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4:00 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.
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.
Fred Vogelstein / Wired:
Bad Connection: Inside the iPhone Network Meltdown  —  For iPhone fans, it really was too good to be true.  A pair of Apple executives had just described the latest model of the iPhone — the 3GS — onstage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2009.  The audience loved it.
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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 …
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.
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 the past 60 days or so.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad gets FCC approval?  —  We're admittedly using our Jump To Conclusions Mat a little bit here, but we're pretty sure Apple's Magic Trackpad (or whatever they'll end up calling it) just got FCC approval — and considering how tightly Apple usually manages its FCC dealings …
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: Macworld and NBC Bay Area, Thanks:edibleapple
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, Gizmodo and Beet.TV
Andy M. Zaky / Fortune:
Apple closes in on Microsoft in revenue race  —  After living in the shadows of Microsoft for 30 years, Apple is just a hair behind Microsoft in sales.  Will this quarter be the one?  —  by Andy M. Zaky, contributor  —  Whether it deserves it or not, Apple has held onto its lead …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple responds to lawmakers' questions about location data collection  —  Apple Inc. answered congressional questions about the ways it collects users' precise location information from its mobile devices and computers, highlighting users' ability to opt out of data collection …
Discussion: CNET News and PC Magazine
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.
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Few neutrals in debate over “third way” net neutrality plan
Discussion: GamePolitics News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
DST's Alexander Tamas Talks About New Investors, New Investments …
Ellen Messmer / Computerworld:
Dell offers free Web browser security tool
Mike Clendenin / InformationWeek:
Baidu Mulling Mobile OS
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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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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
In-depth FaceTime for iPod touch details
Discussion: TiPb and BlogsDNA, Thanks:markgurman
TechCrunch:
Android Poised For Dominance In China, With Global Implications
Mike Riley / Dr.Dobb's DDJ_Windows/.NET Articles:
3M's Multi-touch Monitor
Tom Gjelten / NPR:
Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security
Thanks:rawmeet
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