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5:10 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.
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
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.
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
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: Softpedia News and MacRumors
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 …
Electronista:
Ruling on DMCA could allow breaking DRM for fair use  —  A new court ruling on Friday could set a legal precedent that allows bypassing digital rights management (DRM) for fair use purposes.  New Orleans circuit Judge Emilio Garza found that GE hadn't violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Elie Mystal / Above The Law:
The Facebook Lawsuit: Everybody Calm Down and Remember Your 1L Contracts Class  —  The internet is on fire today.  The purported contract between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and random New York resident Paul Ceglia has hit the worldwide web.  We've written about Ceglia's claims to 84% of Facebook before.
Discussion: broadstuff and All Facebook
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   And Now Three Questions For Paul Ceglia — The Man Who Says He Owns 84% Of Facebook
 
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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
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Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Now Target Private Trackers
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Sylvia Hui / Associated Press:
British royals expand online presence with Flickr
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now
Discussion: TechSpot and Techie Buzz
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