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1:35 PM ET, June 21, 2011

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iPhone 5 to be major update after all; announcement and availability in August?  —  While Apple has indeed been giving some developers access to a device known as the iPhone 4S — an iPhone 4 with upgraded internals — BGR has independently confirmed that the next-generation iPhone …
Apple:
Apple Revolutionizes Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X  —  Apple® today announced Final Cut Pro® X, a revolutionary new version of the world's most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible …
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Gary Adcock / Macworld:
First Look: Final Cut Pro X  —  Apple's new non-linear editing app plots a roadmap to the future of video editing  —  With the release of its hotly anticipated Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), Apple breaks new ground—not just with its flagship video editor's interface and underlying infrastructure …
Heidi / Nokia Conversations:
Introducing the Nokia N9: all it takes is a swipe!  —  SINGAPORE - At the Nokia Connection event in Singapore today, Nokia introduced the Nokia N9, the first-ever pure touch smartphone that is all about making things simpler.  Nokia N9 focuses on the most important things that people do …
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Naked Security / Sophos:
‘LulzSec suspect’ arrested by New Scotland Yard  —  New Scotland Yard has confirmed that it has arrested a 19-year old suspected hacker in Essex, UK, in connection with a series of hacks and denial-of-service attacks against a number of organisations.  —  It is being widely speculated …
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple unveils updated Time Capsule, bumps storage to 3TB  —  It's been a good long while since Apple unveiled a new Time Capsule, almost two years since the 2TB model rolled out.  At the time that was a volume of storage that you couldn't possibly fill up — even if you ripped your entire Peter Gabriel collection in lossless.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple about to drop cheaper AirPort Extreme, 3TB Time Capsule (update: FCC confirms)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Security Bug Made Passwords Optional For Four Hours  —  This morning a post on Pastebin outlined a serious security issue that was spotted at Dropbox: for a brief period of time, the service allowed users to log into accounts using any password.  In other words, you could log …
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Bloomberg:
Real M&A: RIM Takeover Beckons Microsoft  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has lost so much value that an acquirer could pay a 50 percent premium and still buy the BlackBerry maker for a lower multiple than any company in the industry.  —  RIM, once worth $83 billion, has fallen …
Stephen Shankland / Deep Tech:
Mozilla releases Firefox 5, first rapid-release version  —  Mozilla delivered two things today: Firefox 5 for personal computers and Android phones, and the promise to deliver the browser just a few months after its predecessor.  —  The organization, once the leading challenger …
DigiTimes:
Apple demands 10% quote cuts from component suppliers in 2Q11, says paper  —  Apple's suppliers of components such as PCBs, optical components, battery modules and touch panels are reportedly facing pressure from Apple, which has demanded quote cuts of 10% for the second quarter of 2011 …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone  —  Not too long ago, theorists fretted that the Internet was a place where anonymity thrived.  —  Now, it seems, it is the place where anonymity dies.  —  A commuter in the New York area who verbally tangled with a conductor last Tuesday …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Apple iOS 5 now outperforms IE9 HTML5 on Windows Phone Mango  —  Microsoft kicked off a mobile HTML5 performance war back in April.  —  The software giant demonstrated a Windows Phone Mango device against an Android and iPhone 4.  Windows Phone came out on top but it hasn't taken Apple long to respond.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
“Why Should Somebody Buy This Instead of an iPad?”  —  It's been fifteen months since the first iPad shipped.  Nearly every sizable company that makes anything that looks even sort of like a computer or a phone has rushed into the market that Apple created.  Many of these companies haven't yet shipped the tablets they've announced.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone Mango ‘secret’ features demo [video] … WinRumors has been able to play around with a couple of Windows Phone Mango devices this week.  —  Microsoft's next-generation Windows Phone operating system is slick, full of features and addresses the needs of consumers and businesses every step of the way.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Reason There Was No Email On The BlackBerry PlayBook  —  When Research In Motion shipped the PlayBook without native email support, it was surprising.  —  After all, RIM's greatest strength is a killer email-application for BlackBerrys.  Why didn't it have email baked into the PlayBook?
Discussion: PC Magazine and Gadget Lab
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Needham: Android's market share peaked in March  —  After the Verizon iPhone launched in the U.S., Android suffered its first quarterly decline  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Needham & Co.  —  The chart at right, taken from a note Needham's Charlie Wolf sent to clients Monday, could be labeled “The Verizon iPhone Effect.”
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Tried And Failed To Make A Black MacBook Air?  —  Apple did indeed test out a black powder-coated MacBook Air, but the treatment absorbed body oils and didn't live up to Steve's standards, according to an anonymous Apple employee.  —  This employee got in touch after we wrote about emails …
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Neowin.net and Edible Apple, Thanks:jlgolson
Hipmunk Blog:
New: Hipmunk iPad App!  —  A few months ago we released an iPhone app to make it easier to find flights while you're on the go.  People loved it, but they kept requesting an iPad version too.  When we asked why, the conversation usually went like this: “the iPhone is great when you're …
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5  —  We're committed to making SkyDrive the best place to get access to your content from anywhere, collaborate on Office docs, and share photos.  Mike recently talked about how we're delivering access to your information seamlessly across devices - starting with Windows Phone.
Frank McGurty / Reuters:
RIM starts handing out layoff notices, report says  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has started to hand out layoff notices after it said on Friday it would cut an unspecified number of jobs, a local newspaper said on Tuesday.  —  A spokesman for the Canadian company …
Discussion: SAI, Fast Company, The Loop and Electronista
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
The PR Man Whose Duke Nukem Forever Tweet Got Him Fired Speaks Out  —  If you know the name Jim Redner, there's a good chance you know him for the single Duke Nukem Forever tweet that caused a brief public relations s**tstorm last week.  If you don't, Jim Redner will tell you all about the …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Divvyshot's Sam Odio Explains Why He Left Facebook to Found Freshplum (Video)  —  Sam Odio, who joined Facebook a little more than a year ago when his small photo-sharing start-up Divvyshot was acquired, is now onto his next company: A price-optimization system for e-commerce called Freshplum.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Wildfire Gets A Major Upgrade, Launches Facebook Page Builder, Analytics, And More  —  Back in January 2010, a small FBfund company called Wildfire was making a name for itself by helping brands and businesses launch viral campaigns — sweepstakes, contests, and the like — on Twitter and Facebook.
Discussion: All Facebook and GigaOM
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Barnes & Noble: Nook market share, sales surge, but so do losses
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
SETI seeks extraterrestrial life, and funding
Doug Woodburn / CRN:
Oracle buys web experience whizzkid FatWire
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
iControl raises $50M from Intel, Cisco, Comcast, Kleiner
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Samsung denies talking with Apple to resolve patent dispute
Discussion: V3.co.uk, MacDailyNews and 9 to 5 Mac
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
DARPA-Born TrapIt Wants to be Your Personalized Newsreader of the Future
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Sprint proposes ways for AT&T to meet demand growth without T-Mobile
Discussion: BGR, DSLreports and Electronista
Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF and Bitcoin  —  For several months, EFF has been following …
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:bskingdom
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google bypasses admin controls with latest Chrome IE
Discussion: Chromium Blog
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
If You Use All Your iCloud Storage, Apple Sends You This Email
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile
Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: Tiered Data Plans Headed to Verizon July 7, Packages Start at $30 for 2GB
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Now Your Embarrassing/Job-Threatening Facebook Photos Could Haunt You For Seven Years
 

 
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