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11:00 AM ET, June 22, 2010

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Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4 arriving one day early on June 23rd, says Apple email  —  Well, here's an interesting turn of events.  Apple has apparently sent out emails notifying at least some of those who ordered iPhone 4 that it'll be arriving June 23rd.  (Well over three dozen people have tipped us …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 arrives at Walmart  —  Check out that sweet, sweet box.  Yes folks, we seem to have received our very first in-the-cardboard picture of the retail iPhone 4 out in the wild.  We don't work at Walmart, so we can't verify this one for ourselves, but our tipster says Apple's latest phone …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Adobe Flash gets its full launch on Android  —  After months of back-and-forth debate about whether Adobe's Flash technology is a good fit for smartphones, Adobe is launching a full version of Flash for mobile devices, starting with Google's Android operating system.
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple collecting, sharing iPhone users' precise locations  —  Apple Inc. is now collecting the “precise,” “real-time geographic location” of its users' iPhones, iPads and computers.  In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple: Here's How to Opt Out of Our Targeted Ads (But Not Our Location Tracking)  —  Apple is rolling out its new iPhone operating system, which means that it is also rolling out its new iAd platform.  Which means that Apple now has to make its users the same offer that other big digital ad players offer …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce says social network Chatter is ready to talk  —  Will this be the day that business social networking grows up?  Salesforce.com founder and chief executive Marc Benioff probably hopes so.  Today, the company is announcing the availability of Chatter, its Facebook-style social network for companies.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Small Problem: iOS 4 And iPhone 4 One-Up The iPad  —  The tech world is buzzing about iOS 4, the latest version of the iPhone operating system that Apple released today.  And rightly so — it's an improvement over the previous version in every way.  In fact, once you've been using …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Ars reviews iOS 4: what's new, notable, and what needs work
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Adds OCR for PDF Files and Images  —  When you upload files to Google Docs, you'll notice a new option that tells Google to convert the text from PDF and image files to Google Docs documents.  The feature has been released last year as an experiment, so Google had enough time to improve the accuracy of the results.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Amazon's Kindle Will Eventually Win the e-Book Wars  —  To paraphrase Yoda: Begun, the e-book wars have.  —  Barnes & Noble started the week off by cutting prices on its Nook e-book reader to $199 from $259, while also introducing a new, $149 Wi-Fi model.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Slashes Price Of Kindle To $189 (AMZN, BKS)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Takes Groups To The Next Level With Likes, Follows And More  —  On the heels of reaching the 70 million member mark, professional social network LinkedIn is adding new functionality to its Groups feature on the site.  Launched last August, Groups essentially allows anyone on the network …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Racing to fill gaps left by Google  —  Several start-ups aim to allow people to pose and answer questions not easily found online  —  The race to build a successor to Web search is heating up as a number of young companies seek to fill gaps they see with Google Inc.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Early Facebook Employees' New Project Quora Opens to the Public
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Fourwhere unites Foursquare, Yelp, and Gowalla listings  —  Fourwhere now combines Foursquare, Yelp, and Gowalla listings and tips into one interface.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Josh Lowensohn/CNET)  —  Aggregators are good not just for things like news, movie, and game ratings, but also for local knowledge.
Experian Hitwise:
Google share of searches at 72 percent for May 2010  —  Experian Hitwise announced today that Google accounted for 72.17 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending May 29, 2010.  Yahoo! Search, Bing and Ask received 14.43 percent, 9.23 percent and 2.14 percent, respectively.
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall  —  Theflyonthewall.com posted headlines from research reports and press releases on its website, often before banks could share their recommendations with their clients.  —  In March, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Theflyonthewall.com engaged in …
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
Nintendo Says 3DS Design Not 100% Final, Guarantees Worldwide Launch by March  —  As we and others have made abundantly clear, Nintendo essentially stole the show at E3 with the 3DS unveiling.  The excitement and industry buzz surrounding the new handheld has been a huge lift for Nintendo …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds New Health-Search Feature For Medications  —  Last year Google began integrating structured health-related content at the top of search results ("Health OneBox").  Here's what that looks like today for a search on “diabetes”:  —  Today Google is expanding that search feature to include medications.
Scott Morrison / Voices on All Things Digital:
Google Plans Music Service Tied to Search Engine  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant's discussions with the music industry.
paidContent:UK:
Music Labels Tell Google To Remove Infringing Links  —  By Sean Michaels: Britain's biggest recording industry association, the BPI, has sent a cease-and-desist order to Google (NSDQ: GOOG), asking the search engine to take down links to nine “one-click hosting” sites, each of which hosts thousands of illegal songs.
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Bill Gates' very full life after Microsoft  —  How does the world's most famous entrepreneur now fill his days?  Saving the world, helping startups — and dropping kids off at school.  —  When Bill Gates formally stepped away from an active role at Microsoft (MSFT) in July of 2008, he also hung up his golf clubs.
Discussion: MSDN Blogs, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sonic Solutions cuts online movie deal with Sears, Kmart stores  —  Sonic Solutions said today that its movie services will be available on consumer electronics gear sold at Sears and Kmart stores.  —  Novato, Calif.-based Sonic provides the RoxioNow platform, which can deliver digital movies …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Australia makes fiber official: no more copper wires, ever!  —  Australia's going all-in with its government-run fiber network.  The government has now convinced the country's dominant telco, Telstra, to sign on with the scheme, get rid of its copper and cable lines, and transition its subscribers …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Brightcove Announces Support for Android Mobile Web Devices and Native Apps  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass (via Skype Video) Brightcove, the big online video services company, has released a comprehensive solution for Android devices for the mobile Web and for native Apps.
 
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Megan Carpentier / TPMDC:
Joe Lieberman And The Myth of The Internet Kill Switch
Daniel Eran Dilger / Roughly Drafted:
Support for iOS 4 multitasking, iPhone 4 Retina Display easy to add
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Google and Bing gear up for battle in TV and video search
Discussion: Computerworld and paidContent
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Feature: Saving “virtual worlds” from extinction
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's System Apps
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BarMax, The $1,000 iPhone App, Is Profitable And Expanding With New York Version
Carl DiOrio / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood faces new piracy threat
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Intel, FTC In Settlement Talks
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft takes off the gloves with a Google Apps switchers campaign
Discussion: TechNet Blogs and Maximum PC, Thanks:rawmeet
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Is Top Shopping Site, TheFind Passes Yahoo As The New Number Two
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:atul
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on Bankruptcy, Netflix, and Becoming the Next Apple
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Eric Slivka / macrumors.com:
iBooks Update Goes Live: iPhone and iPod Touch Compatibility, PDF Support, and More
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Seven ways AT&T is failing its mobile customers
 

 
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