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12:50 PM ET, July 21, 2010

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look at “revolutionary” social news iPad app: Flipboard  —  You've seen Twitter clients like TweetDeck or Seesmic, but you've never seen one like this.  —  You've seen news readers like NewsGator, Google Reader, or, even, newer ones for iPad like Pulse, but you've never seen one like this.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Meet Flipboard: Mike McCue Talks About Stealth “Social Magazine” Start-Up That Just Nabbed $10.5 Million in Funding  —  Today, BoomTown gassed up the MINI and headed down to see one of the more innovative new start-ups I have encountered of late.  —  That would be a new social magazine …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Verizon confirms Droid X screen issues, but says they're not widespread  —  We just got word back from Verizon regarding those flickering Droid X screens, and sure enough, the ghastly images are not a side effect of your assimilation into the Droid collective.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
500 Million Stories  —  As of this morning, 500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  —  This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread Facebook around the world.
Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  All-Time Record Revenue Earnings Increase 78 Percent  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010.  The Company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple: The iPad Isn't Cannibalizing the Mac, But We Sure Hope …
Discussion: eWeek
Bloomberg:
Apple Climbs as Revenue Forecast Tops Analysts' Predictions
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon switching to AT&T-style limited data plans later this month?  —  Hang on to your megabytes, folks, because it looks like the Brave New World of limited data is truly upon us.  AT&T and Verizon tend to follow each others' moves pretty closely — the two carriers regard each …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google takes the FTC to school  —  Google just issued a response to the Federal Trade commission's staff discussion draft on potential recommendations to support the reinvention [read: preservation] of journalism [read: newspapers].  (here was my reaction).
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Pablo Chavez / Google Public Policy Blog:
Business problems need business solutions  —  Today we submitted comments with the Federal Trade Commission in reaction to the Staff Discussion Draft about the future of journalism in the age of the Internet.  —  We agree that the Internet has posed challenges as well as opportunities for publishers.
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
The Web Means the End of Forgetting  —  Four years ago, Stacy Snyder, then a 25-year-old teacher in training at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa., posted a photo on her MySpace page that showed her at a party wearing a pirate hat and drinking from a plastic cup, with the caption “Drunken Pirate.”
Discussion: Bits and Inc.com, Thanks:poplifegirl
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Trada Raises $5.75M From Google Ventures To Crowdsource Search Engine Marketing  —  Google's AdWords may be one of the most successful products in Internet history, but it's fair to say that most small and medium-sized business owners aren't exactly experts when it comes to writing their ad copy …
Agam Shah / PC World:
HP Lists HP Slate 500, Requests PalmPad Trademark  —  Hewlett-Packard has listed the Windows-based HP Slate 500 on its website, and also applied to trademark the term Palmpad, fueling speculation surrounding the company's tablet plans.  —  HP, the world's largest PC maker …
Erez Zukerman / Download Squad:
Months after deleting your account, Facebook still publishes your name and picture  —  Over two months ago, on May 17, 2010, I completely deleted my Facebook account because I felt that they “don't respect my privacy.”  What a drama queen move, right?  Of course they respect it; after all …
Thanks:leemathews
Scott Webster / Crave: The gadget blog:
Droid 2 could be first phone to launch with Froyo  —  The team over at Droid Life got their hands on a photo of what appears to be a pre-release version of the Droid 2 running OS 2.2.  If the the device arrives on schedule next month with Froyo, it would be the first Android handset to launch with the latest version of the platform.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Droid 2 launching as soon as August 12, embraces Star Wars roots with R2-D2 edition
Discussion: Erictric and Android Phone Fans
Nate Smith / The Official Google Blog:
Ooh!  Ahh!  Google Images presents a nicer way to surf the visual web  —  When you think about “information,” what probably comes to mind are streams of words and numbers.  Google's pretty good at organizing these types of information, but consider all the things you can't express with words …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google discovers Chrome can (really) block ads  —  AdBlock add-on of Firefox proportions  —  Google Chrome now includes the ability to completely block resources from loading inside the browser, and the latest incarnation of the AdBlock extension for Chrome is using this “beforeload” …
Discussion: Maximum PC
PC World:
TSMC, Arm Join to Develop Next-generation Mobile Chips  —  Arm and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced a partnership to enable the design of smaller chips for devices like smartphones and tablets, the companies said on Tuesday.  —  The partnership calls for mutual customers …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Readying For An IPO, Jive Software Raises $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Sequoia  —  Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has just raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers with existing investor Sequoia Capital participating in the round.
Simson Garfinkel / Technology Review:
Passwords that are Simple—and Safe  —  A new approach does away with the need for long strings of letters and numbers — Researchers at Microsoft have come up with a way to create easy-to-remember passwords without making a system more vulnerable to hackers.
Discussion: The Tech Report, Thanks:rawmeet
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Connecticut asks Google for info in privacy flap  —  (Reuters) - Connecticut's attorney general, who is leading a 37-state probe of Google Inc's collection of data from private unlocked Wi-Fi networks, asked the giant Internet search company on Wednesday if it had tested the software before using it.
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
What Is Google Editions?  —  Someday soon—later this summer perhaps—there will be a major new development in the evolution of e-books: the launch of Google Editions.  The initial success of Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad, and the e-book runners-up like Barnes & Noble's Nook and the Sony Reader …
Vikram / Inside BlackBerry:
Inside BlackBerry 6: Multimedia Experience  —  Our team has been working hard to enhance the overall multimedia experience in BlackBerry® 6, and we've packed a lot of changes into the upcoming release.  I'm very excited to be able to provide some more details about this aspect of BlackBerry 6 today.
 
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Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
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Greg Sandoval / Technology News:
MP3tunes, Roku stream iTunes users' songs to TVs
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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 Earlier Items: 
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors:
Flashlight App Sneaks Tethering Into App Store (For Now) [Pulled]
Martyn Williams / PC World:
Sharp Plans to Launch E-book Reader This Year
Discussion: Gadgetell and Electronista
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Skype Dials Up Dollars With Pay-Per-Call Advertising
Kartik Ramakrishnan / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Begins Testing with Microsoft
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com:
Nobody knows what Android means and nobody cares