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2:40 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 …
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.
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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Edible Apple:
Nokia's claim of superior antenna performance falls flat
Discussion: Computerworld and NBC Bay Area, Thanks:edibleapple
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 …
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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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.
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.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
White iPhone 4 delay: the challenges faced by Apple's glass supplier  —  This almost goes without saying, but it's truly been a wild ride for the iPhone 4 over the last three weeks.  While most of us will just happily open our hands to Stevie J's freebies, there's one question that's still bugging us …
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.
Ian Paul / PC World:
Sharp Unveils 100GB Blu-ray Disc  —  Sharp recently announced that it will be the first Blu-ray disc maker to launch a recordable triple layer Blu-ray format with 100GB of storage capacity—twice the capacity of current Blu-ray discs.  —  The new write-once disc can store up to 12 hours …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Goes Abroad!  But Not Too Far: Streaming Service Coming To Canada.  —  Netflix is finally taking its Web streaming service outside the U.S. But it's not taking it very far: The subscription offering will be available in Canada this fall, the company announced today.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Bomb-making tips, hit list behind Blogetery closure  —  More details are surfacing about why Blogetery.com, a blogging platform that claimed to service more than 70,000 blogs, was mysteriously booted from the Internet by its Web-hosting company.  —  The site was shut down after FBI agents …
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:
Wired on the iPhone network meltdown  —  The August 2010 issue of Wired magazine has an article called #ATTFAIL Inside the iPhone Network Meltdown and it's a fantastic read.  Unfortunately it's not online (yet) so you'll have to venture outdoors and purchase some good old fashioned atoms to read it.
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors, Thanks:atul
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo, Others Eyeing Bit.ly  —  Yahoo and some of the other web giants have been kicking the tires on New York-based URL shortening service, Bit.ly, according to a few people in the know.  The interest in the company has increased over past 60 days or so.  The conversations are said it to be in early stages.
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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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad gets FCC approval?
Discussion: MacRumors and AppleInsider
Ellen Messmer / Computerworld:
Dell offers free Web browser security tool
Mike Clendenin / InformationWeek:
Baidu Mulling Mobile OS
DigiTimes:
Four out of five cell phones to integrate GPS by end of 2011, says iSuppli
Discussion: The Next Web and Maximum PC
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3M's Multi-touch Monitor
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market's Delivery System Aims To Please Both
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
OpenStack Wants to Be Android of The Cloud
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel needs to build its own iPad, iPhone
Discussion: Crave
Larry Hardesty / MITnews:
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
Kevin Parrish / Tom's Guide:
Browser Plug-In Will Delete Your Ex From Internet
Discussion: The Next Web