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1:05 PM ET, July 31, 2009

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BBC:
Apple to fix iPhone security flaw  —  Apple is set to release a software patch to address a recently described security flaw in the iPhone, the UK network operator 02 has said.  —  Experts revealed on Thursday that modified SMS messages could result in iPhones being disconnected from the network or hijacked altogether.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Google's Android Killing Windows Mobile?  —  Earlier this morning, I got a chance to catch up with Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola, soon after his company reported earnings (they met Wall Street's modest expectations) to talk about everything from the state of the mobile market to prospects for Motorola.
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
The Truth About The iPhone Virus / Vulnerability Thing
Discussion: PC World, TidBITS and The Register
Tan Weizhen / The Straits Times:
World's first tablet PC  —  Singapore firm launches touchscreen tablet computer  —  A SINGAPORE company is racing to be the first in the world to bring an almost mythical creature - the touchscreen tablet computer - to the market.  —  The start-up, Fusion Garage, has teamed …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why The CrunchPad Is Toast  —  Michael Arrington's CrunchPad — a touchscreen tablet running a Web browser — is reportedly real, and should arrive by Thanksgiving for about $400.  —  But if Apple (AAPL) is really coming out with a tablet, too — a big iPod touch that sells for around $600-700 — the CrunchPad is probably doomed.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Microsoft's Long, Slow Decline  —  There were two interesting Windows-related news stories last week.  First, Joe Wilcox's story on a report from NPD claiming that 91 percent of $1,000-and-higher retail computer sales now go to Apple.  Second, Microsoft's quarterly financial results …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   Will Windows 7 Win Back Defectors to the Mac?  Probably Not.  And That's OK.
Anil Dash:
Apple: Secrecy Does Not Scale  —  Apple is justifiably revered in the worlds of technology and culture for creating one of the most powerful brands in the world based on the combination of some key elements: Great user experience and design, and an extraordinary secrecy punctuated by surprising reveals.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to suspend Atom Z sales to netbook makers, say sources  —  Intel has reportedly informed customers that it will accept no more orders for its Atom Z processors from netbook makers soon, as it is getting close to completely digesting its inventory, according to industry sources.
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TG Daily:   Intel runs out of Atoms - report
Darren Murph / Engadget:
China Unicom's iPhone gets regulatory approval, pictured  —  Still having doubts that an iPhone will ever come to China via legitimate means?  Have a gander at this.  According to the listing after the break, which was discovered on China's State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
New China Unicom iPhone model, sans Wi-Fi, given approval
Discussion: DailyTech
Alexkoc / Genuine Windows Blog:
Windows 7 OEM Product Key Leak  —  Yesterday we were alerted to reports of a leak of a special product key issued to an OEM partner of ours.  The key is for use with Windows 7 Ultimate RTM product that is meant to be pre-installed by the OEM on new PCs to be shipped later this year.
Google Watch:
How to Create an Online Store with Google Checkout in 5 Minutes  —  Google Checkout may not be the successful payment processing platform Google hoped it would become, but the company keeps trying to leverage it in other ways.  —  Yesterday, the search engine brought us the Google Checkout store gadget …
Gmail Blog:
Send mail from another address without “on behalf of”  —  Quite a few of you use Gmail's custom “From:” to send messages with one of your other email addresses listed in place of your Gmail address.  Since these messages are sent by Gmail's servers but “from” a non-Gmail address …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge: Tenenbaum guilty of copyright infringement  —  It's all over for Joel Tenenbaum—except for the size of the check he'll be told to write the RIAA.  In a reversal of her decision last night, Judge Nancy Gertner has granted the record labels' motion for a directed verdict on the issue of copyright infringement.
Andrew Culf / Guardian:
McKinnon loses extradition appeal  —  • McKinnon's family and supporters express dismay at decision  —  • High court rules that Jacqui Smith had taken Asperger's into account  —  The British computer hacker Gary McKinnon failed today in his latest legal attempt to avoid extradition …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Ads Follow Web Users, and Get More Personal  —  For all the concern and uproar over online privacy, marketers and data companies have always known much more about consumers' offline lives, like income, credit score, home ownership, even what car they drive and whether they have a hunting license.
Discussion: DailyFinance and AdExchanger.com
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Losing the Geek Factor  —  Surrendering search responsibilities to Microsoft will likely take a toll on Yahoo's engineering and innovation prowess  —  An identity crisis gripping Yahoo! (YHOO) had reached Shakespearean proportions by late 2007, when Apple (AAPL) …
Phone Arena:
First live photo of the Motorola Shules Android smartphone for Verizon  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  Keep in mind that the information in this article is not official.  —  Can't wait to see a new image of the Android-powered Motorola Shules (or Sholes)?
Discussion: SlashGear, Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Steve Ballmer / Microsoft:
Financial Analyst Meeting 2009  —  STEVE BALLMER: Well, thanks.  It is a real pleasure for me to have a chance to be here with you today.  I actually have a lot more I need to cover than I have in many past financial analyst conferences.  So I'm going to try to do that with some slides …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
IPhone Investigation to Focus on Markets Without Service, FCC Head Says  —  U.S. regulators probing wireless- phone contracts will focus on markets where Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Palm Inc.'s Pre aren't available to consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said.
Discussion: FierceWireless
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Fawn Johnson / Dow Jones Newswires:   US FCC Looking Into Consumers Who Can't Buy Hot Phones
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Twitter URL Service Bit.ly Says No to Ads, Yes to Data-Mining News  —  When the world's 20 million or so Twitter users click links in their feeds, most of the time, they're routed through bit.ly's URL shortening service, like sands through an hourglass.  By channeling people through the service …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Lawsuit: Amazon Ate My Homework  —  An Orwellian gaffe involving the Kindle e-book reader just won't go down the memory hole for Amazon.com. … On Thursday, a Chicago-based law firm filed a suit in federal court in Seattle against Amazon on behalf of Justin D. Gawronski, a 17-year-old Michigan high school senior.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
MySpace Mail Goes Public; Global Rollout In Weeks  —  MySpace has officially started the global rollout of its new mail service, a week later than sources involved with the project expected it to launch.  As we reported last week, MySpace Mail—in development since last year …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
CentOS Linux developers threaten mutiny  —  Offering a free clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux turned out not to be such a simple matter after all.  —  The CentOS project aims to reproduce Red Hat's tested, supported, and certified version of the operating system, without its per-server subscription fees.
 
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Researchers find insecure BIOS ‘rootkit’ pre-loaded in laptops
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Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:
iTunes App Store Incubation Period Increases In Most Categories
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Wall Street Journal Creating New ‘LinkedIn Killer’
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Is There Really A ‘Piracy’ Problem For Newspapers?
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
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