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2:50 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.
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
It's Official: Steve Jobs Already Back at Work
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!)
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: Macworld, AppleInsider, I4U News and TUAW
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 …
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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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 …
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: iLounge
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Search Engine Gets Help from Facebook Friends  —  Perhaps the biggest problem with natural language search is that it's incredibly difficult to try and automate machine-assigned ontologies.  Essentially, machines just don't get it.  —  This is precisely the reason …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: PC World and the Econsultancy blog
 
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Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:
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