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3:45 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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 Top Items: 
lonelysandwich:
iPad TV  —  I won't lie to you—it took two weeks with my iPad before I knew whether I loved it (or, to be more accurate, why I would inevitably love it).  There was this uncomfortableness after the purchase.  I'd known for weeks that it was to be a miraculous addition to my life.
Discussion: /Message, TiPb and Zero Percent Idle
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
The New York Times Fights Back against Foursquare and Yelp  —  So you're the New York Times.  —  You have best in class local, editorial content about your home city, which happens to be one of the biggest cities in the world.  You have a loyal, local community of readers that depend upon …
Discussion: Startup Meme
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft's Plan for Us All  —  Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet.  But surprisingly it's Microsoft—not Google—that's best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud.  Here's why.  —  It's common for writers to trot out the Google/Apple binary.
Discussion: Big in Japan, Thanks:rawmeet
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Roll Out New Facebook Integrations  —  Yahoo Inc. will soon roll out new ways to view content from Facebook Inc. across its websites, according to people briefed on the matter, as it aims to prevent Yahoo users from defecting to the social network.  —  Following up on a partnership announced …
Discussion: Mashable!
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Bradford: Demand Media Will Take Out AOL First, Yahoo Later  —  Sales Chief Says Content Created by Lots of Humans, Not Some ‘Crazy Robot’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Joanne Bradford, the newly minted chief revenue officer for Demand Media, seems to be drawn to seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Discussion: Monday Note and Beyond Search, Thanks:learmonth
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Making online orders with a nod or a smile?  Bezos seeks patent  —  Amazon.com is famous for its 1-Click ordering system.  But what about 1-Nod ordering?  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is seeking a patent on a system that would let people make purchases with a nod, a smile or even a raise of the eyebrow.
Discussion: Kindle Review
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
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Mercury News interview: Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO  —  Since he helped found Yelp in 2004 amid the wreckage of the dot-com bust, Jeremy Stoppelman has relentlessly expanded its footprint from San Francisco, building communities of writers who have penned more than 10 million reviews …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Associated Press:
Australia launches privacy investigation of Google  —  SYDNEY - Australia announced a police investigation Sunday into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant's “Street View” mapping service.
Discussion: BBC and Agence France Presse
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Join The Cult!  Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found On eBay  —  Earlier this week during an interview at the D8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did the unthinkable: after finding the hotseat a little too toasty for his liking, he took off his hoodie.
Doug Osborne / Geek.com:
Firefox add-on game ‘Destroy The Web’ lets you blast away the Internet  —  You ever have one of those days?  Server meltdown?  Failed hard drive?  Smoke coming from your PSU?  When nothing seems to be going your way might I suggest a little app that will help you relax a little …
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 …
Discussion: Switched and CNET News
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar Brings Push Notification Management To The iPad — And Goes Completely Free
Douglas Gorney / The Atlantic Online:
Minneapolis Unplugged  —  Googling “citywide wireless” …
Elias Bizannes / TechCrunch:
Why Privacy Failures Are In Facebook's DNA
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:bobcaswell
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens up on Live Mesh's future
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
 Earlier Items: 
AppleInsider:
WWDC 2010 banners focus on iPhone OS 4 features, App Store success
Discussion: everythingiCafe and OurielOhayon
Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog:
Tablet rivalry: For now, it's Android vs. Apple
Discussion: eWeek and Google Android News …
Christopher Blizzard:
intellectual honesty and html5
Discussion: InfoQ and OSNews