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On another Google front, the search giant stuck it to Apple when it announced a mobile YouTube application that allows users to bypass the YouTube player to view its videos. By allowing iPhone users to get around Apple's own YouTube app, Google's new mobile web play challenges Apple's much-criticized ban of Flash and outside advertising. Meanwhile, Apple shares continued their wonky rise during most of the week, closing up Friday a buck and a half to $259.68. The company's device sales continue to surge, and earlier in the week Digitimes reported that Apple asked its manufacturing partners to increase iPad production to more than 2 million for July. iPad sales topped 3 million in June, just 80 days after the device launched.
Better late than never, eh Intel ( INTC)? Sneak peeks of smartphones running Intel's Moorestown chip showed up on Wired.com earlier this week, giving us hope that Intel might finally make a play into the mobile device market. Intel said last week that Moorestown will officially hit the smartphone market in early 2011, although hardware partners haven't yet been announced. Despite Intel's mobile miss, the world's largest chipmaker still dominates the