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9:05 PM ET, June 18, 2011

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J.B. / Fusible.com:
Google set to launch Photovine?  It applied for the trademark, now it owns the matching domain name  —  Google applied for a trademark on “Photovine” on June 7 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  —  As of June 14, it appears Google owns photovine.com.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions  —  It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App!  Let's block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.”
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The NY Post, the iPad and the web  —  First, I don't care about the NY Post.  It's always been a crap paper.  In the old days it was a crap liberal paper, now it's a crap Murdoch paper.  —  On the other hand, I sometimes click on links that take me to the Post.  —  Permalink
Discussion: @felixsalmon and @mathewi
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google testing yet another redesign, kills 'I'm Feeling Lucky'  —  Google appears to be testing yet another redesign of its search engine, incorporating a new stylish colour scheme but also moving website links to a new position, underneath the title.  —  The redesign isn't available to all users …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bill Gurley Explains How Twitter Will Rule The World And Why Groupon Won't  —  Benchmark Capital led a $35 million investment Twitter back in 2009 before the company was fashionable, and has stakes in other hot young tech companies like OpenTable, Yelp, and Zillow.  —  Partner Bill Gurley is a driving force at the firm.
Discussion: A VC and The Business Insider
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Fake Identities Were Used on Twitter in Effort to Get Information on Weiner  —  At least three months before the revelation that former Representative Anthony D. Weiner was sending lewd messages and photos to women online, a small group of self-described conservatives was monitoring his exchanges with women on Twitter.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
What Photo Sharing App Should You Use?  —  Well who isn't building a photo sharing app these days?  At this point I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Google came out with its elaborately named attempt like tomorrow.  —  But seriously, with such a glut in the mobile photo sharing market …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Shuffles CNET Editors  —  More management changes at CBS' digital arm: Veteran editor Dan Farber is once again running CNET News, a position he last held in 2008.  —  CNET editor in chief Scott Ard will stay on at the company, but will focus on CNET's reviews, which he had overseen prior to his promotion in 2009.
Discussion: @yulimar
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Real Racing 2 HD wireless, dual-screen gaming with iOS 5 on iPad 2 hands-on (video)  —  It's just one week after Nintendo unveiled dual-screen gaming on the Wii U at E3, but Apple's iOS 5 beta is already bringing a very similar experience to the living room — many months before Nintendo's latest console is expected to ship.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mark Suster: Raise Money Now So When The Party's Over You're Sitting Pretty  —  Earlier this week GRP Parter VC and VC blogger Mark Suster gave the keynote talk at the Founder Institute's Founder's Showcase on “Getting Funded In A Frothy Market.”  Suster began the keynote with the declarative statement …
Discussion: The Next Web
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Oracle expert claims Google may owe up to $6 billion  —  Calling it “breathtaking” and “out of proportion to any meaningful measure,” Google (GOOG) attorneys revealed late Friday that an expert working for Oracle (ORCL) has estimated Google may owe between $1.4 billion and $6.1 billion …
Discussion: Reuters and 9to5 Google
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Up Close With Google's Search By Image: Hits, Misses & More  —  Earlier this week at its Inside Search event, Google announced a new way to search the web called Search By Image.  Rather than enter a text query, Search By Image lets you begin your search with an image and Google will (try to) …
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