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9:10 PM ET, June 9, 2010

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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed  —  Apple has suffered another embarrassment.  A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.  They—and every other buyer of the wireless-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Should I Worry About the Apple iPad + AT&T Security Breach?  (Probably Not.)  —  AT&T accidentally exposed a whole bunch of iPad customers' email addresses.  Oh dear!  But wait, I'm an AT&T customer!  And I have an iPad!  Should I be worried?  And what exactly was exposed here?  Here's the rundown.
Discussion: TUAW
Taylor Buley / The Firewall:
AT&T's iPad Hackers ‘Ignored’ By Reuters, Other Mainstream Press
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Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone  —  Apple proposed new developer terms on Monday that, if enforced as written, would prohibit app developers from using AdMob and Google's advertising solutions on the iPhone.  These advertising related terms both target companies with competitive mobile technologies …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
It's Official - Apple Kicking Google Out of iWorld
Bing / Search Blog:
Use Bing Social to search Facebook and Twitter  —  Back in October of last year, bing.com/twitter launched the first ever search experience powered by the Twitter firehose.  Today at SMX Advanced, Bing's Senior Vice President, Yusuf Mehdi, sat down with Danny Sullivan to announce bing.com/social …
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing upgrades ‘social’ search, adds top Facebook shared links  —  Microsoft is creating a new section of search results on its Bing search engine that will aggregate tweets, Twitter trends and the top links being shared at any given moment by users of Facebook, according to a demo shown …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Percent Of Staff  —  Linden Lab, the company behind virtual world Second Life, is laying off 30 percent of its staff, according to a release issued today.  Labeled as a “restructuring,” the company is consolidating its software development team in North America and is …
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Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:   Linden Lab laying off 30% of staff, Second Life to be browser-based in future
Jason Cross / PC World:
Does the iPhone 4 Really Have a “Retina Display”?  —  Dr. Raymond Soneira runs DisplayMate Technologies, which makes software to test display quality.  He also knows more about digital displays than just about anyone I know - and I know some pretty tech-savvy folks.
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Why I Fired Steve Jobs  —  INNOVATION  —  As Apple's CEO introduces his new iPhone today, and its market cap passes Microsoft's, the man who infamously fired him, John Sculley, tells The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked …
Discussion: Macworld, broadstuff, Gizmodo and MacStories, Thanks:atul
Peter Yared / VentureBeat:
iPhone now as fragmented as Android  —  [Peter Yared is founder and CEO of social and mobile app infrastructure company Transpond.]  —  At Transpond, when we were building apps on the iPhone and Android platforms last year, all of our engineers were enamored with the iPhone and annoyed with the pesky Android devices.
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James / Phones Review:
Verizon Wants iPhone 4 But Will Still Do Well Without It
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Father of webOS notifications leaves for Apple  —  The man who “Invented the non-intrusive banner notification system used in webOS” and also did all sorts of other work for the OS, Rich Dellinger, is leaving Palm to return to his earlier employer, Apple, as a Senior User Interface Designer.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tweetie 2 and 3 definitely coming to the Mac, iPad soon  —  Tweetie for Mac won our 2010 Ars Design Award for Best Mac OS X User Experience, and for good reason.  Despite development house Atebits recently being acquired by Twitter, developer Loren Brichter swore up and down that the popular Twitter client would not die.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Voice to Integrate with Gmail as a VoIP Service  —  Google tests a new feature that makes Gmail chat more useful: users are able to make and receive Google Voice calls from Gmail.  A new phone icon opens a Gmail chat window with a dialpad, an option to find contacts, a credit balance and a call button.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL to Hire ‘Hundreds’ of Journalists, Reorganize Content Division  —  Sites to Be Grouped Into ‘Super Networks’ and Sold to Advertisers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — AOL is planning to hire hundreds of journalists, editors and videographers in the coming year as it builds out its content-first business model.
John Koller / PlayStation Blog:
The Ultimate 3D Experience: Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3 Available Tomorrow  —  Hi everyone!  The moment is here — starting tomorrow, high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms!  As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems …
John Oates / The Register:
Google's Wi-Fi sniff probe reveals ‘criminal intent’ - PI  —  ‘We paid them to say what?’  —  An analysis of Google's Wi-Fi sniffing code, paid for by Google, suggests the company could find itself facing criminal charges, according to a privacy watchdog and pressure group.
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Rumor: All T-Mobile phones free on June 19th  —  There has been a lot of speculation about what will be going on at T-Mobile stores on June 19th, and it seems that TmoNews may finally have concrete information.  After learning that stores will be opening early on the 19th and that the event …
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
RIP, Macintosh  —  Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops?  Yup.  —  Click the image above for a look at Apple's Innovations.  —  Dear Macintosh,  —  I hate to tell you this, but my guess is you've probably been sensing it already.
Nik Fletcher / nikf.org:
On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria  —  There's a tonne of posts today about the slick new Safari Reader feature I linked to yesterday.  As someone who enjoys reading decent content online, I totally welcome it.  I've used readability / Instapaper bookmarklets for some time - both on my Mac and iPhone …
eMarketer:
Online Video Viewing Shifts to Long-Form Content  —  Full-length TV and movies get a boost  —  The number of US online video viewers has risen steadily for the past few years and is expected to continue climbing in moderate increments through 2014.  —  eMarketer estimates that growth …
Joe Ciarallo / PRNewser:
Twitter Feed @BPGlobalPR More Clearly Labels Itself a Fake After BP Request  —  The parody Twitter feed @BPGlobalPR has updated its bio to make it more clear that the feed is a parody of BP, as opposed to an official BP communications vehicle.  —  The Twitter account posted yesterday afternoon …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Video: Facebook's New CTO Bret Taylor on Platform, Privacy and Plans for the Future  —  A year ago, Bret Taylor was CEO of FriendFeed, a promising but utterly geeky startup that anticipated the way people could understand the integrated social web.  Expectations for FriendFeed …
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