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9:20 AM ET, July 27, 2010

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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 …
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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 …
Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone …
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Now Legal
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Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Apple to sell iPhone 4 unlocked in Canada  —  When the iPhone 4 goes on sale in Canada on Friday, it will bring with it something relatively new for Canadian wireless customers — the ability to pit the big three service providers against each other.  —  Apple on Monday said it will sell …
Carl Howe / Yankee Group Blog:
Setting the record straight on iPhone and Android  —  From our July Report “Why iPhones Matter” analyzing Yankee Group's Link Data: 2010 U.S. Survey Suite, Wave 1-3  —  “There's lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  — Mark Twain  —  A number of reports over the weekend surfaced referencing …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
That Story Saying That Only 20% Of Android Owners Will Buy Another …
Discussion: eSarcasm
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Googzilla!  Yahoo Japan Confirms Google Switch from Yahoo for Both Paid and Algo Search  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, Yahoo Japan confirmed it would switch its search technology and paid search provider to Google from Yahoo.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple launches Multi-touch Trackpad, 12-core Mac Pro and 27″ Cinema Display  —  After the traditional dose of tension-building downtime, the Apple Store is now sporting some shiny new products.  So, what's new?  — The biggest news is the Multitouch Trackpad.
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MacDailyNews:
Apple unveils new Mac Pro with up to 12 processing cores
Discussion: Apple
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 …
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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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 …
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: Softpedia News, TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
There will be blood: why Apple and Intel are destined to clash  —  A long time ago, in what seems like a galaxy far, far away, Apple and Google were the Brad and Jennifer of the tech world.  Google had the cloud, Apple had the clients, and both companies were such industry darlings …
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Augen's $150 Android tablet hits Kmart circular, coming to stores later this week  —  We can't say we've heard of Augen before, but the company certainly sparked our interest (and that of Kmart circular readers) this weekend with its $149.99 7-inch Android tablet.
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’
Discussion: Daily Patricia
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Snapgoods: Like Zipcar for Gadgets  —  Let's pretend that you don't have very many geeky or sporty friends.  It could happen.  Say you wanted to try and iPad or a bike or a Kubb set.  What would you do?  Walk up to complete strangers?  Ask them for theirs?  Well, in a way, Snapgoods hopes you will.
Discussion: Inc.com and Ubergizmo
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
ZumoCast Streams Media to iPad, iPhone From a Home Computer
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Taylor Buley / Forbes:
New Questions Emerge In Facebook Lawsuit
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pulse Is Now Alive And Kicking On Android
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Watch Out Groupon, Yelp Is Testing Daily Deals
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Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Google launches Apps for Government, announces federal security certification
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T Begins Fix for Glitch That Slowed Some IPhones