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11:30 AM ET, June 2, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans, iPhone tethering coming at OS 4 launch  —  You might think that AT&T would hold off for a national HSPA+ deployment or a full-on LTE launch before tweaking its data pricing strategy, but not so much — the carrier is coming out swinging today …
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AT&T Announces New Lower-Priced Wireless Data Plans to Make Mobile Internet More Affordable to More People  —  AT&T*, the U.S. smartphone leader, today introduced new wireless data plans that make it more affordable for more people to enjoy the benefits of the mobile Internet.
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T iPhone Customers Can Keep Unlimited Data Plan for Next iPhone  —  AT&T's announcement of their new capped data plans has generated a lot of discussion amongst current and future iPhone owners.  In short, AT&T eliminated their $30/month unlimited plan for new iPhone customers starting on June 7th.
Peter Kafka / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Steve Jobs on Flash, Adobe and Other Technology Apple Doesn't Use Anymore  —  Steve Jobs insists that he isn't out to crush Adobe (ADBE).  But at the opening session of the D8 conference, the Apple CEO (AAPL) explained at length why he's done with Adobe's Flash …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from D8  —  7:16PM Steve: Well let first say we have two platforms we support.  One is open and uncontrolled — that's HTML5.  We support HTML5.  We have the best support for it of anyone in the world.  We then support a curated platform which is the app store.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on Stolen Prototype iPhone: Not Going to Let It Slide.
Arn / MacRumors:
Flurry Blamed for Change in iPhone SDK Analytics Terms of Service
Discussion: Engadget, MobileContentToday and ZDNet
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Buys Invite Media  —  Google has indeed bought ad technology start-up Invite Media, I've confirmed with multiple sources.  —  As I wrote last month, Invite is a three-year-old “demand-side platform” designed to help buyers navigate high-volume display-advertising exchanges-like the one Google launched last year.
Nielsen Wire:
The State of Mobile Apps  —  “There's an app for that” is Apple's catch phrase to promote the literally thousands of applications that can be downloaded to an iPhone.  Whether you want to check the weather or traffic, bide time playing a game, or study a new language, there is likely a free or paid application that you can access.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Puts Movie Tickets on a Facebook Site  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company has created what it believes is a first-of-its-kind application allowing Facebook users to buy tickets to “Toy Story 3” without leaving the social networking site and while, at the same time, prodding their friends to come along.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight  —  There's been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows.  We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight.  —  There is some irony here that is hard to overlook.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops  —  ‘Off with their widgets!’  —  The Apple App Store police are now rejecting iPhone and iPad applications for behaving like “widgets” and “creating their own desktops,” according to one developer who's busy eating his previous claims that Apple isn't evil.
Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource:
Google VP: Chrome OS Release in Q4  —  Speaking today at the Computex Cloud Computing forum, Google VP of product management Sundar Pichai said that Chrome OS will be on the market in the fourth quarter of 2010.  The Cloud Computing Forum is featuring executives from Google, ARM and Quanta Computers.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Hulu headed to a Xbox 360 dashboard near you?  —  From its humble origins as a chunky black box of PC parts, the Xbox has grown into a strapping young adult — attracting a social circle including Netflix, Facebook and Twitter.  Now, rumor has it that the Xbox 360's preening for a date with Hulu, too.
Ryan King / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Announcing Snowflake  —  A while back to we announced on our API developers list that we would change the way we generate unique ID numbers for tweets.  While we're not quite ready to make this change, we've been hard at work on Snowflake which is the internal service to generate these ids.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal  —  Sonic Solutions and DivX, both listed on Nasdaq, this morning announced that they are to become one.  Under the terms of the agreement, Sonic would acquire all the outstanding shares of DivX and merge DivX operations into those of Sonic.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
SanDisk works it harder, unveils G4 and P4 solid state drives  —  Still haven't dropped a speedy solid state drive into your PC?  SanDisk might just tempt you with its latest batch.  At Computex 2010 the memory manufacturer announced its fourth-generation SSD lineup, consisting …
Discussion: OCZ Technology and SanDisk
 
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The Kindle will soon be available at Target locations nationwide
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Flipout official: Android 2.1 and enhanced Motoblur coming …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
FetchBack Fetches $40 Million From GSI Commerce
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded Compact 7 at Computex, hosts heaps of tablets
Discussion: Download Squad and WMExperts
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD shows off its first Fusion hybrid graphics-microprocessor chips
Discussion: Gizmodo, Softpedia News and SlashGear
Adam Smith / Xobni Blog:
Xobni Has a New CTO and Change in My Role
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Paid iPhone Applications Tend To Top Rankings Longer Than Free Apps
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Ad Changes: Who's Affected, Who's Not
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Next-Generation iPhone Battery Joins List of Surfacing Parts
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Google Sued For Click Fraud For First Time In Five Years
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Brad Stone / Bits:
The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter Already Leaving Google (GOOG, YHOO)
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