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8:50 AM ET, July 25, 2009

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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's much-anticipated tablet device coming early next year  —  Exclusive: After four years of meticulous developmental riddled with setbacks, Apple is now racing toward an early 2010 launch of a device that may see the electronics maker redefine the portable computing market for the second time in twice as many years.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Source: Verizon Hurrying To Launch LTE By Early 2010, Perhaps For Apple  —  So, it's looking more and more likely that a large form iPod touch, which we first reported on last December, is coming sometime in the next 6 months.  But there are still a lot of unknown variables and question marks.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple Tablet Could Hurt iPhone Developers  —  The company may roll out a tablet computer.  This could have a downside for app developers.  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF. — Talk to iPhone application developers and they'll quickly sing Apple's praises.  Apple's development tools are first-rate.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Thoughts to ponder as Apple Tablet rumors spread
Discussion: Softpedia News
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Leak: Inside the Microsoft Store With Wall-Sized Screens and the Answers Bar  —  We've been wondering what the Microsoft's retail shops are going to be like.  Well, according to a Powerpoint presentation leaked to us, it's going to make the Apple Store look downright boring.  UPDATE: Microsoft comments.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple won't let you use cool augmented reality iPhone apps — yet  —  A concept video for an identification app, called Augmented ID, that uses facial recognition.  —  IPhone owners are excited to get their hands on the augmented reality applications that we wrote about last week …
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission welcomes new Microsoft proposals on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Interoperability … The European Commission can confirm that Microsoft has proposed a consumer ballot screen as a solution to the pending antitrust case about the tying of Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser with Windows.
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
How Palm Re-Enabled iTunes Sync (The Plot Thickens)  —  So the big question: How did Palm re-enable iTunes sync?  The answer, so far as we an tell, is to go even deeper in their efforts to make the Pre look like an iPod.  I just plugged my 1.1 Pre into my Mac in Media Sync mode and sure enough …
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
A.P. goes nuclear on fair use  —  “A.P. Cracks Down on Unpaid Use of Articles on Web.”  That's the headline on a New York Times article right now.  But if you read the article, you see that the Associated Press's new campaign isn't only about “unpaid use of articles,” it's about any use of headlines as links.
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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Is the party over for Microsoft?  —  Everyone knew the day would come when the fortunes of Microsoft Corp. would reverse.  The company might now be in actual decline.  If it's true, it brought it on itself by ignoring its core competencies, because it exhibits signs of what can only be described …
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Arrington on Twittergate: “I wouldn't do things any differently”  —  As a reporter who blogs — and who has been competing against Michael Arrington for the past couple of years — I've been helplessly fascinated by the Twittergate debate of the last couple of weeks.
Discussion: Charlie Rose and TechCrunch
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The New York Times Describes Online ‘Membership’ Plans  —  The New York Times has talked about charging again for some of its website; its CEO recently alluded to a “membership model with special offerings.”  What does that mean?  Meet NYT Gold and NYT Silver.
Barry Schnitt / Facebook Blog:
Debunking Rumors about Advertising and Photos  —  In the past couple of days, a rumor has begun spreading that claims we have changed our policies for third-party advertisers and the use of your photos.  These rumors are false, and we have made no such change in our advertising policies.
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Posts Update About Advertising Policy (Updated)
Discussion: Gadgetwise, internetnews.com and GigaOM
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama White House loves BlackBerry but bars Twitter  —  Barack Obama's White House, home of the famously BlackBerrying president and first lady, has blocked online access to Twitter.  —  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the admission today (see C-SPAN video below) …
Network World:
Microsoft to push out critcal patch on Tuesday for IE, Windows  —  Out—of-band patches fix critical hole in Windows and IE and moderate hole in Visual Studio  —  Late Friday, Microsoft notified users that on Tuesday, July 28, it would be pushing out a critical patch for Windows and IE, and a moderate patch for Visual Studio.
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald:
Network Solutions: 573,928 possibly compromised in attack  —  Network Solutions issued a Data Security Alert (DSA) on Friday, which reported the discovery of malicious code planted on servers supporting their E-Commerce merchants' websites.  The code, discovered on 4,343 Network Solutions customer sites …
Discussion: Security Fix and Security Watch
Frank McGurty / Reuters:
Ericsson wins auction for Nortel's wireless assets  —  TORONTO (Reuters) - Sweden's Ericsson has won an auction for the wireless assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp in a deal valued at $1.13 billion, Nortel said on Saturday.  —  The proposed sale, announced by Nortel in a news release …
Discussion: GigaOM
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Buy.com, Orbitz linked to controversial marketers  —  Thousands of Web shoppers have complained that “mystery charges” are showing up on their credit card statements and have accused those who operate so-called Web loyalty programs of duping them into signing up.
 
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PC World:
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Kirk Ladendorf / Austin American-Statesman:
Dell settles Austin discrimination case for $9.1 million
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
CollegeHumor's New Production Spinoff: Notional; Van Veen's Heading It
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Brainstorm Tech and Gawker
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Two Separate Rulings In France Split Over Whether Google's …
Reuters:
Skype singled out as threat to Russia's security
Discussion: TMCnet and New York Times
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Hotels.com Trademark Appeal Sent Packing
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 Earlier Items: 
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Tech Rumor of the Day: Palm's Pre Hasn't Flopped
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Ex-Facebookers could lose out on stock sale
Discussion: VentureBeat
Economist:
Tweeting all the way to the bank
Thanks:atul
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ashton Kutcher: Twitter will change media
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and mocoNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SearchMe May Go Offline Tomorrow (Updated: Offline Now)
Discussion: paidContent and AltSearchEngines
Anil Dash:
The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real
Discussion: BrianOberkirch.com, Thanks:atul