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2:05 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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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: Zero Percent Idle
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
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
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
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: Beyond Search, Thanks:learmonth
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
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
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, Agence France Presse and Reuters
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
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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 …
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.
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.
 
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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
AppleInsider:
WWDC 2010 banners focus on iPhone OS 4 features, App Store success
Discussion: everythingiCafe and OurielOhayon
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA asks court to close down LimeWire
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