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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple and Verizon to deliver over-the-air iOS updates to Verizon iPhone  —  Apple has long used the proxy of iTunes to push updates to its iOS devices: when a new software update is available, users need to plug their device in via USB, click update, and the new software version is downloaded and installed.
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Trevor Mogg / Yahoo! News:   Rumor: over-the-air updates to Verizon iPhone coming with iOS 5
Joe Siegrist / LastPass:
LastPass Security Notification  —  We noticed an issue yesterday and wanted to alert you to it.  As a precaution, we're also forcing you to change your master password.  —  We take a close look at our logs and try to explain every anomaly we see.  Tuesday morning we saw a network traffic anomaly …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
LastPass potentially hacked, users urged to change master passwords
Discussion: GigaOM and New Scientist
NielsenWire:
Connected Devices: How We Use Tablets in the U.S.  —  With new entrants like the Samsung Galaxy and the Motorola Xoom, the market for tablet computers is heating up in the United States, even though iPad continues to dominate the conversation - and market.  That's the word from The Nielsen …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Nielsen: Apple's iPad still commands 82% of the U.S. tablet market  —  Also-rans from Samsung, Motorola and others don't seem to have made much of a dent  —  “Despite the addition to the market of new tablet computers like the Samsung Galaxy and the Motorola Xoom, in the United States …
Discussion: Electronista, MacStories and @jowyang
Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook, Google considering Skype deals  —  (Reuters) - Facebook and Google Inc (GOOG.O) are separately considering a tie-up with Skype after the web video conferencing service delayed its initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook And Google Ready To Battle Over Skype
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Anonymous denies involvement in Playstation Network credit card theft scandal  —  Hacktivism group Anonymous, which routinely attacks major corporations and takes up political causes, said it is not responsible for the theft of sensitive information and credit card data from Sony's Playstation Network …
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Marc Perton / The Consumerist:
Security Expert: Sony Knew Its Software Was Obsolete Months Before PSN Breach
Discussion: WebProNews
Mercury News:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg buys house in Palo Alto  —  Long after he became a billionaire, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg still rented modest digs.  But now one of Silicon Valley's top tech celebrities has become a first-time homeowner, recently buying a large house in Palo Alto that is a 10-minute drive …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM to launch 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook this fall; OS 7 devices delayed?  —  With BlackBerry World 2011 coming to a close, you knew there had to be some unannounced news waiting to come out of the conference, right?  We have been told by multiple sources that RIM is planning on releasing …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Android To Surpass Apple's App Store In Size By August 2011: Report (Exclusive)  —  There's no doubt Android Market will at some point offer more applications for download and/or purchase than Apple's App Store, as the latter's growth has been slowing down of late, while the Android application store's growth rate has been accelerating.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tries luring iOS devs as Windows Phone 7 dev interest falters  —  In an effort to drum up support for its smartphone platform among existing smartphone developers, Microsoft has released a raft of information to help iOS developers find their feet on Windows Phone 7.
Discussion: Datamation and Computerworld
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple to release Mac OS X Lion through Mac App Store - sources  —  With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this summer, Apple will make the switch to a new kind of digital distribution for its operating system upgrades by releasing the software first through its new Mac App Store, AppleInsider has learned.
Chris Dixon / cdixon.org:
Best practices for raising a VC round  —  Having raised a number of VC rounds personally and observed many more as an investor or friend, I've come to think there are a set of dominant best practices that entrepreneurs should follow.  —  1. Valuation: Come up with what minimum valuation …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice CEO Craig Walker Launches Firespotter, A Google Ventures Funded Incubator  —  When Google Voice (previously GrandCentral) cofounder and CEO Craig Walker left Google last year, he didn't go far.  In fact, he just went across the street to set up a desk at Google Ventures as an entrepreneur in residence.
Groklaw:
Oracle Ordered to Reduce Claims Against Google From 132 to 3  —  The judge handling the Oracle v. Google patent litigation, Hon. William Alsup, has issued his order [PDF] on how much each side must cut back its claims and/or defenses.  He didn't accept either side's numbers but came up with his own …
Discussion: InfoQ
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Cisco Systems Seeks to Streamline Its Operations With a Reorganization  —  With less than a week to go before it next reports its quarterly earnings, networking giant Cisco Systems announced a corporate-wide reorganization that it says will “streamline” its sales service and engineering organizations.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
IDC lists ARM with Intel as PC chips  —  Intel's power-efficient 3D transistor couldn't have come any sooner.  IDC on Thursday, in its quarterly forecast, is listing not just Intel-compatible PC chips but other categories of processors, namely ARM—the power-frugal silicon of choice in the tablet and smartphone world.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Has Facebook Become The Master Key To Unlocking The Web?  —  When Facebook rolled out its Send button last week, I laughed.  I even mocked on Twitter that Facebook wouldn't be happy until our pages were full of buttons.  But the Send button, as well as integrating other aspects of Facebook into websites, does make a lot of sense.
Discussion: Datamation, Thanks:dannysullivan
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Calls Out Rivals' Web Benchmark Tools, Rebuilds Them To Better Gauge Chrome  —  When it comes to Chrome, Google has long been addicted to speed.  And for many tasks on the web today, that speed is related to how fast your JavaScript engine is.  Google has long held that their's is the fastest.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Begins Sending @ Replies to Users - Not All of Which Are SFW  —  Twitter has created a new official account called @TwitterSuggests and is using it to send public replies to other Twitter users.  What does Twitter want to say to its users?  How to use the service, of course, and more specifically whom they should follow.
Discussion: louisgray.com, @pankaj and @znmeb
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble to release new e-reader, according to securities filing  —  It's not often that we get word of a new gadget by way of an SEC filing, but Barnes & Noble has broken with tradition with an 8-K report that reveals its intentions to introduce a new e-reader.
Michael Kan / PC World:
U.S. Senator Critical of Rumored Facebook-Baidu Tie-up  —  The possibility of Facebook entering China has started to draw political scrutiny, with U.S. senator Dick Durbin questioning whether a rumored tie-up between the U.S. social networking site and Chinese search engine Baidu would affect users' free speech and privacy.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Tim Armstrong's Rambling Explanation Of What He's Getting For Plowing $40 Million Into Patch  —  During AOL's earnings call, one of the top questions from analysts was what is AOL's plan with Patch?  —  AOL dumped $40 million into the hyper local network for the second quarter in a row, and it didn't generate much revenue.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can Publishers Create a Business Class For News?  —  In their ongoing struggle to get readers to pay for content, some media companies have implemented paywalls, while others have hitched their wagon to Apple's app store and are trying a subscription model.  But what if, instead of trying …
 
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Felix Salmon / Reuters:
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Sprint delays PlayBook launch indefinitely
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Just Leaked Their +1 Chrome Extension On National Television
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100,000 Developers Strong, Mashery Nabs $11 Million To Push The Internet Beyond Websites
Nick Bilton / Bits:
White iPhone Versus White iPhone
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