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9:15 AM ET, July 19, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 in-depth preview  —  It's been a long road, hasn't it?  Well, in some respects, it hasn't — in fact, it's only been about two years since development of Windows Phone 7 as we know it today kicked off — but when you consider that this product will be replacing Windows Mobile 6.5, that put things in proper perspective.
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Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview  —  Welcome back into the smartphone arena Microsoft, it looks like you have a serious challenger entering the ring and I will definitely be purchasing a device as soon as I can.  I spent an hour with the Windows Phone 7 team …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Taiwanese News Animates the iPhone 4 Antenna Saga (With Very Special Bonus)  —  The same Taiwanese outlet that does those Sims-style animations to better illustrate the news has done it again for Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4 antenna saga.  No spoilers, but there's a very special guest this time.
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Edible Apple:
Nokia's claim of superior antenna performance falls flat
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Reactions to Steve Jobs' performance
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Foursquare ‘in talks with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!’ about search partnerships  —  Exclusive: Foursquare is in talks with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! about a search partnership which could let people look up the most popular bar or restaurant in their area in real-time.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Policing the Web's Lurid Precincts  —  Ricky Bess spends eight hours a day in front of a computer near Orlando, Fla., viewing some of the worst depravities harbored on the Internet.  He has seen photographs of graphic gang killings, animal abuse and twisted forms of pornography.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — In most newsrooms, the joke would have been obvious.  —  It was April Fools' Day last year, and Politico's top two editors sent an e-mail message to their staff advising of a new 5 a.m. start time for all reporters.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Times' Paid Model: The Unofficial Numbers Come In  —  The Times' paid model is just two weeks old but, still, a number of stats came through this weekend - none of them from the horse's mouth...  First, the meat - some potentially significant first numbers on how successful the paper's paid websites have been in their first two weeks.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Verizon's LTE rollout is imminent, computers updated for 4G SIM cards  —  We just got some alleged (but very convincing) internal documents on Verizon's 4G plans, and it's mostly stuff we've already heard — 5-12Mbps down, aircards before smartphones, and plans to roll out in 30 cities in 2010.
Mike Riley / Dr.Dobb's DDJ_Windows/.NET Articles:
3M's Multi-touch Monitor  —  Programming the M2256PW 22-inch display for a next-gen user experience … Thanks to the commercial success of the Apple's iPhone and iPad, and the introduction of Windows 7, multi-touch has hit the mainstream consumer market in a big way.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
OpenStack Wants to Be Android of The Cloud  —  Say hello to OpenStack, an open-source cloud platform, which hopes to compete with several proprietary cloud platforms including those being developed by Microsoft and VMware.  RackSpace is spearheading the project and is donating the code …
Larry Hardesty / MITnews:
Broadband picture may not be so bleak  —  In March, the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan, in which it reported that “the actual download speed experienced on broadband connections in American households is approximately 40-50% of the advertised ‘up to’ speed to which they subscribe.”
Discussion: Dr.Dobb's
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
WSJ's Mossberg wants a broadband plan with teeth
Discussion: Slashdot and Washington Post
Malatesta / WMExperts:
All KIN sales being stopped, being sent back tomorrow (July 18th)  —  We already know that Verizon and Microsoft have pulled the plug on the whole KIN series (see our review), the question then becomes what to do about existing supplies?  —  We're getting word, confirmed though two sources …
TechCrunch:
Android Poised For Dominance In China, With Global Implications  —  Editor's note: this is a guest post penned by Richard Yu, who previously co-wrote an article for TechCrunch on the social networking landscape in China.  Yu is a Seattle native working in Shanghai for Spil Games …
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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France's Three-Strikes Law for Internet Piracy Hasn't Brought Any Penalties
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Four Business Tips From Apple & Steve Jobs
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Jesse Lichtenstein / New York Times:
Digital Diplomacy  —  It was a Wednesday night in San Francisco's …
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