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Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Firefox Panorama: Tab Candy Evolved  —  I am happy to announce that Tab Candy is coming to Firefox 4.  Starting today, Tab Candy will be called Firefox Panorama and be available as a feature in Firefox betas.  Head to the Firefox 4 feature list, or watch the video below …
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Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama  —  The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience.  This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices …
Discussion: Erictric
Apple:
iTunes U Downloads Top 300 Million  —  In just over three years, iTunes® U downloads have topped 300 million and it has become one of the world's most popular online educational catalogs.  Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half …
Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Transitions Organic Search Back-End to Microsoft Platform  —  First let me say, wow, what a week!  As I hope everyone saw our post from last week, Yahoo! began transitioning certain back-end functions for Yahoo! Search over to Microsoft's search platform.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook Places ‘boring’ says Foursquare chief  —  Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of Foursquare, a location-based social network, has called Places, Facebook's new check-in tool, “boring” and “unexciting”.  —  Talking to The Telegraph, Crowley, said he had now had time to play around …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Recommended Places Are the Next Big Thing in Location
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Businesses Add iPads to Their Briefcases  —  Some Companies, Which Barred the iPhone, Build Apps for Tablet Computer and Give Apple Gadget to Employees  —  When Apple Inc.'s first iPhone came out in 2007, many companies told their employees that the device wasn't appropriate for the workplace.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Apple exec stashed $150K in shoe boxes  —  Bail for Paul Devine is set at $600K, plus any money he has in foreign bank accounts  —  IDG News Service - SAN JOSE — Federal agents found more than $150,000 in cash when they searched the house of Apple manager Paul Devine earlier this month, prosecutors said in court Monday.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Pandora Adds Genre-Based Stations  —  Just the other day, I introduced my mother to music recommendation service Pandora.  We'd been discussing how my grandfather used to love listening to barbershop music and she said she missed it and would love to find a way to listen.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Topsy: Now Searching Tweets Back To May 2008  —  Looking for old tweets?  Look to Topsy.  The service has just expanded to have what it claims to be the largest searchable collection of past tweets, over 5 billion of them, stretching back to at least May 2008.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Topsy Labs
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Why ‘open’ Android may lose the Apple iOS wars  —  Everyone's sleeping with Android and Apple should watch out, at least that's the threat on news Acer has also thrown in its lot with Android, hinting at truth in earlier predictions the firm intends releasing an Android 3.-powered iPod contender …
Discussion: Macworld, AppleInsider and DigiTimes
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Microsoft beats Intel, AMD to market with CPU/GPU combo chip  —  At Hot Chips today, Microsoft's Xbox team unveiled details of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the newer, slimmer Xbox 360 250GB model.  Produced on the IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, it's fair to say that the new SoC …
Nielsen Wire:
African-Americans, Women, and Southerners Talk and Text The Most in the U.S.  —  Think you can guess which Americans talk or text the most on their cellphones?  —  According to Nielsen, African-Americans use the most voice minutes - on average more than 1,300 a month.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Clicker Launches iPhone App for Mobile Video Discovery  —  Video search startup Clicker is taking its social and search capabilities mobile with a new iPhone app available today.  The app will act as a companion to Clicker.com and Clicker.tv, enabling users to search for iPhone-ready video …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Research In Motion Buys Mobile Storefront Platform Cellmania  —  It looks like Blackberry developer Research In Motion has made a purchase today: Cellmania, a company that builds and licenses the software that drives many mobile phone stores.  According to Cellmania's website, the company is “now part of Research In Motion.”
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare New 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service  —  Apple Inc. is in advanced talks with News Corp. to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents and is in discussions with other media companies about similar deals, said three people familiar with the plan.
Discussion: MacRumors
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
RIAA: U.S. copyright law 'isn't working'  —  RIAA President Cary Sherman, second from right, says new pro-content copyright laws may be necessary.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET)  —  ASPEN, Colo.—The Recording Industry Association of America said on Monday that current U.S. copyright law …
AVG Blogs / Roger Thompson:
Where are the safest and most dangerous places in the world to use the internet?  —  w During the last week of July, AVG researchers compiled a list of virus and malware attacks by country picked up by AVG security software.  —  This means we have compiled data from over 127 million computers …
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Jack Dorsey connected the dots to create Twitter  —  During the mid-1980s, an introverted young teenager named Jack Dorsey sat for countless hours at his father's desk, in a small city outside of St. Louis, teaching himself to program on an early IBM personal computer.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab gets official teaser video  —  Whoa, now we're talking.  It's short, sweet, and dramatic yet the official Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video still manages to reveal a number of features.  We've got Android 2.2 running on a 7-inch display, video calling, Swype, HD movie playback, navigation, e-reader, and plenty more.
Justin Case / Android Police:
[EXCLUSIVE] Report: Google's Android Market License Verification Easily Circumvented, Will Not Stop Pirates  —  Preface  —  This article was not written to teach people how to pirate or ridicule Google's Android License Verification Library (LVL) that handles communication with Google's Android Market Licensing Service.
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Exclusive: Windows Phone 7 Web Browser Comparison (Video)  —  Following up to some previous thoughts about Windows Phone 7, we present a short video showing how the browsing experience on the upcoming smartphone platform compares to iPhone and Android 2.2.  Please note that the device shown …
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Facebook Blocks Ads For Pot Legalization Campaign  —  For a typical college student, if it didn't happen on Facebook, it didn't happen.  That gives the social networking behemoth an out-sized influence on the confines of political debate, if that debate falls outside what Facebook deems acceptable discourse.
Discussion: Gawker, Adotas, NBC Bay Area and Boing Boing
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Consumer Reports calls for protections on mobile payments through phones  —  Paying for a shopping spree by waving a smart phone may be more exciting than swiping a credit card, but according to Consumers Union, it might not be as safe.  —  The nonprofit testing and information organization …
Discussion: PR Newswire
Julie / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware  —  It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling “traitorware.”  While users were celebrating the new jailbreaking and unlocking exemptions, Apple was quietly preparing to apply …
 
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
New Research Suggest Google Book Search Helps Publishers A Lot More Than It Hurts
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Tech companies' vision hampered by growth goggles as M&A picks up
Discussion: GMSV, Forrester Blogs, Digits and HP
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Dell Aero Smartphone Available Today on AT&T, Sports Android 1.5
Groklaw:
Proof SCO Knew IBM Was Involved in Linux From 1998 Onward
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Mobile Devices Could Lead to More City Living
Katherine Noyes / Computerworld:
Don't Count on Oracle to Keep OpenOffice.org Alive
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Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Hacker's Arrest Offers Peek Into Crime in Russia
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel and Nokia launch joint research on mobile 3D virtual worlds
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded The Fridge Takes The Privacy Headaches Out Of Sharing With Friends
Julie / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Jury Invalidates One of EFF's ‘Most Wanted’ Patents
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Charlie Demerjian / SemiAccurate:
Facebook is the first to jump into ARM servers
Discussion: Forward Thinking
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
The Real iTunes Fraud Vulnerability: Gullible Users