —  Short answer: because they're good.  Long answer: because Google has none of its own.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.  That's because, in Apple's case, they already have.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Inside Gazelle, Microsoft Research's “browser OS”  —  A research team led by Microsoft's Helen Wang recently published a report about an experimental browser prototype called “Gazelle” that uses processes to isolate page content elements originating from different domains.
Discussion: Slashdot
PC World:
Chrome OS Could Offend the Open Source Community  —  The announcement a few days ago of Google's new Chrome OS was simultaneously shocking and expected.  It's a typically understated and quietly ambitious move on behalf of Google.  It's also proof — if it were needed — that Google people are supremely smart.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Putting What Little We Actually Know About Chrome OS Into Context
Douglas Rushkoff / Fast Company:
How the Tech Boom Terminated California's Economy  —  However comforting it might be to blame Southern California's movie industry for unleashing Governor Terminator on the state's economy, the real seeds of the current crisis were sewn further north, in the seemingly prosperous corporate parks of Silicon Valley.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
EBay's Traffic Drops Amid Identity Crisis  —  It has been a year and a half since Meg Whitman said she would hand the chief executive's office at eBay to John Donahoe, and at least by some measures, the company continues to lose traction with both buyers and sellers.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Augmented reality subway app comes to NY, SF  —  British iPhone application developer Acrossair is bringing its augmented reality app Nearest Tube to New York today and San Francisco on Monday.  Now called Nearest Subway, it superimposes directions to the nearest subway stops over the iPhone 3GS' live video feed.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
OS X Snow Leopard 10A402 Brings Visual Tweaks and Other Enhancements  —  With the release of the OS X Snow Leopard 10A402 beta yesterday, users have been poring over the new version looking for changes.  Among the most obvious changes have been a few visual tweaks, although several other enhancements have also been discovered.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Verizon Wireless Looking To Woo RIM and Windows Application Developers  —  Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) is restructuring the way it works with some application developers, which will be important as handset makers launch their own storefronts and form direct relationships with developers.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook?  Up 10%.  Twitter?  Up 16%.  FriendFeed?  Flat  —  I'm largely seen as FriendFeed's #1 cheerleader and customer #1.  —  But it isn't catching on.  —  Rackspace's President, Lew Moorman, and I have been having an interesting debate.  He even wrote up his thesis …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search  —  PeopleBrowsr, a desktop and web browser-based dashboard for social networks, is adding a real-time search functionality that would let users make filtered searches into conversations on Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed.
Byron Acohido / Technology Live:
Google netbook worries privacy advocates  —  One other big hurdle Google must surmount in order to become a major player in selling netbook operating systems: privacy advocates.  —  Pushback has started from non-profits Consumerwatchdog.org and The Center for Digital Democracy.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Brizzly: A Twitter Reader From The People Who Brought You Google Reader  —  Twitter's front-end look and feel on the web has been slowly improving over the past several months.  But it's still far from ideal, missing quite a few key elements that users turn to other apps for.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Says It Has No Deal Yet With G.M.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As General Motors emerged from bankruptcy protection on Friday, it appeared to get its signals crossed with the e-commerce giant eBay.  —  In a statement heralding its new corporate structure and revitalized outlook …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Follow-Up Project Has A Name, Tiny Speck.  And They're Hiring.  —  Back in June of last year, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, the husband/wife team that started Flickr, left Yahoo to pursue other interests.  We already know what Fake's new project is, the just-launched Hunch.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pre Hacked to Run on Verizon  —  Cleanser in our Pre forums has successfully hacked a Pre to operate on Verizon's network.  Voice and text are a go, but data isn't up and working yet: … Apparently the difficult part is getting Verizon to take the MEID of the device (its unique identifier) …
Joe Green / Causes Exchange:
Causes Raises $10,000,000!  —  Today, Causes broke $10,000,000 raised through the application in just over two years.  Half of this, $5,000,000, was donated in just the past 6 months.  It is through the hard work of activists and nonprofits on Causes that we have been able to reach this milestone.
Discussion: Inside Facebook and TechCrunch
David Martin / CNET News:
Apple says cases cause iPhone 3GS discoloration  —  Summer in Texas this year is hot, but not as hot as the debate over the iPhone 3GS overheating, an issue circulating the Internet for several weeks now.  The debate finally came to a head when some users blamed white iPhone 3GS discoloration …
DealBook:
A Sun Valley Romance, Three Years Later  —  In recent years, the high-powered guests at Allen & Company's conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, have taken to fawning over young Web entrepreneurs with big ideas but no business model.  —  In 2006, the focus was on Chad Hurley of YouTube …
Trent_reznor / forum.nin.com:
my thoughts on what to do as a new / unknown artist  —  This was written on a bumpy Euro-bus ride across the wilderness - may ramble a bit but I think the point gets across.  —  TR  —  UPDATE 2:  —  Here's a message from Ian Rogers of TopSpin  —  UPDATE 1:
 
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Jae-Soon Chang / Associated Press:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Bing To Google: Try Updating Your Index Once In A While
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Users upset after CA anti-virus detects Windows system file as virus
Discussion: bit-tech.net
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Google CEO says will discuss Apple board role