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9:40 PM ET, July 4, 2010


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Zee / The Next Web:
App Store, Hacked.  (Updated: iTunes Accounts too.)  —  Editors Note: This article began with details of one specific app developer hacking iTunes users accounts and purchasing their own apps using those accounts - making it to the top of the iTunes charts.
Arn / MacRumors:
Reports of ‘App Store Hacked’ Greatly Exaggerated  —  Earlier today a report on TheNextWeb claimed that the App Store had been hacked and that a rogue developer had gamed the system by artificially driving sales to their eBooks.  The rise in ranks were noted by competing developers who thought …
Discussion: The Next Web, TUAW and alexbrie . com
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
YouTube Hacked, Justin Bieber Videos Targeted.  —  Updates at foot of the post, including statement from Google.  —  In the past hour it appears YouTube has become the target of a hacker attack, specifically targeting videos of pop singer Justin Bieber.  —  Videos relating to the star …
Juan Carlos Perez / Network World:
Google acknowledges YouTube hack  —  A cross-site scripting vulnerability was exploited in the video site  —  Malicious hackers attacked Google's YouTube on Sunday, exploiting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on the ultra-popular video sharing site, hitting primarily sections where users post comments.
Discussion: CNET News
Jakob Nielsen / Alertbox:
iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds … Many companies are betting big that electronic book readers will be one of the main ways people read long-form text in the future.  However, such products will succeed only if the reading experience is much better than the misery of reading from PC monitors.
Kindle Review:   Test comparing Kindle, Book, iPad reading speeds loses the plot
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The poison of arrogance  —  Arrogance is the most toxic waste-product of technology companies.  Past examples abound: IBM, AT&T, Microsoft... All their hauteur got them were expensive antitrust actions and customer backlash.  Last week, we got yet another example of the insufferable behavior still prevailing …
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Google and Penguin: Bookending a Revolution  —  (my syndicated Loose Wire column.)  —  As I write this two significant events are taking place: Google has said it will tie up with the American Booksellers Association—the U.S. trade group for independent bookstores—to sell ebooks.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Adobe Flash from Android Ported to iPad [Video]  —  After porting preliminary release of Flash to iPhone, the guy behind Spirit untethered jailbreak tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has now managed to run “real” Flash content right on the jailbroken Apple iPad.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The $700 Million Travel Search Deal And Google's Shift In Strategy  —  Last Thursday, Google placed a major $700 million bet on a new strategy.  It announced an agreement to purchase ITA Software, a leading provider of flight information (fares, schedules, availability) …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Happy Fourth Of July From Google With Rube Goldberg Doodle  —  Google arguably has the most interesting logo for July 4th celebrations of all the search engines today.  Google put together a Doodle that celebrated the fourth of July and at the same time, commemorates the birthday of Rube Goldberg …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Warns 1 Million Copyright Infringers a Year  —  For years, content owners such as record labels and movie studios have been sending copyright infringement notices to Internet users.  They hire companies such as DtecNet and BayTSP, who monitor file-sharing networks and automatically send infringement notices to Internet providers.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Opera 10.6, The World's Fastest Stable Browser, Tested vs. IE 9  —  We explore Opera's latest release which while minor in number brings some major performance bumps  —  With the wealth of browsers out there, it's hard to pick.  There are, of course, five major competitors — Google Chrome …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Gina Trapani / Smarterware:
Google Apps vs. Google Accounts Parity Coming
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Arn / MacRumors:
ATI 5000 Series and GeForce GTX 480 Drivers Hint at Desktop Mac Updates
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 Earlier Items: 
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Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
Why the Cloud is Critical to Apple's TV Strategy
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Foursquare Surpasses One Million Check-ins In A Single Day
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