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5:45 AM ET, June 24, 2011

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Googleopoly: The Definitive Guide To Antitrust Investigations Against Google  —  We're another step closer to the US Federal Trade Commission launching an expected antitrust investigation of Google.  If it does, the FTC will join the EU and Texas in doing broad investigations.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Mac OS X 10.6.8 is out, and you need it for Lion  —  Say, had you wondered about those strange system requirements for Apple's Final Cut Pro X — Mac OS X 10.6.8, yet only dot seven was available?  Wonder no more.  Late today, Apple released the dot 8 update, quite likely the last before OS X 10.7, aka “Lion”, releases next month.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Nanosys' awesome new screen technology gonna be in iPad 3?  I hope so.  Wow.  —  When Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove pulled two iPads out of his bag and turned them on one looked like when I first saw my first Kodachrome slide while the other looked muddy and crappy in comparison …
Discussion: SlashGear, I4U News and Electronista, Thanks:scobleizer
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 …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
In-Stream Ads Are Coming To Twitter, Will A User Revolt Follow?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Even MySpace's Founders Have Stopped Using MySpace  —  How over is MySpace?  So over that even the guys who founded it can't be bothered to update their profiles.  Former CEO Chris DeWolfe “cringes” on the rare occasions when he visits his page on the soon-to-be-sold social networking site …
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Felix Gillette / Business Week:
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace
Discussion: Yahoo! News and The Social Path
Evan Williams / Evhead:
Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important  —  While discussing possible names for a product recently, someone asked me if we were at the point where getting the perfect domain name was less important than it used to be.  While I'm still a sucker for a clean .com, it does seem less important …
Discussion: @jason, @loic, Fusible.com and parislemon
Business Week:
Why Some Skypers Are Seeing Red  —  Departing employees have had their stock options zeroed out  —  For decades, people such as Yee Lee have been coming to Silicon Valley for the opportunity to work not just for a salary but for stock options that give employees the right to buy a chunk …
Ben Elowitz / AllThingsD:
The Web Is Shrinking.  Now What?  —  We all read the statistics every week documenting the meteoric new growth areas of the Internet, and they are impressive:  —  Online video is exploding, with annual user growth of more than 45 percent.  Mobile-device time spent increased 28 percent last year …
Discussion: @mathewi
Jack Clark / ZDNet:
Google: ‘At scale, everything breaks’  —  Q&A  —  Google operates technology that is expected to be reliable in the face of major traffic demands.  —  To scale its services, the company has developed many systems, such as MapReduce and Google File System, that have since been made open source …
Discussion: The Register
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data In Retaliation For Immigration Law  —  LulzSec has just released a a torrent of data it claims to belong to Arizona law enforcement.  —  From their press release:
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Winklevoss twins press Facebook case in Boston federal court after dropping Supreme Court appeal  —  As the old saying goes, it ain't over until it's over.  —  And Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are not finished with Facebook yet.  The dramatic seven-year legal feud that inspired “The Social Network” may have one last plot twist.
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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Prototype dual-screened 2-in-1 Android smartpad from Imerj preview  —  From the front it looks like yet another plain smartphone — dark, nondescript, and maybe a little like an iPhone 4 that's had its right-most extent sliced off.  Pick it up, though, and you realize this little thing isn't so nondescript.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquired Magento For Over $180 Million - But Not Everyone Is Smiling  —  Earlier this month, eBay acquired Magento, developer of an open-source e-commerce platform.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we've heard from multiple sources that the ecommerce and digital payments giant paid north …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
New iOS Camera Features in the Works + Glass Apple Store TM on the Way  —  On June 23, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled “Image Capture Device Having Tilt and/or Perspective Correction.  Apple's patent generally relates to image capture devices …
Discussion: Crave and AppleInsider
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Testing Home Page Design That Keeps Ads and Bookmarks Visible as You Scroll  —  Facebook is testing a new home page design that allows the news feed to be scrolled independently of the rest of the page.  This allows ads, app bookmarks, and the top navigation bar to remain visible …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
AT&T iPad hacker pleads guilty  —  IDG News Service - A 26-year-old man who last year helped hackers publish personal information belonging to about 120,000 iPad users pleaded guilty to fraud and hacking charges in a New Jersey court Thursday.  —  Daniel Spitler pleaded guilty in federal court …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Soluto Raises $10.2 Million In B Round  —  TechCrunch Disrupt winner Soluto has raised $10.2 million in Series B funding.  Index Ventures led the round, with Saul Klein taking a board seat.  Previous investors including Bessemer, Giza Venture Capital, and Proxima Ventures also participated.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft sees a future for Kinect avatars in health care  —  Microsoft's Craig Mundie showing an Avatar Kinect prototype at the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle today.  —  As Microsoft looks to take its Kinect sensor beyond video games into mainstream computing, a top company executive today provided …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The State Of iFund: 3 Years, 25 Companies, 2 Exits, Over 300 Million Downloads This Year  —  Today at their offices in Menlo Park, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is celebrating the third anniversary of the iFund.  Technically, the fund started in March of 2008 alongside …
Shirlene Lim / The Windows Blog:
Upping our game: What's new in the Games Hub for Mango  —  I used to play games on my Xbox only on the weekends.  Now that I work on and own a Windows Phone, I play them at least once a day.  As a new “avid gamer” and one of the program managers behind the Games Hub, I'm excited …
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google Rolls Out Behavioral Targeting To All AdWords Advertisers  —  Google is finally rolling out the ability to target ads to users by interest — based on their previous browsing activity, or behavior — to all of its advertisers.  The company first announced a beta test of this capability …
Thanks:louisgray
Bloomberg:
Apple Gets Antitrust Approval for Nortel Bid  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) got approval from U.S. antitrust regulators to bid for the assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp., according to an agency statement.  —  The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department reviewed Apple's request to bid …
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 …
 
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Brian Heater / Engadget:
Great Firewall of China getting a small cloud-based silver lining
Discussion: Penn Olson
Laura Chambers / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal Doubles Mobile Payments Predictions to $3 billion in 2011
Discussion: Digits and TechCrunch, Thanks:paypal
Alex Knapp / Robot Overlords:
Nevada Passes Law Authorizing Driverless Cars
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Yahoo Chairman Backs CEO Bartz, but Investor Wants Her out
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Danish police proposal: Ban anonymous Internet use
Discussion: Electronista
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
ABC employee caught mining for Bitcoins on company servers
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces an Enhanced TV Widget Paradigm for HDTV
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Archos intros 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready (hands-on)
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Another Sign of Facebook's Latest Interest in the Media Business: Netflix CEO Hastings Joins Board
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple, Android Owners Diverge on Wi-Fi Usage — But Why?
Discussion: comScore
Andy Baio / Waxy:
Kind of Screwed  —  TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
T-Mobile USA: We're now carrying over a million unlocked iPhones
 

 
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