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12:25 PM ET, June 6, 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
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
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 MacDailyNews
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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
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
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.
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.
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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Mark Zuckerberg should have a Carol Bartz moment  —  Watch live streaming video from disrupt at livestream.com  —  Everyone seems to be against Mark Zuckerberg, founder/CEO of Facebook, lately.  —  Shel Israel says he should step down.  —  Market Watch's Therese Poletti …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digits, Thanks:atul
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.
Discussion: OurielOhayon and Erictric
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 …
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.
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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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
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA asks court to close down LimeWire
 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog:
Tablet rivalry: For now, it's Android vs. Apple
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Preview.fm: An experiment for fast browsing of full albums.
Christopher Blizzard:
intellectual honesty and html5
Discussion: InfoQ, OSNews and Geek.com