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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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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Files a Whopping 11 Separate US iCloud Trademark Applications  —  On June 7, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's eleven iCloud trademark applications.  Apple filed one iCloud application per International Classification.  The reason for filing eleven separate trademark applications …
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
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
AirPlay Mirroring in action (video)  —  One of the new iOS features that has been met with great enthusiasm from journalists and developers attending yesterday's WWDC keynote is AirPlay Mirroring.  Apple's iOS software head honcho Scott Forstall only briefly described it during the keynote talk:
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadgets DNA and MacHackPC
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Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview
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.
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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John Cook / GeekWire:
Jeff Bezos on innovation: Amazon ‘willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time’  —  One question at Amazon.com's shareholder meeting this morning in Seattle clearly made an impression on Jeff Bezos, sparking an extraordinary response from the Amazon CEO and founder on the qualities …
Discussion: SAI and paidContent, Thanks:toddbishop
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: Digital Trends, GigaOM and TechCrunch
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.
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.
Pan Kwan Yuk / beyondbrics:
Foxconn, worth less than toilet paper  —  Ouch.  First the suicides.  Then the plant explosion.  Now Foxconn International, the scandal-hit Taiwanese company that toils in the shadow of high-profile clients such as Apple, is being stripped of its blue-chip status after it was dropped …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Launches Game for Access to Preview Chromebooks  —  Google has just begun a two-day long game wherein it will post links to famous places around the web where you can now find a link to get preview access to the company's Chromebook web-only notebooks.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Payments Startup Square Adds Vinod Khosla To Board  —  Mobile payments startup Square is announcing that Vinod Khosla is joining its Board of Directors.  Khosla's Khosla Ventures is an early investor in Square.  He will be replacing Gideon Yu, who left Khosla Ventures to join …
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.
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
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL After the Honeymoon  —  Arianna Huffington.  Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife  —  What happens when you mix the ambition of Arianna Huffington with the desperation of Tim Armstrong?  AOL shareholders will soon find out.  —  AOL Chairman Tim Armstrong seemed to find his ideal mate in Arianna Huffington.
Discussion: SAI and Gawker, more at Mediagazer »
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators  —  Google announced today that it has begun indexing attribution of content to particular authors, not just to the websites they appear on.  Links associated with the author of a page can now have the code rel="author" …
Discussion: Inside Search and Computerworld
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.
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 …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle wants a huge cut of Google's mobile advertising revenue plus compensation for fragmentation of Java  —  One of the best-kept secrets in the patent dispute between Oracle and Google is what Oracle demands in terms of compensation for past damages and on which terms (monetary and other conditions) …
Discussion: Computerworld, InfoWorld and TechEye
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
WordPress.com Adds WordPress, Twitter And Facebook Comments (In That Order)  —  Following in the footsteps of commenting systens Echo, Disqus and Intense Debate, WordPress.com has launched WordPress, Twitter and Facebook authorization and identity systems for its own commenting platform, in that order.
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 …
Michael J. De La Merced / 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.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft finalizes Windows Thin PC; available July 1
Discussion: The Windows Blog and The Next Web
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as media: What happens when anyone can publish?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Accel Leads $50 Million Round In Electronic Payments Company YapStone
Discussion: VentureBeat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Full-On Twitter Integration, Path Launches A Second App
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
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
RIM Buys Scoreloop To Grow In House Social Gaming Expertise
 Earlier Items: 
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
25 Million iPads, 14 Billion Apps: WWDC 2011 by the Numbers
Discussion: TechCrunch
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Online Ads: Where 1,240 Companies Fit In
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Snubs The iAd
Discussion: @dannysullivan
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Skype Same Day Microsoft Deal Was Announced
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Andrew Webster / Ars Technica:
NGP renamed PlayStation Vita: WiFi-only $249, AT&T-only 3G $299
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

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Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

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Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet

 
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