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12:00 PM ET, June 23, 2010

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iFixit:
iPhone 4 Teardown  —  Join us live and follow iFixit on twitter as we disassemble the newly released iPhone 4.  Stay tuned!  Being the resourceful tinkerers that we are, we scoured the depths of this great nation, and we have emerged victorious.  At long last, the journey to the iPhone 4 teardown …
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class  —  Just three years ago, Apple wasn't in the mobile-phone business at all.  Since then, its game-changing iPhone has become the most influential smartphone in the world.  Now, on June 24, the company will roll out the fourth generation of the device, called the iPhone 4.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 4 review  —  The iPhone 4 is no small thing to review.  As most readers of Engadget are well aware, in the gadget world a new piece of Apple hardware is a major event, preceded by rumors, speculation, an over-the-top announcement, and finally days, weeks, or months of anticipation from an ever-widening fan base.
David Pogue / New York Times:
New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware  —  Apple's new iPhone, its fourth in four years, reaches stores on Thursday.  Ordinarily, this is where you'd expect to find a review of it.  But honestly — what's the point?  —  The iPhone 4 is already a hit.  AT&T says that it received 10 times …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 is Faster than 3GS and Slower than iPad in Early Benchmarks  —  iPhone 4 results on left, 3GS on right  —  Early benchmarks of the iPhone 4 show it to be 31% faster than the iPhone 3GS according to the Geekbench 2 app.  Geek Bench has been a popular benchmarking utility on the Mac …
Yusuf Mehdi / Search Blog:
A New Entertainment Experience for Bing  —  In this release of Bing one of the biggest investments we are making is in the area of entertainment.  As the content on the web has exploded, it has become difficult to navigate and find what you are looking for.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Entertainment Brings Full Music Streams To Search, Plus Games, Movies, And TV Shows  —  Bing's iPhone app isn't the only thing getting an upgrade today at Microsoft's search engine.  Bing is also starting to roll out close to 100 new features to its main search engine on the Web.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft, Hollywood debate future of entertainment
Discussion: MediaPost
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Apple Is Suing HTC (Again)  —  It appears Apple has filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against HTC and its subsidiaries.  —  From the looks of it, the new suit, which was filed earlier this week in the same Delaware court as the initial lawsuit filed in March 2010 …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook ‘almost guaranteed’ to reach 1 billion users  —  Russia, Japan, China and Japan only remaining countries where Facebook not leading social network says founder  —  Facebook's global dominance is almost complete with just Russia, Japan, China and Japan yet to be converted …
Discussion: MediaMemo and Softpedia News
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has Been Massively Underreporting Twitter App Users — By Over 6 Million
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Pulse2
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg Admits He “Paid Too Much Attention” To Twitter
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Exclusive: Discussing the Future of Facebook and the Facebook …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Telegraph, The Next Web and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
App Store: 1% of Apple's gross profit  —  Since its launch in July 2008, it has generated revenue of $429 million for the company  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  Apple (AAPL) claims to run the App Store at or near break even, and apparently that's not terribly far from the truth.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: A fifth of Android apps expose private data  —  About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access to sensitive or private information, according to a report released on Tuesday.  —  And some of the apps were found to have the ability …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
How Microsoft foresaw—and still missed—the iPad  —  The technology icon stands before a crowd, holding in his hands a prototype that embodies his vision for the future of computing.  It's a touch-screen tablet that is thinner than a magazine, has all-day battery life, and sells for less than $800.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available  —  Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web.  This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Virgin America Offers Free Flights to Twitter Influencers  —  Virgin America has partnered with Klout, an analytics service that tracks users' influence on Twitter (based on variables such as the quality and number of followers and retweets), to extend free flights (plus tax) to influencers in Toronto.
Discussion: ZDNet, Maximum PC and AppScout, Thanks:bobcaswell
Ian Paul / PC World:
Google Under Multistate Privacy Microscope: How We Got Here  —  Google's Wi-Fi data snooping brouhaha just got worse.  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday announced his office is leading a multistate investigation into Google's Wi-Fi data snooping gaffe.
Discussion: SC Magazine US and Bloomberg
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David Kravets / Threat Level:   Packet-Sniffing Laws Murky as Open Wi-Fi Proliferates
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Libox lets you access media files from anywhere, easily share files with no limits  —  Libox is aiming to do the impossible: The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup wants to help people manage their digital media collections by making any media file — be it a picture, song, or high-definition video …
Discussion: Technology Review, Libox Blog and NewTeeVee, Thanks:devindra
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon hits 10 Gbps to the home via FiOS  —  Verizon said Wednesday that it has completed a field trial of a fiber-optic system that can provide 10 gigabits per second to the home via FiOS.  —  That's a quite bit faster than what you have at home right now.
Discussion: Verizon and Telecompetitor
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Tests A News Feed For People With Few Friends  —  Facebook is testing a version of its News Feed customized for users with very few friends.  Reader Erik Eliason spotted the test and took a screen grab that we've pasted below.  Check out the sexy skybox.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey  —  A recent survey of 2733 mobile application developers has shed new light on the so-called “Apple vs. Google” battle that's taking place now in the smartphone industry, positioning Apple's dominant iPhone/iPad operating system …
 
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Virgin Mobile MiFi Outed by Best Buy, Coming Next Week
Discussion: Engadget, GadgetReview and MobileCrunch
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
IE9 Platform Preview 3 with HTML5 video support due today
Discussion: ZDNet
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Seven Languages Grow, Three Hold Steady on Facebook for June 2010
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P lawyers tell judge: suing 5,000 “Does” at once is fine
Discussion: Techdirt
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
China Government Bans Online Virtual-Currency Dealing Platforms for Minors
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It's Your Data, It's Your Bot: It's Not A Crime
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple leaves iPad vulnerable after monster iPhone patch job
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious Founder, AOL Exec Launch Hacker Angels
Discussion: Pulse2 and Mass High Tech
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
WWE lays smackdown on YouTube community with full-length, catch-up episodes
Dennis Kneale / CNBC:
Why Amazon Should Give Away Kindle Free
Andrew Oplinger / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps for Android Helps You Find the Right Place, Catch …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T: iPhone 4 Backordered At Our Stores Until Next Tuesday, June 29 (T, AAPL)
 

 
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