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4:30 AM ET, July 26, 2010

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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Mystery HTC Windows Phone 7 device: in the wild and lacking any Sense  —  A candybar slate from HTC with a 3.7-inch SLCD and 1GHz Snapdragon processor — sounds about right for the Desire, but this little puppy is actually running Windows Phone 7 (presumably a developer build, given the apps catalog).
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Simon Rogers / Guardian:
Wikileaks Afghanistan files: download the key incidents as a spreadsheet  —  Key incidents from the Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs selected by Guardian writers.  As a spreadsheet, with co-ordinates  —  • Get this data  —  • INTERACTIVE: These key incidents mapped  —  • Glossary of military terms
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
In Disclosing Secret Documents, WikiLeaks Seeks ‘Transparency’  —  WikiLeaks.org, the online organization that was to post tens of thousands of classified military field reports about the Afghan war on Sunday, says its goal in disclosing secret documents is to reveal “unethical behavior” by governments and corporations.
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
RIP: Why the iPad ‘killers’ are already dead  —  iPad is huge, big, massive hit, an echo of the iPod effect on the MP3 player market and the iPhone effect on the mobile world.  Apple has stolen the tablet/netbook industry to the extent competitors face a pretty tough time in even manufacturing their ‘iPad killers’.
Discussion: DailyTech and iThinkDifferent, Thanks:jonnyrhere
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FourSquare's Crowley on Facebook, Check-in Fatigue & the Copy Cats  —  I was in New York this week, and as part of my visit, I decided to check-in (pun intended) with Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley.  He showed off the company's massive new office that is still under construction …
Discussion: parislemon, Thanks:atul
Fred / A VC:
The AngelList  —  There are a growing number of resources for entrepreneurs on the web, but certainly one of the very best is Venture Hacks.  And their AngelList service is particularly useful for entrepreneurs trying to get angel rounds done.  I found myself recommending it to at least a half dozen entrepreneurs this past week.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Mimicking Apple an imperative for PC makers  —  PC makers are beginning to bear an uncanny resemblance to Apple.  —  So, what does Apple look like these days?  Apple is not as much about the Mac anymore (in case anyone didn't notice).  And it's not just about a successful gadget sideshow, i.e., the iPod.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Varieties of Religious Experience: How Apple Stays Divine  —  The iPhone Antennagate is, for most intents and purposes, over.  Apple's free-case quick fix for the problem tamped down consumer anger — and Apple's great earnings report blasted its problems off the front page.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Switched and kottke.org
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
iPhone 4 Antennas: The Fun Side  —  We'll leave serious industry matters aside this week.  (If you must, you can wade into Apple's Q3 numbers here, or luxuriate in the impending ouster of Nokia CEO OPK and consider the list of possible replacements.)  —  Instead, we'll look into the fun side …
Discussion: displayblog and Network World
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
iPhone Becomes Focus Of Media Measurement Consortium  —  Major media companies are zeroing in on the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhone as the key to understanding consumers' habits with regard to TV, online and mobile.  The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), the research initiative formed …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Now Target Private Trackers  —  Mass lawsuits against alleged file-sharers, such as those from the US Copyright Group and lawyers ACS:Law and Gallant MacMillan in the UK, are generally accepted to have been generated from evidence gathered from big public BitTorrent sites.
AppleInsider:
Limited iMac retail inventory precedes anticipated update  —  Some Apple retail stores have run out of stock of both 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models, ahead of an expected refresh to the desktop Mac hardware.  —  An AppleInsider reader sent word Sunday that the 21.5-inch iMac …
Discussion: MacRumors and Softpedia News
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Tech News Sites Tout Misleading BitTorrent Piracy Study
Andy Brett / TechCrunch:
GitHub Hits One Million Hosted Projects
Discussion: Softpedia News
Joanie Wexler / Network World:
WPA2 vulnerability found
Sylvia Hui / Associated Press:
British royals expand online presence with Flickr
Discussion: Photography Bay and The Next Web
 Earlier Items: 
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now
Discussion: TechSpot and Techie Buzz
Elie Mystal / Above The Law:
The Facebook Lawsuit: Everybody Calm Down and Remember Your 1L Contracts Class
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MSFT earnings up, stock down. What do investors want?
Discussion: Bob Caswell and WMPoweruser.com
Nancy Scola / techPresident:
State Department Sets Out to Figure Out Mobile Money
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Spam Filtering? Patented! 36 Companies Sued
Discussion: The Next Web