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7:45 AM ET, July 27, 2009

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Financial Times:
Apple joins forces with record labels  —  By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles, Kenneth Li in New York and Joseph Menn in San Francisco  —  Apple is working with the four largest record labels to stimulate digital sales of albums by bundling a new interactive booklet, sleeve notes …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Financial Times Confirms Apple Tablet Features, September Launch  —  According to the Financial Times, Apple is racing to launch the fabled Apple tablet in September, along with new iPods.  They claim Apple is working with record labels and book publishers on new iTunes features created for the new device:
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Labels to serve Apple's rivals their own Cocktail  —  When news broke late Sunday that Apple has plans to create the next generation music album, some in the record industry were steamed.  —  The Financial Times on Sunday evening (Pacific Time) reported that Apple was working on a plan codenamed …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Are Apple And The Music Labels Mixing Holiday “Cocktails” On The Tablet?
Discussion: CNET News
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Spotify Waves iPhone Buzz Under Apple's Nose  —  Streamed music service Spotify is trying to gain Apple's acceptance for its iPhone app by simultaneously whetting users' appetites and flattering the iTunes operator.  It says it's finished the app and “sent it over to the nice people at Apple”.
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Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Spotify iPhone app for premium subscribers only
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Do You Bing?  Yahooers May Soon Search With Microsoft  —  Haggling Over Pact Close to Resolution; Upfront Payment Is Sticking Point  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Yahoo is close to making Microsoft's Bing its search provider.  —  The deal, which would make Yahoo a more credible competitor to Google …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and LiveSide, Thanks:atul
Netflix Prize:
Contest Closed  —  Thank you for your interest in the Netflix Prize.  — We are delighted to report that, after almost three years and more than 43,000 entries from over 5,100 teams in over 185 countries, the Netflix Prize Contest stopped accepting entries on 2009-07-26 18:42:37 UTC.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Netflix Prize Comes To A Buzzer-Beater, Nailbiting Finish
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
NPR Moves to Rewire Its Approach to the Web  —  NPR, the public radio network, is introducing a revamped NPR.org this week, giving users what its executives say is an easier-to-navigate Web site that emphasizes written reporting over audio reports.  —  It is part of a digital expansion …
Discussion: paidContent and ResourceShelf
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
AT&T Blocks 4chan Over DDoS... But May Not Like What Happens Next...  A few folks have submitted the news that apparently AT&T is blocking access to a certain subdomain of 4chan.  I just checked on my own AT&T DSL account and it's true that I can't get there via AT&T (I can get there if I don't go via AT&T).
Moira Herbst / Business Week:
Skilled Immigrants on Why They're Leaving the U.S.  —  A long wait for a green card, coupled with the soft U.S. economy, is prompting an exodus of some of the best and brightest  —  Lured by the prospect of climbing to the top of his field, New Delhi native Swaroop Ganguly came …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Android team member says Donut isn't 2.0, doesn't have multitouch  —  Google's bakery-themed codename scheme for Android is a source of endless amusement (and hunger pangs) for bloggers, readers, and users alike, but with just a few builds actually blessed as gold, retail versions at this point …
David Barboza / New York Times:
IPhone Maker in China Is Under Fire After a Suicide  —  SHENZHEN, China — When a closely guarded prototype of a new Apple iPhone went missing at a huge factory here two weeks ago, an internal investigation focused on a shy, 25-year-old employee named Sun Danyong.
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Mashable!
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Site Is Winning Fashion Fans by Letting Them Play Designer  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The fashion magazines Vogue, InStyle and Lucky may rule the newsstand racks.  But online, they are also-rans, overlooked by the fashion-conscious in favor of Polyvore, an upstart Web site far from Fifth Avenue.
 
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Security certificate warnings don't work, researchers say
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Bing Users Twice As Likely To Click On An Ad Than Google Users?
Discussion: Chitika Blog, Thanks:gradientdissent
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
BlackBerry Curve 8520 gets official: T-Mobile USA and Vodafone UK
Discussion: Engadget, Pocket-lint.com and Guardian
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
The best time to invest in social networks is when the corporates sell....
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Pew: minorities embrace internet via handheld devices
Discussion: Pew Internet
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Justin.tv Opens Its API For Free, Hopes Live Video Will Explode
Discussion: Justin.tv Blog
Michael Jones / TUAW:
Promo codes again allowed for 17+ apps
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Digital Nomads Ditch Cubicles for Shared Spaces, Choosing Their Co-Workers
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Fred / A VC:
Why Comments Matter  —  I was sitting at the pool in Portoroz Slovenia …
Thanks:atul
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The Music Streams That Soothe an Industry
Discussion: ZDNet Government, Thanks:atul