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1:25 AM ET, July 4, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
The entire Steve Jobs email story... It's real  —  I obviously wanted to be 100% sure about this before I posted a follow up post, but before I go into the details, I'd like you all to know about how we operate over here...  Yes, BGR runs rumors and information that is not always completely confirmed.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BGR: Apple Is Wrong, That Steve Jobs Email Exchange Was Real  —  Earlier this week, Boy Genius Report published an email exchange that reportedly took place between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a frustrated iPhone 4 customer named Jason Burford, who sent some heated messages to Jobs over the phone's antenna issues.
Discussion: eWeek and Appletell
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes  —  The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.  —  Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet …
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
Why the Cloud is Critical to Apple's TV Strategy  —  It's rumored once again Apple's next bold move is in the living room.  We've heard this for years, but now the scoop is Apple will redesign Apple TV around iOS (think iPhone without a screen).  This makes sense, since iOS and the A4 …
AppStoreHQ Blog:
iOS vs Android?  Over 1,000 Developers (Including Some Top Names) Are Having it Both Ways  —  Apple vs Google! iPhone vs Android!  —  Journalists, bloggers and fanboys love to take sides, and there *is* a real fight underway for the future of mobile computing.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Foursquare Surpasses One Million Check-ins In A Single Day  —  Foursquare is enjoying huge growth and getting a lot of good press as of late.  —  Just days after securing $20 million series B round of capital, the location service has announced another big milestone - 1 million check-ins in one day.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian Takes Next Step in Open Content Strategy With Blog Plugin  —  In another groundbreaking move, The Guardian newspaper in Britain has launched a plugin for the popular blog-publishing tool WordPress (see disclosure below) that allows web sites to embed the full text of Guardian news stories and other content for free.
Discussion: Media Week and Guardian
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast increasing cable, Internet charges  —  Comcast Corp. said it is raising rates for California cable and Internet customers by an average of 3.8 percent starting Aug. 1.  —  The average video customer will see their monthly bill increase by $2.49 from $60.76 to $63.25 a month.
Discussion: Seattle Times
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
MIT's Android optometry app could help you stop squinting all the time (video)  —  Remember Bokodes, MIT's tiny replacement for barcodes and the like?  Their holographic nature enabled them to represent different information from different angles, and it's this property that allows the tech behind …
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Ticketmaster's Terms of Service Cannot Make You a Criminal  —  Newark, New Jersey - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of academics and public policy groups are urging a federal judge to dismiss a criminal indictment that could give websites extraordinary power to dictate what behavior becomes a computer crime.
Paul Blumenthal / Sunlight Foundation:
Key net neutrality supporters hire former government officials to lobby  —  Two of the biggest proponents of net neutrality rules for broadband providers involved in closed door congressional committee negotiations have hired 112 former government officials to lobby as Congress …
Discussion: Post Tech and Hillicon Valley
Network World:
Over 5 billion mobiles in 2010  —  Worldwide mobile subscriptions to exceed 5 billion  —  There will be over five billion mobile subscriptions by the end of 2010, with an approximate 4.8 billion connections having been reached by the end of the year's first quarter.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mobile Media
 
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New York Times:
Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day
Discussion: Mashable! and Brian Solis
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US largely ruling out NKorea in 2009 cyberattacks
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Dear Mr. President: Immigration Reform Won't Be Enough To Stop The Brain Drain
Michael Greene / InformationWeek:
Ray Kurzweil On ‘The Singularity’ Future
Discussion: MSDN Blogs
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Reports: BlackBerry, Skype, Google face India data demand
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why You'll Pay to Watch Ads on the iPhone and iPad
Nate Lanxon / Epicenter:
The Secret To Apple's FaceTime Success Will Be The PC
Discussion: TechCrunch
Roberto / PadGadget:
Will.I.Am Uses “Find My iPad” To Track Down Thief
Discussion: SOHH.com, The Next Web and CNN
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome Web Apps Coming Along Quite Well. Some Already Work
Discussion: Download Squad
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Steven Levy On Mark Zuckerberg And The Hacker Spirit
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Eric Schmidt talks about threats to Google, paywalls and the future