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4:55 PM ET, July 18, 2009

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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Amazon Says It Will Stop Deleting Kindle Books  —  By deleting two unauthorized Orwell books from the Kindle devices of readers who had purchased them, Amazon highlighted how poorly real world expectations apply to the digital world.  —  Amazon on Thursday began e-mailing a few hundred owners …
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Hugh / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Orwell in 2009: Dystopian Rights Management  —  In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, the protagonist Winston Smith labors in obscurity to make information appear and disappear at the whims of the Ministry of Truth: … The Ministry of Truth would have truly appreciated DRM and tethered devices.
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
With No Notice, Twitter Adds More Limits - Password Trouble Ensues  —  Twitter is up to their old antics of adding limits again, changing the API, and not telling developers as they do so.  This morning Twitter released into production new limits around their verify_credentials() …
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Tolles / blog.topix.com:
News Flash: The Bad Guys Win  —  Sigh.  —  I guess its time for another crop of news products from journalists.  Why is it that when these guys all go onto the field of battle “once more into the breach” style, they don't understand which side of the Agincourt analogy they are on.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MSN Preps for Major Renovation, Focusing on Five Verticals, as It “Does Less Better”  —  The edging-ever-closer-to-consummation deal talks with Yahoo about an online advertising and search partnership and the aggressive marketing of its new Bing search service aren't the only things …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia planning a new line of handsets dubbed Cseries  —  Interesting, very interesting.  We are all familiar with the branding nightmare that is Nokia's higher-end line of phones.  Eseries for business, Nseries for fun — but even fanboy blogs seem to have a tough time remembering how to spell the brands.
Discussion: Engadget and CellPassion
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Intel's 34nm-based 320GB solid state drive creeps closer to reality  —  Hankering for an SSD that's as big as your traditional HDD?  So is Intel, or so we hear.  In fact, we've been hearing whispers that a capacious 320GB solid state drive was in the works since January …
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: What Phones Do People Dump For iPhone?  —  What phones are Apple's iPhone buyers throwing away?  A lot of Motorola RAZRs.  —  Some 29.4% of iPhone 3G buyers were upgrading from Motorola devices, according to Nielsen's Q2 2009 Mobile Insights Survey.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu's Content Owners Are Missing A Major Opportunity This Summer  —  It's no secret that summer is the season of terrible television, when networks flock to broadcast cheap reality TV and game shows that actually will turn your brain into a slippery pile of goo.
Discussion: A VC and bijan sabet
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
The NSA wiretapping story nobody wanted  —  Whistleblower Mark Klein tells in his new book of how he was ignored.  He spoke with IDG News. … Following is an edited transcript of the interview.  —  IDG News Service: By some estimates there are 15 to 20 of these secret wiretapping rooms across the country.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Q2 venture investing looks like it's 2005 (and that's a good thing)  —  Hey, that wasn't so bad.  Dow Jones VentureSource has released its data on venture capital investments during the second quarter of 2009, and while the numbers might look bleak in most years, given the broader context, they look ... okay.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and TechFlash
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Web Video Viewers Forget About Michael Jackson  —  Remember when Michael Jackson was one of the biggest things on the Web?  So 10 days ago.  —  So says video views tracker TubeMogul, which illustrates its argument via a nifty interactive chart at the bottom of this post.
 
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Sorry Google, 'There's A URL For That' Doesn't Have The Same Ring
Scalable web architectures:
Is Yahoo launching a cloud storage solution : MObStor
Discussion: Yahoo! Developer Network Blog, Thanks:royans
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Apple strips devs of promo codes for apps rated 17+
Discussion: CNET News
Chris Taylor / Fortune Small Business:
Getting Things Done guru goes digital
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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