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12:35 PM ET, June 27, 2011

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Report: Apple is building two (!) iPhones for September release  —  An analyst expects Apple to launch both an iPhone 5 and a mid-range iPhone 4S  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Deutsche Bank  —  For much of the spring, the reporters who cover Apple (AAPL) have been arguing among themselves …
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple to begin assembling iPhone 5 ‘in mid to late August’  —  Apple will begin production of fifth-generation iPhones in August ahead of a projected late third quarter launch, according to intelligence obtained by by one investment banker's recent trip to Taiwan .
New York Times:
Dissolution of Hacker Group Might Not End Attacks  —  Facing increasing pressure from law enforcement agencies over its brazen computer attacks, the small group of hackers known as Lulz Security announced over the weekend that it would disband.  —  But security experts said on Sunday …
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Nick Ross / ABC News:
BREAKING: Anonymous picks up where Lulzsec leaves off with new hack  —  BREAKING: With the notorious Lulzsec hacking group having announced its retirement yesterday, the Anonymous hacking group has stepped back into the fore.  —  The group Tweeted: Little teaser while we work on the actual release …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
BestBuy.com stops shipping MacBook Airs ahead of refresh (update: Amazon stock low)  —  We've known for many weeks now that a refreshed line of MacBook Airs is incoming, starting with rumors about Airs with Sandy Bridge processors way back then, our report that the current SKUs are constrained across …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Companies Are Erecting In-House Social Networks  —  What would Facebook look like without photos of drunken nights out and tales of misbehaving cats?  It might look a lot like the internal social network at the offices of Nikon Instruments.  —  The tone is decidedly businesslike …
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
Skype's evil ways, cont.  —  The Skype/Silver Lake story is refusing to die, with Yun Lee's revelations bringing out the same anonymous investor-group sources defending Skype's actions.  But if the defenders are comfortable in their anonymity, it seems only fair for me to share an anonymous email …
Discussion: Felix Salmon, Fortune, A VC and Slashdot
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Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
SKYPE SCANDAL: Here's How Big Bad Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Sees The Situation
Virginia Heffernan / Opinionator:
Google's War on Nonsense  —  Imagine a sci-fi universe in which every letter, word and sentence is a commodity.  Companies make money off chunks of language.  Bosses drive writers to make more words faster and for less pay.  Readers then pay for exposure to these cheaply made words in the precious currency of their attention.
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple to move ARM SoC production away from Samsung in 2012  —  Apple's increasingly tenuous relationship with Samsung as a component supplier for its mobile devices could end next year, according to numerous sources inside the semiconductor industry.  The company will likely tap contract fab …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Supreme Court strikes down video game violence law on free speech grounds  —  Arguing that video games qualify for First Amendment protection, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that California's video game violence law is unconstitutional.  —  The state law restricted the sale or rental …
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Hollywood studios ask High Court to block film website  —  Hollywood film studios will ask the High Court tomorrow to force BT to block its millions of broadband customers from accessing a filesharing website, in a test case that could make way for a clampdown on internet piracy.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
GSV takes stake in Facebook, valuing it at $70 billion  —  (Reuters) - Investment fund GSV Capital Corp has taken a small stake in Facebook that values the world's No. 1 social networking site at about $70 billion.  —  The investment fund said on Monday it bought 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 per share.
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
The Incredible Sinking Bubble (Debating the Tech Bubble with Steve Blank: Part III)  —  This post originally appeared as my closing argument in our debate in The Economist.  —  Technology stocks currently trade at an all time low vs. industrial stocks based on forward P/E ratios.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft signs Android patent deal with military contractor General Dynamics  —  Microsoft today made new progress in its Android patent campaign, announcing a licensing deal with General Dynamics Itronix, maker of rugged tablets and handheld devices used by the military.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Take that Netflix, HBO Go app sees big growth too  —  If you don't believe in cord cutting and that there isn't any competition between Netflix and cable programmers then you needn't read on.  —  If on the other hand, you at least see the potential for Netflix's meteoric growth …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Stores now capable of unlocking full-price AT&T iPhones at checkout  —  As early as last week, my sources in the Apple food chain were hinting at some sort of way for Apple Stores to unlock AT&T iPhone 4s - different than the unlocked models that Apple Stores started selling on June 13th.
 
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Joel Hruska / HotHardware:
AMD Gains HPC Market Share, Interlagos On The Way
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines Blog:
Hulu: as TV landscape shifts, it's pass the potato
Idannyocean / 9 to 5 Mac:
A spotlight on the world's first iOS jailbreak convention
Discussion: VG247, Eurogamer and App Advice
Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Analysis: Tencent in steep climb to be China's Facebook, Twitter
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Carmakers race to exploit Internet
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Citigroup Says Hackers Caused $2.7 Million of Losses on Cards
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Riva Richmond / New York Times:
U.S. to Provide Guidelines to Bolster Computer Security
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Tiernan Ray / Barron's Online:
It's Getting Awfully Lonely in PC Land
Dave Chase / TechCrunch:
Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money
Discussion: The Register and GigaOM
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Microsoft trial to use UK TV signals for WiFi
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Rebecca Boyle / Popular Science:
ISS Will Broadcast First Streaming HD Video of Earth
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Wall Street Journal:
Nokia, Siemens Fail to Find Investors for Joint Venture
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