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7:30 PM ET, June 5, 2010

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Nielsen Wire:
iPhone vs. Android  —  Don Kellogg, Senior Manager, Research and Insights/Telecom Practice, The Nielsen Company  —  Whether it's checking email on the go, connecting with friends through social networks or using turn-by-turn navigation, the capabilities of smartphones are convincing …
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Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS Still Triples Android's Market Share  —  Nielsen's new “iPhone vs. Android” report offers up the latest numbers in the big mobile battle: Both platforms have loyal users, but Apple's still on top by a long shot.  —  They don't come as much of a surprise, but with all the talk …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps  —  Security Concerns Prompt Warnings  —  As smartphones and the applications that run on them take off, businesses and consumers are beginning to confront a budding dark side of the wireless Web.  —  Online stores run by Apple Inc., Google Inc. and others …
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Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: More Droid Xtreme Shots Released  —  Who wanted a back shot of the Motorola Droid Xtreme?  Well here you go.  You can see the beastly 8MP camera is embedded in that hump which we all have mixed feelings about.  And it indeed says “HD VIDEO” up there.
AppleInsider:
WWDC 2010 banners focus on iPhone OS 4 features, App Store success  —  Apple has hung even more banners inside the Moscone Center in San Francisco for its forthcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, but they don't reveal any details about what the company plans to announce on Monday.
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Clay Shirky / Wall Street Journal:
Does the Internet Make You Smarter?  —  Amid the silly videos and spam are the roots of a new reading and writing culture, says Clay Shirky.  —  Digital media have made creating and disseminating text, sound, and images cheap, easy and global.  The bulk of publicly available media …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Nicholas Carr / Wall Street Journal:
Does the Internet Make You Dumber?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Safari 5 to be launched at WWDC with Safari Reader?  —  MacGeneration reports that Apple is planning on a major update to Safari at this week's WWDC.  Safari 5 will apparently include a Reader functionality that will make web page reading easier by extracting and organizing the text.
Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog:
Tablet rivalry: For now, it's Android vs. Apple  —  This year's center-stage rivalry in tablet computers is shaping up as Apple versus Android, according to analysts.  Windows, meanwhile, remains hobbled by its PC past.  —  The rise of the tablet happened almost overnight …
Discussion: CNET News
Christopher Blizzard:
intellectual honesty and html5  —  OK, this is the post that contains everything that everyone on the inside of the browser market knows, but doesn't say out loud.  It's time for someone to expose the emperor.  It's a shame that the main victim here turns out to be Apple …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens up on Live Mesh's future  —  Microsoft officials have posted a Live Mesh question-and-answer document to the Microsoft Web site that finally answers many of the questions about the much-ballyhooed Microsoft sync service customers have been asking for two years.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA asks court to close down LimeWire  —  The music industry has asked a federal court in New York to order a shutdown of the LimeWire service, according to documents obtained by CNET.  —  Lawyers working for the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group for the four top record companies …
Elias Bizannes / TechCrunch:
Why Privacy Failures Are In Facebook's DNA  —  Elias Bizannes is the chairperson and executive director of the DataPortability Project; founder of the Startup Bus; creator of the Silicon Beach community; and manages the finance function at search engine startup Vast.com.
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