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3:45 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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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
iPhone 4 upgrades to HSDPA/HSUPA can double 3G bandwidth speeds  —  The iPhone 4 is catching a lot of criticism for an antenna issue that is causing some users to lose connectivity when holding the iPhone 4 in a way that blocks the lower left corner of the device.
Discussion: MacRumors and When Will Apple?, Thanks:jasonhiner
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 antenna problems were predicted on June 10 by Danish professor
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.”
Discussion: The Next Web and Pulse2
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  —  Yesterday, Microsoft communications head Frank Shaw put up a post on The Official Microsoft Blog rattling off some numbers regarding many of Microsoft's products.  The intention was obviously to lend some perspective …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Mashable!, iPhone Savior and MacStories
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 …
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iPhone 4 Jailbroken Already !  —  Yes you read that right! iPhone 4 has been successfully jailbroken only within a few days of launch!  It looks like the “userland” jailbreak vulnerability which was used by Spirit jailbreak tool was not all that properly patched by Apple, and hence @planetbeing …
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 …
Electronista:
Verizon already cutting Kin prices in half  —  After a false start, Verizon is now known to be slashing the prices of the Kin One and Two in half thanks to a leak this weekend.  The Kin Two will drop from $100 to just $50 on contract, while the $50 Kin One is falling to $30.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Erictric
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com:
Creative Commons Responds to ASCAP  —  Yesterday, we reported that ASCAP said that organizations like Creative Commons were undermining their copyrights.  Today, we've received an official response from Creative Commons with regards to the letter writing campaign.
Discussion: Threat Level and Slashdot
 
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