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10:50 AM ET, July 16, 2010

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Stuart Parmenter / The Mozilla Blog:
Get Firefox Home on Your iPhone!  —  We are happy to announce that the wait is over.  —  Firefox Home, a free application, is now available for download on your iPhone or iPod Touch.  —  Firefox Home provides access to your Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs on your iPhone.
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Home Brings Bookmarks, Open Tabs & History to iPhone  —  Mozilla, the company behind the world's second most-popular browser, writes this morning that it is “happy to announce that the wait is over.”  Firefox, its open-source entry into the browser market, has made its way onto the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Discussion: GeekSmack
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Apple Is Not Expected to Recall Troubled iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As Apple prepared to address the mounting controversy surrounding the antenna of the iPhone 4, one thing appeared clear: the company does not plan to recall the popular device.  —  A person with direct knowledge of Apple's plans …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 4: 50% chance of an in-store fix
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.  —  “Google had a strong second quarter,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.  “Solid growth in our core business and very strong growth …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is YouTube Still a Money Pit?  Or Is Google Just Really, Really Modest?  —  A year ago, Google CFO Patrick Pichette predicted that YouTube, the company's famously unprofitable video site, could be “very profitable” in the “not long, too long distance future”.  So has that happened yet?
Discussion: ZDNet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Spent $100 Million Defending Against Viacom's $1 Billion Lawsuit
Discussion: Shoemoney and NewTeeVee
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The New York Times Algorithm & Why It Needs Government Regulation  —  The New York Times is the number one newspaper web site.  Analysts reckon it ranks first in reach among US opinion leaders.  When the New York Times editorial staff tweaks its supersecret algorithm behind what to cover …
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Adam Kovacevich / Google Public Policy Blog:
Our op-ed: Regulating what is “best” in search?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Google Exec Says It's A Good Idea: Open The Index And Speed Up The Internet
New York Times:
The Google Algorithm  —  Google handles nearly two-thirds …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The iPhone 4 Redux: Analyzing Apple's iOS 4.0.1 Signal Fix & Antenna Issue  —  In case you haven't noticed, the iPhone 4's antenna design has come under considerable scrutiny.  In our iPhone 4 review, we investigated the iPhone 4 antenna and came to two conclusions.
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Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
Windows Phone 7: Don't bother with this disaster  —  Microsoft's demos of its great mobile hope shows Windows Phone 7 to be only a tepid knockoff of a 2007-era iPhone  —  There's no kind way to say it: Windows Phone 7 will be a failure.  Announced to much bravado in February as the platform …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Tried To Buy Palm Before HP Won The Bidding War — And RIM Completely Blew The Deal  —  The race to buy Palm earlier this year was fast and hot, with the company's bankers contacting 16 companies about the deal, including five serious potential suitors.  —  HP won the bake-off, acquiring Palm for $1.2 billion in late April.
Matt Fiorentino / The Visible Measures Blog:
Old Spice's Online Video Coup  —  With a fragrant, dashing man in a towel, Old Spice put on a viral video tour de force yesterday.  Collaborating with actor Isaiah Mustafa, better known as the man your man could smell like, Old Spice unleashed a deluge of new clips on YouTube.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
MySpace gets a huge update with really slick profile pages.  —  Yes, really.  —  The social media maven that time seems to have forgotten has perhaps just thrown down the gauntlet in the world of social profiles.  To be honest, this is the one place where MySpace always really excelled, and something that Facebook is sorely missing.
Discussion: Mashable
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
MySpace acquiring team and assets of social messaging service Threadbox (exclusive)
reddit:
“Experts” misunderestimate our traffic, and we don't know why  —  In today's installment of “reddit needs moar money”, we visit the topic of our traffic numbers.  Here's a screenshot of our Google Analytics page: (Note to the Photoshop Gimp Police: The screenshots in this blog post …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Mashable and The Next Web
Drew Blas:
An analysis of GPL'ed code in Thesis  —  Introduction  —  There has come to be a huge debate regarding whether the Thesis WordPress theme can be premium licensed when the WordPress code itself is released under the GPL.  The GPL requires that any ‘derivative work’ must also be licensed under the GPL …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ze Frank Gets $500,000 To Play Games From Andreessen Horowitz, Betaworks, And Ron Conway  —  Ze Frank, the video blogger and performance artist, is getting $500,000 from a band of super angels and VCs to play games.  His stealth startup Ze Frank Games (there isn't even a Website for it yet) …
Discussion: Podcasting News
Matt Carter / Inman News:
Google says it's not in real estate business  —  Product manager details search engine giant's latest intiatives  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google isn't looking to take on the role of a “universal MLS,” but is developing increasingly sophisticated search tools that will someday allow consumers …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Motorola Droid X Review  —  Dipped in clarified cyborg testosterone as it comes off the assembly line, the Droid X is sci-fi machismo congealed into a phone.  Yet it's gelded by steroidal software—a fussy, awkward android with acne the size of asteroids.
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Reality Check: Modding the DROID X may not lead to a bricked phone
 
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Bloomberg:
Nokia Board Faces Call for Change on $77 Billion Lost Value
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Tech Eye
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Mozilla increases bounty for security bug info to $3,000
Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
paidContent Mobile: HTC's Plan For Smartphone Domination
Discussion: mocoNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Venture Capital Investing Up 34 Percent To $6.5 Billion In Q2
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
‘Junkware’ comes standard on Verizon, T-Mobile smart phones
Discussion: Internet2Go, Thanks:electricwaffles
John Cook / TechFlash:
Billionaire Paul Allen to give the majority of his money to charity
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP shutting its Cupertino campuses and moving employees to Palo Alto (internal memo)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Continues To Help You Figure Out Who Exactly Is Following You
Steve Blank:
Welcome to the Lost Decade (for Entrepreneurs, IPO's and VC's)
Discussion: Lessons Learned, The Equity Kicker and Inc.com, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says Bloomberg iPhone 4 “Antennagate” Report Is “Simply Not True”
Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Spotify ‘growing healthily and on track for US launch’
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Ford Sync voice recognition explodes to more than 10,000 commands