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4:20 PM ET, June 23, 2009

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Wins Nokia as Mobile-Chip Customer; Companies Will Develop Devices  —  Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, will sell processors to Nokia Oyj for mobile devices, marking the biggest breakthrough in Intel's expansion into the phone market.  —  The two will develop a new mobile device …
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Intel:
Intel and Nokia Announce Strategic Relationship to Shape Next Era of Mobile Computing Innovation  —  SANTA CLARA, CALIF., and ESPOO, FINLAND, June 23, 2009 - Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia today announced a long-term relationship …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
How Apple Brought Nokia And Intel Together  —  Under pressure from Apple, Finnish handset maker will reportedly give chip giant a shot.  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF. — When Apple needed to reboot its computer business it turned to Intel.  In a partnership made public in 2005 the chip giant brought …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:   Intel & Nokia announce Moblin & Maemo collaboration; HSPA licensing
New York Times:
Apple's Obsession With Secrecy Grows Stronger  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is one of the world's coolest companies.  But there is one cool-company trend it has rejected: chatting with the world through blogs and dropping tidbits of information about its inner workings.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone In-App Purchases Already Leading To The Dreaded Two Words: Bait And Switch  —  Since it launched a year ago, Apple's App Store has had a series of successes (50,000 apps, a billion downloads, transforming the market), but also some failures.  While plenty of people talk about the abundance …
Discussion: AppleInsider, TUAW, PC World and I4U News
NPD:
NPD Finds Consumer Confusion about Netbooks Continues  —  Netbook, notebook — they sound the same.  According to a new report from leading market research company, The NPD Group, many consumers believe the two have the same functionalities.  NPD's Netbooks II: A Closer Look report …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking news: MySpace to axe 300 international staff and close at least 4 offices  —  This is breaking now - we just got this official letter to the MySpace staff from one of our sources at MySpace in Europe.  The official release follows, but here's the gist: MySpace will be cutting 300 international staff …
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network's Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out  —  Larry Page should have been in a good mood.  It was the fall of 2007, and Google's cofounder was in the middle of a five-day tour of his company's European operations in Zurich, London, Oxford, and Dublin.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Wired: Facebook Trying To Dominate Web, Marginalize Google (Run For Your Lives!)
internetnews.com:
Ruby Use Grows Among U.S. Developers  —  From the blogs: But the latest Evans Data report isn't all good news for open source.  —  By Sean Michael Kerner: More stories by this author:  —  A command line view of IT  —  From the “dynamic languages” files:
Discussion: eWeek and InfoWorld
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Stephen L Rose / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 Release Candidate downloads will end August 15th
Discussion: CNET News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iCrack: The iPhone Is An Accident Magnet  —  If you've ever thought that your iPhone had the frictional coefficient of a Slip n' Slide, you're not alone.  A new report from SquareTrade details the accident-prone nature of Apple's line of smartphones, reporting that over 20% of iPhones have been damaged in the last 22 months.
Discussion: Newlaunches.com, Thanks:atul
Google Android News Android Forums:
Adobe Flash Player 10 For Android Due In October  —  During a recent earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Naraye revealed to investors that a beta version of Flash Player 10 for mobiles will be released in October of this year.  —  The new Flash player will support Android, Nokia Symbian …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's AIM iPhone App Is Getting Awesome, Disruptive To AT&T  —  While our government scratches its chin over the evils of overpriced cellphone text messaging, technology is fighting the battle faster.  —  Specifically, Apple's new “push notifications” system — and others like it …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Lenovo slims down new ThinkPad T400s  —  New business laptop is 25% thinner than T400, weighs under four pounds (image below)  —  Computerworld - Showing again that rugged business-oriented laptops can play the thin-and-light game, Lenovo Group Ltd. on Tuesday revealed a slimmed-down ThinkPad …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Cofounder Takes $7 Million Pay Cut  —  After years of product rot and declining user-engagement, News Corp (NWS) fired MySpace CEO and cofounder Chris DeWolfe this Spring and replaced him with former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta.  —  Despite rumors to the contrary …
Jim Brady / paidContent:
Why A New (And Unusual) Pricing Strategy By A Rhode Island Paper Will Fail  —  Jim Brady was executive editor of washingtonpost.com from 2004 until earlier this year.  Prior to that, he served in various executive roles at America Online.  Brady began his career as a sportswriter at The Washington Post …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sold!  Hollywood Blog Queen Nikki Finke Goes to...Mail.com.  —  The Nikki Finke auction is over, and the winner is...Mail.com.  Jay Penske's Mail.com Media Corporation, which owns the Mail.com email service and a small portfolio of Web sites, has acquired the blogger, whose Deadline Hollywood Daily is a must-read for Hollywood.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: OTOY Goes Mobile, Turns Your Cell Phone Into A Powerful Gaming Rig  —  Last week we posted a pair of videos showing off OTOY, the upcoming server-side rendering service that can stream complex 3D games to your computer through any web browser.  It's a very impressive technology …
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
EA Views Sims 3 Leak as ‘Demo Program’  —  The Sims 3 was illegally downloaded something like 200,000 times prior to its actual release, outpacing the most pirated title of 2008, EA's Spore.  Normally, you'd think this sort of rampant piracy would really be quite upsetting to a publisher.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ooma Gets $14 Million, Survival Looks Like A Real Possibility  —  VoIP startup Ooma has raised another $14 million in venture capital, we've heard from multiple sources, increasing the total amount of capital the company has raised to $56 million.  This most recent round of financing was led …
Discussion: GigaOM and FierceVoIP
Crowd Science:
iPhone Overwhelms Blackberry and Others in Smartphone Loyalty: Crowd Science Survey  —  Silicon Valley, California.  Four out of ten Blackberry and other smartphone users would switch to Apple's iPhone, as their next smartphone purchase, according to a recent survey conducted by Crowd Science via …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Socialtext Goes Freemium With Socialtext Free 50  —  Socialtext offers a compelling package of Enterprise 2.0 services, but it has a problem.  While it can talk all it wants about how great its products are, the real selling point is getting customers to use them for themselves.
Kristin Cronin / Brightcove Blog:
Guest Blog Post: Qik & Brightcove Partner for Mobile Video Publishing on the Web  —  Qik, a live mobile video provider, recently joined the Brightcove Alliance, a global ecosystem of more than 160 technology, distribution and solution providers integrating with and building on the Brightcove online video platform.
GamesIndustry.biz:
Realtime to announce second MMO next year  —  Realtime Worlds creative director David Jones has revealed that the Dundee-based developer - currently hard at work creating online title APB - will release the first details of its second MMO project next year.  —  Jones, speaking …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
China not backing off despite filter code post on Wikileaks  —  China is filtering out criticism and diving in headfirst with its plan to roll out controversial filtering software on all PCs sold in China.  The Chinese media quoted an unnamed source inside the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology …
Discussion: p2pnet
 
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Qik For Android Alpha leaks, Immediately Hits The Market
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