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8:35 AM ET, July 13, 2009

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Complete Guide To Microsoft's Office 2010  —  The web has been abuzz the past few weeks with chatter about Microsoft's announcement today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans about the new version of Microsoft's Office 2010.  There's even a mini-movie about its debut.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Office 2010 revealed in great detail via Microsoft videos  —  I don't know what timezone Microsoft's web servers are running on, but it's revealed the much anticipated Office 2010 release in great detail way ahead of the expected official announcement at the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference 2009.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Monday's Office 2010 preview leaks to BitTorrent  —  New build may be invite-only beta slated to debut on Monday  —  Computerworld - Just hours before Microsoft plans to launch Office 2010, a build that may be the first public preview of the suite leaked to the Internet, searches showed late Sunday.
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Collapse in illegal sharing of music  —  • Teenagers switching to streaming sites - survey  —  • Spotify and YouTube lead the way as habits change  —  They are the record companies' bogeyman: the 15-year-old in their bedroom ripping off a star's latest album and sharing …
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft Has Turned The Corner  —  I've got to say: in my opinion, Microsoft has turned The Corner.  —  You know The Corner.  —  The one that gets us off of pothole ridden Vista Avenue (one street over from Lincoln in Blue Velvet).  The Corner that requires Microsoft to shed some of the fat …
Discussion: ParisLemon and Bob Caswell, Thanks:parislemon
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG's next-gen Chocolate BL40 teased on video, looks good enough to eat  —  We can't verify the authenticity of the video, but it seems a little far-fetched to believe that even LG diehards out there would've been able to toil away making a very legit-looking promo piece for the company's recently-teased …
Coco Masters / Time:
Fujifilm's New Dimension  —  Fuji's prototype digicam uses two lenses for simultaneous  —  More than two decades ago, Fujifilm was one of the first camera manufacturers to see the future of photography was digital.  In 1988, the Japanese imaging giant developed the world's first fully digital still camera …
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
LG launches app store, initial focus on Asia  —  LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 handset maker, is launching an online store for mobile phone applications Tuesday with an initial focus on Asia and aspirations for a more global reach by year-end.  —  Phone makers and mobile firms worldwide …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Six in 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7: survey  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing applications.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and TechVi
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why Googlers should read Anil Dash's post  —  Anil Dash wrote a great piece about Google recently, and I think all Googlers should read it.  Anil makes several good points, including this one: … This absolutely rings true in my opinion.  One of Google's core values is “Don't be evil.”
Discussion: ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Pradnya Joshi / New York Times:
When a Blogger Voices Approval, a Sponsor May Be Lurking  —  Colleen Padilla, a 33-year-old mother of two who lives in suburban Philadelphia, has reviewed nearly 1,500 products, including baby clothes, microwave dinners and the Nintendo Wii, on her popular Web site Classymommy.com.
Discussion: Gawker and The Blog Herald
Esteban Parra / delawareonline:
Lead feet: Unite!  —  New tech tool alerts motorists to police at speed traps  —  For decades, police have parked their cruisers behind billboards and overpass pillars to snag a common prey — speeding motorists.  —  Armed with radar that clocks how fast a motorist is moving …
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Rosetta Stone Suing Google Over Advertisers' Trademark Use  —  Rosetta Stone, the Arlington language-learning software firm, said yesterday it has filed a lawsuit against Google for trademark infringement, alleging the Internet search giant allowed other companies to use Rosetta Stone's trademark brand …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD keeps pressure on Intel with more six-headed server chips  —  Advanced Micro Devices is launching two new versions of its chips with six brains today.  The AMD Opteron HE and SE server microprocessors have six cores, or processors, on a single chip.  The introduction is the latest volley …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Re-Rumor: Apple Tablet Coming in October, Priced at $800  —  The China Times is now reporting that the endlessly-rumored, Apple tablet isn't just coming someday—a fair bet—it's coming soon.  It'll land in October, to be exact, when we should expect to pay around $800 for it.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study Measures the Chatter of the News Cycle  —  For the most part, the traditional news outlets lead and the blogs follow, typically by 2.5 hours, according to a new computer analysis of news articles and commentary on the Web during the last three months of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:atul
 
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Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
New Book on Facebook: Fun Trumps Facts
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
JS-Kit's Real-Time Commenting Widget Echo Captures The Pulse Of Comments On The Web
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and louisgray.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Cynthia Wong / PolicyBeta:
Yahoo! protects user privacy — and gets fined?
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How the Media Wrestle With the Web
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Favstar.fm Makes The Twitter “Favorite” Less Of An Unwanted Step-Child
Thanks:favstar
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
French “3 strikes” law returns, now with judicial oversight!
Discussion: Boing Boing
 Earlier Items: 
Chas / ChasNote:
More Bad News for Ad Agencies: Meet Howcast
Discussion: New York Times
comScore, Inc.:
Online Gaming Continues Strong Growth in U.S. as Consumers …
geeksmack.net:
Windows 7 RTM on Track, Compiled
Discussion: Tech Invaders, SoftSailor and TechSpot, Thanks:paulz0r
Bloomberg:
Ericsson to Spend $1.5 Billion on Wireless Research in Korea
Todd Lewan / Associated Press:
Electronic identification sparks privacy debate
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
New Chief Defends U.S. Base for Agency That Manages Web