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8:25 PM ET, June 27, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on iPhone 4 Signal Issue: ‘Stay Tuned.’  —  One MacRumors reader emailed Steve Jobs in a followup about the widely publicized iPhone 4 signal issues that have been reported across the web.  In particular, rfbandit was asking about Apple's policy on giving free bumper cases to alleviate the issue.
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
There is no spoon  —  It's a pretty safe assumption that if you're reading this blog, you've seen “The Matrix.”  And you may or may not remember the scene where a kid explains to Neo that the trick to bending a spoon with your mind is simply to remember that, “There is no spoon.”  —  So it is with marketing.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:   iPhone 4 antenna problems were predicted on June 10 by Danish professor
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Death by Gadget  —  “Blood diamonds” have faded away, but we may now be carrying “blood phones.”  —  An ugly paradox of the 21st century is that some of our elegant symbols of modernity — smartphones, laptops and digital cameras — are built from minerals that seem to be fueling mass slaughter and rape in Congo.
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Financial overhaul targets minerals used by Intel and Apple  —  An amendment included in the financial overhaul bill completed on Friday aims to force high-tech manufacturers to reconsider the use of minerals that could be fueling violence in Congo.  —  The language mirrors a bill introduced …
Discussion: Macsimum News and Enough blogs
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?  Kevin Rose Says So.  —  Should we brace ourselves for another round of tech news headlines with the word “killer” in them?  According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a social profile service called, aptly, “Google Me.”
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 4 Video Sex Chat Services Already Staffing Up  —  That was quick: Just a few days after Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale — featuring video chat capabilities — the “FaceTime” sex chat services are already starting up.  —  Here's a Craigslist ad offering a free iPhone 4 and a …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Motorola Charm coming to T-Mobile with ‘enhanced’ Android 2.1 Motoblur?  Update promised for CLIQ and CLIQ XT?  —  Usual rules apply — we can't independently confirm this at the moment — but a tipster has sent us what appears to be T-Mobile training materials for an upcoming Motoblur-infused candybar smartphone, the Motorola Charm.
Zee / The Next Web:
DailyFail: Newspaper quotes (Fake) Steve Jobs tweet in story about iPhone 4 recall  —  Above is a screenshot of the opening to an article in the UK's DailyMail this morning (full screenshot in case they pull it, which they have) claiming that Steve Jobs had confirmed an iPhone 4 recall …
Paul Smalera / The Big Money:
Why the future of paid dating sites is rocky.  —  How many marriages per day do Internet dating Web sites generate?  If that sounds like a simple question to answer, it is not.  Last year the Wall Street Journal tried to cut through the hype and found, unsurprisingly, the claims put forth …
Discussion: Washington Post
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Moves Encrypted Search to New Domain  —  Google announced today that it was moving domains for its encrypted search from https://www.google.com to https://encrypted.google.com.  —  In May Google launched an encrypted version of its Web search, allowing users to enable a Secure Sockets Layer …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Intel's bold bet against ARM: visionary or myopic?  —  Today, Intel's x86 architecture reigns supreme on PCs (and millions of servers, such as Google's, that use the PC organ bank).  Anywhere else, the ARM processors have won; they're in billions of devices, regular cell phones, smartphones …
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US unveils plan to make online transactions safer  —  WASHINGTON - In the murky world of the Internet, how do you ever really know who you're talking to, who you're buying from or if your bank can actually tell it's you when you log in to pay a bill?  —  Amid growing instances of identity theft …
Frank X. Shaw / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft by the numbers  —  You probably saw the news this week that we've sold 150 million Windows 7 licenses in 8 months.  That's more than 600,000 per day.  And, perhaps fittingly for a product called Windows 7, it adds up to 7 copies every second of every day since launch.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Decoding Microsoft's Fantastic Passive-Agressive Numbers Post
 
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Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
iPhone 4 Teardown Telegraphs Future iPad Gyro
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Electronista:
Verizon already cutting Kin prices in half
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com:
Creative Commons Responds to ASCAP
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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
iPhone 4 upgrades to HSDPA/HSUPA can double 3G bandwidth speeds
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Sen. Bond says DHS shouldn't oversee cybersecurity
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
[Updated] The Coming Super-Seed Crash
Brent Csutoras / BlueGlass:
The New Digg Version 4.0 Alpha
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Subscription Hulu: Beginning of the End for Cable, Satellite TV?
Discussion: Daily Patricia