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1:25 PM ET, July 28, 2010

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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Develops a Facebook Rival  —  Google Inc. is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Google has been in discussions …
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google vs Facebook: Google fights back with gaming social network plan
Discussion: DailyFinance
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc.'s iPad Problem Is Trouble for Every Magazine Publisher  —  Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company's future.  But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration.  —  That's because the magazine giant …
Apple:
Apple Updates Safari 5  —  Users Can Add New Features Through Extensions  —  Apple® today released Safari® 5.0.1, turning on Safari Extensions and introducing the Safari Extensions Gallery.  Apple introduced extensions support in Safari 5 in June so developers could begin creating extensions …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Safari 5.0.1 and 4.1.1 Address AutoFill Security Flaw  —  As noted in the security documentation accompanying today's release, Safari 5.0.1 and 4.1.1 address an AutoFill security flaw disclosed last week that could allow a malicious site to obtain a user's Address Book information, including name …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Safari 5.0.1 Lands, Comes With Extensions  —  Fresh off the heels of launching a slew of new products yesterday, Apple this morning debuted Safari 5.0.1, switching the flip on Safari Extensions and formally introducing the Safari Extensions Gallery, a directory of available extensions across categories.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Grapples With White iPhone Light Leak  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — There is new light on Apple's(AAPL) white iPhone 4 delay mystery.  Apparently, the back light from the iPhone display screen is leaking out around the edges of the glass and seeping through the back of the white phone …
Matt Hamblen / PC World:
AT&T to Be ‘Premier’ Windows Phone 7 Vendor  —  Say all you want about whether Windows Phone 7 (WP7) will succeed, but AT&T continues to back the platform wholeheartedly after endorsing it — and Microsoft 's mobile efforts — repeatedly over the last year.  —  “We'll be the premier carrier …
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
First look: Apple's Magic Trackpad  —  Early Tuesday, Apple announced the Magic Trackpad, the company's new standalone, Bluetooth trackpad.  Using the same glass surface as the trackpad on Apple's current laptop line, the Magic Trackpad supports the same Multi-Touch gestures …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Magic Trackpad Signals The End Of The Mouse Era
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Ditches iPhone for Android  —  If his recent Facebook activity has to be believed, than Facebook's founder and CEO might have just ditched his iPhone for Android.  It was only last month when Mark made the headlines for switching to iPhone (it was 3GS, not iPhone 4) from BlackBerry.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Fortune, Thanks:vokidas
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
Is Google Watching You?  New Plugin Will Let You Know [APPS]  —  Another rad browser plugin called Google Alarm hit the Internets this week, which alerts you every time your personal info is sent to Google's servers.  How?  Via notifications, a running tally of dangerous sites and, naturally, a super annoying, vuvuzela-like alarm.
Phillip Jaenke / Icrontic Tech:
Apple switches to ATI exclusively for iMac  —  Cupertino has spoken, and NVIDIA is no longer the preferred GPU supplier of One Infinite Loop's polished white and aluminum desktops.  Apple's newly introduced 21.5" and 27" iMacs based on the Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors will be the exclusive realm of ATI's Radeon family.
Discussion: ChannelWeb, Appletell, MacMegasite and TUAW, Thanks:primesuspect
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
iMac or Mac Pro?
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Engadget
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Sewage Factory, In Action: The Chocomize Story  —  Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has quite famously been on record many times talking about how the web is full of garbage.  It's a cesspool out there, he's said.  Today, a short fast look at how his own company pollutes the web.
Discussion: Chocomize Blog, CNN and Slashdot
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Eric Schmidt on Google's Next Tricks  —  Google has long been cast by Wall Street analysts and some tech executives as a “one-trick pony” because it earns nearly all revenue from one source-online ads.  When asked for his response to that, Schmidt said in an interview: “I think that's probably true.”
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Kindle Screen Maker Will Increase Capacity to Meet Demand  —  E Ink Holdings, the company that makes the screens for Amazon.com's Kindle, said it is dedicated to increasing capacity to meet the requirements of the market, after Amazon revealed that its US$189 Kindle had sold out.
Discussion: eWeek, Fast Company and Kindle Review
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Adobe buys Day Software for $240 million; Bolsters enterprise lineup  —  Adobe said Wednesday that it has acquired Day Software, which makes enterprise content management software, for $240 million.  —  The acquisition of Day, based in Switzerland, is designed to bolster Adobe's enterprise lineup, according to Adobe.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Leaked Facebook Movie Script Paints Zuckerberg as Vindictive and Naive  —  The origin of Facebook, as Mark Zuckerberg now tells it, came out of long talks in his dorm room with his college friends about how to make the world more open.  Given there are records from Zuckerberg's sophomoric blog at the time …
Discussion: Fast Company, Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Sprint adds 111,000 net subscribers courtesy of HTC Evo  —  For the first time in three years, Sprint is showing net subscriber growth.  —  Sprint's second quarter showed a gain of 111,000 net subscribers.  The company added 136,000 customers on its CDMA network and 285,000 for the Sprint brand overall.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google Ripe for a Stock Buyback or Dividend  —  A growing cash pile makes the Web search leader a prime candidate for issuing a dividend or buying back stock, investors say  —  Google (GOOG) is a prime candidate to return some of its $30.1 billion in cash to investors through a stock buyback or dividend …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Party Offers Servers and Hosting To Wikileaks  —  This week Wikileaks released more than 90,000 government documents related to the war in Afghanistan.  When added to the perceived damage caused by its earlier leaking of the ‘Collateral Murder’ video, Wikileaks is now undoubtedly a serious target for U.S. authorities.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Why the Facebook-Amazon.com integration is bigger than you think  —  Facebook and Amazon.com partnered Tuesday in what could be one of the social network's most important integrations yet.  Amazon.com now offers a personalized page, where consumers can see product recommendations influenced by friends and their own tastes.
Discussion: Bits, Softpedia News and Pocket-lint
Kellex / Droid Life:
New DROID X Ad Takes Another Shot at Apple  —  Another full page Droid X ad is hitting newspapers tomorrow and it takes a wonderful shot at the i*hone and its ridiculous free bumper giveaway...  Apple, we're laughing at you again.  —  If you missed the last one, check it here.  —  Via: Motorola Facebook
 
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
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Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Tiger Global Said to Invest in LinkedIn at $2 Billion Valuation
Discussion: Mashable!, GMSV and Guardian, Thanks:atul
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
The Wannabe $19 Billion Facebook Man