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BlackBerry Torch Sparks Apathy, Grooveshark Pulled From the App Store

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Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
  • Based on Goldman Sachs' assessment of "underwhelming" initial sales, the new BlackBerry Torch probably won't help RIM reverse the recent, astronomical ascent of Android. [From: Business Insider]
  • A licensing dispute with Universal Music Group UK has forced the removal of Grooveshark from Apple's App Store, although previously downloaded versions of the music-streaming service will remain functional. [From: Download Squad]
  • Microsoft recently announced various features of the Windows Phone 7 mobile Xbox Live gaming platform (whew! That's a mouthful), and the preliminary list of titles will include classic franchises like 'Castlevania,' 'Halo,' 'Star Wars' and 'Guitar Hero.' [From: Engadget]
  • Four Democrats in the House Energy and Commerce Committee have implored FCC chairman Julius Genachowski to actively fight the Google-Verizon Net neutrality plan, saying "formal FCC action is needed" to "preserve an open and free Internet." [From: Reuters]
  • According to comScore, Facebook was the Web's third most popular destination for video viewing during July, trailing only Google (YouTube) and Yahoo! sites in terms of total viewers. [From: Yahoo! News]
  • The North Korean digital propaganda campaign has spread from YouTube to Twitter, although, if you can't read Korean, the tweets probably won't be too enlightening -- or laughable. [From: The New York Times]

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