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12:40 PM ET, June 23, 2009

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Said to Win Nokia as Customer for Processors Used in Mobile Devices  —  Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, will supply Nokia Oyj with chips for mobile devices, the company's first major breakthrough in its effort to enter the phone market, a person familiar with the matter said.
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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
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.
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
It's Official: Steve Jobs Already Back at Work  —  Jobs is in the House!  —  Confirmed!  Steve Jobs did report to work today, as I suggested in an earlier post, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, according to employees who have seen him on campus.  —  Officials at Apple [AAPL Loading...
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Experts: Apple Disclosure ‘Falls Short’
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 …
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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 …
Simon Thiel / Bloomberg:
MySpace to Cut Two-Thirds of Non-U.S. Workers, Close Offices
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.
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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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
NPD: Consumers Are Dissatisfied with Netbooks
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
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 …
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Email patterns can predict impending doom  —  EMAIL logs can provide advance warning of an organisation reaching crisis point.  That's the tantalising suggestion to emerge from the pattern of messages exchanged by Enron employees.  —  After US energy giant Enron collapsed in December 2001 …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now We're Talking: AIM With Push Support Hits The App Store  —  There's been a lot of talk the past few days since the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software about the lack of Push Notification apps in the App Store.  Well, today brings a big one: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Apple approving apps with push, Beejive goes live
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
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: MacRumors iPhone Blog
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Alice.com Is Your Housekeeper And Personal Shopper Rolled Into One  —  Ever run out of toilet paper or trashbags at an inopportune moment and think to yourself, I wish I had someone to remind me when I need to buy household basics?  Tonight at 9 pm, Alice.com will show you a better …
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Web-Based Productivity Suite Zoho Now Integrated With Microsoft SharePoint  —  Zoho Suite, a web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has launched an add-on that allows Zoho Office to integrate with Microsoft SharePoint.
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 …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Share Your Moments With thisMoment  —  GameSpot cofounder, former Yahoo executive, and old friend and colleague Vince Broady is launching a new site called thisMoment, and it's going into public beta tonight.  It's an interesting site that's part social network, part media sharing site …
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.
Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:
AdBrite, F—edCompany Founder Views VC From Whole New Perch  —  Philip Kaplan lampooned the Internet bubble in the early 2000s with his Web site that couldn't be named, at least not here: F—edCompany.com.  Now he's evaluating companies from a decidedly different vantage point.
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Study: 4 In 10 Smartphone Users Would Switch To iPhone
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David / TmoNews:
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Semantic Search Engine Gets Help from Facebook Friends
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ooma Gets $14 Million, Survival Looks Like A Real Possibility
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Adds Alternative Name Display
Discussion: Facebook Blog and AppScout
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade:
iPhone 3G S Benchmarks: Up to 4x Faster than 3G
Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile, Verizon to Sell Google-Based Phones by Motorola
 

 
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