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3:05 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.
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 …
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.
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: NBC Bay Area and Computerworld, 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and AppleInsider
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 …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Few neutrals in debate over “third way” net neutrality plan  —  The feedback is in on the Federal Communications Commission's proposed “third way” net neutrality proposal, and few stakeholders are willing to give any ground in the matter.  The cable companies, telcos, and their allies insist that the idea will kill investment.
Discussion: GamePolitics News
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Larry Hardesty / MITnews:
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
 
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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
DigiTimes:
Four out of five cell phones to integrate GPS by end of 2011, says iSuppli
Discussion: The Next Web and Maximum PC
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
In-depth FaceTime for iPod touch details
Discussion: TiPb, BlogsDNA, MacStories and Appletell, Thanks:markgurman
TechCrunch:
Android Poised For Dominance In China, With Global Implications
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Mike Riley / Dr.Dobb's DDJ_Windows/.NET Articles:
3M's Multi-touch Monitor
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
Thanks:rawmeet
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