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11:00 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes All In With Facebook: Here Are The Screenshots  —  Tomorrow Yahoo will announce a relaunch of Yahoo Profiles and their “all in” integration with Facebook Connect, including on the Yahoo home page.  We've all known deep integration with Facebook was coming, but until now it wasn't clear exactly how deeply Yahoo would go.
lonelysandwich:
iPad TV  —  I won't lie to you—it took two weeks with my iPad before I knew whether I loved it (or, to be more accurate, why I would inevitably love it).  There was this uncomfortableness after the purchase.  I'd known for weeks that it was to be a miraculous addition to my life.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Jobs, Ballmer, and Zuckerberg: Three Fixated Leaders at D8  —  The eighth installment of the Wall Street Journal's annual D: All Things Digital conference was held last week outside Los Angeles, your author in attendance.  You'll find full coverage of the proceedings here, and the speakers list here …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Dell Streak review  —  Streak.  It needs no introduction, as this slate's been gaining a lot of attention amongst gadget lovers around the world.  Thanks to the UK launch last Friday, we were one of the first on this planet to procure Dell's finalized Android 1.6 phone from O2.
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
The New York Times Fights Back against Foursquare and Yelp  —  So you're the New York Times.  —  You have best in class local, editorial content about your home city, which happens to be one of the biggest cities in the world.  You have a loyal, local community of readers that depend upon …
Discussion: Startup Meme
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mediocrity is king  —  Last week, the Huffington Post reached a new apex.  Viewed from France, where ads are localized, its home page carried a remarkably tasteful ad: a farting application for the iPhone (see below).  As prudery still rules in American media, you'll notice that the farter's exhaust aperture has been blurred.
New York Times:
With New Caps on AT&T Data Use, App Makers Worry  —  For the last two years, unlimited data plans have given app-hungry smartphone users an all-you-can-eat buffet.  But will customers react to AT&T's new, limited menu by simply eating less?  —  Some software developers fear they will …
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Australian Police Deputize Facebook  —  The Australian Federal Police insist that Facebook hire a compliance officer and install a “rat button” on its site that will allow Australians to report anyone to the police with click.  —  The social media company and the AFP have been going back and forth …
Discussion: iTnews.com.au
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Making online orders with a nod or a smile?  Bezos seeks patent  —  Amazon.com is famous for its 1-Click ordering system.  But what about 1-Nod ordering?  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is seeking a patent on a system that would let people make purchases with a nod, a smile or even a raise of the eyebrow.
Discussion: Kindle Review
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mobile Apps: Search By Another Name  —  Responding to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' declaration that on mobile devices “search hasn't happened,” we've now written several times about how mobile apps of various sorts are essentially search by another name.  Just to refresh your memory, here's Jobs making that statement in April of this year:
Discussion: Internet2Go
Shervin Pishevar / TechCrunch:
Democratizing Talent: Guy Oseary, Greyson Chance, NowMov, IndieGoGo and the Future of Talent  —  This guest post was written by SGN founder and Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar.  Pishevar served as SGN's CEO until January, when he handed off the role to former EA and LucasArts exec Randy Breen.
Thanks:alexia
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Bradford: Demand Media Will Take Out AOL First, Yahoo Later  —  Sales Chief Says Content Created by Lots of Humans, Not Some ‘Crazy Robot’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Joanne Bradford, the newly minted chief revenue officer for Demand Media, seems to be drawn to seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Discussion: Beyond Search, Thanks:learmonth
 
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Shafiq Alam / Agence France Presse:
Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook
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Associated Press:
Australia launches privacy investigation of Google
Discussion: BBC
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Mercury News interview: Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO
Discussion: Screenwerk
Doug Osborne / Geek.com:
Firefox add-on game ‘Destroy The Web’ lets you blast away the Internet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar Brings Push Notification Management To The iPad — And Goes Completely Free
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft's Plan for Us All
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Join The Cult! Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found On eBay
Elias Bizannes / TechCrunch:
Why Privacy Failures Are In Facebook's DNA
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens up on Live Mesh's future
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps
AppleInsider:
WWDC 2010 banners focus on iPhone OS 4 features, App Store success
 

 
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