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2:45 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: MediaFile and comScore Voices, Thanks:atul
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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Brian Hall / The Windows Blog:   Hotmail respects your inbox
Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: First Photos of the Motorola Droid 2  —  Well, hello there Motorola Droid 2.  We would like to officially introduce you to the readers of Droid Life.  We saw your activation screen just the other day, but we'll admit that it's nice to finally see the rest of you.  —  What do you think everyone?
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 …
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.
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.
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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John Poirier / Reuters:
U.S. steps up Web security focus after iPad breach  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said it would step up scrutiny of online security and privacy issues following recent security breaches involving Apple Inc's iPad and Google Inc's collection of private data by its Street View cars.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Trade-in sites offering up to $320 for old iPhones  —  Leery of coughing up $200 or even $300 for yet another iPhone?  Well, you can always sell your old iPhone on eBay.  But there's another, potentially easier option: trading it in for cash.  Some online trade-in sites offer up to $320 for iPhone hand-me-downs.
Julie Scelfo / New York Times:
The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In  —  WHILE waiting for an elevator at the Fair Oaks Mall near her home in Virginia recently, Janice Im, who works in early-childhood development, witnessed a troubling incident between a young boy and his mother.  —  The boy, who Ms. Im estimates …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Yahoo News Loses Top Spot To CNN - Here's Why (YHOO, TWX, AOL)  —  For the first time in forever, Yahoo! News is no longer at the top property in ComScore's “General News” category.  —  The honor now goes to the CNN Network, which in May saw 75 million unique visitors to Yahoo News's 53 million.
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.
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 …
Allie Townsend / Techland:
Hey Google Maps, Why Is Randolph, VT In A Lake?  —  Two months ago, Jessamyn West noticed something about the Google Maps location of her small town, Randolph, VT. Instead of being tucked somewhere in central Vermont, Google had moved the official location of Randolph into the middle of a lake.
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
North Korea moves quietly onto the Internet  —  IDG News Service - North Korea, one of the world's few remaining information black holes, has taken the first step toward a fully fledged connection to the Internet.  But a connection, if it comes, is unlikely to mean freedom of information for North Korea's citizens.
Discussion: Tech Eye and The Next Web
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice:
AT&T Offers Up Specials For Recent iPhone 3GS Buyers  —  More A&T customers are about to become happy.  Just days after the company announced that anyone with an iPhone contract ending at anytime in 2010 would be eligible for a iPhone 4 upgrade, comes word that recent purchasers of the iPhone 3GS will also be getting a deal.
Discussion: Pogue's Posts and MacRumors
Colleen Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Pew: Cloud Services Will Dominate By 2020  —  By 2020, most people will access software applications online and access information through the use of cloud services hosted on remote server networks, according to a new Pew Internet & American Life Project survey of 895 technology stakeholders and critics.
Discussion: CNN and Pew Internet
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Super Whales: Top Social Game Spenders Pay More than $10,000 Apiece for Virtual Goods  —  By now, most people in the social gaming industry have heard about “whales”, those players who spend massively on virtual goods and gifts in games like Mafia Wars or Happy Aquarium.
Chang Kim / Blogger Buzz:
Blogger Template Designer Now Available To Everyone  —  When we launched the Blogger Template Designer to Blogger in Draft in March, you gave us a lot of feedback and suggestions.  Our blog post received nearly 1,000 comments and many of you shared your blog's new looks on Twitter using #newbloggertemplate.
 
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Bloomberg:
Fujitsu, Toshiba Said to Be in Talks to Merge Cell Phone Units
Discussion: MobileCrunch and DealBook
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Considering Separate WWDC Conferences for Mac and iOS?
Discussion: HardMac.com and Geek.com
Florin / Unwired View:
Verizon will bring Skype to non-smartphone users this year
Discussion: PhoneDog.com and Verizon
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Macs running Steam are more powerful than PCs, on average
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension in toolbar update
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Web Series Tap Prime Time
Discussion: VideoNuze, NewTeeVee and SocialTimes.com, Thanks:beet_tv
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The Evolution of Time Magazine's iPad App: Here's What's Next
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
SCOwned: no new trial, Novell can shut down IBM lawsuit
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Feature: WWDC Keynote WiFi woes may have been due to iPhone 4 drivers
Discussion: Geek.com
James McQuivey / Consumer Product Strategy:
Google TV Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think
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