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10:55 AM ET, June 24, 2010

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Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
iPhone 4: queues everywhere, selling out  —  iPhone-mania this morning as queues form across the US for Apple's must-have product, even as shops across the UK, France, Germany and Japan have already sold out following huge demand.  —  Video above: The queue outside Apple's flagship Regent Street, London store this morning.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Standing in Line for the iPhone 4  —  Line at Michigan Ave Store in Chicago, IL, photo by @chartier  —  Lines are starting to grow around the world for the iPhone 4 launch.  Pictured above is the Michigan Ave Apple Store in Chicago where the weather isn't quite cooperating.
Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 4 Lines Around The World (AAPL)  —  It's here: The one day of the year when practically no one is too big or too important to stand in line for HOURS.  —  That is, to wait in line to pick up the new Apple iPhone 4, which goes on sale today in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Japan.
Discussion: The Register
Kent Walker / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Michael Fricklas / Viacom:
TODAY'S COURT RULING
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:
Why Viacom ruling could take YouTube to profitability
Discussion: NEWS.com.au and Pulse2
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 destroys Chrome 6 in HTML5 speed test (video)  —  I think the video speaks for itself!  —  If you can't watch the video: IE9 is some orders of magnitude faster than HTML5 when it comes to hardware-accelerated canvas rendering.  —  In some other initial benchmarks …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Loses Reception When You Hold It By The Antenna Band?  —  This is a reader video found on Macrumors forums illustrating something weird.  When the guy holds the iPhone in his hands, touching the outside antenna band in two places, he drops reception.  Placing the phone down gets him 4 bars.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Signal Declines While Being Held?  A Longstanding Phenomenon?
Discussion: PC World, iFixYouri Blog and MacStories
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Some iPhone 4 Displays Have Yellow Discoloration Bands and Spots  —  We are seeing multiple accounts of a problem with the iPhone 4's Retina displays: Some screens have a yellow tint across its surface.  In some cases, it's a yellow band.  In others, yellow spots.  See the gallery.  [Updating Live]
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced  —  I have a couple of things to tell you about today.  First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date.  As I've said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system …
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Josh Elman / Twitter Blog:
Following your friends and colleagues  —  Many Twitter users follow their favorite celebrities, sports heroes, or brands.  They often find and follow even more nearby businesses or experts in their industry.  And, of course, people also follow friends, family and associates so that they can keep updated on what's happening with them.
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
HUGE: Twitter Lets You Automatically Follow Your Facebook Friends [UPDATED]
Discussion: Pulse2
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
GetJar, The ‘Wal-Mart For Mobile Apps,’ Raises $11 Million  —  Fast-growing mobile app store GetJar, which says it has had more than one billion apps downloaded from its store to date, making it second in size only to Apple's app store, has raised $11 million in a second round of funding.
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Google Docs creates expectations CIOs can't meet, Red Hat CEO says  —  Red Hat CEO says CIOs are “under siege” by user expectations.  —  As chief executive of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst spends much of his time traveling the world and talking to CIOs, and he constantly hears one thing: that they are “under siege” by user expectations.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BZZZZZZ: YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)  —  YouTube always has had a way with pranks.  Some time in the last hour, the world's largest video portal activated a new button on some videos that looks like a tiny soccer ball.  Clicking it will activate an endless …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Could Accessing Your Own Data On Facebook Make You Criminally Liable?  —  We've been following the rather bizarre and dangerous lawsuit filed by Facebook against Power.com, an online service that tries to let users aggregate various social networking activity into a single service.
Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times:
IFixit's ‘teardowns’ of Apple gadgets draw customers to its parts business  —  The company, which sells electronic parts on its website to do-it-yourselfers, has achieved a cult-like following by ripping apart the latest technology wonders and documenting the details online.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Louis Gray:
Author: Zuckerberg has “Total Control” over Facebook  —  This morning at the Churchill Club in Mountain View, David Kirkpatrick, author of the Facebook Effect, which chronicles the ascension of the world's largest social network, based on significant access to the company's youthful …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
18 online map providers approved by China authorities, Baidu, Google, others not among them yet  —  According to the China Daily, 18 domestic companies in China have received licenses to provide online and/or mobile mapping services in Mainland China, the first such licenses awarded since …
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Melanie Lee / Reuters:   Google examining impact of new China laws on products
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Adding Polish.  Zip Files, Boot Up, And “Addictive” Games Being Debated  —  Since Chrome OS is an open source project (well okay, technically, Chromium OS is), it's fun to take a look at the Google Code page for it from time to time to see what progress is being made.
 
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Lawmakers grill Apple CEO Jobs on location information gathering
Discussion: Edible Apple
Ed Burnette / ZDNet:
CNET retracts article on Android app privacy threat
Discussion: MobileCrunch and eWeek
Gary Orenstein / GigaOM:
Jungledisk Founder Launches New Startup, SolidFire
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Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon opposes plan to end Saturday U.S. mail delivery
Discussion: The Consumerist
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream CEO John Ham On The Future Of Live Video (And What Happens …
Wall Street Journal:
New Fronts Open in Smartphone War
Business Week:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MSNBC Readies a Cautious Move Onto the iPad
Pete Carey / Mercury News:
As Russian president visits Silicon Valley, Cisco announces $1B investment
Thomas Baekdal / Baekdal.com:
Apple: Pay Full Price For an Ebook You Already Bought
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A Site for the Videos You Don't Want Everyone to See
Discussion: Macsimum News and ReadWriteWeb
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps