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6:20 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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Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
Antennagate: If you can't fix it, feature it!  —  ...and don't diss your customer, or the media!  —  Rewind the clock to June 7th 2010.  Steve's on stage at the WWDC in San Francisco.  He's introducing the iPhone 4 and proudly shows off the new external antenna design.
Edible Apple:
Nokia's claim of superior antenna performance falls flat  —  Steve Jobs received a lot of flack for his off the cuff email message where he told an iPhone 4 user experiencing reception problems not to cup the device in his left hand - “don't hold it in that way”, Jobs remarked.
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
OpenStack: An Open Source Cloud Project Emerges  —  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 …
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 …
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.
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: Washington Post and Slashdot
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market's Delivery System Aims To Please Both  —  Last year, there was a seemingly endless parade of stories on how aggregators, search engines and news blogs were apparently killing newspapers that publish original content.  This year, add the rise of “content farms” to the list.
Thanks:atul
Tom Gjelten / NPR:
Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security  —  There may be no country on the planet more vulnerable to a massive cyberattack than the United States, where financial, transportation, telecommunications and even military operations are now deeply dependent on data networking.
Thanks:rawmeet
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.
 
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
France's Three-Strikes Law for Internet Piracy Hasn't Brought Any Penalties
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Zune Pass coming to the UK soon
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Intel needs to build its own iPad, iPhone
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 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why Web host shut down 73,000 blogs a mystery
Discussion: Tech Eye, ReadWriteWeb and Pulse2
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Conan O'Brien's Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet
Esther Dyson / The Huffington Post:
Release 9.0: User-Managed Privacy Tools
Thanks:rawmeet
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Four Business Tips From Apple & Steve Jobs
Jesse Lichtenstein / New York Times:
Digital Diplomacy  —  It was a Wednesday night in San Francisco's …
Discussion: Technology Review, Thanks:atul