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8:50 AM ET, July 20, 2009

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: AOL's Armstrong First 100 Days: ‘People Are Missing The Real AOL Story’  —  Sixteen cities in ten countries, from Baltimore to Bangalore, Denver to Dublin.  26 Town Hall and All Hands meetings. 71 product reviews. 51 partner/customer meetings.  The numbers charting Tim Armstrong's 100 …
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Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
AOL sets sights on content-led domination  —  AOL will on Friday unveil the early stages of a plan to become the internet's largest provider of original content within two years.  —  As the company prepares to spin off from Time Warner by the end of the year, Tim Armstrong …
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
Peter Wayner / Computerworld:
iPhone App Store roulette: A tale of rejection  —  InfoWorld - Think back to May 26, 1995.  Steve Jobs was wandering in the desert, fiddling with some company called Pixar that made animated movies of dancing desk lamps, and planning his next step for NeXT.
Discussion: TechCrunch and jkOnTheRun
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
APPWATCH: Mirror, Mirror on the iPhone, for Free
Discussion: Pulse2
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack  —  The Twitter document leak fiasco started with a simple story that personal accounts of Twitter employees were hacked.  Twitter CEO Evan Williams commented on that story, saying that Twitter itself was mostly unaffected.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Why Japan's Cellphones Haven't Gone Global  —  TOKYO — At first glance, Japanese cellphones are a gadget lover's dream: ready for Internet and e-mail, they double as credit cards, boarding passes and even body-fat calculators.  —  But it is hard to find anyone in Chicago or London using …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Twitter Generates $48 Million of Media Coverage in a Month  —  But Can It Maintain Its Sizzle?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Twitter's been the toast of TV news programs, daytime talk shows, magazine editors and newspaper reporters.  But what's all that chatter worth?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg's Kevin Rose Not Pleased With DiggBar Change  —  Earlier today we reported on a change in how Digg handles URL redirects from its URL shortening service called DiggBar.  Users of the service are not happy - links are now sometimes going to Digg's summary of the story instead of the story itself.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google Voice: Trouble Calling for Skype?  —  An entry into Web calling by search giant Google is likely to boost competition for eBay's Internet-calling unit and other VoIP service providers  —  Google's push into the Web phone-calling market is likely to cut into sales by Internet phone companies …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Hey Newspaper Guys: Google's Not Making Money From News  —  It's become popular for old school newspaper folks to hate on Google and other aggregators for somehow “profiting” off of their content.  This is wrong on many, many levels.  First, the aggregators send traffic to newspaper sites.
Lucy Hornby / Reuters:
Falun Gong seeks U.S. support in Internet censor fight  —  Ten years after a government crackdown drove it underground in China, Falun Gong is trying to position itself to get U.S. government funds to help defeat Internet censors worldwide.  —  The spiritual group's efforts to stay in contact …
Discussion: The Register
The Technium:
Was Moore's Law Inevitable?  —  In the early 1950s the same thought occurred to many people at once: things are improving so fast and so regularly, there might be a pattern to the improvements.  Maybe we could plot technological progress to date, then extrapolate the curves and see what the future holds.
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Transparency is the new objectivity  —  A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity.”  First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y.”  Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:atul
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Apps ‘to be as big as internet’  —  The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become “as big as the internet”, peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says.  —  However, GetJar say, the developer community will decline drastically as each developer makes less money.
Discussion: Pulse2 and 24/7 Wall Street
Chris Mellor / The Register:
Intel to deliver Postville in August  —  Stamping out a 320GB 34nm SSD  —  Join our expert panel in discussing application security  —  Details of Intel's biggest solid state drive so far, a 320GB part built on its 34nm process, are popping up across the web.
 
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chief's Agenda Includes Access
Discussion: BuzzMachine and DailyFinance
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
World of Warcraft Awaits China's Approval to Relaunch
John Letzing / Dow Jones Newswires:
Microsoft seen posting sharp Q4 profit decline
Discussion: PC World
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Across U.S., ESPN Aims to Be the Home Team
ProgrammableWeb:
What's in Data.gov?  —  Editor's note: This guest post comes …
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Pay-as-you-drive insurance, privacy, and government mandates
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Report: ‘Crippled’ iPhone coming to China in September
Discussion: Digital Daily and Softpedia News
 Earlier Items: 
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Is Twitter Sending You 500% To 1600% More Traffic Than You Might Think?
Discussion: Webmetricsguru, Thanks:atul
Google Watch:
Google Looking for Federal Antitrust Lawyer as Privacy Counsel
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Clever attack exploits fully-patched Linux kernel
Discussion: digg.com
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Software Engineering: Dead?
Discussion: broadstuff and ClipperHouse
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Security News:
New vulnerability discovered for Firefox 3.5.1
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
The Hidden Cost of Microsoft's ‘Free’ Online Office Suite
Discussion: CloudAve and digg.com