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4:30 AM ET, July 24, 2010

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Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Tab Candy: Making Firefox Tabs Sweet  —  The power of the browser has grown substantially in the last ten years.  We now use the Web to multi-task the activities we juggle every day, like vacation plans, purchases, sharing pictures, listening to music, reading email, and writing a blog post.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Firefox Just Perfected Tabbed Browsing.  It's Like Apple's Expose Plus Spaces For The Web  —  If you're anything like me, at any given time you have a dozen to two dozen tabs open across multiple web browser windows.  It's great to have all these webpages open and ready to click on at any second …
Discussion: Erictric and Gizmodo Australia
BBC News:
India shows $35 ‘iPad’ prototype  —  The Indian government has unveiled the prototype of an iPad-like touch-screen laptop, with a price tag of $35 (£23), which it hopes to roll out next year.  —  Aimed at students, the tablet supports web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, say developers.
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Why India's $35 Tablet May Be Just a Dream
Amanda Surya / YouTube API Blog:
A New Way To Embed YouTube Videos  —  An enhancement to our video embed capability is now available through a new embed code style.  This new style uses <iframe> and looks like this:  —  <iframe class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ VIDEO_ID" frameborder="0">
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:   YouTube testing hybrid HTML5/Flash embeds
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Takes on Droid X With Latest Smartphone Antenna Video  —  After its iPhone 4 press conference last week, Apple posted a new smartphone antenna performance page on its site highlighting how several other smartphones experience similar decreases of signal bars to that of the iPhone 4.
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Most iPhone users love AT&T  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Despite a very vocal group of detractors, the vast majority of iPhone users love AT&T.  —  That's the key finding in a survey released this week by Yankee Group, which reports that 73% of iPhone users are very satisfied with AT&T's service.
Duncan Geere / Wired.co.uk:
Samsung offering Galaxy S phones to frustrated iPhone users  —  It appears that technology giant Samsung is handing out free Galaxy S smartphones to iPhone 4 owners frustrated by reception problems.  An account on Twitter called @samsungukmobile is contacting people who've tweeted …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Real Problem With The White iPhone 4 — Well, Potentially  —  I've fielded a lot of questions today about the iPhone 4.  No, not about the antenna — that was last week — today, all people want to know is why the hell is white version being delayed again?  Like everyone else outside of Apple, I have no idea.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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John Fortt / Tech Check:
HP Using Own Software in Phone Wars with Apple, Google  —  In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.  Instead, HP [HPQ 46.15 .08 (+.17%)] Executive Vice President Todd Bradley told me that the PC giant will exclusively use …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns of short-term iMac shortages ahead of new models - sources  —  Apple late this month began advising its direct and indirect sales channels of near-term shortages of its popular all-in-one desktops, as the company prepares draw down inventories ahead of introducing new models in the coming weeks.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mac Pro Unavailable for In-Store Reservations at Many Locations
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Fake femme fatale shows social network risks  —  Researcher Thomas Ryan says fictitious Robin Sage character fooled many holding security, military and intelligence posts … A security researcher created a fake online profile for a fictional cyberthreat analyst named “Robin Sage.”
Discussion: Gawker, Switched and Boing Boing
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Tech worker testifies of ‘blue screen of death’ on oil rig's computer  —  Crucial drilling monitoring and control system crippled by crashes, says rig's chief electronics technician  —  Computerworld - A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Attracting “Surprising” Interest From Businesses, Says AT&T, Which Activated 400-500K Last Quarter  —  AT&T said on its earnings call today that it activated 400,000 to 500,000 3G iPads during Q2.  —  Remember that was basically just the last two months of Q2, as the iPad 3G didn't ship until the end of April.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Fewer Than 900,000 Kindles And 3G Nooks Activated In U.S. Last Quarter
Discussion: Kindle Review and Electronista
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Wireless group sues San Francisco over cellphone ordinance  —  The wireless industry's biggest trade group said Friday that it has sued the city of San Francisco for its recent ordinance requiring retailers to display the radiation levels emitted from cellphones.
AppleInsider:
Users report Bluetooth connectivity, quality issues with iOS 4  —  Users of iOS 4 on both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS say their handset has constantly dropped wireless Bluetooth connections with both headsets and in-car systems.  —  Numerous users contacted AppleInsider to say that they have experienced …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Australia Censors Snooping Plans To Prevent ‘Unnecessary Debate’ - You wouldn't want people talking about tech policy that impacts them, would you?  —  Australian lawmakers been very interested in forcing ISPs to impose Internet filters (albeit a plan that's on hold for now) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Nabs Google's Lead Android Evangelist.  Next Target: Students  —  After a bit of a slow start, the Android app ecosystem is now growing at a rapid clip, as it nears 100,000 apps.  One of the people Google can thank for that is Sun Hu Kim, their lead for Android developer marketing.
Discussion: Fortune
 
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Chatroulette Founder Wants to Ditch Text Chats, Focus on Telepresence
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Film pirates have formidable new MPAA foe
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Only 0.3% of files on BitTorrent confirmed to be legal
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Hires Shannon Stubo, Key Exec For IPO Run
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AT&T Mobility CEO On Hot Seat At Fortune Brainstorm
Discussion: Fortune
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: With Eye on IPO, Glam Buys Sportsgenic to Build Out Ad Platform
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
New Microsoft, ARM licensing agreement; Could a Windows Phone tablet be coming?
AppleInsider:
Apple officially launches iPhone 4 Case Program via App Store
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft urges its workers to be Windows Phone app hobbyists