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6:40 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.
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 …
Bing / Search Blog:
Use Bing Social to search Facebook and Twitter  —  Back in October of last year, 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 …
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 …
Dieter Bohn /
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.
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 …
Matthew Humphries /   Linden Lab laying off 30% of staff, Second Life to be browser-based in future
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 ( — AOL is planning to hire hundreds of journalists, editors and videographers in the coming year as it builds out its content-first business model.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:   AOL's Hundreds of New Content-Generators: Journalism or Content Spam?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
David Eun Puts AOL On A URL Diet With ‘Super Net’ Strategy
Discussion: MediaFlect
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.
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.
Discussion: Electronista and Gadget Lab
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: Gizmodo and MacStories, Thanks:atul
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.
Discussion: Download Squad and
Sprint says it overstated EVO launch day sales  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp said on Tuesday it had inadvertently overstated the launch day sales of the much anticipated EVO 4G phone from HTC Corp, which is touted as a serious competitor to Apple's iPhone 4.
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.
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.
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 …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google Maps Navigation comes to Canada and mainland Europe, remains free as a bird  —  Patience has had to be your foremost virtue if you were eager to use Google Maps Navigation outside the US or UK, but you might be in luck today as a sizable new batch of countries is getting the free turn-by-turn nav service activated.
Skype won't use FaceTime, still hints at iPhone 4 video chat  —  Skype today clarified its interest in iPhone 4 and the possibility of video chat.  A spokesman said Skype was curious about FaceTime and wanted to “see how this process unfolds” but made clear that the company …
Discussion: everythingiCafe, TUAW and The Register
James / Phones Review:
Verizon Wants iPhone 4 But Will Still Do Well Without It  —  Somewhat of a disappointment for customers of the Big Red, when Jobs announced the new iPhone 4 device there was no sniff of a possible Verizon iPhone, something many have wanted to come about for ages.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Zynga Survived FarmVille  —  When Zynga launched FarmVille last June, the company thought 200,000 daily active users in the first two months would be a success.  Within eight weeks, the game had surpassed Zynga's hits of the previous two years.  For the first 26 weeks FarmVille added 1 million net …
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Street Artists Add A Little Porn To The iPad All Around San Francisco For WWDC  —  If you've been to San Francisco in the past few months, you'll know that the entire city is plastered with iPad advertisements.  The situation is even more out of control now that it's WWDC week and thousands of Apple developers are in from out of town.
Discussion: CNET News
Alex Wagner /
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 …
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft exec: Yahoo should have Bing algorithms by holidays
Discussion: PC World
Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog:
Norton Security releases Android app for “anti-malware” and remote protection
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Instapaper Will Never Be Booted From the iTunes App Store
Discussion: TechCrunch and Macworld
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IP-Addresses of First Hurt Locker Victims Revealed
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Foxconn axes suicide compensation, relocating some production to Vietnam or Taiwan
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Philip Shenon / The Daily Beast:
The State Department's Worst Nightmare
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nexus One steps up to 720p HD video thanks to latest hack (video)
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