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6:45 PM ET, June 12, 2010

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Union Square Ventures:
Web Services as Governments  —  This spring Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, made controversial announcements.  Apple announced the terms of service for the iPhone OS 4, that restricted how applications developers could use analytics data.  Facebook launched Facebook Credits, and a completely different privacy policy.
Zephoria / danah boyd:
“for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy  —  (Newbie note: If you have never heard of 4chan, start with the Wikipedia entry and not the website itself.  The site tends to offend many adults' sensibilities.  As one of my friends put it, loving LOLcats or rickrolling as outputs …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday  —  ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine.  About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz To Win The Foursquare Investor Badge  —  A months long fundraising process for Foursquare is in its last stages, we've heard from multiple sources, and Andreessen Horowitz looks to be preparing to check-in to Foursquare to take an investor badge.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Artefact puts Flash on your iPad ‘In A Pinch’ (video)  —  Despite Steve Jobs's ethical reservations, it's clear that people want Flash on their iPads (or at the very least, developers want to find ways put it there).  Recently we saw Smokescreen, a browser plug-in that pulls apart SWF binaries …
Discussion: App Advice
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook: Calacanis Is Lying  —  Well, this is getting more interesting.  This morning, we reported that Jason Calacanis' Facebook account was still active, despite his very public deletion of the account about 20 days ago.  When he found out about this, Calacanis sent an angry email …
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Cameron Chapman / Smashing Magazine:
How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites
Discussion: TechCrunch
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Shadow launching in July, DROID 2 in August  —  We have heard from a source that the two upcoming Motorola Android handsets that have been floating about are launching pretty soon.  The Motorola Shadow (DRIOD X, keyboardless DROID) is set to launch in July with “shadow BLUR” and Android 2.1.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Scribd: Publishers Are Wasting Time, Money, Effort In Creating iPad Apps  —  Although magazines like Wired are reporting strong results for their early iPad efforts, for most publishers, this is still an experiment to see if they can recreate—or at least approximate—the revenue model that used …
Sachin's Posterous:
Accounts get in the way of startups working together  —  We get a lot of requests from other companies who want to integrate their services into Posterous.  —  When you're running a lean, focused startup, it's hard to stop working on your product to even entertain the idea of integrating with someone else.
Steven Pinker / New York Times:
Mind Over Mass Media  —  NEW forms of media have always caused moral panics: the printing press, newspapers, paperbacks and television were all once denounced as threats to their consumers' brainpower and moral fiber.  —  So too with electronic technologies.  PowerPoint, we're told, is reducing discourse to bullet points.
Discussion: Bits, GigaOM, Snarkmarket and Boing Boing
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Boxee Delays Web TV Set-Top Box Five Months, Until November (AAPL, GOOG, SNE)  —  Boxee, the NYC-based startup that makes software for watching web video, announced today that its first hardware gadget — the “Boxee box” — is taking longer than they had hoped to develop.
Discussion: I4U News and Neowin.net
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Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Computing with Secrets, but Keeping them Safe  —  A cryptographic method could see cloud services work with sensitive data without ever decrypting it.  —  A novel technique could see future Web services work with sensitive data without ever being able to read it.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhones for BlackBerries at UBS  —  Up to one third of the the bank's 18,000 BlackBerries could migrate to Apple's smartphone  —  In an unusual note to clients, UBS (UBS) analyst Maynard Um reported Thursday on the results of a panel discussion with his own bank's senior information technology personnel.
Discussion: Electronista, Thanks:jasonhiner
 
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Philip Shenon / ABCNEWS:
Pentagon Fears Wikileaks Founder Will Spill Secrets
Economist:
Blooming  —  Europe has become a more fertile place for technology companies.
Thanks:loic
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Hits 10,000 iPad Apps — Store Doubled In The Past Six Weeks
Discussion: App Advice and Erictric
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu Founding CTO Eric Feng Leaving For KPCB, Al Gore
 Earlier Items: 
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
iPad Hackers: Obtaining Emails Not Illegal, We Will Fight If Charges Are Pressed
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
How Much Is a Facebook Fan Really Worth?
Thanks:filos