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5:20 PM ET, June 14, 2010

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Goatse Security:
A response to AT&T's letter — We have an iPad exploit and all iPads are vulnerable.  —  So, AT&T calls us malicious in their letter to their customers.  I think this calls for a statement to clear the air.  —  AT&T mailing so much of their subscriber base exposes a potential I have been suspicious of.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're Awarding Goatse Security A Crunchie Award For Public Service  —  This iPad security breach story from last week continues to spin way out of control, and in our opinion fingers are being pointed in the wrong direction.  The FBI is investigating the incident, and a few hours ago …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
AT&T Explains iPad Security Breach
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Kinect gets official, Video Chat announced  —  You knew it was coming, right?  Hot on the heels of getting leaked a wee bit early Microsoft has made official the rebadging of a device desperately seeking a new name: “Project Natal” is no more, replaced by Microsoft Kinect.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Kinect priced at GameStop: $149, $399 for Elite bundle  —  Microsoft didn't say a peep about Kinect pricing at its E3 keynote, but GameStop isn't being shy: Kinect is now listed on the retailer's website for $149.99.  The page is dead if you try to click through from search results …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
New Xbox 360 gets official at $299, shipping today, looks angular and ominous (video hands-on!)  —  At first we were doubtful that a edgy box appearing in a little Flash ad from Italy last night could be legit, but Microsoft just got real with the new Xbox 360.  (That's all it's officially called — just “the new Xbox 360.")
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Free WiFi Coming To All U.S. Starbucks Stores Beginning July 1  —  At Wired's Business Conference in New York City, Starbucks' Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant is now offering free Wifi to customers beginning July 1.  —  Currently, you can connect to AT&T WiFi in Starbucks stores …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Free Wi-Fi is Just a Small Part of Starbucks' Plan: Free Access to Paid Content Coming Fall 2010  —  Starting July 1st, Starbucks will finally begin to offer free and unrestricted Internet access over Wi-Fi in its stores.  Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made this announced at Wired's Disruptive by Design conference today.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Set to Launch Official Retail Store Application for iOS?  —  MacRumors has heard from several sources that Apple is planning to launch a new iOS application tomorrow that will offer customers access to the company's online store and iPhone pre-ordering, as well as the ability …
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Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
RadioShack to Sell Apple iPhone 4 with Sweetened Deal
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
SeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry  —  Coming out of stealth, SeaMicro is dispelling the Silicon Valley myth that you can't innovate in hardware anymore.  The startup is announcing today it has created a server with 512 Intel Atom chips that gets supercomputer performance …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android Steals Market Share from iPhone  —  Online tracking firm Quantcast has just released new data that shows mobile operating systems' current market share in North America, with the newly renamed “iOS” (originally called “iPhone OS” - the OS powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) in the lead...by miles.
Kim Hart / The Politico:
Apple secrecy is bitter fruit on Hill  —  Apple is famous for its veil of secrecy around the new iPads and iPhones.  But Sen. John Rockefeller and others in Congress wonder whether the company has more than technological innovations to hide.  —  When Apple didn't participate in an April hearing …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Bloomberg:
Apple Under Pressure to Ease Software Limits as Jobs's Influence Widens
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Video export to Facebook coming in iOS 4  —  It isn't available yet, but it is coming down the pike.  Here are your current options:  —  Here's the FaceBook bit in the iOS 4 code which shows the above export plus one additional:  —  480 pixels looks to be the max height or width with a max 30FPS framerate.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
HTC Aria goes official for AT&T, gets toyed with on video (update: $130, coming June 20)  —  Um... okay?  In what's easily one of the most curious product introductions of the year (in terms of method, not design), AT&T has seemingly just made official the first not-awful Android device to be sold in subsidized fashion for its network.
News Corporation:
News Corporation Acquires Skiff, LLC; Makes Investment in Journalism Online, LLC  —  News Corporation today announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation's e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Story of Siri, from Birth at SRI to Acquisition by Apple—Virtual Personal Assistants Go Mobile  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  A couple of years ago, a $999 iPhone app called “I Am Rich” made headlines for being the most expensive item in Apple's iTunes App Store.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Content Is King!  Rest In Peace, Content  —  “Can Tim Armstrong make AOL king of content by 2010?”  - Blog headline  —  If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well / It were done quickly" - Macbeth  —  There's something about the idea of “New York Internet Week” …
Steve Grove / YouTube Blog:
The YouTube News Feed: What's happening now?  —  Whether it's an altercation between a Congressman and a student in Washington, D.C., violent attacks against ethnic minorities in Kyrgyzstan, or oil washing up on a beach in the Gulf Coast, videos uploaded to YouTube by both amateur reporters …
Discussion: The Next Web and Maximum PC
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Data caps force app developers to be efficient  —  Tiered pricing for wireless plans could mean mobile apps are going to get squeezed down to size by their developers.  —  As unlimited mobile data plans become a thing of the past for many wireless smartphone subscribers …
Thanks:jasonhiner
Golnaz Esfandiari / Foreign Policy:
The Twitter Devolution  —  Far from being a tool of revolution in Iran over the last year, the Internet, in many ways, just complicated the picture.  —  Before one of the major Iranian protests of the past year, a journalist in Germany showed me a list of three prominent Twitter accounts …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ex-Slingshot Execs (And MySpace Cofounder) Raise $5 Million For Social Commerce Startup BeachMint  —  In April, we reported that Diego Berdakin and MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, the two heads of News Corp's incubator Slightshot Labs, were leaving the company.
 
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How Insurance Companies Will Influence Rates Based On Your Tweets …
Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Nokia Left Behind as Application Developers Abandon It for IPhone, Android
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iPhone Trade-In Volume Jumps Almost 1,000%
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Tova Cohen / Reuters:
IBM in talks to buy Storwize for $140 milllion: report
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