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10:00 AM ET, June 22, 2009

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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 …
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Apple:
Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models  —  iPhone 3.0 Software Downloads Reach Six Million  —  Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch.  In addition, six million customers …
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Apple Issuing $30 iTunes Store Credit For iPhone 3GS/AT&T Activation Snafu
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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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 …
John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control  —  Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s chief executive officer, had one of the few types of pancreatic cancers that may be controlled by a liver transplant, doctors said.  —  Jobs, 54, had a transplant about two months ago, a person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: GMSV and Computerworld Blogs
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?
Discussion: iTnews Australia
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs' return to Apple linked to liver transplant
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Guardian and The Tech Report
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:   Is This Steve Jobs's Memphis Mansion?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Report: FTC to go after blogger freebies  —  The Federal Trade Commission is planning to crack down on bloggers who review or promote products while earning freebies or payments, the Associated Press reported Sunday.  —  This would, for the first time, bring bloggers under FTC guidelines …
Discussion: Windows Connected
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments
Discussion: Geek News Central and digg.com
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 and CrunchGear
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
Tiphereth / Social Media Today:
How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study  —  Habitat is a trendy furniture store, set up by Terence Conran in the 1970s, for those who've never been to the UK its like a slightly more upmarket version of Ikea.  @HabitatUK turned up on Twitter a couple of days ago …
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
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 Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Complete HTC Ozone specs unearthed  —  We've already given the world its first peek and Verizon's upcoming HTC Ozone, nailed down its scheduled availability of June 29th/July 13th and pegged its pricing at $49.99 after MIR, but we're not done yet because two of our VZW ninjas just hit us …
Discussion: WMExperts
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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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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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
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien:
Twitter Tracker Returns!
Financial Times:
US lodges China censorship complaint
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Google Opens Up Digital-Education Portal
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