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7:20 PM ET, June 29, 2010

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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon Wireless Said to Start Offering IPhone in January  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPhone next year, ending AT&T Inc.'s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the plans said.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Verizon iPhone Coming In January (AAPL, VZ, T)  —  An iPhone for Verizon Wireless, the no. 1 U.S. carrier, will be introduced next January, according to a Bloomberg report citing “two people familiar with the plans.”  —  If true, this is good news for Verizon and Apple, which will be set to sell a LOT of iPhones.
Discussion: Fortune, ZDNet and 901am
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Introducing Hulu Plus: More wherever.  More whenever.  Than ever.  —  Everyone on the Hulu team shares three things in common.  I'll cover two of those immediately.  We'll get to the last one at the end of this post.  —  First, we are proud to say that we love TV shows.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu Unveils Subscription Service For $9.99 a Month  —  Updated: 2:50 p.m.: Confirming what the entertainment world has been expecting for months, the online television Web site Hulu unveiled a subscription service on Tuesday, promising access to more episodes of TV shows to customers who pay $9.99 a month.
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Hulu Plus announced with support for iPad, iPhone, PS3, Xbox Live, and more  —  We've just received word that the premium Hulu service we've heard chatter about for a while now has just become official.  Dubbed Hulu Plus, the $10 / month service will feature entire seasons of shows …
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why Andreessen Horowitz Invested in Foursquare … Today we are extremely excited to announce that we are investing in Foursquare, a service that mixes social, locative, and gaming elements to encourage people to explore cities in which they live.  —  Here are the three reasons we invested.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, VentureBeat and blogs.ft.com, Thanks:devinreams
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Closes $20 Million Series B From Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square, And O'Reilly  —  Foursquare, the geo-mobile startup everybody tried to invest in or buy, now has officially closed its Series B funding round.  The “wire transfer heard 'round the world,” as board member Bryce Roberts puts it …
Dennis Crowley / foursquare:   We're just getting started...  Hey all -  —  It's been quite the year for foursquare.
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Meet Cisco Cius: Android tablet for workers, students.  Watch out, iPad?  —  It's not quite an iPad - or better yet, the iPad isn't quite this.  —  Cisco CEO John Chambers today unveiled the Cisco Cius, a “mobile collaboration tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere …
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David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
An update on China  —  Ever since we launched Google.cn, our search engine for mainland Chinese users, we have done our best to increase access to information while abiding by Chinese law.  This has not always been an easy balance to strike, especially since our January announcement …
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Google Nexus One:
New Android 2.2 Software Update for Nexus One phones  —  Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones.  This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot …
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Everything You Need to Know About Android 2.2, aka Froyo
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Former Facebook Executive Adam D'Angelo Confirms New Google Social Networking Effort  —  Google is making a new move into social networking, following past efforts like Orkut, Google Profiles and Buzz, according to a tweet by Digg founder Kevin Rose.  He said so last weekend, but his tweet has since been deleted.
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Boy Genius Report:
Leaked: Apple's internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting procedures  —  The antenna issues plaguing the iPhone 4 have infuriated many iPhone users (and rightfully so), but have you ever wondered how Apple is training its employees to deal with the fiasco?  Well thanks to one of our Apple connects …
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Jeff Bezos's mission: Compelling small publishers to think big  —  In the face of Kindle price cuts and wild iPad sales, Jeff Bezos is taking Amazon into new markets and onto every device he can.  Will it be enough?  —  Jeff Bezos has been dismissed before.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NY Hotels Upset Over More Efficient ‘Home’ Competition; Gets Politicians To Try To Outlaw Such Things  —  We've seen it time and time again.  The internet enables people to communicate directly with each other and create more efficient solutions than some larger (often regulated) industry, and that industry freaks out.
Mike Lopyrev / Social Web Blog:
Find more in Google Social Search  —  In January we introduced Google Social Search to help you discover relevant web content published by your friends and broader network of contacts.  Since that time we've worked to steadily improve our comprehensiveness using public URLs and data on the web.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Slashes API Rate Limits In Half Across The Board To Deal With Capacity Issues  —  As you may have noticed, Twitter has been having a rough month.  Due in part to traffic from the World Cup, Twitter has had its worst month in terms of uptime in a year.
Electronista:
Seagate unveils first-ever 3TB external drive  —  Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk hits 3TB  —  Seagate claimed a record in storage today by launching a 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk drive.  The first of its kind packs a single, 3TB disk inside and is large enough to need a 64-bit OS to work …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Shopping Spree Isn't Over (AAPL, RIMM, GOOG)  —  Apple's shopping spree isn't over.  Expect more deals soon.  —  At least that's some of the gossip we heard while moderating a CEO dinner last night at Il Buco in Manhattan, set up by the local Mobile Monday group and folks from Skyhook Wireless and Gunderson Dettmer.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mapquest Introduces New Look, New Capabilities  —  You might not have thought of it this way but the old MapQuest was mostly about driving directions.  The new Mapquest (launching today) is about local search and an expanded range of capabilities and use cases.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work  —  The new FaceTime video calling feature of iPhone 4 does not require mobile service after first use, enabling users to establish video chat from any WiFi hotspot, even while in Airplane Mode.  —  In reviewing FaceTime …
Michael Chang / The Windows Blog:
Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone passes one million downloads!  —  In just 5 days, over one million people downloaded the Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone that launched last week!  This early momentum is fantastic, and we really appreciate the feedback we've been getting from many of you.
 
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
New Hotmail taking its time  —  Microsoft acknowledged on Tuesday …
Discussion: ZDNet and The Windows Blog
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Performance Issues for Amazon.com
Discussion: TechCrunch and GalleyCat
David Kaplan / paidContent:
YouTube's Following Hulu On Ad-Skipping, But Not Yet On Subscriptions
Discussion: Digits
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Facebook analytics company Kontagent grabs $5.9M
Discussion: TechCrunch
Andrew Baron / Dembot:
Techcrunch TV Launches
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ad.ly Expands In-Stream Ad Network To Twitter Apps
Discussion: Download Squad and lalawag
Wall Street Journal:
ITA Becomes Hot Software Ticket
Discussion: Tnooz
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG Gets Green Light From Apple For Upcoming iPhone App, Lands Deal With Roku
Discussion: paidContent
Brett Terpstra / TUAW:
Icons and World Clock created with CSS3 magic, courtesy of Webkit
Discussion: Graphicpeel
Vincent Chan / Power of Scale:
Why did so many successful entrepreneurs and startups come out of PayPal?
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:atul
Larry Hardesty / PhysOrg.com:
An Internet 100 times as fast: A new network design could boost capacity
Discussion: GigaOM and The Next Web
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Alleged Russian agents used high-tech tricks
Discussion: BBC, Danger Room, The Register and SpyTalk
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
In Faulty Computer Suit, Window to Dell's Fall
 

 
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