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12:05 AM ET, July 27, 2010

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Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won three critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions today, carving out new legal protections …
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Jared Newman / PC World:
Govt.-Approved iPhone Jailbreaking Won't Help Users  —  The U.S. Copyright Office slapped Apple in the face by declaring iPhone jailbreaking legal, but that won't change anything for iPhone users.  —  Every three years, the copyright office considers exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Discussion: MediaPost, Electronista, GigaOM and Gizmodo
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Now Legal  —  Many of the most vocal critics of jailbreaking — a group which includes Apple itself — have been quick in the past to cite the fact that hacking your smartphone is a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and thus illegal.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Official Response To DMCA Jailbreak Exemption: It Voids Your Warranty  —  I just got a call from Apple's PR department to discuss today's historical DMCA exception ruling that makes iPhone jailbreaking legal.  —  Unfortunately, because of the legal issues involved …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Gizmodo and TiPb
Paul Biba / TeleRead:
Full press release on DMCA exemptions
Discussion: BetaNews, Engadget and CrunchGear
Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
An Even Better Way to Find Places Nearby  —  With six updates in six months, Google Maps for Android has been getting plenty of new features, both big and small.  A continued focus with each update has been on giving you better ways to find places nearby.  In the most recent updates …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google May Not Have Bought Yelp, But They Sure Are Trying To Own Them With Places  —  Perhaps you recall that late last year, Google was in discussions to buy Yelp.  Despite a supposed offer of $550 million plus earn-outs, Yelp walked away from the deal.  But that isn't stopping Google for entering Yelp's business.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter to Show Photos and Videos in the Stream [UPDATED]  —  A new Twitter setting called “Tweet Media” has rolled out to some of Twitter's users, strongly suggesting that the company will soon embed videos and photos in the stream.  —  Tweet Media, which the Mashable team and others …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko's Moment  —  At the beginning of Google's “Searchology” event in early 2007 original Google employee Craig Silverstein opined, “If Google had started a year or two earlier, it wouldn't have worked.”  That's because prior to that time (1998) …
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Christopher Mims / Technology Review:   The Search Engine Backlash Against ‘Content Mills’
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Punch  —  A video posted by Google shows the name of a new Google Docs feature: Google Punch.  A “punch” is a Google Docs filetype, just like a document, a spreadsheet or a presentation.  —  Here's the video:  —  One of the definitions of the word “punch” is “an iced mixed drink …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle's Ellison: Pay King  —  Leads WSJ List of Top-Paid CEOs of the Decade; Diller, Irani, Jobs Rank High  —  Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of software maker Oracle Corp., topped the list of best-paid executives of public companies during the past decade …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Facebook Testing “Delete Account” Option.  —  Updated at foot of post.  —  This is still developing, as we're seeing mixed reports around the Internet.  However, it appears that Facebook has released a Delete Account option, in addition to the previous Deactivate Account.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google Music takes a step closer to reality  —  Google's plan to challenge Apple's dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources.  —  The search giant's Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” …
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Google launches Apps for Government, announces federal security certification  —  Google today announced Google Apps for Government, a new offering that has the look and feel of the Google Apps enterprise offering but now with some enhancements intended to address security concerns specific to government agencies.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches ‘Apps For Government’, With Servers On US Soil
Discussion: Digits and Google Watch
Apple:
iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday  —  Apple's iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone …
New York Times:
BlackBerry's Era May Be Ending  —  Research In Motion's future looks bleak.  R.I.M., which makes the popular BlackBerry devices, has had a traditional stronghold in sales to American companies.  But that has been cracked open.  —  Apple said last week that more than 80 percent …
The Ask.com Blog:
The New Ask.com is Here: What's Your Question?  —  Back in November, Doug Leeds, President of Ask.com, shared this post providing a glimpse into the future of Ask.com.  At the risk of sounding like a bad sci-fi movie, we're excited to say the future starts now.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
27-Inch LED Cinema Display Coming Tomorrow Alongside iMacs and Mac Pros?  —  Mockup of existing 24" LED display (left) next to 27" model (right)  —  In announcing the return of his podcast talk show, the plugged-in John Gruber slyly hints, as he is wont to do, that Apple may be set to release …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC makes Super LCD screens for Desire and Nexus One official  —  Welcome back to our “worst kept secrets” hour, where HTC has seen fit to release a PR blast informing the world of what it already knew: the Desire and Nexus One are getting Super (duper) LCD displays to fill demand that Samsung's AMOLED division cannot.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Rolled Dice to Raise Its Profile  —  Website Collaborated With Mainstream Media on Afghan Leaks After Previous Scoops Failed to Win Enough Attention  —  WikiLeaks, frustrated at the lack of splash of recent leaks on its whistle-blowing website, has rolled the dice to try to raise …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pulse Is Now Alive And Kicking On Android  —  Back in May, we first wrote about Pulse, an innovative and pretty news reading app for the iPad created by a couple of Stanford grads.  Just about a month later, it hit for the iPhone as well.  Today, they're wasting little time graduating beyond …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Alphonso Labs
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Will phones and 3D Web boost new OpenGL?  —  Khronos Group, the industry consortium that develops OpenGL, announced a new version of the graphics interface on Monday that it hopes will compete better with Microsoft's DirectX—and that could get a boost from 3D Web technology.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Asia Dominates Top 100 Fastest Internet Cities List
Mona Akmal / The Windows Blog:
Messenger Companion - Have conversations with your friends directly …
Discussion: The Next Web and MSDN Blogs, Thanks:rawmeet
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
Exclusive: Is Yahoo Japan Poised to Switch to Google Search?
Discussion: Technology News, Thanks:atul
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and Screenwerk, Thanks:yipit
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
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 Earlier Items: 
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Yahoo may fund hackers with good ideas
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
EU launches antitrust probe against IBM
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T Begins Fix for Glitch That Slowed Some IPhones
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Intel Close to Buying Infineon's Wireless Chip Biz
Discussion: VentureBeat
Angus / Project Gus:
The Sad State of Open Source in Android tablets
Discussion: ZDNet
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC Vision headed to T-Mobile in new spy shot, dubbed G1 Blaze?