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7:15 PM ET, June 7, 2011

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How to Upgrade to iOS 5 Today, Without Any Developer Account  —  One day and iOS 5 has been hacked already.  Gizmodo reader and Apple lover Mert Erdir has discovered how to upgrade to iOS 5 without developer accounts, using a simple backdoor.  Everyone can do it following these extremely simple instructions:
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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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Apple iTunes And The Cloud: The Fine Print
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.
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Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan:   schmidt's talked how google won't do facial recognition even though can. why? set facebook up as ick for doing it now
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Square Raising New Round, Joining Billion Dollar Valuation Club  —  There are a bevy of startups in the process of raising big rounds of capital at billion dollar or higher valuations - something that was a rare occurrence even a few months ago.  We're tracking most of these deals (and have written about the ones we've confirmed).
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Mobile Payments Startup Square Adds Vinod Khosla To Board
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
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:
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Link sharing made simple  —  We've been working on a bunch of features to make Twitter easier to use.  Today, we're releasing something that many of you have been asking for - automatic link shortening on Twitter.com  —  How does it work?  —  Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on Twitter.com.
Discussion: The Next Web
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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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: SAI, Computerworld, InfoWorld and TechEye
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft finalizes Windows Thin PC; available July 1  —  Microsoft has released to manufacturing its Windows Thin PC client, and plans to make it available to Software Assurance customers starting July 1, company officials said on June 7.  —  Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is the successor to Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP).
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.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Discontinues Its First Specialized Search Engines  —  They're no longer popular, but they're the first specialized search engines offered by Google, long before Image Search, Google News or Blog Search.  Some people might remember Google Linux, Google BSD, Google Mac, Google Microsoft …
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
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
HP earmarks $2 billion to finance hybrid cloud projects  —  HP Financial Services, a subsidiary of leading information tech hardware company Hewlett-Packard, announced it will be making up to $2 billion available to “help clients finance their way into the cloud.”
Discussion: Computerworld
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.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Bain: 80% of Twitter engagement is link clicking  —  The social network's real-time access to myriads of content and high levels of user engagement is why marketers keep coming back for more.  —  Adam Bain of Twitter  —  FORTUNE — Hours after Apple (AAPL) announced deep integration …
Discussion: AllTwitter and Steve Rubel
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" …
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Accel Leads $50 Million Round In Electronic Payments Company YapStone  —  YapStone, a company that develops an electronic payments as a service technology for property management and other vertical markets, has raised $50 million in new funding led by Accel Partners with Meritech Capital Partners participating.
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.
 
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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
The Internet Archive, Now Preserving Printed Books As Well
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
WordPress.com Adds WordPress, Twitter And Facebook Comments (In That Order)
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as media: What happens when anyone can publish?
Discussion: Poynter
Pan Kwan Yuk / beyondbrics:
Foxconn, worth less than toilet paper
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
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
OmniVision and Sony to Supply 8-Megapixel Camera for iPhone 5
Cade Metz / The Register:
App Engine: Google's deepest secrets as a service
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FT Bypasses Apple's iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week)
Peter Parkes / Heartbeat:
Problems signing in to Skype
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
AT&T's Bid for T-Mobile Is Backed by Microsoft and Facebook
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