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5:05 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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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Nokia N9 officially announced: unibody design, buttonless ‘swipe’ UI, and the lost promise of Meego
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Nokia Introduces N9, Reiterates First Windows Phones Will Ship This Year
Pinboard:
Pinboard Status  —  June 21, 12:38 PM PST Just received word from our hosting company that they were raided by the FBI who pulled some racks of equipment.  No word on whether our server was among those machines, or whether it is just offline.  In the meantime the site is running on a backup server …
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Mathew Ingram / @mathewi:   Pinboard officially has the best downtime excuse I've come across recently — hosting co. was raided by the FBI: http://is.gd/arsTeL
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)
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Turntable.fm Really Is Awesome.  Is It Legal?  —  Turntable.fm is a little miracle that does something simple and essential: It lets you play your favorite songs for your friends and strangers on the Web, in real time, for free.  —  I'd say it's astonishing no one has done it before …
Discussion: VatorNews
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: Reuters, Daring Fireball and Gadget Lab
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google building Skype-alike software into Chrome  —  Heads up, Skype.  —  Shortly after releasing software for audio and video chat as an open-source project called WebRTC as open-source software, Google is beginning to build it into its Chrome browser.  —  The real-time chat software originated …
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Barnes & Noble: Nook market share, sales surge, but so do losses  —  Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch said that the company's e-book market share is now 26 percent to 27 percent in the U.S. with Nook-related revenue topping $250 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Milk's First Project Revealed: Oink, A Mobile App To Vote, Rank, And Share  —  As we heard in April, Kevin Rose and former Digg designer Daniel Burka have teamed up to start Milk, a mobile app development lab in San Francisco.  The company also raised $1.5 million from a number of all-star investors …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe Beats The Street; Q2 Revenue Up 9 Percent To $1.02 Billion  —  Adobe reported strong second quarter earnings at market close today, posting revenue of $1.023 billion, up 9 percent year over year.  The Company says revenue came in at the higher range of its targeted revenue range of $970 million to $1.020 billion.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
It Wasn't Us: LulzSec Denies Involvement With Scotland Yard Arrest, UK Census Attack  —  After declaring war against all governments Sunday night in Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), hacktivist group LulzSec has spent all Tuesday morning in a battle repudiating various media claims, coincidentally all UK related.
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 …
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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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.”
 
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Jamal Fanaian / Code:
Flickr now Supports OAuth 1.0a
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
iCloud's Product Manager, John Herbold, has left Apple
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, SAI, The Loop and RazorianFly
Associated Press:
Israel urges Apple to remove pro-Palestinian app
Discussion: Reuters
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Gaikai scores a whopper of a game distribution deal with Walmart.com (exclusive)
Gregg Tavares / games.greggman.com:
WebGL Security and Microsoft Bulls**t
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Wildfire Gets A Major Upgrade, Launches Facebook Page Builder, Analytics, And More
Discussion: Inside Facebook and GigaOM
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Onswipe Wants To Make Slate, Forbes And Your Website Feel Like A Native Tablet App
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Apple Tried And Failed To Make A Black MacBook Air?
 

 
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