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5:20 PM ET, June 23, 2009

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Intel:
Intel and Nokia Announce Strategic Relationship to Shape Next Era of Mobile Computing Innovation  —  SANTA CLARA, CALIF., and ESPOO, FINLAND, June 23, 2009 - Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia today announced a long-term relationship …
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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Wins Nokia as Mobile-Chip Customer; Companies Will Develop Devices  —  Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, will sell processors to Nokia Oyj for mobile devices, marking the biggest breakthrough in Intel's expansion into the phone market.  —  The two will develop a new mobile device …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
How Apple Brought Nokia And Intel Together
Discussion: InformationWeek
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Intel and Nokia Enter Into Technology Partnership, May Not Result in Anything
Discussion: internetnews.com and The Register
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Intel and Nokia will partner on mobile Linux, but maybe not on Atom
Discussion: Ars Technica
NPD:
NPD Finds Consumer Confusion about Netbooks Continues  —  Netbook, notebook — they sound the same.  According to a new report from leading market research company, The NPD Group, many consumers believe the two have the same functionalities.  NPD's Netbooks II: A Closer Look report …
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Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:   Entelligence: Netbooks, R.I.P.
New York Times:
Apple's Obsession With Secrecy Grows Stronger  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is one of the world's coolest companies.  But there is one cool-company trend it has rejected: chatting with the world through blogs and dropping tidbits of information about its inner workings.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone In-App Purchases Already Leading To The Dreaded Two Words: Bait And Switch  —  Since it launched a year ago, Apple's App Store has had a series of successes (50,000 apps, a billion downloads, transforming the market), but also some failures.  While plenty of people talk about the abundance …
Discussion: TUAW, PC World, AppleInsider and I4U News
internetnews.com:
Ruby Use Grows Among U.S. Developers  —  From the blogs: But the latest Evans Data report isn't all good news for open source.  —  By Sean Michael Kerner: More stories by this author:  —  A command line view of IT  —  From the “dynamic languages” files:
Discussion: eWeek and InfoWorld
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking news: MySpace to axe 300 international staff and close at least 4 offices  —  This is breaking now - we just got this official letter to the MySpace staff from one of our sources at MySpace in Europe.  The official release follows, but here's the gist: MySpace will be cutting 300 international staff …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's AIM iPhone App Is Getting Awesome, Disruptive To AT&T  —  While our government scratches its chin over the evils of overpriced cellphone text messaging, technology is fighting the battle faster.  —  Specifically, Apple's new “push notifications” system — and others like it …
Discussion: Softpedia News, TechCrunch and iLounge
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Cofounder Takes $7 Million Pay Cut  —  After years of product rot and declining user-engagement, News Corp (NWS) fired MySpace CEO and cofounder Chris DeWolfe this Spring and replaced him with former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta.  —  Despite rumors to the contrary …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iCrack: The iPhone Is An Accident Magnet  —  If you've ever thought that your iPhone had the frictional coefficient of a Slip n' Slide, you're not alone.  A new report from SquareTrade details the accident-prone nature of Apple's line of smartphones, reporting that over 20% of iPhones have been damaged in the last 22 months.
Discussion: Newlaunches.com, Thanks:atul
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Wired: Facebook Trying To Dominate Web, Marginalize Google (Run For Your Lives!)  —  The coverage of the competition among the big internet companies is not unlike the classic Japanese monster movies of the 1960s (e.g., King Kong vs. Godzilla): titanic struggles for control of everything as we know it with only one possible winner.
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Google Android News Android Forums:
Adobe Flash Player 10 For Android Due In October  —  During a recent earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Naraye revealed to investors that a beta version of Flash Player 10 for mobiles will be released in October of this year.  —  The new Flash player will support Android, Nokia Symbian …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Essentials beta to be capped at 75,000, kicks off today  —  Just a quick reminder: Microsoft plans to allow the public to download a beta version of “Morro,” now known as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on June 23, starting around 9 a.m. PT.  —  Update (8 a.m. PT): The beta download is now live.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Qik For Android Alpha leaks, Immediately Hits The Market  —  Uh-oh.  Looks like the race for live video streaming on Android is on.  When we got footage of Kyte running on Android last week after hearing next to nothing on the matter from the competitors, we guessed that it might …
Discussion: BetaNews and NEWSFACTOR, Thanks:daniel_levine
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sold!  Hollywood Blog Queen Nikki Finke Goes to...Mail.com.  —  The Nikki Finke auction is over, and the winner is...Mail.com.  Jay Penske's Mail.com Media Corporation, which owns the Mail.com email service and a small portfolio of Web sites, has acquired the blogger, whose Deadline Hollywood Daily is a must-read for Hollywood.
Jim Brady / paidContent:
Why A New (And Unusual) Pricing Strategy By A Rhode Island Paper Will Fail  —  Jim Brady was executive editor of washingtonpost.com from 2004 until earlier this year.  Prior to that, he served in various executive roles at America Online.  Brady began his career as a sportswriter at The Washington Post …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: OTOY Goes Mobile, Turns Your Cell Phone Into A Powerful Gaming Rig  —  Last week we posted a pair of videos showing off OTOY, the upcoming server-side rendering service that can stream complex 3D games to your computer through any web browser.  It's a very impressive technology …
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Lenovo slims down new ThinkPad T400s  —  New business laptop is 25% thinner than T400, weighs under four pounds (image below)  —  Computerworld - Showing again that rugged business-oriented laptops can play the thin-and-light game, Lenovo Group Ltd. on Tuesday revealed a slimmed-down ThinkPad …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft hires not one but three more former Yahoo engineers  —  Everyone got a chuckle yesterday when Microsoft said it had hired yet another Yahoo executive, Kevin Timmons, to lead its data center group.  He joined a growing number of engineers and executives who have gone to Microsoft …
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
EA Views Sims 3 Leak as ‘Demo Program’  —  The Sims 3 was illegally downloaded something like 200,000 times prior to its actual release, outpacing the most pirated title of 2008, EA's Spore.  Normally, you'd think this sort of rampant piracy would really be quite upsetting to a publisher.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ooma Gets $14 Million, Survival Looks Like A Real Possibility  —  VoIP startup Ooma has raised another $14 million in venture capital, we've heard from multiple sources, increasing the total amount of capital the company has raised to $56 million.  This most recent round of financing was led …
Discussion: GigaOM and FierceVoIP
Crowd Science:
iPhone Overwhelms Blackberry and Others in Smartphone Loyalty: Crowd Science Survey  —  Silicon Valley, California.  Four out of ten Blackberry and other smartphone users would switch to Apple's iPhone, as their next smartphone purchase, according to a recent survey conducted by Crowd Science via …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Facebook's load balancing act by the numbers  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—At the O'Reilly Velocity conference here, Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook's vice president of technical operations, highlighted some numbers from the social network's latest feature launches.  —  The site has more than 200 million users, and continues to grow.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Stephen L Rose / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 Release Candidate downloads will end August 15th  —  Still on the Windows 7 Beta,?  You need to move to the RC and fast.  Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st.  —  Want to download the RC?  The RC download program closes August 15.
 
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