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7:55 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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Michael Fricklas / Viacom:
TODAY'S COURT RULING
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:   Why Viacom ruling could take YouTube to profitability
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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Laura June / Engadget:
Yes, you can certainly scratch the iPhone 4 (updated with more photos)  —  Well, this is not encouraging.  The photo you're seeing above is our leader Joshua's iPhone 4 review unit, snapped by Ryan Block just moments ago.  Ryan pointed out that there are some nasty scratches on the back of the phone.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Loses Reception When You Hold It By The Antenna Band?  —  This is a reader video found on Macrumors forums illustrating something weird.  When the guy holds the iPhone in his hands, touching the outside antenna band in two places, he drops reception.  Placing the phone down gets him 4 bars.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Signal Declines While Being Held?  A Longstanding Phenomenon?
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac and MacStories
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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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)
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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Piero Sierra / The Windows Blog:
Announcing the new Windows Live Essentials beta!  —  Tomorrow, hot on the heels of the Hotmail roll-out, the new Windows Live Essentials becomes available for public beta testing.  Windows Live Essentials beta requires Windows Vista or Windows 7, and is available in English, French, Dutch …
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
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BZZZZZZ: YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)  —  YouTube always has had a way with pranks.  Some time in the last hour, the world's largest video portal activated a new button on some videos that looks like a tiny soccer ball.  Clicking it will activate an endless …
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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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.
Wall Street Journal:
New Fronts Open in Smartphone War  —  IPhone Advances Inside Companies BlackBerry Had  —  Consumers around the globe will wait on long lines Thursday to get their hands on the newest iPhone, but far from the sidewalk frenzy, Apple Inc.'s smartphone is making inroads with business customers.
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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Pete Carey / Mercury News:
As Russian president visits Silicon Valley, Cisco announces $1B investment
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times:
IFixit's ‘teardowns’ of Apple gadgets draw customers to its parts business
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Business Week:
As Mobile Shopping Takes Off, eBay Is an Early Winner
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Adding Polish.  Zip Files, Boot Up, And “Addictive” Games Being Debated
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Louis Gray:
Author: Zuckerberg has “Total Control” over Facebook
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MSNBC Readies a Cautious Move Onto the iPad
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HP Goes NuTsie For Melodeo, Pays $30 Million For Music Streaming Service
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A Site for the Videos You Don't Want Everyone to See
Discussion: Macsimum News and ReadWriteWeb
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps
Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears
Discussion: SlashGear, Industries and Electronista