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11:25 PM ET, July 11, 2009

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Karen Wickre / The Official Google Blog:
Google accounts on Twitter  —  Like lots of you, we've been drawn into Twitter this year.  After all, we're all about frequent updates ourselves, and there's lots happening around here that we want to share with you.  Of course, we enjoy watching, and contributing to, the tweetstream (we hope you find our tweets useful, too).
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Much Does Google Like Twitter?  —  This much.  —  That's 44 accounts by my count.  Where are all those Jaiku accounts?  —  Still think they have no interest in the micro-messaging service?  Of course they do.  It just may cost them more than a billion dollars to satisfy their fixation.
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, Mashable!, tinyComb and BackType
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Hype Machine's New Twitter Music Chart Is Too Easy To RickRoll  —  The folks at the Hype Machine, the popular music tracking site, think that all of the Twitter music charts out there are “lame,” so they decided to make their own Twitter Music Chart.  It encourages people to Tweet out links …
Dwight / blogs.chron.com:
A major Windows 7 upgrade question gets an answer  —  On Monday, Microsoft is expected to announce that it's done with Windows 7, and the code will be dispatched to manufacturers of PCs and the factories that will burn it onto retail DVDs.  —  On Oct. 22, you'll be able to buy the fruits of Microsoft's more than three years of labor.
Mark Trammell / Digg the Blog:
Much Ado About IE6  —  Here at Digg, like most sites, the designers, developers, and QA engineers spend a lot of time making sure the site works in IE6, an eight-year-old browser superseded by two full releases.  It consumes time that could be spent building the future of Digg.
Discussion: MarkJournal, Softpedia News and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Michael J. Miller / Forward Thinking:
Google's Chrome OS: Maybe Not a “PC” OS After All  —  Everyone is talking about Google's announcement yesterday that it plans to create its own PC operating system, aimed initially at the netbook market.  The new OS will be called Chrome, just like Google's browser, and sounds like it will primarily …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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 …
Ian Paul / PC World:
Does Google Know Too Much About You?  —  Do you trust Google?  If you use its multitude of online services on a daily basis you might, but is that assumption wise?  For some, Google is a wonderful company with a broad selection of useful online tools that make life easier …
Discussion: digg.com
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Editorial: Taking the iPhone 3GS off the job market  —  The other day, whilst sitting in the waiting room of a doctor's office, awaiting the inevitable bad news to come down the pipeline (you're dead, you're dying, no that rash can't be treated), I attempted to do something daring with my iPhone 3GS.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Click by Click, Reviewers Gain Clout  —  If you value your spare time, don't start posting comments and reviews on Amazon, Mark Espinosa suggests.  It can be a hard habit to break.  —  Given his rank as the online retailer's No. 1 reviewer, he would certainly know.
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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Brad / Liliputing:
Google Chrome netbook announcements could come later this year
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
AP proposes new article formatting for the Web
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The News Chronicle:
ImageShack hacked by Anti-sec movement
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Steven Kotler / Fox News:
Wireless Cybercriminals Target Clueless Vacationers
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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
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
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