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11:20 AM ET, July 4, 2010


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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  —  Jakob Nielsen runs a Kindle vs iPad vs Physical Book reading speed test that totally loses the plot.  The results of the test are that the Kindle is 10.7% slower than print and iPad is 6.2% slower than print.
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.
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 Faster Forward
Gina Trapani / Smarterware:
Google Apps vs. Google Accounts Parity Coming  —  Google Apps users who want access to all the same products that regular Google Accounts have won't have to wait much longer.  An anonymous tipster tells me a Google Trusted Tester program is underway right now, which “transitions” …
Aaron Saenz / Singularity Hub:
Presentation for ‘Minority Report Interface’ That Blew People's Minds at TED (video)  —  Underkoffler's vision of a new user interface is coming true.  —  The movie Minority Report features one of the most discussed and influential user interfaces ever shown on the silver screen.
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 …
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Why Carriers Still Hold the Key to Handset Sales  —  Microsoft last week was forced to pull the plug on the Kin, a two-phone lineup that debuted on Verizon Wireless just a few weeks ago.  As I discuss in my weekly column over at GigaOM Pro, the move is just the latest piece of evidence that …
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 …
Larry Hardesty / MIT:
Computer automatically deciphers ancient language  —  A new system that took a couple hours to decipher much of the ancient language Ugaritic could help improve online translation software.  —  Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office  —  In his 2002 book Lost Languages, Andrew Robinson …
Arn / MacRumors:
ATI 5000 Series and GeForce GTX 480 Drivers Hint at Desktop Mac Updates  —  A couple of discoveries have revealed early Mac support for the high end ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards, raising hopes that Apple will soon be updating their desktop computers.  Both the Mac Pro and iMacs are overdue …
Discussion: Electronista and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
Discussion: Screenwerk
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The FBI's Challenge: Collaborate More, But Stay Secure
Paul Blumenthal / Sunlight Foundation:
Key net neutrality supporters hire former government officials to lobby
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and Post Tech
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian Takes Next Step in Open Content Strategy With Blog Plugin
Discussion: and Guardian
Network World:
Over 5 billion mobiles in 2010  —  Worldwide mobile subscriptions to exceed 5 billion
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mobile Media
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
MIT's Android optometry app could help you stop squinting all the time (video)
Discussion: Download Squad
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast increasing cable, Internet charges
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Ticketmaster's Terms of Service Cannot Make You a Criminal
New York Times:
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Discussion: Mashable!
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Dear Mr. President: Immigration Reform Won't Be Enough To Stop The Brain Drain