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11:45 AM ET, July 16, 2010

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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: The body shape algorithm
Discussion: Electronista and AppleInsider
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 4: 50% chance of an in-store fix
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
Discussion: GeekSmack
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Spent $100 Million Defending Against Viacom's $1 Billion Lawsuit  —  How much did Google spend to fend off Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit?  On today's earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette revealed that Google's legal bills for the case amounted to $100 million, and that was before it went to trial.
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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
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
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.
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 …
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?
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)
Bloomberg:
Nokia Board Faces Call for Change on $77 Billion Lost Value  —  Nokia Oyj's board has stayed in the background as the company's shares plummeted 67 percent in the three years since Apple Inc. started selling the iPhone.  Pressure has been building on directors to act.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Tech Eye
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 …
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
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs  —  After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown.  Now it appears that a free blogging platform …
Discussion: Techdirt
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
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Intel snaps up former Palm and Apple VP Mike Bell for its smartphone push  —  Seriously, what the hell did HP acquire when it bought Palm?  A bunch of pretty patents and a rapidly dwindling talent pool, it would seem.  Mike Bell, a celebrated capture for Palm back in 2007 after 16 years at Apple …
Discussion: PreCentral.net and Softpedia News
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
‘Junkware’ comes standard on Verizon, T-Mobile smart phones  —  Remember the golden days of personal computing when you'd bring home that expensive wonder box, remove the machine from its Styrofoam swaddling, plug it in, switch it on and — hey!  What's this?  —  AOL?  Quicken SE?
Discussion: Internet2Go, Thanks:electricwaffles
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Ex-Google News, Bing Engineers Set Out To Build ‘Newspaper Of The Future’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Google Exec Says It's A Good Idea: Open The Index And Speed Up The Internet
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