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5:40 AM ET, June 24, 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.
Michael Fricklas / Viacom:
TODAY'S COURT RULING  —  We are disappointed with the judge's ruling, but confident we will win on appeal.  Copyright protection is essential to the survival of creative industries.  It is and should be illegal for companies to build their businesses with creative material they have stolen from others.
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:
Why Viacom ruling could take YouTube to profitability
Discussion: Pulse2
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Some iPhone 4 Displays Have Yellow Discoloration Bands and Spots  —  We are seeing multiple accounts of a problem with the iPhone 4's Retina displays: Some screens have a yellow tint across its surface.  In some cases, it's a yellow band.  In others, yellow spots.  See the gallery.  [Updating Live]
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Josh Elman / Twitter Blog:
Following your friends and colleagues  —  Many Twitter users follow their favorite celebrities, sports heroes, or brands.  They often find and follow even more nearby businesses or experts in their industry.  And, of course, people also follow friends, family and associates so that they can keep updated on what's happening with them.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Well That Was Fast — Facebook Blocks Twitter's Way To Look Up Friends  —  Well this is interesting.  No sooner do we post about Twitter's new ability to look up friends on Facebook, does Facebook block the app.  It's not yet clear if this block is intentional or if it was simply getting hit …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
HUGE: Twitter Lets You Automatically Follow Your Facebook Friends [UPDATED]
Discussion: Pulse2 and The Next Web
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 destroys Chrome 6 in HTML5 speed test (video)  —  I think the video speaks for itself!  —  If you can't watch the video: IE9 is some orders of magnitude faster than HTML5 when it comes to hardware-accelerated canvas rendering.  —  In some other initial benchmarks …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's next web browser will display rich graphics (demo videos)  —  Microsoft showed off the next version of its Internet Explorer browser today, proving that it can make a big technological leap by displaying web pages that use rich graphics or high-definition video.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Signal Declines While Being Held?  A Longstanding Phenomenon?
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced  —  I have a couple of things to tell you about today.  First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date.  As I've said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system …
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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 …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Standing in Line for the iPhone 4  —  Line at Michigan Ave Store in Chicago, IL, photo by @chartier  —  Lines are starting to grow around the world for the iPhone 4 launch.  Pictured above is the Michigan Ave Apple Store in Chicago where the weather isn't quite cooperating.
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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Check Tomorrow's iPhone 4 Lines With the Line Snob App
Discussion: The Snitch
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Google Docs creates expectations CIOs can't meet, Red Hat CEO says  —  Red Hat CEO says CIOs are “under siege” by user expectations.  —  As chief executive of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst spends much of his time traveling the world and talking to CIOs, and he constantly hears one thing: that they are “under siege” by user expectations.
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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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
18 online map providers approved by China authorities, Baidu, Google, others not among them yet  —  According to the China Daily, 18 domestic companies in China have received licenses to provide online and/or mobile mapping services in Mainland China, the first such licenses awarded since …
Discussion: CHINAdaily
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Melanie Lee / Reuters:   Google examining impact of new China laws on products
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
GetJar, The ‘Wal-Mart For Mobile Apps,’ Raises $11 Million  —  Fast-growing mobile app store GetJar, which says it has had more than one billion apps downloaded from its store to date, making it second in size only to Apple's app store, has raised $11 million in a second round of funding.
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.
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Pete Carey / Mercury News:
As Russian president visits Silicon Valley, Cisco announces $1B investment
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BZZZZZZ: YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Adding Polish.  Zip Files, Boot Up, And “Addictive” Games Being Debated
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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 Earlier Items: 
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A Site for the Videos You Don't Want Everyone to See
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps
Discussion: ZDNet, Techie Buzz and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:sizzler_chetan
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast
Discussion: Gawker