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8:40 AM ET, July 22, 2010

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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.
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Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:
Where Facebook's half a billion users reside  —  Facebook announced this morning that they now reach 500 million active users (just five and half years after launching).  But where do these half a billion users reside?  Refreshing my post from February, the share of users from Asia continues …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Live-blog: Zuckerberg and David Kirkpatrick on the Facebook Effect
Discussion: GigaOM
Peter Parkes / The Big Blog:
iPhone update: now supports multitasking, no additional charges for calling over 3G  —  In May, we upgraded our iPhone app to allow users to make calls over 3G data connections.  Today, I'm pleased to introduce a brand new version of the app.  It allows you to make calls with high quality sound, and supports multitasking.
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
Skype released for iOS 4, receives calls in background
Discussion: App Advice, Phone Arena, TiPb and TUAW
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Galaxy Phones From Samsung Are Worthy iPhone Rivals  —  The war of the super-smartphones continues to heat up, and, at the moment, most of the combat seems to be between Apple's iPhone and the multiplying array of competitors running Google's Android operating system.
AppleInsider:
Apple appoints new Senior VP of Operations to address product quality  —  Apple has appointed a new Senior Vice President of Operations dedicated to ensuring that Apple products meet “the highest standards of quality, “AppleInsider has learned.  —  

Jeff Williams …
Jeremiah Grossman:
I know who your name, where you work, and live (Safari v4 & v5)  —  Right at the moment a Safari user visits a website, even if they've never been there before or entered any personal information, a malicious website can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Less Than 1 Year Until The Internet Runs Out of Addresses  —  The Internet will run out of Internet addresses in about 1 year's time, we were told today by John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).  The same thing was also stated recently by Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist.
Discussion: Times of India, ZDNet and Tech Eye
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft to employees: ‘everybody gets a Windows Phone 7!’  —  Microsoft guru extraordinaire Mary Jo Foley has retweeted a company employee boasting of a commitment to hand out Windows Phone 7 devices to each and every one of Redmond's 90,000-plus employees around the world.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Fred Wilson: Apple is evil and Facebook is just a photo-sharing site  —  Twitter and Foursquare investor Fred Wilson shrugged off Facebook's open graph, the social network's strategy for mapping the web via people's relationships and tastes, and called Apple evil for its increasing control over devices and the mobile ecosystem.
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Jean-Paul Cozzatti / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter & Performance: An update  —  On Monday, a fault in the database that stores Twitter user records caused problems on both Twitter.com and our API.  The short, non-technical explanation is that a mistake led to some problems that we were able to fix without losing any data.
Discussion: Twitter Blog and Twittercism
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Doesn't Violate Competition Laws, Court Rules In Power.com Lawsuit  —  Back in November 2008, a venture-backed startup called Power Ventures launched Power.com in an effort to establish a one-stop shop social networking hub, enabling its users to aggregate and access data …
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:roicarthy
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Marcia / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court: Violating Terms of Service Is Not a Crime, But Bypassing …
Discussion: MediaPost
Demian Bulwa / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco's unluckiest thief  —  There are unlucky thieves, and then there is Horatio Toure.  —  According to San Francisco police, the 31-year-old city resident rode a bicycle up to a woman Monday afternoon in the South of Market neighborhood, snatched an iPhone out of her hands, and then pedaled away.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FCC Finally Admits US Broadband Competitiveness Sucks; Broadband Co's Then Order Their Favorite Politicians To Trash FCC  —  Every year, the FCC is required to come out with a report on broadband competitiveness.  Every year, it's a joke.  Way back in 2006, the GAO looked at the 2005 report …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Chrome 6: What made the cut—and what missed it  —  Want the ability to print preview in Chrome?  Me, too.  But we'll have to wait, because it's one of the features that didn't make the Chrome 6 cut.  —  Typically in software development, there comes a point when programmers have to turn …
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Electronista
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Windows Phone 7: Bing only default search option  —  Bing will be the only default search engine on Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint.  “The search engine has been heavily integrated into the OS, so it would be hard to offer an alternative”, Greg Sullivan …
Dan Zambonini:
A Case Study of “Designed By Developers”: Stack Overflow  —  Stack Overflow was set up by two successful high-profile businessmen, attracts over 7 million unique visitors a month, and has received $6 million in funding.  So I found it a little jarring when I visited the site to see this:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Are On Pandora: Service Hits 60 Million Listeners, Adding Users Faster Than Ever  —  Yesterday at the New Music Seminar in New York, the streaming music recommendation service Pandora announced that they now have 60 million listeners registered.  This is up from 50 million in April, and 40 million in December.
Discussion: WebProNews and GigaOM
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon launching $80 5GB prepaid data plan next month, FiveSpot too?  —  At present, Verizon only offers prepaid mobile broadband in buckets ranging from 100MB up to 1GB at prices from $15 to $50.  Problem is, 1GB goes by in about two seconds if you're YouTubin' your way through a layover in Atlanta …
 
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Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Baidu Forecast Beats Estimates as China Dispute Hurts Google; Shares Rise
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
The 70,000 Blogetery users could get blogs back
Jonah Lehrer / The Frontal Cortex:
Twitter Strangers  —  Over at Gizmodo, Joel Johnson makes …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
HP confirms that Slate is still kicking, ‘next steps’ being determined
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Might The T-Mobile iPhone Preempt The Verizon iPhone?
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Netflix Says Subscriber Total Jumped 42 Percent
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
IP czar targets overseas pirate sites
Discussion: Techdirt, Reuters and NewTeeVee
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
If True, the Ceglia Case Could Rewrite Part of Facebook's Early History
Discussion: Bloomberg, Tech Eye and PC World
Nick Bilton / Bits:
A Joke iPhone Sticker Turns Into a Business
Vikram / Inside BlackBerry:
Inside BlackBerry 6: Multimedia Experience
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
The Web Means the End of Forgetting
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk, MediaPost and Bits, Thanks:poplifegirl