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1:15 PM ET, July 20, 2010

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Joann S. Lublin / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. has launched a search for a new chief executive, people familiar with the situation said Monday.  —  The move comes as the current chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, struggles to find traction for the company …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With DECE's UltraViolet, We're About To See Just How Powerful Apple Really Is  —  When I hear the name UltraViolet as it pertains to Hollywood, good things don't come to mind.  Namely, I think about the 2006 Kurt Wimmer film of the same name that was awful.
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Ryan Nakashima / The Huffington Post:   Digital movie locker ‘UltraViolet’ nears launch
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone 4 Gyroscope Brings Silky Smooth Augmented Reality  —  When the iPhone 4 was unveiled in early June of this year, many were surprised by things like the antennae design or the high-resolution Retina Display.  Augmented reality fans, however, were excited to see the inclusion of a gyroscope …
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Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
Apple Donates MacPaint Source Code To Computer History Museum  —  One of the earliest bits of software that made the original Macintosh computer so interesting to use and unusual for its time was a drawing program called MacPaint.  —  Released in 1984 with the Mac, it is fondly remembered …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
It's Hard To Feel Sorry For AT&T  —  Perhaps now you've read Fred Vogelstein's feature about the relationship between AT&T and Apple in this month's Wired magazine.  If not, you definitely should, it's available online.  It reads a bit like a story about a couple who after three tumultuous years of marriage are about to split up.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG Launches All-You-Can-Eat Music Service For iPhone And Android  —  After months of waiting, it's finally here.  Streaming music service MOG has launched its mobile applications for Android and iPhone, giving subscribers unlimited access to its library of 8 million songs, which can be streamed or downloaded over both 3G and WiFi.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available  —  Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales  —  The heft and musty smell of a hardcover book are one step closer to becoming relics in a museum.  —  Amazon.com, one of the nation's largest bookstores, said Monday that for the last three months, sales of electronic books for the Kindle …
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Kindle Device Unit Sales Accelerate Each Month in Second Quarter …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Asus Drops Windows for Android in Eee Pad Tablet  —  Asus is working on a 3G Eee Pad tablet computer, and it will run on Google's Android operating system.  Our friends from the German site Netbook News headed over to Asus HQ and got the details.  —  The Eee Pad was originally slated to use Windows CE …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
Users Rate Facebook Slightly Above the Tax Man  —  Facebook plans to announce it has reached a milestone 500 million users this week — but that doesn't mean the masses are happy customers.  —  The American Customer Satisfaction Index, developed by the University of Michigan's Business School …
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Must Answer ‘Where Have You Been?’ to Succeed  —  Paul Ceglia, the western New York man who says a 2003 contract with Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg entitles him to 84 percent of the company, will have to answer a critical question to pursue his claim, lawyers said.
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
FileMaker unveils FileMaker Go app for iPhone, iPad  —  PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ:  —  The iPhone may fit and your pocket, and the iPad may not be much larger than a hardcover book, but FileMaker thinks it can squeeze an entire database application on both devices.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BranchOut Unlocks The LinkedIn In Facebook  —  Everyone you know is on Facebook, and most people have added their resume information.  But you can't search by companies and even searching within your friends for company names is virtually impossible.  So if you want to research …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Lenovo promises LePad Android tablet for the end of the year  —  Liu Jun, Senior VP and President of Lenovo's Consumer Business Group, has revealed his company's intention to deliver an Android tablet by the end of this year.  To be known as LePad, this apparent resurrection …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August  —  We just received a juicy tip about the HTC DROID Incredible software update schedule that we'd like to share.  One of our strategically placed Ninjas was kind enough to pass along an email from HTC that read as follows:
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Adobe shows off P2P video calls on Android, calls it FlashTime … Adobe has demonstrated a peer-to-peer video calling system for Google's Android mobile operating system.  —  The technology, which mimics Apple's iPhone 4-based FaceTime, is cheekily dubbed FlashTime and is built using …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
World's First Pirate ISP Launches In Sweden  —  The Swedish Pirate Party, who are at the forefront of anti-copyright lobbying in Sweden, are planning to shake up the country's ISP market.  After taking over the supply of bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, Piratpartiet will now partner in the launch of Pirate ISP …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Meet the Web Database Company Google Just Bought (Hint: Not Metaweb)  —  Google is in the process of acquiring ITA Software, an airfare information provider that brings the company into the realm of vertical travel search.  It also creates potentially awkward competition with ITA customers like Kayak and Bing.
Thanks:mathewi
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How to find start-up ideas  —  Chris Dixon had an interesting post a while ago about how to find start-up ideas.  The advice boiled down to keeping a spreadsheet of ideas and talking to lots of smart people (entrepreneurs, potential customers, VCs, people at big companies).  It's good advice.
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