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5:55 PM ET, June 11, 2010

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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comscore Says It'll Fix Search Share Measurement Now That Yahoo And Microsoft Are Gaming It (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)  —  Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing have recently been “gaining” market share in comScore's search engine stats for somewhat sketchy reasons: The companies have increasingly been putting …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Time To End The Bulls**t Search Engine Share Figures?
Discussion: internetnews.com, MediaFile and Digital Daily, Thanks:atul
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
iPhone 4 at Wal-Mart on June 24  —  iPhone 4 goes on sale June 24.  —  If you'd rather avoid the lines at Apple and AT&T stores on iPhone 4 launch day, you have options this year.  —  Wal-Mart said Friday that it will be one of several retail outlets that will have the iPhone 4 on June 24, its first day of availability anywhere.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
World Cup Fever: Internet Has Busiest Day Ever as Tabulated by Akamai  —  Akamai, the world's largest operator of a network of computers which carry video content, reports that today, opening day of the World Cup, is the busiest day it has tracked, with some 11 million visitor requests to its network …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The End Of An Era: Hotmail Ditches The Taglines  —  “Hotmail: Free, trusted and rich email service.  Get it now.”  —  When Hotmail launched in 1996 it grew fast.  Very fast.  It was one of the first free webmail providers, and they had a killer marketing idea - add a tagline at the end …
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Brian Hall / The Windows Blog:
Hotmail respects your inbox
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google wants to face single mega-lawsuit over WiFi snafu  —  Google is attempting to consolidate the growing number of lawsuits against the company as a result of its “accidental” WiFi data collection.  Meanwhile, a privacy group has analyzed an independent analysis of the situation …
Discussion: PC World
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Google letter to lawmakers: ‘Sorry’ for Wi-Fi breach, downplays harms
John Poirier / Reuters:   U.S. steps up Web security focus after iPad breach
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Just When He Thought He Was Out, Facebook Pulls Calacanis Back In  —  This morning, we got a tip that despite all the hubbub about Jason Calacanis deleting his Facebook profile, it was still active.  Sure enough, it was.  So what gives?  —  We emailed Calacanis to find out what the deal was …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Know Where Else It's Hard To Delete Your Account?  Mahalo  —  With regard to his recent spat with Facebook we don't exactly see eye-to-eye with Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis.  But this morning, we did when an incident showed just how hard it is to delete your Facebook profile.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Desktop App Launch Delayed, May Be Scrapped  —  When Google acquired Gizmo5, a Skype competitor, in November Google Voice users rejoiced - presumably they'd be getting a much needed soft phone on the desktop for users to make and receive calls through Google Voice.
Discussion: Erictric and greg hughes
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google morphs Chrome OS into netbook thin client  —  ‘Chromotes’ legacy PC apps inside browser  —  Exclusive Google's Chrome OS — the operating system that moves all apps and data into a web browser — will provide remote access to “legacy PC applications” through a mystery process …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Google News Gives News Orgs a Chance to Stand Out  —  Many mainstream news organizations have long viewed Google News as a threat to their interests.  —  But more recently, Google has been portrayed as sensitive to the health of the news media.  Eric Schmidt, its chief executive …
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Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Google News and Why Human Editors Still Matter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Twitter's Next Moneymaker-"Promoted Trends"  —  Twitter is beginning to roll out its ad platform, which allows advertisers to insert messages into users' streams.  But the microblogging service already has an idea for a new product: Selling some of the real estate dedicated to its …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC to probe Apple for HTC patent infringement  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel will investigate allegations made by HTC Corp that Apple infringes its technology, as HTC seeks to win a ban on the U.S. sale of iPhones, iPads and iPods.  —  The International Trade Commission said in a brief notice …
Discussion: USITC and Phone Scoop
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Testing New Google News Home Page (With Sharing Options)  —  This never happens to me.  Until now.  While writing my earlier piece, Google News Tests Editors' Picks, I went to Google News on the off-chance that I'd be able to see the “limited test” of editors' picks.  Nope.  As expected.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Cisco gets into the social network business with Quad  —  Does the world really need another business social network?  Apparently Cisco thinks so, because it plans to release one later this year.  The company has been revealing more details of the new product, called Quad …
Discussion: Techie Buzz and Computerworld
Jean-Paul Cozzatti / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
A Perfect Storm.....of Whales  —  Since Saturday, Twitter has experienced several incidences of poor site performance and a high number of errors due to one of our internal sub-networks being over-capacity.  —  We're working hard to address the core issues causing these problems …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mashable!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What's Up With Foursquare, Doc?  Try a Bridge Investment, Facebook Talks and More!  —  Memo to Dennis Crowley: BoomTown has not forgotten you!  —  In fact, I have been tracking the popular social location service he helms the way Elmer Fudd chases Bugs Bunny, since my last update in April.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Expanding Local Tags, Pushing Them Into Mobile  —  Google announced that it's rolling out its fixed-fee local ad product “Tags” (formerly “enhanced listings") nationally.  It also announced that Tags will be showing up in mobile search results.  Tags offers local businesses …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Motorola And RIM Make Peace, End All Outstanding Litigation Worldwide  —  Is it Christmas?  —  Motorola and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion have just jointly announced that they have entered into a settlement and licensing agreement that ends all outstanding worldwide litigation between the two companies.
 
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Apple fears the killer app
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Allie Townsend / Techland:
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Colleen Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Pew: Cloud Services Will Dominate By 2020
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Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Yahoo News Loses Top Spot To CNN - Here's Why (YHOO, TWX, AOL)
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
North Korea moves quietly onto the Internet
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Considering Separate WWDC Conferences for Mac and iOS?
Discussion: Edible Apple, HardMac.com and SlashGear
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Trade-in sites offering up to $320 for old iPhones
Julie Scelfo / New York Times:
The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice:
AT&T Offers Up Specials For Recent iPhone 3GS Buyers
Discussion: Pogue's Posts and MacRumors
 

 
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