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5:55 PM ET, June 23, 2010

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Kent Walker / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Wins YouTube Copyright Suit; Viacom Promises Appeal  —  Google (GOOG) has won its long-running case against Viacom (VIA), who accused the search giant's YouTube of massive copyright infringement and asked for $1 billion in damages.  Viacom promises to appeal the federal court ruling.
Discussion: ZDNet, Engadget and Electronista
Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Celebrating Android  —  Today, Verizon and Motorola announced the newest device powered by Android at an event in New York.  We were thrilled to be there, and humbled by what our partners have been able to accomplish with Android.  Every day 160,000 Android-powered devices are activated …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Android 2.2 Froyo source code available today  —  It's still not hitting the bulk of Nexus Ones as far as we can tell, but for what it's worth, Google has unleashed the source code for Android 2.2 today, which is a solid sign that the code's been bulletproofed to the Open Handset Alliance's satisfaction …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa! Google Android Activations Leap 60% In A Month (GOOG)
Discussion: Guardian
iFixit:
iPhone 4 Teardown  —  Join us live and follow iFixit on twitter as we disassemble the newly released iPhone 4.  Stay tuned!  Being the resourceful tinkerers that we are, we scoured the depths of this great nation, and we have emerged victorious.  At long last, the journey to the iPhone 4 teardown …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Apple: White iPhone 4 Won't Be Available Until Second Half Of July  —  Apple just released a statement saying that the white iPhone 4 will not be available until the second half of July due to manufacturing challenges.  It's unclear from the statement what those challenges are.
Verizon:
July 2010: DROID X By Motorola Lands On The Nation's Largest & Most Reliable 3G Network  —  DROID X Delivers More Browsing, More Connectivity, Personal HD Video and Enterprise Features - All on a 4.3" Widescreen Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless 3G network …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Apple Is Suing HTC (Again)  —  It appears Apple has filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against HTC and its subsidiaries.  —  From the looks of it, the new suit, which was filed earlier this week in the same Delaware court as the initial lawsuit filed in March 2010 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Gets More Photogenic With A Complete Photo Page Overhaul  —  As many Yahoo properties continue to stumble (or worse), one that remains very dear to my heart is Flickr, the massive photo-sharing service.  With over 4 billion photos and videos (and about 3 million new ones uploaded each day) …
Discussion: Flickr Blog, VentureBeat and Bits
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
App Store: 1% of Apple's gross profit  —  Since its launch in July 2008, it has generated revenue of $429 million for the company  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  Apple (AAPL) claims to run the App Store at or near break even, and apparently that's not terribly far from the truth.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
19% of software on Apple's App Store is paid, with $1.49 average price
Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears  —  Hulu LLC is in talks with CBS Corp., Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Inc. to add their television shows to the video website's planned paid subscription service, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Russian President Medvedev Sends His First Tweet At Twitter  —  Today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stopped by.  To say security was tight here is putting it lightly.  I had to go through a process much more stringent than any airport I've ever been to just to get in.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast  —  In March, Twitter CEO Evan Williams first unveiled @Anywhere, a new platform aimed at media outlets to knit Twitter more deeply into their own sites.  After all, Twitter has become more or less synonymous with real-time, breaking news …
Discussion: Gawker and Pulse2
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires RedLaser To Integrate Barcode-Scanning Into iPhone Apps  —  eBay just announced that it has acquired RedLaser, a nifty barcode-scanning application for iPhone, and related technology from Occipital.  Terms for the deal were not disclosed.  —  The app has seen over two million downloads …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook ‘almost guaranteed’ to reach 1 billion users  —  Russia, Japan, China and Japan only remaining countries where Facebook not leading social network says founder  —  Facebook's global dominance is almost complete with just Russia, Japan, China and Japan yet to be converted …
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Virgin Mobile MiFi Outed by Best Buy, Coming Next Week  —  Prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile will be introducing a Novatel MiFi router next week, the company told us after the device appeared at a Best Buy summer preview event this morning.  —  Virgin Mobile's MiFi, like the models available …
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps  —  Thousands of organizations deploy Google Apps every day, and a challenge for some large businesses has been migrating employees on multiple domains.  Until now, companies that ran into this issue could either set up other domains as domain aliases …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey  —  A recent survey of 2,733 mobile application developers has shed new light on the so-called Apple vs. Google battle that's taking place in the smartphone industry, pitting Apple's dominant iPhone/iPad operating system (iOS) …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon hits 10 Gbps to the home via FiOS  —  Verizon said Wednesday that it has completed a field trial of a fiber-optic system that can provide 10 gigabits per second to the home via FiOS.  —  That's a quite bit faster than what you have at home right now.
 
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Discussion: The Register
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Discussion: Obsessable, Pulse2 and Electronista
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Virgin America Offers Free Flights to Twitter Influencers
Discussion: ZDNet, Thanks:bobcaswell
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