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3:05 PM ET, June 23, 2011

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed ‘Sea Ray’  —  Ok, this one's odd.  In fact, we didn't believe the images until a video just surfaced showing Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, foolishly asking a crowd of people to “put away their cameras” for the unveiling of something “super confidential,” codenamed “Sea Ray.”
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Stephen Elop teases with Nokia Windows Phone - but N9 will be DOA, analyst says
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC to Serve Google With Subpoenas in Broad Antitrust Probe  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google Inc. with civil subpoenas, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling the start of a wide-ranging, formal antitrust investigation into whether the search giant has abused its dominance on the Web.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sources: PopCap In Late Stage Acquisition Discussions With EA For $1 Billion+  —  Following up on our story earlier this evening that PopCap Games is in late stage acquisition discussions for a sum of over $1 billion — we've now heard from two sources that the buyer is Electronic Arts.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
T-Mobile USA: We're now carrying over a million unlocked iPhones  —  As AT&T tries to swallow up the American wing of the German telekom, many have wondered whether Apple would allow T-Mobile to carry the iPhone.  Apple's answer so far is a no*, but that hasn't stopped T-Mobile customers from adopting iPhones.
Siu Han / DigiTimes:
Apple iPhone 5 said to come with dual LED flash  —  Recent market rumors have indicated that Apple's iPhone 5 is likely to come with a dual-LED flash with Taiwan-based LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology being pinpointed as potential suppliers.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy  —  Some of the country's largest Internet service providers are poised to leap into the antipiracy fight in a significant way.  —  After years of negotiations, a group of bandwidth providers that includes AT&T, Comcast …
Andy Baio / Waxy:
Kind of Screwed  —  TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop.  Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses.  This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family …
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace  —  It once promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture.  Rupert Murdoch fell in love with it.  Then everything fell apart  —  Alamy, Bloomberg, Getty Images  —  In 2006, Jeremy Jackson—the buff, bronzed former Baywatch child star—couldn't imagine a world without Myspace.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Google Unveils a Laptop With Its Brain in the Cloud  —  Would you buy a laptop that comes with only one major program—a Web browser—and doesn't allow you to install widely used software such as Microsoft Office, Apple's iTunes, Adobe Reader, or, in fact, any other locally installed program?
Discussion: Softpedia News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Despite Expanded AmEx Deal, Foursquare Is Still A Revenue-Free Zone  —  Foursquare is expanding its relationship with American Express to provide local deals to people who sync their cards to their Foursquare accounts.  AmEx did a trial at SXSW, and that went well enough that it is rolling out the deals more broadly.
Discussion: CNET News and Digits
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
American Express Teams With Foursquare
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
comScore: the iPad Owns 97 Percent of US Tablet Traffic  —  As part of its new “device essentials” data product release comScore put out some interesting comparative findings about web traffic patterns from a broad array of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
The FBI stole an Instapaper server in an unrelated raid  —  One of Instapaper's five leased servers was hosted at DigitalOne, a Swiss hosting company leasing blade servers from a Virginia datacenter.  Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided the datacenter to seize servers used …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple, Android Owners Diverge on Wi-Fi Usage — But Why?  —  A new point of differentiation between iOS and Android users: People who own iOS devices tend to use Wi-Fi a hell of a lot more than Android users do.  —  This news comes from comScore's new Device Essentials service, which looks at mobile usage worldwide.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Viacom sues Cablevision over iPad streaming  —  Viacom Inc sued Cablevision Systems Corp to halt what it called the unauthorized streaming of its programing on devices such as Apple Inc's iPad.  The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court, one day after court documents showed …
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Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
How Jack Abraham Is Reinventing EBay  —  Jack Abraham sold his startup to eBay for $75 million.  Now all he has to do is help the e-commerce giant redefine the future of retailing.  —  AT THE MOMENT when most boys are plotting how to launch gum into a classmate's braids, 12-year-old Jack Abraham was hired by his father.
Sara Forden / Bloomberg:
Google's Page, Schmidt Face Senate Subpoena Threats  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s reluctance to provide a top executive for testimony to a Senate panel probing its market power has prompted threats of subpoenas for Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Discussion: The Politico
Peter Murray / Singularity Hub:
New Japanese Pop Idol Shocks Fans With News-She's Not Real (video)  —  A star is born! (and she only takes up 150 gigs of memory)  —  Only 15 seconds in the limelight and she'd already created an overnight buzz.  She was the newest member of the very popular all-girl Japanese idol group AKB 48.
Discussion: CNET News
Ryan Roslansky / The LinkedIn Blog:
Ads enhanced by the power of your network  —  At LinkedIn we are focused on helping our members be more productive and successful on a daily basis.  Your participation and that of your trusted connections is key to making this possible, whether you're posting a job opportunity to your network …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Harry Potter and the amazing exploding book industry  —  Despite the obvious demand, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has adamantly refused to offer electronic versions of her phenomenally popular series for young adults — until now.  As part of Thursday's launch of an interactive website called Pottermore …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Another Sign of Facebook's Latest Interest in the Media Business: Netflix CEO Hastings Joins Board  —  After YouTube, Facebook and Netflix are the second and third favorite online video sites among US users, according to a recent report.  Facebook has its social features driving growth …
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out Apple iPad 2 - Motorola Xoom - Asus Transformer  —  Introduction Tablets are essentially large portable displays - handheld screens designed for conveniently viewing content and images anywhere you want while untethered.  For Tablets the display is the single …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Archos intros 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready  —  Angling for a new Android 3.1 tablet, are ya?  If so, Archos has a new pair emerging from Paris today, the 80 G9 and 101 G9.  Predictably, the biggest differentiator between the two is the screen size …
Tim Bradshaw / FT Technology:
Twitter plans bolder advertisements  —  Twitter is looking at introducing advertisements among the short messages that users see in the most active part of the social networking service, according to people with direct knowledge of its plans.  The move comes as Twitter looks at a wider range …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Dox everywhere: LulzSec under attack from hackers, law enforcement  —  Hacking group Lulz Security has found itself coming under attack from all angles, drawing unwanted attention from both law enforcement and other hackers groups.  Though the group's antics have won it many fans …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Music Discovery Platform exfm Goes Mobile With A Killer App For iOS  —  The artist formerly known as Extension Entertainment, now known simply as exfm, has officially gone mobile today, releasing its first mobile app for iOS.  I've been enjoying exfm for a few months now through …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
HP announces Pivot for TouchPad, the curated, magazine-like way to find some apps  —  Finding apps can be tough, especially when your Store or Marketplace is overwhelmed with a daily flood of debutantes.  That's not exactly a problem for HP, whose App Catalog for the webOS 3. TouchPad officially launches …
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Google tests NFC in Tokyo  —  The search giant has distributed custom NFC base stations to merchants in Tokyo's Roppongi district that let shoppers rate and review merchants — and allow Google to serve recommendations on additional locations based on the places consumers say they like.
 
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple could sell over 14 million iPad 2 tablets in Q3
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Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
On Bubbles ... And Why We'll Be Just Fine  —  This post originally ran on TechCrunch.
Discussion: A VC
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu Plus for Android is available now... for six devices
Tim Fernholz / Fast Company:
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Verizon's new data plans broken down in complete detail
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