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5:15 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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John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
RIM, You're Done Here  —  Research In Motion is done.  They'll be bought in the next year or so, their products will roll into whoever buys them - Microsoft, most probably - and they'll go the way of Nokia, Danger, and countless other mobile platforms.  They'll exist independently for a while and then be subsumed.
Discussion: Rethink Wireless and AllThingsD
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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.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
What's the Top-Selling Phone at Verizon and AT&T?  —  It's been about five months since Apple's iPhone debuted on Verizon's network and already it's the carrier's top-selling handset.  This according to BTIG Research (registration required), which spent the past three weeks asking 250 Verizon …
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.
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Google's Schmidt predicts widespread “tap and pay” within a year  —  Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, believes that a third of check-out terminals in retail stores and restaurants will be upgraded to allow wireless “tap and pay” from mobile phones within the next year.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Best Buy's Music Cloud: Skip It, For Now  —  Best Buy has “soft launched” a cloud music service, but other, better options are already available.  In fact, don't even bother trying this out until Best Buy reworks it.  —  I tried out the Best Buy Music Cloud powered by Catch Media's Play Anywhere software …
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Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before
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 …
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Google TV 2.0 - a look into the Android 3.1 “Fishtank”  —  One of the things that seemingly wasn't covered much at Google I/O was Google TV.  It was clearly difficult for the Android team to admit that Google TV was not received nearly as well as everyone had hoped.
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Apple's Tim Cook Visits China Mobile to Discuss 4G LTE iPhone  —  Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is spotted in China Mobile headquarters this morning.  A Chinese reporter from First Financial Daily (one of the most prosperous financial papers in China) managed to take a picture …
David Weir / 7x7SF:
Salon CEO Gingras Resigns to Become Global Head of News Products at Google  —  The CEO of Salon.com, Richard Gingras, held an emotional “all-hands” meeting with his staff today to tell them he is resigning, effective July 8th, to become global head of news products for Google.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
See you later  —  After five years at Gizmodo, I'm moving on to play around in the ocean a bit more and figure out what my next adventure is.  Thanks for reading the site—I've had fun creating it.  —  P.S. Joe Brown will be taking over for me.  Congratulate him warmly!
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 …
Thanks:johnhcook
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 …
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 …
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Proposed bill would require mobile carriers to detail 4G speeds  —  IDG News Service - New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would require mobile carriers to detail their “guaranteed minimum” data speeds and their network reliability statistics to potential customers.
Vivek Wadhwa / Innovations:
The death of open government  —  Vivek Kundra's resignation last week from his post as the nation's Chief Information Officer is an ominous event.  Kundra's goal was to set government data free via an expansive Internet effort called Data.gov, and encourage innovation with government-collected data through …
GitHub:
Announcing GitHub for Mac  —  Pull requests, merge button, fork queue, issues, pages, wiki — all awesome features that make sharing easier.  But those things are only great after you've pushed your code to GitHub.  —  Today we're happy to announce GitHub for Mac.  —  What does it look like?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and RazorianFly
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.
Jacob Mullins:
Leaving Microsoft: From Redmond to Sand Hill Road  —  After nearly three years at Microsoft, based in San Francisco and focused on our BizSpark startup business, I've decided that it's time to move on and begin the next chapter.  I will be joining early stage venture capital firm Shasta Ventures on July 11, 2011.
Discussion: @caro and @tconrad
John Cook / GeekWire:
Running late for a meeting?  Glympse attracts $7.5M to help mobile phone users share locations with friends  —  There's no shortage of applications that help mobile phone users share their physical locations.  Even so, Glympse — a Redmond startup co-founded by two former Microsofties — believes it can stand out from the pack.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge-to-Edge Glass Cover, Front Row Software & More  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  There were four patents that stood out from the pack this morning.
Scott Nicholson / The LinkedIn Blog:
The Gender Divide: Are Men better than Women at Social Networking?  —  Women are more savvy networkers in the ranching industry.  Men are more savvy networkers in the cosmetics industry.  Wait, what?  That was exactly our reaction when we saw the initial results for our latest data insights blog post …
Discussion: scribbal.com, TechCrunch and MediaPost
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Banjo's New Mobile App Connects People & Locations  —  The most important thing you need to know about Banjo, the Palo Alto-based startup launching its new mobile app today, is that it's not another social network.  “Banjo is a social discovery service,” explains CEO Damien Patton.  “It's a layer on top.”
Discussion: scribbal.com
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys corrects its motion for extension of time: now asks for one more month, not two  —  Earlier today I published and blogged about Lodsys's motion for an extension of time to answer Apple's motion to intervene.  Lodsys's motion, as entered yesterday, requested time until including August 27, 2011 — two more months.
Discussion: The Loop, GigaOM and Computerworld
 
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Christopher Chung / Venture Capital Dispatch:
SEC Adopts VC Definition, Gives Funds 20% Latitude To Do Other Deals
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E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Square Adds Former Obama Economic Advisor Larry Summers To Its Board
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Pentagon gets cyberwar guidelines
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Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Ford to expand in-vehicle smartphone connectivity
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shopkick Looks Beyond The Big-Box: First 1,000 Small Businesses Get Free Installation
Discussion: Screenwerk
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Vizio Tablet gets detailed, we go hands-on (video)
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Bootstrapping the CNN of tech: the story of TWiT
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Official: Google Panda Update 2.2 Is Live
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
LulzSec says it's outing two who may have led to arrest of an alleged hacker
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