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8:30 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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes All In With Facebook: Here Are The Screenshots  —  Tomorrow Yahoo will announce a relaunch of Yahoo Profiles and their “all in” integration with Facebook Connect, including on the Yahoo home page.  We've all known deep integration with Facebook was coming, but until now it wasn't clear exactly how deeply Yahoo would go.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mediocrity is king  —  Last week, the Huffington Post reached a new apex.  Viewed from France, where ads are localized, its home page carried a remarkably tasteful ad: a farting application for the iPhone (see below).  As prudery still rules in American media, you'll notice that the farter's exhaust aperture has been blurred.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Dell Streak review  —  Streak.  It needs no introduction, as this slate's been gaining a lot of attention amongst gadget lovers around the world.  Thanks to the UK launch last Friday, we were one of the first on this planet to procure Dell's finalized Android 1.6 phone from O2.
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
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
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: FM Blog and Big in Japan, Thanks:rawmeet
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
Shervin Pishevar / TechCrunch:
Democratizing Talent: Guy Oseary, Greyson Chance, NowMov, IndieGoGo and the Future of Talent  —  This guest post was written by SGN founder and Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar.  Pishevar served as SGN's CEO until January, when he handed off the role to former EA and LucasArts exec Randy Breen.
Thanks:alexia
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
Shafiq Alam / Agence France Presse:
Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook  —  DHAKA — Bangladesh lifted a ban on Facebook on Sunday, a week after it blocked the popular social networking site over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed and “obnoxious” images of its leaders.  —  The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission …
Discussion: Reuters
 
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Doug Osborne / Geek.com:
Firefox add-on game ‘Destroy The Web’ lets you blast away the Internet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar Brings Push Notification Management To The iPad — And Goes Completely Free
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Join The Cult! Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found On eBay
Douglas Gorney / The Atlantic Online:
Minneapolis Unplugged  —  Googling “citywide wireless” …
Elias Bizannes / TechCrunch:
Why Privacy Failures Are In Facebook's DNA
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens up on Live Mesh's future
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
 Earlier Items: 
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps
Discussion: Switched and CNET News
AppleInsider:
WWDC 2010 banners focus on iPhone OS 4 features, App Store success
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 …
Nielsen Wire:
iPhone vs. Android