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2:20 PM ET, June 7, 2011

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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
You Can't Always Get What You Want: Apple's Disappointing Music Announcements at WWDC  —  There was a lot of buzz prior to today's announcements at WWDC about the deals that Apple had reportedly struck with the major record labels.  Even before any Apple executives took the stage …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Demoted  —  Today's was a jam-packed keynote.  Apple announced a lot of news; there is much to talk and think about.  But the key line was when Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing iTunes as your digital hub, said, “We're going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.”
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Snubs The iAd
Discussion: @dannysullivan and Bits
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
25 Million iPads, 14 Billion Apps: WWDC 2011 by the Numbers
Discussion: TechCrunch and CNET News
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview  —  iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers — and eager tech bloggers — are able to get in on the action right now.  We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and have decided to turn our iPhone 4 and iPad 2 into guinea pigs for all the newness.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft ‘flattered’ with Apple's iOS 5 Windows Phone features  —  Apple introduced its new iOS 5 operating system on Monday.  —  The OS, which powers Apple's iPad and iPhone devices, will be available in the fall and will include more than 200 new features.
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iMessage: Biting RIM's style & sticking it to carriers
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Apple iTunes And The Cloud: The Fine Print  —  For a certain segment of geeks, checking the changes to the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iTunes Store Terms and Conditions after new features are added or a new version is released is as much a ritual as unboxing.  One reason, at least in my case …
Discussion: GigaOM, TUAW, App Advice and DigiTimes
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Michael Muchmore / PC Magazine:
Apple iCloud vs. Amazon Cloud Player vs. Google Music Beta  —  With Apple dropping the third shoe in online streaming music services, after Amazon and Google, some striking differences are now apparent.  —  The biggest player in digital music has finally vaporized its content.
Peter Parkes / Heartbeat:
Problems signing in to Skype  —  Update 3:  —  Today's problems have stabilised, and recovery is ongoing.  Skype should return to normal soon.  —  If you were disconnected from Skype earlier, you shouldn't need to manually sign back in to Skype - it should reconnect automatically when it's able to do so.
Naked Security / Sophos:
Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users - facial recognition is enabled  —  When Facebook revealed last year it was introducing facial recognition technology to help users tag their friends in photographs, they gave the functionality to North American users only.
Discussion: ZDNet, All Facebook and The Register
Wall Street Journal:
Security ‘Tokens’ Take Hit  —  RSA Offers to Replace Nearly All of Its SecurIDs in Use or Provide Monitoring  —  RSA Security is offering to provide security monitoring or replace its well-known SecurID tokens—devices used by millions of corporate workers to securely log on to their computers …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
App Engine: Google's deepest secrets as a service  —  The software scales.  But will the Google rulebook?  —  Google will never open source its back end.  You'll never run the Google File System or Google MapReduce or Google BigTable on your own servers.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Steve Boxer / Guardian:
Wii U: first hands-on with Nintendo's new console  —  With its tablet-like controller, the Wii U is a seriously weird piece of kit.  But, yet again, once you get your hands on it, a multitude of new gaming experiences tumble out of it.  And the machine will have more hardcore appeal, too.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Kindles Getting Cheaper, and Huge: 10 Percent of Amazon's Business Next Year  —  Amazon's Kindle e-reader, a gawky novelty just three years ago, is now a big business getting bigger.  Really big.  —  Jeff Bezos and company continue not to release sales numbers for the devices, but everyone else keeps guessing.
Discussion: GigaOM and TechCrunch
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhones And iPads Could Be Getting Intel Chips, Says Citi  —  Intel is in talks with Apple to manufacture its custom A4 and A5 chips, says Citi analyst Glen Yueng.  —  However, the manufacture of Apple's chips is only a prelude to a much bigger partnership.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FT Bypasses Apple's iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week)  —  The Financial Times would rather not have Apple take a 30 percent cut of in-app subscriptions for its iOS publications, and has launched a HTML5 Web app that enables readers to access content across tablets and smartphones.
DealBook:
AT&T's Bid for T-Mobile Is Backed by Microsoft and Facebook  —  In its quest to win approval of its $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, AT&T just got a lot of help from its friends.  —  Eight technology giants, including Facebook and Microsoft, and 10 venture capital firms, filed letters supporting the acquisition late on Monday.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Glenn Beck to Charge Fee for Online Show  —  Glenn Beck is planning to charge his fans a monthly subscription for his daily talk show online starting this summer, as he makes the move from being a Fox News host to the owner of his own Internet network.  —  On Tuesday, Mr. Beck will announce …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
OmniVision and Sony to Supply 8-Megapixel Camera for iPhone 5  —  According to a new report from Digitimes, camera image sensor supplier OmniVision has won “significant orders” for Apple's next-generation iPhone, set to debut later this year.  Whilst OmniVision has been the selected supplier …
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Groupon Goes Into Supermarkets Via Loyalty Cards  —  Deal Has ‘Potential to Revolutionize Grocery-Marketing Landscape’  —  Groupon is joining two Boston marketing-services and analytics firms to get deeper into the traditional grocery coupon business with a test today by Springfield …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
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Bits:
Which Apps Are Threatened by Apple's Upgrades?
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Next Big Thing in E-Commerce?  Groupon Founders Fund Online Pawn Shop.  —  Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, who have famously extracted all sorts of money from the soon-to-IPO deals start-up and now run an investment group called Lightbank, are onto the next big thing in e-commerce: Pawn shops.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Full-On Twitter Integration, Path Launches A Second App
Discussion: Path Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators
Discussion: Inside Search
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Microsofties Debut Local Q&A Site LOCQL (Ahead Of Hipster)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Fusion-io Ups Price Of IPO To $16 To $18 Per Share; Now Valued At $1.4 Billion
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 Earlier Items: 
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Had 186 iPhone Carriers at the End of March; Now It Has 200
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Skype Same Day Microsoft Deal Was Announced
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Average iTunes user only listens to 19% of music library
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Mozilla's Webian Shell interface will cloak your OS in a browser (video)
Discussion: PC World, Computerworld and Digitizor
Reuters:
Toshiba, Sony in talks to merge small LCD panel ops: sources
Discussion: TechEye and VentureBeat
 

 
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