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9:25 AM ET, June 22, 2009

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.  —  As the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1 was a much welcomed entry into the smartphone market.  And it may have been considered the must-have smartphone were it not for a certain device from Apple.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile myTouch 3G announced, starts shipping late July  —  The good news is that T-Mobile USA has finally gotten around to announce its second Android handset, the myTouch 3G; the bad news, though, is that you can't have it just yet.  The carrier-customized version of the HTC Magic …
Roy Furchgott / Gadgetwise:   Behind the Design of a New Android Phone
Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Web Spying Gets Western Aid  —  European Gear Used in Vast Effort to Monitor Communications  —  By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS in New York and LORETTA CHAO in Beijing  —  The Iranian regime has quietly developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Munster: Apple sold 750,000 iPhones last weekend  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster issued a report early Monday that may draw some attention away from Steve Jobs' health and put it back on the bright and shiny object Apple (AAPL) released last Friday.  —  Munster and his team spent …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the WSJ's Report That Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant  —  [This piece combines into a single narrative and expands upon three shorter pieces I posted immediately after this news broke Friday night.]  —  Friday night around midnight, The Wall Street Journal published a report headlined …
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John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control
Discussion: GMSV and Computerworld Blogs
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?
Discussion: iTnews Australia
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:   Is This Steve Jobs's Memphis Mansion?
ARM News RSS Index:
ARM Provides Technology For LG Electronics Digital TVs  —  High performance, energy efficient ARM11 MPCore and ARM Mali GPUs to drive the digitally connected home  —  ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] today announces that LG Electronics, one of the world's largest digital TV brands …
Discussion: IntoMobile, SlashGear and Gizmodo
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
LG Electronics adopts ARM processors as TVs add Web 2.0 features
Discussion: Softpedia News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When It Comes To Search Trends, Google Is Lagging Behind Bing  —  As Microsoft tries to take away market share from Google with its new search engine, Bing, it is battling Google feature by feature.  One feature where Microsoft seems to be edging out Google is with displaying recent search trends.
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web  —  A growing chorus claims that Apple's questionable approval policy for its iPhone application store raises issues with net neutrality.  —  Free Press, a group that advocates the idea of an open internet — that is, one in which consumers …
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:atul
New York Times:
Investors Bet on Payments via Cellphone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On a PC, having to fill out a form and type in a credit card number to buy something is only mildly annoying.  On a cellphone, it could make you want to skip the purchase entirely.  —  This is why investors …
Discussion: Payments News
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
To Build Display, Yahoo Joins Self-Serve Ad Fray  —  Targets Small Marketers and Those It Hopes to Convert From Search  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Klaussner Home Furnishings, a 2,000-employee regional furniture manufacturer and retailer in Asheboro, N.C., doesn't exactly fit the profile of a typical Yahoo advertiser.
Discussion: ReveNews, paidContent and MarketingVOX
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FitOrbit Launches With Heavy Backers, Connects You To Real Personal Fitness Trainers Online  —  Today sees the launch of FitOrbit, a service that aims to remove the disadvantages associated with working with real life personal trainers for one-on-one fitness and meal plans.
Discussion: GigaOM
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Kohjinsha SK3 UMPC Info Coming Through  —  We've just had an unofficial tip-off that Kohjinsha will be launching a new 7" UMPC this week.  It will be an improved version of the SC3, one of the few remaining 7" UMPCs with a keyboard.  The changes look to be fairly subtle with differences in appearance …
Discussion: SlashGear and GottaBeMobile.com
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments  —  Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.  —  What some fail to realize, though …
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Arianna Talks About New CEO, New Local Sites and Paying for Content
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Super-filtered #IranElection info for the easily overwhelmed
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Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Start-ups stifled by noncompetes
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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Track is Back! Steve Gillmor Rejoices
Discussion: Softpedia News and TheNextWeb.com
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
How Thomas-Rasset case would have played out, had we not been in …
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Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Twitter Diplomacy  —  The U.S. State Dept. is enlisting Silicon …
Discussion: Creative Capital, Thanks:spencerante
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Financial Times:
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Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Google Opens Up Digital-Education Portal
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Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Apple Issuing $30 iTunes Store Credit For iPhone 3GS/AT&T Activation Snafu
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Financial Times:
Google executives face Milan trial
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
AdSense: The (Weak) Elephant in the Room
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