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1:10 PM ET, July 10, 2010

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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Targets Searchers For ‘Dell Streak’, ‘HP Slate’ With Google Ads For The iPad  —  In a move that suggests a tad of insecurity on Apple's behalf, the iPad maker is apparently buying Google AdWords ads targeting potential buyers of the Dell Streak, the Android-powered micro-tablet or netpad …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay and MegaUpload Escape Domain Seizure by US  —  In the final days of last month, US authorities targeted several sites they claimed were connected to the streaming of movies and TV shows.  ‘Operation In Our Sites’ culminated in the apparent shutting down of 9 sites - TVShack.net …
Discussion: Geekosystem
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Fring Overwhelmed by Video Calling, Temporarily Suspends Access to Skype  —  Yesterday, Erictric reported that Apple approved a Fring update that allows 2-way video calling to other mobile platforms over 3G.  Apparently, the improved application has become a huge success …
Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!:
Google's Long History of Social Media Attempts [INFOGRAPHIC]  —  Sure Facebook privacy issues can be frustrating, but what's the alternative?  With more than 400 million users, no other social media platform has been able to touch Facebook's grip on person-to-person networking.
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy Server  —  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.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Geohot Jailbreaks Apple iPhone 4 !  —  After months of silence, Geohot has finally published a new blog post in which he talks about iPhone 4 jailbreak situation, limera1n, and Pwned4life exploit which he recently talked about at the Nuit Du Hack conference in Paris.
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.
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” …
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
Jim Wolf / Reuters:
HP in potential $3.4 billion U.S. Navy network deal  —  (Reuters) - HP Enterprise Services, a unit of HP (HPQ.N), has won a deal for continued U.S. Navy information technology support worth up to $3.4 billion if all options are exercised, the U.S. Defense Department said Thursday.
Discussion: Virginian-Pilot and Data Center Knowledge, Thanks:hpnews
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” …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Changes Tweet Storage Strategy, Confirms Realtime Analytics Product
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's new Hawaiian codenames are all about mobile
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Google launches Android app to help you find empty parking spots
Discussion: Internet2Go, eWeek, Mashable! and TechCrunch, Thanks:bradtnw
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple sues resellers over power adapters
Discussion: The Register and Macsimum News
 Earlier Items: 
Noam Cohen / Bits:
Wikipedia's Foundation Plans Expansion
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
No HTC iPad rival anytime soon
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
VeriSign Loses Big in Court on .Com Domains
Discussion: VentureBeat
Mia / YouTube Blog:
What's bigger than 1080p? 4K video comes to YouTube