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11:30 PM ET, July 7, 2011

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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iPhone 5 redesign likely says WSJ, but have you met the iPad HD?  —  The Wall Street Journal now seems to be confirming what our sources told us back in April about the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple decides to call it).  According to the report (which closely mirrors some of the chatter …
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Mike Webb / Mac Post:
‘iPad HD’ Launching this Fall with Pro-Level Apps Support
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Store Sets Secret Service on Spy Camera Artist  —  Artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute.  Now his personal computers have been confiscated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Major ISPs agree to “six strikes” copyright enforcement plan  —  American Internet users, get ready for “six strikes.”  Major US Internet providers—including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable—have just signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music businesses …
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Victoria Espinel / White House.gov Blog:
Working Together to Stop Internet Piracy  —  The Administration is committed to reducing infringement of American intellectual property as part of our ongoing commitment to support jobs, increase exports and maintain our global competitiveness.  —  The joining of Internet service providers …
Apple:
Apple's App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion  —  Apple® today announced that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store™ by the more than 200 million iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide.  The App Store offers more than 425,000 apps …
John D. Sutter / CNN:
When it comes to presentation, Mark Zuckerberg is no Steve Jobs  —  (CNN) — Don't let the sweatshirts and flip-flops fool you: The tech world is all about image.  And there's no better place to see this than the tech-company press conference — in which execs show off new products with elaborate PowerPoint presentations.
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's IAd Mobile Business Is Said to Trim Prices as Advertisers Defect  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iAd mobile-advertising business has cut rates by as much as 70 percent as some marquee clients are using rival services, two people with knowledge of the matter said, signaling the company …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple Store overnight planned for July 13th, new MacBook Airs and Lion signage awaits  —  We've heard from a few overseas sources that Apple Retail stores are planning ‘overnights’ on July 13th.  Overnights are generally where Apple refreshes store displays and trains up management on new products.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Turntable.fm and the Siren Song of the Start-up Pivot  —  There is no more overused and reviled word in the world of tech start-ups than pivot.  Pivot.  Pivot.  Pivot.  —  It seems to capture the manic energy of the current tech industry, in which an idea can get millions in funding …
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews, Thanks:nitashatiku
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Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider:
CONFIRMED: Turntable.fm Has Raised $7.5 Million Round At $37.5 Million Valuation
Discussion: Betabeat
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Facebook trapped in MySQL ‘fate worse than death’  —  According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to “a fate worse than death,” and the only way out is “bite the bullet and rewrite everything.”
Discussion: @edwardoneill
Timothy Lee / Disruptive Economics:
Microsoft's Android Shakedown  —  In the 1980s, attorney Gary Reback was working at Sun Microsystems, then a young technology startup.  A pack of IBM employees in blue suits showed up at Sun headquarters seeking royalties for 7 patents that IBM claimed Sun had infringed.
Discussion: Guardian and The Business Insider
YouTube Blog:
Check out Cosmic Panda, A New Experimental Experience for Videos, Playlists, and Channels  —  With nearly 8 years of video uploaded and 3 billion views logged every day on YouTube, it's clear you like to watch and share YouTube videos.  While you're watching your favorite or new videos …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Amazon Is Building Out Warehouses Like Crazy  —  Amazon is on a building boom: the company has announced two new fulfillment centers in the last two days, adding a total of more than 2 million square feet.  —  The new centers are in Phoenix (adding to three others there) and Plainfield …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Investment Values Twitter at $8 Billion  —  While Twitter isn't rushing to go public like some of its larger peers, the micro-blogging service doesn't lack investor interest.  —  The San Francisco, Calif.-based start-up is in the process of raising $400 million dollars …
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Gmail to roll out new inbox sorting options  —  Google introduced Priority Inbox last year to much fanfare from those with bottomless inboxes, and today announced that it is taking the sorting options it provides to users a step further in the coming weeks.  —  The new sorting options include Classic …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Good Bet: We Can Stop Betting On Spotify's U.S. Launch Next Week  —  Alrighty.  So we know that Spotify has a new round of funding, and deals with most of the big music labels, and we know that the music service itself says it's coming to the U.S. soon.  So when will it actually open for business in America?
Jeferson Valadares / Flurry:
Free-to-play Revenue Overtakes Premium Revenue in the App Store  —  Among the most common questions we get from game developers (either from our current partners or new ones coming through the Flurry Game Acceleration Program) is whether the free-to-play (a.k.a. freemium) model makes sense for their next game.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Top Editor Makes Another Talent Raid on AOL's Engadget for New Competing Gadget Site  —  I love the smell of blog wars in the morning!  —  Acting as Facebook often does to Google, a new site started by former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky just hired away yet another passel …
Discussion: @acedtect, This is my next and Pulse2
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Google to cooperate in antitrust review: Schmidt  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will cooperate fully with U.S. antitrust regulators but will not let the formal probe launched last month distract or disrupt its strategy, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.  —  Schmidt, who vacated his CEO seat …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Realtime Search & The Aftermath Of The Google-Twitter Split  —  Last Friday, Twitter quietly shutdown its “firehose” of tweet data that was being piped to Google.  Like a gas station no longer getting deliveries, Google in turn effectively had to hang a “Closed” sign on its Google Realtime Search service.
Steven Leckart / The Daily:
Members only  —  Tired of trying to attract mass followings on huge social networks like Twitter?  Yeah, me too.  That's why I'm spending more time on tiny ones and finding real connections with true friends.  I take far too many pictures of my dog.  For a time, I posted images of Gus, my glorious pug, on Flickr and Facebook.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Google+ Brand Pages Coming in Two Weeks  —  Ford, MTV and Mashable Likely Among First Allowed to Create Company Pages  —  Soon after the launch of Google+ came the inevitable next question: When can brands set up pages there, as they have successfully on Facebook?  Now, an answer: in about two weeks.
Discussion: ClickZ, @eric_andersen and @semilshah, Thanks:steverubel
 
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