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12:20 PM 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 …
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.
Apple:
iPad Available in Nine More Countries This Friday  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23. iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and Motorola: Shut Up, Apple  —  There's nothing wrong with the iPhone 4 that isn't wrong with its rivals.  That claim, made by Steve Jobs at the special iPhone 4 press conference Apple held last Friday, drew a loud round of catcalls from the smartphone industry …
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Nokia's claim of superior antenna performance falls flat
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon leaks another Droid 2, getting BlackBerry Storm 3, Curve 3, 10.1-inch tablet later this year?  —  Now that the Droid 2 has officially reached “leaking like a sieve” status, we thought we'd toss you another couple shots of the Droid X's QWERTY-equipped cousin, which we're being told is locked for an August release on Verizon.
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.
Peter Sayer / Computerworld:
Nokia Siemens buys Motorola wireless network unit for $1.2B  —  Motorola has found a buyer for its wireless network equipment unit: Nokia Siemens Networks will pay US$1.2 billion for most of that business, the companies announced Monday.  —  Motorola has found a buyer for its wireless network …
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 and Beet.TV
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.
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.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
In-depth FaceTime for iPod touch details  —  We've already seen a couple screenshots of the iPod touch FaceTime system from BGR but we've found some more details about how it will exactly work.  Boy Genius showed that FaceTime on these non-iPhone devices would be based on email addresses.
Discussion: TiPb, BlogsDNA, MacStories and Appletell, Thanks:markgurman
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Redbox Plots Web Strategy in Challenge to Netflix  —  Redbox, which became the fastest- growing U.S. video retailer with DVD kiosks and a $1-a-day rental price stores couldn't match, is developing an online strategy to stay competitive with larger rival Netflix Inc.
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 …
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
 
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DigiTimes:
Four out of five cell phones to integrate GPS by end of 2011, says iSuppli
Discussion: Maximum PC and The Next Web
Mike Riley / Dr.Dobb's DDJ_Windows/.NET Articles:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market's Delivery System Aims To Please Both
Thanks:atul
Tom Gjelten / NPR:
Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
France's Three-Strikes Law for Internet Piracy Hasn't Brought Any Penalties
Michael Gillett / Neowin.net:
Zune Pass coming to the UK soon
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Conan O'Brien's Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet