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10:50 AM 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 …
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 It's Cannibalizing the PC  —  If the iPad is a cannibal, it is not the Mac's flesh that it dines upon.  In the device's first full quarter at market, Apple sold more Macs than ever before-3.47 million of them.
Discussion: eWeek
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.
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: preservatinon] of journalism [read: newspapers].  (here was my reaction).
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Pablo Chavez / Google Public Policy Blog:
Business problems need business solutions
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Lawyer ‘Unsure’ Whether Founder Mark Zuckerberg Signed Contract  —  A lawyer for Facebook Inc. said she was “unsure” whether company founder Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract that purportedly entitles a New York man to 84 percent of the world's biggest social-networking service.
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Grant McCool / Reuters:   Facebook unrestrained amid NY ownership lawsuit
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 …
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
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 and Download Squad
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
OpenHeatMap: Custom Heat Maps for Geo Data  —  Pete Warden is many things to many people.  To Facebook corporate headquarters, he's a pest to manage with legal pressure.  To nerdy bloggers around the Web, he's a thoughtful guy who stops by and drops smart comments here and there.
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results  —  Owned and Operated Display Advertising Grows 19% Year Over Year Company Continues Strong Operating Income and Margin Expansion Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
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PC World:
TSMC, Arm Join to Develop Next-generation Mobile Chips
Discussion: Smart Mobile Devices and Engadget
Softpedia News:
Google Maps Gets Improved Border Data for 60 Countries and Regions
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Twitter's tech problems take a toll on developers
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Google to End Technical Support for Two China Tianya Products
Discussion: V3.co.uk and WebProNews
Greg Sandoval / Technology News:
MP3tunes, Roku stream iTunes users' songs to TVs
Discussion: Hacking NetFlix and eHomeUpgrade
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
PopScreen Aims To Surface Viral Videos Before They Go Viral
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Marianne Schultz / MacRumors:
Flashlight App Sneaks Tethering Into App Store (For Now) [Pulled]
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Skype Dials Up Dollars With Pay-Per-Call Advertising
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com:
Nobody knows what Android means and nobody cares
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available