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1:55 PM ET, July 11, 2009

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Anthony / Machine Shop:
The Interactive Twitter Music Chart  —  We've been frustrated by a few things about music charts recently.  One is the issue of chart integrity, the lines between manipulation & engagement and how to keep such a system honest while rewarding the right people.
Discussion: A VC, tinyComb and BackType
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
Unlike Android, the iPhone can't scale, says Google  —  All the talk this week has been about Google's forthcoming Chrome PC operating system, but that doesn't mean its other operating system, Android, is going away, according to its chief engineer.  —  Andy Rubin, Google's vice president …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Android Will Live On, Get ‘Sweeter’ and More Social
Arnold Kim / Normalkid:
Followup on the State of iPhone Gaming: The $0.99 Economy  —  A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the state of iPhone gaming was changing with an influx in bigger studios with smaller and smaller pricing margins.  —  Things have gotten even more competitive since with Gameloft …
Discussion: Touch Arcade
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The News Chronicle:
ImageShack hacked by Anti-sec movement  —  ImageShack, one of the web's biggest image hosts, was hacked by a group called the “Anti-sec” movement this Friday evening.  Their attack caused random images hosted by ImageShack to be replaced with the Anti-sec manifesto.
Discussion: Mashable!, SoftSailor and ThreatBlog
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Can Michael Arrington Raise Enough Money To Make The CrunchPad?  —  It looks like TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington really is going to give the gadget business a shot with CrunchPad, his tablet PC startup.  —  And he's getting help.  —  We've heard — but haven't been able to confirm …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple to Bring Wi-Fi-Free iPhone to China Three Months Early  —  Apple's iPhone is coming to China, perhaps sooner than later.  But when the handset finally arrives, it's likely to lack an important feature: Wi-Fi.  —  Sources say Apple has formally requested a network access license to sell …
Brad / Liliputing:
Google Chrome netbook announcements could come later this year  —  When Google announced it was working on an operating system specifically targeted at netbooks earlier this week, the company said the source code would be available later this year and netbooks running the OS would hit the streets in the second half of 2010.
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Silverlight 3 Released  —  Today we officially shipped the final release of Silverlight 3.  —  Silverlight 3 Features  —  Silverlight 3 is a major update and delivers a ton of new features and capabilities.  Some of the new Silverlight 3 runtime capabilities include:  —  HD Media
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Steven Kotler / Fox News:
Wireless Cybercriminals Target Clueless Vacationers  —  The newest trend in Internet fraud is “vacation hacking,” a sinister sort of tourist trap.  —  Cybercriminals are targeting travelers by creating phony Wi-Fi hot spots in airports, in hotels, and even aboard airliners.
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
AP proposes new article formatting for the Web  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is proposing that publishers attach descriptive tags to news articles online in hopes of taming the free-for-all of news and information on the Web and generating more traffic for established media brands.
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
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 …
 
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Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
The Web at 20  —  At the BBC this afternoon, we've had an event …
Discussion: BBC Internet Blog and BBC
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Interview: Greg Grunberg and August Trometer, founders of Yowza, action heroes
Schneier on Security:
Making an Operating System Virus Free
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Inside Gazelle, Microsoft Research's “browser OS”
Discussion: Slashdot
Byron Acohido / Technology Live:
Google netbook worries privacy advocates
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
 Earlier Items: 
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Verizon Wireless Looking To Woo RIM and Windows Application Developers
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Douglas Rushkoff / Fast Company:
How the Tech Boom Terminated California's Economy
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Augmented reality subway app comes to NY, SF
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and MobileCrunch