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4:45 AM ET, June 14, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple and Nokia settle all patent disputes, Apple to pay on-going royalties  —  Nokia has announced that Nokia and Apple have finally settled all of their long-running patent disputes relating to mobile phone technology.  As part of the patent agreement between Apple and Nokia …
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Nokia enters into patent license agreement with Apple  —  Apple payments to Nokia settle all litigation and have positive financial impact  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple.  The agreement will result in settlement …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple and Nokia patent dispute ends with license agreement, Apple payments  —  It's over.  The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo.  The specifics of the agreement are confidential …
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iCloud and Apple's truth: can you win if you don't play?  —  Last Monday, Steve Jobs debuted one of Apple's boldest products to the world, iCloud.  At long last, the brains in Cupertino seemed as if they were set to fully embrace the internet and its inherent, omnipresent power.
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iCloud.com to Offer at Least Some of MobileMe's Web Functionality  —  While Apple's iCloud introduction at WWDC offered a lot of new information, Apple has been quiet as to exactly what this means to the future of MobileMe's web apps such as email and calendar.
Discussion: The Next Web, I4U News and MacNN
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Confirms Discontinuation of iWeb in iCloud Transition
Horace Dediu / asymco:
iTunes now costs $1.3 billion/yr to run  —  The iTunes store continues to grow.  The data that Apple published in the last event included the following:  — 15 Billion iTunes song downloads  — 130 million book downloads  — 14 billion app downloads  — $2.5 billion paid to developers
Discussion: AppleInsider, SAI, TUAW, MacNN and MacStories
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram Through A Rose-Colored Filter  —  When we first previewed Instagram nine months ago, most of the initial comments predicted it would be dead on arrival.  To say those people were wrong is a vast understatement.  And Instagram now has five million ways to prove it.
Discussion: Mashable! and SAI, Thanks:alexia
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Why Kevin Systrom Turned Down Zuckerberg, Left Twitter To Start Instagram
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP's Big Shakeup: Bocian and Mott Out; Livermore Steps Down, Joins Board  —  Our sources telling us that Hewlett-Packard was on the verge of a another big executive shake-up were correct, but they only had part of the story.  As reported earlier today, Peter Bocian, the chief administrative officer is out, effective immediately.
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Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
Top Executive at H.P. Steps Down
Discussion: TechCrunch and HP
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Apple to sell new Macbook Air late this month: report  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc will start selling its latest Macbook Air in late June with 380,000 units as the first shipment, Taiwan's Economic Daily said on Tuesday quoting industry sources.  —  The newspaper said together with the existing model …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Rojadirecta Sues US Government, Homeland Security & ICE Over Domain Seizure  —  This morning, we wrote about the list of sites that ICE knew was challenging its domain seizures, and some people complained that there still were no details.  There's been a lot happening behind the scenes …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Amazon plans to stream movies to own-branded tablets, researchers claim  —  Amazon has plans to offer a streaming movie service tied to its forthcoming own-branded tablets, researchers at Detwiler Fenton claim.  According to the research team, Amazon's streaming movie service will be available …
Discussion: GeekWire
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Moving Into Social Web, Menlo Ventures Adds Shervin Pishevar  —  Menlo Ventures had brought in a partner from the outside the firm just twice in its 35-year history.  —  Shervin Pishevar — an entrepreneur and angel investor with no formal venture capital experience …
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Is Hewlett-Packard Launching Its Own Cloud Service?  —  While the music industry focuses on Apple, Google and Amazon, Hewlett-Packard is quietly making plans-again-for its own locker-based service.  Multiple sources at the major labels report that the discussions are heating up.
New York Times:
Thieves Found Citigroup Site an Easy Entry  —  Think of it as a mansion with a high-tech security system — but the front door wasn't locked tight.  —  Using the Citigroup customer Web site as a gateway to bypass traditional safeguards and impersonate actual credit card holders …
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
Microsoft objects to Nortel patent sale terms  —  (Reuters) - Google should not be able to buy thousands of patents belonging to bankrupt Nortel Networks under current sale terms, Microsoft said on Monday, the deadline for bids in an closely watched auction.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot's New Startup Canvas  —  Exclusive: 4chan founder Christopher Poole (a.k.a. Moot) is announcing a round of funding today for his new startup, Canvas.  Union Square Ventures led a $3 million series A round of funding …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
RIM Gets Some ‘Sense’ & Help  —  RIM, the company behind the iconic Blackberry line of smartphones is rumored to be hiring YOU i Labs, an Ontario-based design firm that helped develop the front-end user experience for Taiwan's HTC.  My sources in the mobile design industry have indicated …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
What's Next For Google Docs: Better Android App, Offline Caching, And More  —  Five members of the Google Docs team are held an open Q&A session on Reddit today and talked about what's coming next to the product:  — A much better Android app.  This was the most common question …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple now selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 in US, starting at $649  —  Apple updated its online store on Tuesday to begin offering unlocked models of the iPhone 4, starting at $649.  —  Both the white and black versions of Apple's bestselling smartphone are available, with the 16GB …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Comcast Bringing Skype To Some Of Your TVs, “Soon”  —  Interesting.  Comcast plans to let some of its customers use Skype on their TV sets.  —  The two companies say Comcast subscribers equipped with special gear will be able to use the Web video messaging service on their HD sets “soon.”
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
New York City Is The Twitter “Capital Of The World”  —  On per capita use, New Yorkers use Twitter more than anyone else.  —  That's an interesting tidbit from a NYT blog post on how the Anthony Weiner scandal reverberated through Twitter.  —  Also, New York state residents use Twitter 30% more than the national average.
Discussion: Opinionator
Shmulik Shelah / Globes Online:
VMware set to buy SaaS co Digital Fuel for $85m  —  Sources inform “Globes” that VMware is about to announce its second Israeli acquisition.  —  Sources inform “Globes” that VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) will announce in the coming hours that it has acquired Israeli SaaS company Digital Fuel Ltd. for $85 million.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Said to Plan Devices That Make Wireless Payments  —  The company is considering introducing phones and tablets based on near field communication technology  —  (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co. is developing mobile devices that will help consumers make purchases wirelessly …
Discussion: FierceWireless
Todd Haselton / BGR:
New HP TouchPad video highlights webOS 3.0 features  —  HP has posted a new video for its highly anticipated TouchPad tablet on YouTube, and it highlights several of the tablet's distinguishing features.  In the three minute clip, HP demos the ability to manage tasks simultaneously …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Two more lawsuits against Lodsys: by The New York Times Company and OpinionLab  —  What goes around, comes around.  There can be no more doubt that Lodsys sent out vast numbers of patent assertion letters, but some of the recipients fight back and ensure they sue Lodsys before Lodsys sues them.
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Signs Of What Could Have Been: iOS Hooked Up With Facebook Before Marrying Twitter
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
LulzSec Strikes Again, Hits Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter:
Twitter Goes After “Twiter.com” Cybersquatters
Discussion: The Register
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Brings On Alumni To Be “Part Time Partners”
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Available Data Shows Facebook User Numbers Growing Quickly, or Slowly, or Falling
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung's Galaxy Tab Joins Pretzels and Pillows Among American Airlines' In-Flight Amenities
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iOS developer survey: 47% are on Android too, only 7% on Mac
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Expected To File For $100 Billion IPO This Year
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Samsung to end 14-year Nokia smartphone reign: Nomura
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Next iPhone reaches final testing stage, Verizon likely won't support 3G FaceTime this year
 

 
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