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12:20 PM ET, June 22, 2011

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare Faster IPhone for September  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans.  —  The device will include the A5 processor …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)  —  I really wanted to do the headline without the Santa bit, but I didn't want to be that much of an ass.  —  Regardless, let's see how many people report this as fact just from the headline.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Meet the Stealthy Start-Up That Aims to Sharpen Focus of Entire Camera Industry  —  A Mountain View start-up is promising that its camera, due later this year, will bring the biggest change to photography since the transition from film to digital.  —  Ordinarily, I'm turned off by such hyperbole …
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DigiTimes:
Amazon to launch tablet PCs in August-September, say Taiwan component makers  —  Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as son as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung has to wait for iPad 3 and iPhone 5, but Apple may have to wait for a preliminary injunction  —  Last week I reported on Apple's staunch opposition to Samsung's request for early access to product samples of (and packaging and marketing materials related to) the next generation of the iPad and the iPhone.
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Yahoo approaches Hulu about possible acquisition  —  Yahoo Inc. recently approached Hulu to discuss a possible acquisition of the popular online video service, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.  —  Hulu, which streams television shows on the Internet, has been the subject of intense speculation about its future.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: This Hulu/Yahoo Story Is BS  —  Interesting story breaking that Yahoo put an unsolicited bid in to acquire Hulu.  For all I know it's completely true.  But I've just received an unsolicited message from a source close to Yahoo that says it's completely untrue (probably …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Q&A: Meet the 15-year-old who just sold his tech startup  —  Daniil Kulchenko in the KIRO-FM studios (Erynn Rose photo)  —  Our guest on the latest GeekWire Podcast was Daniil Kulchenko, the 15-year-old sophomore from Kenmore, north of Seattle, who last week announced the sale …
Discussion: @dannysullivan, Thanks:johnhcook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's 360 Degree Turnaround  —  Oof, Yahoo.  The Alibaba dispute, just the most recent Yahoo trainwreck, is still a fresh wound for shareholders.  And things are getting worse.  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has long promised a turnaround at the lagging company.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Is Quietly Looking For Replacements For Carol Bartz, Says Report
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Yahoo, Alibaba, Softbank say making progress on Alipay
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocking Sites Offline  —  Updated Adding additional comments from DigitalOne.  —  Updated Adding that the F.B.I. did not comment.  —  Updated Adding comments from Curbed Network and Instapaper.  —  Updated Adding comment from DigitalOne.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shopkick Looks Beyond The Big-Box: First 1,000 Small Businesses Get Free Installation  —  Shopkick, an almost year-old check-in/rewards app for shopping, has been very successful so far getting big, nationwide chains to use it: Partners include Best Buy, Target, Macy's, Crate and Barrel …
Discussion: Screenwerk and GigaOM
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Loopt Launches The Reverse Groupon
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Shazam Raises $32M to Push Into Television  —  Shazam, the popular mobile music look-up service, has raised $32 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins and Institutional Venture Partners.  —  The company has more than 140 million users (people who have downloaded one of its apps …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Google Notches One Billion Unique Visitors Per Month  —  Google's websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.  —  Over the past year, Google's unique visitors per month have increased 8.4% to just over one billion.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
RIM cuts internal PlayBook sales estimates by more than half  —  Canadian smartphone vendor RIM has reportedly cut internal sales estimates for its BlackBerry PlayBook by more than half for its second quarter, from 2.4 million units to 900,000, reports Digitimes.
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before  —  Google, Amazon, and Apple have been hogging the headlines when it comes to storing your tunes in the internet either.  That doesn't mean there isn't room for another musically inclined cloud contender — or at least, that's how Best Buy sees things.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N9 first hands-on! (update: video)  —  The N9 has arrived.  Functional units of Nokia's long-awaited MeeGo smartphone have finally landed into our eager hands and we've got a gallery of images to provide you with below.  What we can say from our first experience is that we're …
Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Ford to expand in-vehicle smartphone connectivity  —  (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will expand the use of its on-board smartphone applications for the 2012 model year, the automaker said at a safety and technology show for reporters.  —  The Ford Sync communications and entertainment system …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Vizio Tablet gets detailed, we go hands-on (video)  —  Way back in January at CES, we managed to sneak in a little bit of hands-on time with the Vizio tablet, the TV manufacturer's straightforwardly-name foray into the ever-popular space.  The tablet runs Gingerbread at present …
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia and Accenture seal Symbian handover deal  —  The Is have been dotted, the Ts have been crossed with a flourish, and pretty soon Nokia will have very little indeed to do with its formerly beloved Symbian OS.  Oh sure, the company promises to keep it going with such standout devices as the Oro …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Will Nokia Launch Its First Windows Phone on Oct. 26?  —  SHENZHEN, CHINA—Nokia set the date for its annual Nokia World conference on October 26-27 in London, fueling speculation that this will be the venue for the company to announce its first Windows Phones.  —  Right now there aren't many details on the Nokia World site.
Brooke Crothers / CNet News:
After Apple, Samsung, Acer vie for No. 2 tablet spot  —  After undisputed tablet market leader Apple, Samsung and Acer are vying for the No. 2 tablet slot worldwide, according to market researcher DisplaySearch.  —  While Apple shipped about 4.7 million 10-inch class tablets last quarter …
Discussion: The Digital Home and 9to5 Google
 
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
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AT&T says merger on track for March 2012 approval
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