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1:15 PM ET, July 27, 2010

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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iMac line gets speedbumped, low-end gets a Core i3  —  It's not as if we haven't heard the rumors building over the last few months, but Apple's long-standing iMac line is seeing its first real update since the Fall of last year on this fine morning.  As predicted, the refreshed iMac line …
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Apple:
Apple Updates iMac Line  —  Introduces New Multi-Touch Magic Trackpad  —  Apple® today updated its all-in-one iMac® line, widely praised as the world's best desktop computers, with the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and powerful new graphics.
Apple:
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores  —  Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation.  * Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors …
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 …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Apple's Magic Trackpad Is Here  —  Apple desktops have touchpads now too.  The new Magic Trackpad gives Mac Pro and iMac owners multitouch powers, gestures, and bluetooth connectivity.  —  The Magic Trackpad is basically a larger version of the MacBook Pro touchpad, with 80% more surface area for all your swiping and pinching.
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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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: internetnews.com, eSarcasm and TUAW
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Check In While Checking Out: CardStar Adds Foursquare Integration  —  Mobile loyalty card application CardStar is today announcing integration with popular location-based service Foursquare in its newly updated iPhone application, CardStar 3.0.  Now, as CardStar users present their mobile phones …
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Forrester: Why Most Marketers Should Forgo Foursquare  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Marketers, hold off on Foursquare — for now.  That's the verdict of Forrester Research on location-based start-ups, which, despite their reputation as the hot new media, are still too small for major marketers.
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.
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 …
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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
ZumoCast Streams Media to iPad, iPhone From a Home Computer  —  The ZumoDrive folks are at it again, but this time, they're taking the cloud storage to your home computer so you can stream media files right to an Apple iPad using ZumoCast.  The new ZumoCast service is a take on my …
Discussion: ZDNet, Electronista, TechCrunch and Gizmodo
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 …
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo: comScore Underreported Our U.S. Page Views By 1 Billion Last June  —  Yahoo just put out a press release calling out comScore for seriously underreporting the site's U.S. page views and duration metrics in its June report.  —  Yahoo says an error skewed the numbers …
Paul Graham:
The Acceleration of Addictiveness  —  What hard liquor, cigarettes, heroin, and crack have in common is that they're all more concentrated forms of less addictive predecessors.  Most if not all the things we describe as addictive are.  And the scary thing is, the process that created them is accelerating.
Discussion: Kindle Review, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
SanDisk: We have the smallest USB flash drive  —  SanDisk on Tuesday unveiled what it calls the smallest USB flash drive in North America.  The drive weighs about the same as a penny and is the size of a paper clip.  —  The device, dubbed the SanDisk Cruzer Blade, is designed to be carried on a key chain or a mobile phone dongle.
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet:
Apple's new 27-inch LED Cinema Display: 2560 x 1440, $999  —  Apple has announced a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display that clocks in at 2560 by 1440-pixel resolution for $999.  —  I usually keep statistics like resolution out of my headlines, but for this beast, it's all about the numbers.
Amazon.com:
Stieg Larsson Passes 1 Million Kindle Books Sold  —  Larsson is the first author to join the new “Kindle Million Club”  —  Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Stieg Larsson, author of the internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy, has become the first author to sell …
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
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Eric Lempel / PlayStation Blog:
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
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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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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko's Moment
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