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7:55 PM ET, June 11, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Just When He Thought He Was Out, Facebook Pulls Calacanis Back In  —  This morning, we got a tip that despite all the hubbub about Jason Calacanis deleting his Facebook profile, it was still active.  Sure enough, it was.  So what gives?  —  We emailed Calacanis to find out what the deal was …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Know Where Else It's Hard To Delete Your Account?  Mahalo  —  With regard to his recent spat with Facebook we don't exactly see eye-to-eye with Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis.  But this morning, we did when an incident showed just how hard it is to delete your Facebook profile.
Cameron Chapman / Smashing Magazine:   How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
iPhone 4 at Wal-Mart on June 24  —  iPhone 4 goes on sale June 24.  —  If you'd rather avoid the lines at Apple and AT&T stores on iPhone 4 launch day, you have options this year.  —  Wal-Mart said Friday that it will be one of several retail outlets that will have the iPhone 4 on June 24, its first day of availability anywhere.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comscore Says It'll Fix Search Share Measurement Now That Yahoo And Microsoft Are Gaming It (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)  —  Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing have recently been “gaining” market share in comScore's search engine stats for somewhat sketchy reasons: The companies have increasingly been putting …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Time To End The Bulls**t Search Engine Share Figures?
Discussion: MediaFile, internetnews.com and Digital Daily, Thanks:atul
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
World Cup Fever: Internet Has Busiest Day Ever as Tabulated by Akamai  —  Akamai, the world's largest operator of a network of computers which carry video content, reports that today, opening day of the World Cup, is the busiest day it has tracked, with some 11 million visitor requests to its network …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The End Of An Era: Hotmail Ditches The Taglines  —  “Hotmail: Free, trusted and rich email service.  Get it now.”  —  When Hotmail launched in 1996 it grew fast.  Very fast.  It was one of the first free webmail providers, and they had a killer marketing idea - add a tagline at the end …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and Technologizer
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Brian Hall / The Windows Blog:
Hotmail respects your inbox
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Desktop App Launch Delayed, May Be Scrapped  —  When Google acquired Gizmo5, a Skype competitor, in November Google Voice users rejoiced - presumably they'd be getting a much needed soft phone on the desktop for users to make and receive calls through Google Voice.
Discussion: Erictric, greg hughes and Maximum PC
Jean-Paul Cozzatti / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
A Perfect Storm.....of Whales  —  Since Saturday, Twitter has experienced several incidences of poor site performance and a high number of errors due to one of our internal sub-networks being over-capacity.  —  We're working hard to address the core issues causing these problems …
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
iPad Hackers: Obtaining Emails Not Illegal, We Will Fight If Charges Are Pressed  —  According to reports, the FBI is currently investigating the AT&T iPad leak because of the sensitive (read governmental) nature of the data revealed, and Gawker Media is now under pressure to provide information …
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google wants to face single mega-lawsuit over WiFi snafu  —  Google is attempting to consolidate the growing number of lawsuits against the company as a result of its “accidental” WiFi data collection.  Meanwhile, a privacy group has analyzed an independent analysis of the situation …
Discussion: CNET News and PC World
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Apple fears the killer app  —  Ok, so were finally getting down to it.  On at least two fronts, Apple has now essentially thrown out its draconian rules on what developers can and cannot do on its platform, and replaced them with essentially, no rules.  The new “rules” appear to be …
Discussion: MacRumors and Apple Outsider, Thanks:atul
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Google News and Why Human Editors Still Matter  —  After years of having its news generated by algorithms, Google News is testing a new “Editor's Pick” section with publishers, enabling them to select and promote specific content to users.  —  The new feature — a module of content …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Google News Gives News Orgs a Chance to Stand Out
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Twitter's Next Moneymaker-"Promoted Trends"  —  Twitter is beginning to roll out its ad platform, which allows advertisers to insert messages into users' streams.  But the microblogging service already has an idea for a new product: Selling some of the real estate dedicated to its …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google morphs Chrome OS into netbook thin client  —  ‘Chromotes’ legacy PC apps inside browser  —  Exclusive Google's Chrome OS — the operating system that moves all apps and data into a web browser — will provide remote access to “legacy PC applications” through a mystery process …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Cisco gets into the social network business with Quad  —  Does the world really need another business social network?  Apparently Cisco thinks so, because it plans to release one later this year.  The company has been revealing more details of the new product, called Quad …
Discussion: Computerworld and Techie Buzz
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC to probe Apple for HTC patent infringement  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel will investigate allegations made by HTC Corp that Apple infringes its technology, as HTC seeks to win a ban on the U.S. sale of iPhones, iPads and iPods.  —  The International Trade Commission said in a brief notice …
Discussion: USITC, SlashGear and Phone Scoop
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
A Thank You for 3 Years of Innovation  —  One of the first phone calls I made over 3 years ago when Hulu was not yet Hulu was to Eric Feng.  Eric and I got to know each other in Seattle when he was at Microsoft and I was at Amazon.  In the weeks following my phone call to Eric in May of 2007 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
Boxee Box by D-Link Release Set for November in North America  —  Earlier this week we got confirmation that the Boxee Box by D-Link will ship this November in US and Canada.  We realize many of you have waited months to purchase the Boxee Box, and we know how frustrating this is.
Discussion: Tubefilter News, Gizmodo and Engadget
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Expanding Local Tags, Pushing Them Into Mobile  —  Google announced that it's rolling out its fixed-fee local ad product “Tags” (formerly “enhanced listings") nationally.  It also announced that Tags will be showing up in mobile search results.  Tags offers local businesses …
 
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Mobile Uploads Spurs Facebook Video Growth
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
How Much Is a Facebook Fan Really Worth?
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JP Manninen / VentureBeat:
Report: Location check-in services are riddled with bugs
Discussion: p2pnet and ReadWriteWeb
Allie Townsend / Techland:
Hey Google Maps, Why Is Randolph, VT In A Lake?
Eric T. Peterson / Twitalyzer:
Our thoughts on Twitter buying Dabble DB
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Yahoo News Loses Top Spot To CNN - Here's Why (YHOO, TWX, AOL)
 Earlier Items: 
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
North Korea moves quietly onto the Internet
Discussion: The Next Web and Tech Eye
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Considering Separate WWDC Conferences for Mac and iOS?
Discussion: Edible Apple, HardMac.com and Geek.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What's Up With Foursquare, Doc?  Try a Bridge Investment, Facebook Talks and More!
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Trade-in sites offering up to $320 for old iPhones
Julie Scelfo / New York Times:
The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Motorola And RIM Make Peace, End All Outstanding Litigation Worldwide