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5:35 AM ET, June 16, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Behold: Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App  —  Last night, something very interesting came our way.  Something massive — documents and images outlining what appears to be a new Facebook iPhone app built around photo sharing.  We teased what we had with a single image last night.
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Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo:
Facebook is Armed With HTML5 and Gunning For Apple  —  Facebook is secretly working on an HTML5-based version of its social network that will target iOS devices.  Internally, it's called Project Spartan.  —  The project's goal is to undermine Apple's App Store with a web application that can infiltrate millions of iOS devices.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: Google Nexus 4G detailed - 720p display, 4G LTE, Android 4.0  —  Google is two devices deep in a quest to deliver its vision of what a mobile device should be, while pushing the envelope forward as far as specifications and collaboration is concerned.
Andreas Tuerk / Google Public Policy Blog:
Me, Myself and I: Helping to manage your identity on the web  —  In recent years, it's become easier and easier to publish information about yourself online, through powerful new platforms like social networking sites and photo sharing services.  One way to manage your privacy on these sites …
Mike Bloomberg:
Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Immediate Immigration Reform  —  Mayor Bloomberg today highlighted the essential role of immigrants in America's economic growth and addressed the urgent need for Washington to put aside partisan politics and immediately pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Builds App Search For PC, AppSpot For iPhone, Android  —  Shashi Seth, SVP of Search & Marketplaces at Yahoo believes that mobile apps are like websites in the early days of the internet and will only continue to multiply just as websites have done — seemingly exponentially.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Sun co-founder launches new startup — on Twitter  —  WayIn is a new startup being developed by Sun Microsystems' co-founder Scott McNealy.  But so far, the tech industry titan is going about the company's launch in a slightly unexpected way: entirely over Twitter.
Adrianne Jeffries / The New York Observer:
Bit O'Money: Who's Behind the Bitcoin Bubble?  —  A new virtual currency has computer nerds playing bankers.  But is Bitcoin really an “unbreakable bubble”?  And how do we get some?  —  Comic by Rasmus Rasmussen, Z1Xwitch ArtWork)  —  It was a tweet from a stranger that crystallized the concept of Bitcoin for Bruce Wagner.
Discussion: Z1Xwitch ArtWork, GigaOM and Betabeat
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Kinect for Windows SDK beta available to download this week  —  Microsoft will release its Kinect for Windows SDK beta this week.  —  WinRumors understands that the company plans to release the beta bits during a special developer event on Thursday.  Microsoft is planning to stream …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Insiders Tell The Story Of LinkedIn's Stunning Success  —  A month after its IPO, LinkedIn has a $7 billion market cap.  —  We spoke to Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn's executive chairman and principal founder, as well as two former long-time executives to learn the story of how a company founded amidst …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
CIA Web site hacked; group LulzSec takes credit  —  The hacker group LulzSec claimed credit Wednesday for taking down the CIA's Web site for a couple of hours, the latest in a string of embarrassing Web site disruptions the group has pulled off — apparently more to poke fun and highlight vulnerabilities than to cause real damage.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Sony S1 and S2 tablets hitting Europe in September?  —  Last time we heard talk of a Sony tablet, the company was confirming our suspicions about  —  the existence of the S1 and S2, giving the distinctive Android devices a broad global release time frame of this fall.
AppleInsider:
Source: Apple drastically reduces orders for iPhone 4 camera flash  —  Apple's next-generation iPhone could feature a new LED camera flash module from a different manufacturer, a person familiar with the company's supply chain has told AppleInsider.  —  Apple is said to have “greatly reduced” …
Brent Simmons / inessential:
What we talk about when we talk about RSS  —  (Disclaimer: I started working with RSS even before creating NetNewsWire nine years ago.  I still very much want NetNewsWire to succeed.  But know that I don't speak for NetNewsWire or for its new owner, Black Pixel.)  —  Varieties of RSS
Ross Miller / This is my next:
HTC EVO 3D review  —  HTC's EVO 4G legacy is something of a rarity in the smartphone industry.  Sprint used it as a gateway drug for its WiMAX service — “4G” back when that nomenclature meant something (and was used to great effect in a huge marketing campaign).
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Pandora IPO Pops 60 Percent, Closes Up Nearly Nine Percent  —  Update — 4:15 p.m. EDT: Pandora shares ended regular session trading at $17.42, nearly nine percent higher than the $16 offering price.  —  Pandora, the internet radio company, became the latest web company to go public Wednesday …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Pandora Puts The “P” In IPO — Our Talk With Them On The Big Day
Andrew Lipsman / comScore Voices:
The Network Effect: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Tumblr Reach New Heights in May  —  With each passing month it seems that social networking becomes more deeply ingrained into our digital lives.  If we take a look back at the past few years we can see just how pervasive it has become.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
With Three Titles in iOS' Top Grossing 15, Is Zynga Starting to Get Mobile Right?  —  It's been no secret that many of the Facebook platform's stars have had a hard time reaching the same level of dominance on iOS where mobile-focused companies like Rovio, Pocket Gems and Storm8 have flourished.
Felix Lin / Google Chrome Blog:
Chromebooks now available for sale  —  Last month we unveiled the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer.  Chromebooks were built and optimized for the web to give you a faster, simpler and more secure experience without the headaches of traditional computers.
Hiroki Asakawa / Google LatLong:
My Places now helps you manage your important locations  —  Almost every day you encounter new places and businesses, whether it's a new store you spotted on your commute to work, or a restaurant you visited with friends over the weekend.  To date, you've been able to star places on Google Maps …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Investors Flock To Boston To See TechStars' 12 Cool New Startups (Here's A Peek)  —  Today, seed fund and accelerator, TechStars, put on its “Demo Day” in Boston to debut 12 new companies to the world.  Investors came in from far and wide to vet these young startups and to potentially take out their checkbooks.
Discussion: GigaOM
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
PopBooth turns your iPhone or iPad into a photo booth, prints and all  —  The folks over at mobile photo-printing startup Sincerely have been fast and furious in recent months.  First came the company's April debut with the launch of Postagram for iPhone.  Then came last week's update …
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechCrunch
Electronista:
Research firm paying $5K bounty to invalidate Lodsys patents  —  Lodsys faced added pressure Wednesday after Article One Partners started up a trio of bounties (one, two, three) against its patents.  Anyone who successfully finds an instance of prior art or otherwise shows a given patent …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Reddit Hits 1.2B Monthly Pageviews, More Than Doubles Its Engineering Staff  —  Community news site Reddit, which at some point was running on one engineer, has almost tripled its engineering staff today, with the addition of three new hires, Google's Logan Hanks, Oracle's Keith Mitchell and recent engineering graduate Brian Simpson.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Softpedia News
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Apple Sued by New York Publisher Over Trademark for Use of Term ‘iBooks’  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPad tablet computer and the iPhone, was sued by New York publisher John T. Colby in federal court today for trademark infringement over its use of the term “iBooks.”
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacNN
Daniel H. Wilson / Wall Street Journal:
The Terrifying Truth About New Technology  —  Do robots and Twitter make you nervous?  Growing old is what you're really afraid of  —  A pilot virtual senior center program in New York City is allowing homebound seniors to use social technology to battle isolation and depression.
 
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
T-Mobile launches More for Me daily-deal app for Android
Discussion: Softpedia News, BGR, TechFlash and CNET News
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Google Sync adds mail server search, appointment confirmation to native iOS apps
Discussion: Google Enterprise Blog and Tools
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Photos Product Manager Sam Odio Leaving the Company
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
In Run-Up To Kindle Lending Program, Libraries Beef Up E-Book Offerings
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 Earlier Items: 
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Senators introduce location privacy bill
Mary Branscombe / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft hints at Windows 8 release date
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
A risky currency? Alleged $500,000 Bitcoin heist raises questions
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Duke Nukem's PR threatens to punish sites that run negative reviews
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
No more doubt: Oracle wants billion-dollar amount from Google
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