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1:05 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
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $1 Billion+  —  Update: We've heard from multiple sources that the buyer is Electronic Arts.  —  Huge news in the gaming world: PopCap Games, the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, is in the process of being acquired …
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.
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.
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 …
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: 9to5 Google
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
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.
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
American Express Teams With Foursquare
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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: Gizmodo
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 and ITProPortal
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.
Discussion: PR Newswire
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins abandon appeal of Facebook ruling  —  (Reuters) - The Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding a $65 million cash-and-stock settlement reached with Facebook Inc.  —  The 2008 settlement was intended …
Bloomberg:
Apple Bid to Bar Amazon ‘Appstore’ Will ‘Likely’ Be Denied  —  Apple Inc. will “probably” lose its court bid to stop Amazon.com Inc. from using the term “Appstore” for a service selling programs for Android devices, a federal judge said.  —  Apple, whose top-selling product is the iPhone …
Matt Galligan:
Things I'd like to see in Turntable.fm  —  First off, if you haven't heard of Turntable.fm, what rock have you been hiding under?  It's the new killer music site started by Stickybits founders Seth Goldstein and Billy Chasen.  Basically you join a room, where up to five DJs are spinning …
Discussion: ongoing
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Turntable.fm Hits 140,000 Users in Its First Month
Discussion: Music Ally and VentureBeat
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Verizon's new data plans broken down in complete detail  —  Having a hard time wrapping your head around the upcoming changes to Verizon's smartphone data plans?  We just got all the dirty details dropped in our laps.  Charts, e-mails, the whole kit and kaboodle, folks.  —  Let's start with what you see above.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
What Are Hulu's Owners Really Selling?  —  Yes, Hulu is for sale.  The video site hired bankers from Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners last week, people familiar with the company tell me.  They've just started asking potential buyers if they'd like to sign an NDA and take a look-see.
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
AT&T Scales Up Its Content Delivery Ambitions  —  AT&T has been in the content delivery business, broadly speaking, for a long time.  Even when one refers to the nerdy niche business of “content delivery networks,” AT&T has still been doing that for quite a while.  —  But now the carrier is apparently getting serious.
Jaikumar Vijayan / PC World:
Survey: 90% of Companies Say They've Been Hacked  —  If it sometimes appears that just about every company is getting hacked these days, that's because they are.  —  In a new survey ( download .pdf ) of 583 U.S companies conducted by Ponemon Research on behalf of Juniper Networks …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC's ChaCha Facebook phone coming to AT&T as the HTC Status  —  BGR has exclusively confirmed with a trusted source that HTC's ChaCha, the company's first device with dedicated Facebook button and deep Facebook integration, will be launching on AT&T in the coming weeks.
 
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Jack Clark / ZDNet:
Tilera's 100-core processors take on Sandy Bridge
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Reuters:
Apple removes Intifada app after Israeli request
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
Stuart Dredge / Apps blog:
iPhone accounts for two thirds of UK connected app users
Discussion: App Advice and The Loop
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu Plus for Android is available now... for six devices
Tim Fernholz / Fast Company:
BankSimple: A Bank That Doesn't Suck
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Final Cut Pro X Backlash
Discussion: @scobleizer and Neowin.net
Manu Kumar / K9 Ventures:
The Making of Lytro
Brian Proffitt / ITworld:
Oracle's patents case against Google weakening
Discussion: The Register, Groklaw and OStatic blogs
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How PARC wants to reinvent the Internet