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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in July 2010

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Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010 offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions
News  |  7/28/2010
An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.
Google Docs Gets Smartquote Controls
Commentary  |  7/27/2010
Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.
Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security
News  |  7/27/2010
Companies that rely on third-party Web content place themselves at the mercy of their partners' security practices.
The End of Closed iPhones?
Commentary  |  7/26/2010
Go ahead and pick the iPhone's digital lock. The U.S. Copyright Office says that's okay. In a surprise decision, the Copyright Office granted the Electronic Frontier Foundations' request for three exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions.
Violating Web Site Rules Not A Crime
News  |  7/22/2010
But a California district court judge's ruling leaves open the question of whether bypassing IP blocking is a criminal act.
Facebook Celebrates 500 Million Users
News  |  7/21/2010
The social network's meteoric rise suggests that the open Internet isn't as appealing as a more controlled environment.
Google Images Reimagined
News  |  7/21/2010
A revamped image search interface and a new image ad format promise easier image searching and more ad revenue.
Amazon Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Hardcover Sales
News  |  7/20/2010
Hardcover books continue to sell, but e-book sales are growing at a much faster rate.
Google Strikes Wind Power Deal
News  |  7/20/2010
Clean, renewable energy will be powering several Google data centers by the end of the month.
Google Acquires Metaweb
News  |  7/19/2010
With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.
Apple iPad Hits Nine More Countries Friday
News  |  7/19/2010
The iPad continues its march into new markets as competition remains scarce.
Regulating Google Search
Commentary  |  7/16/2010
The New York Times on Wednesday proposed that the government should regulate Google's search algorithm. It's such a baffling bad idea that it's hard to know where to start criticizing it.
Gizmodo Search Warrant Withdrawn
News  |  7/16/2010
The investigation into Gizmodo's acquisition and publication of iPhone 4 details in April will continue without editor Jason Chen's computers.
Google Fixes Google News Redesign
News  |  7/16/2010
Inundated with complaints from unhappy users, Google has restored a two-column viewing option.
Fix iPhone 'Death Grip' For Free, Urges Senator
News  |  7/15/2010
Apple is expected to address iPhone 4 reception issues at a news conference on Friday.
Louisiana Gets Its Own Google Earth
News  |  7/15/2010
Residents of Louisiana now have access to a customized version of Google Earth designed to help them cope with emergencies, unless they use Mac OS X or Linux.
Apple Buys Online Mapping Company Poly9
News  |  7/14/2010
The deal deepens Apple's commitment to geo-technology and suggests future map-related competition with Google and Microsoft.
Google Asks FCC To Open Video Device Market
News  |  7/14/2010
In preparation for the launch of Google TV, Google is backing open video device rules.
Intel Reports Best Quarter Ever
News  |  7/13/2010
Strong server demand in enterprises and small businesses reflects the growth of the Internet and the build-out of cloud computing capacity.
Google Launches Ultrafast Broadband Community Site
Commentary  |  7/13/2010
Google isn't yet ready to announce which community or communities will receive the gift of ultrafast broadband -- that's coming later this year.
Google Wins In French Supreme Court
News  |  7/13/2010
Courts in Europe and America keep rejecting claims that selling search keywords covered by trademarks represents trademark infringement.
Slideshow: 10 Killer Mac Applications
Slideshows  |  7/12/2010
Web apps are the future, but there's still a lot of great software to be downloaded and installed. We picked ten worthy Mac applications, that are tops here and now.
Google App Inventor Simplifies Android Programming
News  |  7/12/2010
A new Web-based visual development tool promises to let anyone create apps for Android devices.
Google WiFi Grab Should Improve Security
Commentary  |  7/9/2010
For all the fuss over Google's inadvertent WiFi data collection, it's not clear the company has done anything illegal under U.S. law by grabbing WiFi packet data from unprotected networks.
YouTube Mobile Gets Makeover
News  |  7/7/2010
A revised version of YouTube's mobile Web site simplifies on-the-go video viewing.
Nokia Sends Police To Get Phone From Blogger
News  |  7/7/2010
Russian authorities are called in to collect a missing Nokia N8 prototype.
Apple Should Charge Developers Per App
Commentary  |  7/7/2010
Apple's App Store reviewers will refuse to approve apps for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons, like political viewpoint or competing with Apple services, remain controversial; other reasons, such as security concerns, are welcomed by pretty much every iTunes customer. But Apple hasn't been paying close enough attention to application quality.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 1
News  |  7/7/2010
An early version of the next major version of Firefox shows significant promise as well as work left undone.
Google Researchers Propose Better Data Center Network
News  |  7/6/2010
By configuring data center networks to utilize energy in proportion to network traffic, Google researchers believe they can improve efficiency sixfold and save millions of dollars over several years.
Google News Readers Flee To Canada Edition
News  |  7/6/2010
Unhappy with the redesigned Google News, some users in the U.S. who prefer the old design are configuring Google News to display the version intended for Canadians.
Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds
News  |  7/2/2010
Security is better in the cloud, Google maintains, but others aren't so certain about that.
Dell Buys Maker of Virtualization Management Software
News  |  7/2/2010
Scalent's software, already distributed by Dell, aims to make data center provisioning easier.
Google Buys Travel Software Company ITA
News  |  7/1/2010
CEO Eric Schmidt believes Google and ITA together can solve the 'air travel problem.'

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