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5:20 PM ET, July 28, 2010

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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 …
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
Blake Ross / Facebook Blog:
Searching for Answers?  Ask Facebook Questions  —  Millions of people ask their friends questions on Facebook every day.  What new music should I listen to?  Where's the best sushi place in town?  How do I learn to play the piano?  —  Today we're introducing Facebook Questions …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Q&A Service ‘Questions’ Begins Rolling Out, Could Be Massive
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.”
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Amir Efrati / Digits:   Google's Chief: Facebook Not a Competitor
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 …
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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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Safari 5.0.1 Lands, Comes With Extensions
Nicole Mordant / Reuters:
RIM seen unveiling “iPhone killer” next week  —  British Columbia (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd (RIM.TO) (RIMM.O) jumped early on Wednesday on speculation it is set to unveil a long-awaited touchscreen handset designed to battle Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) popular iPhone.
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
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Age of Privacy Is Over  —  Mark Zuckerberg turned strangers' intimate moments into riches.  We turned the tables on the Facebook CEO, lurking outside his house, following him out with his girlfriend and pals, and to Chinese language lessons.  America's youngest billionaire got the paparazzi treatment.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Leaked Facebook Movie Script Paints Zuckerberg as Vindictive and Naive
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Fast Company, Thanks:atul
James Nixon / THINQ.co.uk:
100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site  —  Who forgot their security settings, then?  —  Facebook  —  Print Favourite Zoom Out Font Zoom In Font  —  A directory containing personal details about more than 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on an Internet file-sharing site.
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 …
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.
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.
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net:
Microsoft Street Slide: Street view will never be the same  —  Microsoft researchers have developed a tool to enhance the current street view functionality of Bing Streetside.  In a typical street view implementation, a sense of “being there” is accomplished by putting photos side by side …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
iMac or Mac Pro?  —  Today's overdue Mac Pro update is a welcome change, but for a computer that's so expensive, why not just get an iMac?  —  Here's an attempt at configuring an iMac and a Mac Pro to be as similar as possible, in a high-performance configuration (yes, you can build a cheaper iMac …
Discussion: MacStories and Engadget
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Phillip Jaenke / Icrontic Tech:
Apple switches to ATI exclusively for iMac
Discussion: ChannelWeb, Appletell, MacMegasite and TUAW, Thanks:primesuspect
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: Softpedia News, Pocket-lint and Bits
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Best Buy to offer free invisibleSHIELD 4fix to aggravated iPhone 4 owners  —  It's hard to say for certain what exactly this flyer means, but it sure looks as if at least some iPhone 4 owners will be able to snatch a free invisibleSHIELD 4fix (valued at $9.99 or so) from their local Best Buy.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Pay $10 Million Cash For Hot Potato, Says Source
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Fast-growing news site Business Insider raises $3M
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
No Personal Info in Google Wi-Fi Data, U.K. Group Says
Discussion: The Next Web
Brian Deagon / IBD Click:
Venture Capitalists See Tough Road Ahead
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Bloomberg:
LG Posts Record Handset Loss on IPhone, Smartphones
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Agence France Presse:
India ‘warns BlackBerry over security threat’
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Discussion: Chocomize Blog, Slashdot and CNN