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4:00 PM ET, June 2, 2010

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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
AT&T To Stop Offering All-You-Can-Eat Wireless Data Plans  —  AT&T (T) this morning said it is revamping its wireless data plans, eliminating its all-you-can-eat options.  —  The company will now offer a 200 MB $15-a-month entry plan, and a $25-a-month 2 GB plan.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans, iPhone tethering coming at OS 4 launch  —  You might think that AT&T would hold off for a national HSPA+ deployment or a full-on LTE launch before tweaking its data pricing strategy, but not so much — the carrier is coming out swinging today …
Jeff Jarvis / The Faster Times:
AT&T's iPad Bait-and-Switch  —  Did AT&T's Pull a Bait-and-Switch with the iPad?  —  AT&T's service sucks.  Just listen to our most trusted newsman on the topic.  But AT&T response to this core business problem is not to improve its service, to invest in better ways to handle more customers.
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T iPhone Customers Can Keep Unlimited Data Plan for Next iPhone  —  AT&T's announcement of their new capped data plans has generated a lot of discussion amongst current and future iPhone owners.  In short, AT&T eliminated their $30/month unlimited plan for new iPhone customers starting on June 7th.
AT&T:
AT&T Announces New Lower-Priced Wireless Data Plans to Make Mobile …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   AT&T Just Put A Bullet In Mobile TV (T, AAPL, NFLX)
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Welcome to AT&T's tiered pricing world: Will Verizon follow?
Peter Kafka / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Steve Jobs on Flash, Adobe and Other Technology Apple Doesn't Use Anymore  —  Steve Jobs insists that he isn't out to crush Adobe (ADBE).  But at the opening session of the D8 conference, the Apple CEO (AAPL) explained at length why he's done with Adobe's Flash …
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Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Does Steve Jobs' No Mean Yes In The Case of Apple TV?  —  At the AllThingsDigital conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs seemingly put the kibosh on Apple's foray into the television market, stating, “The problem with innovation in the TV industry is the go-to-market strategy ... Ask TiVo, ask Roku, ask us. ...
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from D8  —  7:16PM Steve: Well let first say we have two platforms we support.  One is open and uncontrolled — that's HTML5.  We support HTML5.  We have the best support for it of anyone in the world.  We then support a curated platform which is the app store.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops
Daniel Farber / CBS News:
Steve Jobs explains his world at All Things D
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Steve Jobs on TV: ‘no one wants to buy a box’
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless currently testing Apple iPads  —  According to a highly placed source of ours, Verizon Wireless is currently testing Apple iPad devices on their network.  We have been told that the model they are testing is a CDMA-compatible device, and while our source mentioned LTE in some capacity …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Buys Invite Media  —  Google has indeed bought ad technology start-up Invite Media, I've confirmed with multiple sources.  —  As I wrote last month, Invite is a three-year-old “demand-side platform” designed to help buyers navigate high-volume display-advertising exchanges-like the one Google launched last year.
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
AdMob's iPhone OS SDK Now Supports iPad Native Apps With New Ad Formats  —  Starting today, our iPad App SDK is available for all publishers to download and install in their applications.  We had strong interest from developers in the SDK while it was in beta and we're excited to make it generally available.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Puts Movie Tickets on a Facebook Site  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company has created what it believes is a first-of-its-kind application allowing Facebook users to buy tickets to “Toy Story 3” without leaving the social networking site and while, at the same time, prodding their friends to come along.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal  —  Sonic Solutions and DivX, both listed on Nasdaq, this morning announced that they are to become one.  Under the terms of the agreement, Sonic would acquire all the outstanding shares of DivX and merge DivX operations into those of Sonic.
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX: Their Success Or Failure Decided By The Studios
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:danrayburn
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Images Show White Back Panel on Next-Generation iPhone  —  With the leak of a claimed white front panel for the next-generation iPhone last month, it appears that if the parts are in fact legitimate Apple will be bringing the existing iPhone color option of a white back around to the front of the device.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How a Startup Wants to Change Higher Education — What You Need to Kno!  —  You know how one thing leads to another?  Well, that's what happened with Osman , the co-founder and CEO of Kno, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup that's publicly previewing its digital textbook platform and device (Kno) today.
Discussion: Kno Blog and D8 Conference
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Comcast not looking to sell any of NBC's parts  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—Comcast COO Steve Burke said on Wednesday that Comcast isn't looking to get rid of NBC Universal's movie studios or theme parks, saying that all of its parts are part of a good media company.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Hulu headed to a Xbox 360 dashboard near you?  —  From its humble origins as a chunky black box of PC parts, the Xbox has grown into a strapping young adult — attracting a social circle including Netflix, Facebook and Twitter.  Now, rumor has it that the Xbox 360's preening for a date with Hulu, too.
Nielsen Wire:
The State of Mobile Apps  —  “There's an app for that” is Apple's catch phrase to promote the literally thousands of applications that can be downloaded to an iPhone.  Whether you want to check the weather or traffic, bide time playing a game, or study a new language, there is likely a free or paid application that you can access.
Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource:
Google VP: Chrome OS Release in Q4  —  Speaking today at the Computex Cloud Computing forum, Google VP of product management Sundar Pichai said that Chrome OS will be on the market in the fourth quarter of 2010.  The Cloud Computing Forum is featuring executives from Google, ARM and Quanta Computers.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google Launches Homepage Customization With Your Pictures  —  They had to respond to Bing eventually, and today is the day.  Starting this afternoon, and rolling out over the next few days Google is releasing the ability around the US and the world to upload a custom image as the background of your Google.com.
 
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The Kindle will soon be available at Target locations nationwide
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
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Discussion: SanDisk and OCZ Technology
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
FetchBack Fetches $40 Million From GSI Commerce
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Xobni Has a New CTO and Change in My Role
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