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4:10 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 …
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 …
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.
Paul Biba / TeleRead:
Full press release on DMCA exemptions
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and BetaNews
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.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Ask.com Gets Back to Its Roots: Launches Q&A Service  —  Ask.com launched in 1996 and even though the site went through a number of changes through the years (remember Jeeves?), it is still one of the first services many Internet users think of when looking for a site where they can get their questions answered.
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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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
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 …
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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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
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
New Questions Emerge In Facebook Lawsuit  —  A transcript of Facebook's court appearance raises new questions about Paul Ceglia's suit claiming a stake in the company.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It's been two weeks since Web designer Paul Ceglia made news by suing Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he owns 84% of Facebook.
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Googzilla!  Yahoo Japan Confirms Google Switch from Yahoo for Both Paid and Algo Search  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, Yahoo Japan confirmed it would switch its search technology and paid search provider to Google from Yahoo.  —  The move is a definite blow to Yahoo's new search alliance …
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
Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
On Hold in South Korea  —  Apple Hears Static After Dropping Country From Next iPhone 4 Launch Markets  —  SEOUL—While Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 weathers a public-relations storm over reception issues in the U.S., it is facing a different tempest in South Korea: People are upset the country …
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Apple:
iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday
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
 
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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
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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 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
New York Times:
BlackBerry's Era May Be Ending
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC makes Super LCD screens for Desire and Nexus One official