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11:45 AM ET, July 31, 2010

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Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Discovering Who To Follow  —  With more than a hundred million users on Twitter, there are sure to be at least dozens of accounts out there that will reflect your interests.  The trouble is finding all of them.  Today we're beginning to roll out a simple, but powerful new feature to help address that — “Suggestions for You”.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Like Facebook, Twitter Starts Using Algorithms To Bulk Up Social Graph
Thanks:marting
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
8 future Gmail features/changes revealed with a single image  —  An image uploaded to the Chromium OS bug tracker shows a pre-release version of Gmail sporting a number of new features and changes to the layout.  In total, we've spotted 8 differences compared to the Gmail we all use today.
Emily Lambert / Forbes:
High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay  —  Computer jockeys setting up own shops in bids to make millions.  —  Pity the programmers toiling away at Wall Street's secretive high-frequency trading shops—places like Goldman Sachs ( GS - news - people ), Citadel and Getco.
Discussion: Salon
Marc Flores / IntoMobile:
Exclusive: Verizon 4G LTE Launching This Year; LTE Roadmap Detailed  —  Watch out Sprint, Verizon is prepping its 4G network to go live this year with data cards and LTE handsets confirmed for the 2010 and 2011 roadmap to compete against your 4G WiMAX network.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File  —  In the wake of strong U.S. government statements condemning WikiLeaks' recent publishing of 77,000 Afghan War documents, the secret-spilling site has posted a mysterious encrypted file labeled “insurance.”  —  The huge file, posted …
Discussion: Telegraph
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets  —  A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on consumers.  First in a series.  By Julia Angwin  —  Hidden inside Ashley Hayes-Beaty's computer, a tiny file helps gather personal details …
Discussion: Technologizer and Digital Destiny
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung's 4-inch Windows Phone 7 handset gets named: Cetus (SGH-i917)  —  You'd probably assume that Samsung would have a difficult time overshadowing the Galaxy S right now, but all it really takes is a salacious Bluetooth SIG entry that leaves only the most important parts to the imagination.
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER.  —  My apologies... this is a long piece (~2500 words).  Not for the faint of heart.  If you want the short story, read the abstract below & 3 core assumptions, then cut to the conclusions at the bottom.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dave McClure Files For $30 Million Venture Fund: 500 Startups
Discussion: 99designs
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Tighter security coming in Firefox 4  —  LAS VEGAS—A new JavaScript engine, HTML5, tabs on top, and a new add-on framework are not the only improvements that users can expect in Firefox 4.  At Black Hat on Wednesday, a trio of security representatives from Mozilla detailed how the company plans …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Secret Porn Experience  —  Steve Jobs has championed “freedom from porn,” because, he suggests, pornography harms kids.  But a technology broadcaster said he spent a porny weekend with Jobs—and Jobs' young family.  —  Podcasting impresario Leo Laporte embarked …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola Droid getting Android 2.2 next week  —  We've just been dropped a brief note from Verizon that the original Droid will be getting the full Froyo treatment at some point next week.  Considering the brevity of the announcement, it's entirely possible that this was thrown together …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Yelp CEO: “There is real tension” between Google Places and Yelp  —  Today at TechCrunch's Cruchup in Palo Alto, CA, Jeremy Stoppelman , Yelp's CEO and John Hanke , VP of Product Management at Google talked about the strain that is building up between Yelp and Google Places.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:scobleizer
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Like a Robot Struck by Lightning: Gowalla to Launch Write API …
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and The Next Web
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Has No Plans to Continue fbFund
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Software released for attacking Android phones
Discussion: Geek.com and AppleInsider
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
In Silicon Valley, Forget Your Wallet — But Not Your Phone
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
First, Give Away the Game
 Earlier Items: 
IDC:
Mobile Phone Demand Expands 14.5% as Market Fragments; Top 5 Pressured …
Discussion: GMSV, WebProNews and IBD Click
Michael Coates / ...Application Security:
The Irony - Black Hat Video Stream Hack
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Copyright Group ‘Steal’ Competitor's Website
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Did we pronounce privacy dead this week?