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4:30 AM ET, July 10, 2010

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Mia / YouTube Blog:
What's bigger than 1080p?  4K video comes to YouTube  —  Today at the VidCon 2010 conference, we announced support for videos shot in 4K (a reference resolution of 4096 x 3072), meaning that now we support original video resolution from 360p all the way up to 4096p.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Larry Page: Jobs is rewriting history  —  According to the Google founder, Steve Jobs' assessment of Google's Android entering into the iPhone's market is revisionist history.  —  In a briefing Thursday at the Allen & Co's Sun Valley conference, Google (GOOG) co-founders Larry Page …
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Reuters:
Google's Schmidt undaunted by Apple or Facebook  —  SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt rejected any notion that Apple Inc or Facebook presented a threat to the web search leader's business.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge slams, slashes “unconstitutional” $675,000 P2P award  —  Judge Nancy Gertner knows that Joel Tenenbaum did it.  Tenenbaum, the second US target of the RIAA's five-year litigation campaign to complete a trial, eventually admitted his music-sharing liability on the stand—and Judge Gertner issued a directed verdict against him.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Investing in the Future of Video: YouTube Announces Partner Grant Program  —  The YouTube ecosystem is vibrant and growing fast.  We have over 10,000 partners, and 94 of Ad Age's top 100 advertisers have run campaigns on YouTube and the Google Display Network.  We've made great progress in the last five years.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Want More Followers?  Twitter May Help You Buy Some.  —  Want more people reading your tweets?  Twitter may offer you a hand-for a price.  —  People familiar with the company's plans say it has been discussing yet another revenue generator: Think of it as a “Promoted Tweeter” …
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Twitter's business model: A visionary experiment
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
We've featured one or two ways to watch Hulu from outside the US, but one user over at Reddit has discovered another method, no outside proxy server required.  All you need is a Firefox add-on and a few blocked ports.  More »
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
More App Store hackery may be afoot  —  Last weekend there were reports that iTunes and the App Store had been hacked.  However, it turned out that a developer had used other users' iTunes accounts to buy his apps repeatedly, quickly moving the apps up the App Store sales ranking.
Discussion: Erictric, Techie Buzz, The Next Web and 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:atul
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Lawsuit Advances Claiming AT&T iPhone Monopoly  —  A lawsuit alleging that Apple and AT&T secretly formed monopoly with their exclusive iPhone agreement has received class-action status, meaning the plaintiffs now represent everybody who's bought an iPhone in the United States.
Carl Bialik / Wall Street Journal:
Hidden Formulas Send Mixed Signals on Cellphones  —  More bars in more places?  As Apple Inc.'s blunder with its iPhone signal-strength display revealed, the number of bars on a phone has more to do with the whims of handset manufacturers than it does with hard calculations about network coverage.
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
On Google's license renewal and principled engagement  —  After a week of mixed signals and speculation (see previous blog post), the Chinese government has decided to renew Google's web license.  —  While a number of commentators are interpreting this as a “climbdown” or “wimp out” …
Discussion: Inc.com, New York Times and Velocity, Thanks:atul
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Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Google says China has renewed Web page license
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Changes Tweet Storage Strategy, Confirms Realtime Analytics Product  —  An interesting post just went up on the Twitter Engineering blog.  Usually, that blog contains posts that are more interesting to developers working on Twitter's platform.  And this post is that as well, but it also states two much larger things.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Turning the Page on the Page Turn  —  On Thursday a tidbit of news circulated around the Web that Microsoft had filed a patent in late 2009 hoping to lay claim to the look and feel of page turns on a touchscreen device.  —  The patent states that when “one or more pages are displayed on a touch display” …
Discussion: SlashGear and Pulse2
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
An In-Depth Look at How People Are Using the iPad  —  Resolve Market Research has just completed a comprehensive study that looks at how the iPad is being used, and how the iPad is impacting other technology devices like e-readers, portable gaming consoles and netbooks.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Zuckerberg, U.K. Prime Minister Cameron have a webcam chat  —  Maybe all diplomacy should be conducted this way — directly on webcam and out in public.  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron followed up on their meeting in London …
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Loophole May Have Aided Theft of Classified Data  —  WASHINGTON — The soldier accused of downloading a huge trove of secret data from military computers in Iraq appears to have exploited a loophole in Defense Department security to copy thousands of files onto compact discs over a six-month period.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's new Hawaiian codenames are all about mobile  —  Remember Microsoft Oahu?  It supposedly was going to be a smaller (and somewhat cheaper) version of the Microsoft Surface table.  —  It turns out Oahu isn't Microsoft's only Hawaiian-themed code name.  Visual Studio 2010 was codenamed Hawaii.
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Google launches Android app to help you find empty parking spots  —  Android just got that much better: Google has just released an Android app called Open Spot that lets users leaving parking spots share their spots with other users searching for parking.  How cool is that?  —  It gets cooler.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:bradtnw
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Cavs Owner Goes Online To Rip LeBron A New One... In Comic Sans  —  The national distraction is over.  NBA star LeBron James has chosen the team he's going to play for: the Miami Heat.  Of course, this means that he won't be returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and owner Dan Gilbert is not too happy about that.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple sues resellers over power adapters  —  Apple has filed a lawsuit against three companies it alleges are selling knockoff power adapters for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, according to court filings.  The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
No HTC iPad rival anytime soon  —  Refuses to take its tablets... But for good reason?  —  HTC is not interested in releasing a tablet to rival Apple's iPad.  At least, not yet.  —  Eric Lin, the company's global PR and online community manager, told Pocket-lint: “We are always looking at it …
 
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Noam Cohen / Bits:
Wikipedia's Foundation Plans Expansion
Discussion: Maximum PC and VentureBeat
Tas Anjarwalla / CNN:
Inventor of cell phone: We knew someday everybody would have one
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
VeriSign Loses Big in Court on .Com Domains
Discussion: VentureBeat
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Google Maps now comes at you at a 45 degree angle
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Developer Told Posted Code Infringes Patents
Discussion: p2pnet and Techdirt
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
No Easy Answers in the Copyright Debate
Discussion: Techdirt
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Massive NYC Billboard Nets Gowalla A Whopping 84 Checkins From 64 People
Arn / MacRumors:
What is Apple Planning on Making with this 3x3cm Touch Screen?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
NTP Sues Apple, Google, Microsoft And Others Over Wireless Email Patents
Smw / Cerulean Studios' Blog:
Droid Does Trillian: Trillian for Android is coming!
Official Google Australia Blog:
We're sorry  —  A couple of years ago, Google started collecting …
David Galbraith / David Galbraith's Blog:
Tim Berners-Lee.  Confirming The Exact Location Where the Web Was Invented
Discussion: Gizmodo and Switched, Thanks:atul