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9:50 AM ET, June 12, 2010

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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.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Boxee Delays Web TV Set-Top Box Five Months, Until November (AAPL, GOOG, SNE)
Discussion: I4U News and Neowin.net
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   You Know Where Else It's Hard To Delete Your Account? Mahalo
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC Sets Apple Mobile Software Probe  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will investigate whether Apple Inc.'s business practices harm competition in the market for software used on mobile devices, people familiar with the situation said.  —  For weeks, the FTC has been engaged …
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Time To End The Bulls**t Search Engine Share Figures?  —  Yahoo's up again in comScore's latest search rankings.  Reason?  It seems largely due to non-search “slideshow” activity.  Solution?  Time to end the bulls**t way search share figures are calculated.  Chance of success?
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Hits 10,000 iPad Apps — Store Doubled In The Past Six Weeks  —  During his keynote address at WWDC on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs rattled off some key statistics.  Among them was that there are 8,500 native iPad apps.  Actually, at the time, Apple had over 9,000, but we'll let that slide.
Discussion: Erictric, App Advice and Yahoo! News
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.
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.
Philip Shenon / ABCNEWS:
Pentagon Fears Wikileaks Founder Will Spill Secrets  —  Officials Hunting Wikileaks Founder in Attempt to Protect Classified Documents  —  Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear …
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 …
Economist:
Blooming  —  Europe has become a more fertile place for technology companies.  But its tech industries still have to show they can burst through old constraints  —  MENTION the name of a big European technology firm in Silicon Valley and chances are the reaction will be a mixture of pity and disparagement.
Thanks:loic
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Law firm offers to defend ‘Hurt Locker’ sharers  —  The heat is being turned up on the company representing the producers of “The Hurt Locker” as it wages a wide-ranging litigation campaign against illegal file sharing.  —  In Arizona, a law firm called White Berberian recently began advertising …
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.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple ordering enough components to build 3M iPhone 4s per month  —  Apple has been ordering enough components to have built a stockpile of several million iPhone 4s in anticipation of this month's launch and continue on with a quarterly run rate of roughly 9 million units, according to a published report.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu Founding CTO Eric Feng Leaving For KPCB, Al Gore  —  Hulu's founding CTO Eric Feng is leaving the streaming video company he helped turn into one of the web's most popular video portals.  Feng will be joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a Partner focusing on greentech …
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: The Register and MacRumors, Thanks:atul
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Google letter to lawmakers: ‘Sorry’ for Wi-Fi breach, downplays harms  —  Google is determined to “learn all the lessons we can” from a major privacy breach in which it may have collected users' personal information from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, the company said in a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders on Tuesday.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google wants to face single mega-lawsuit over WiFi snafu
Discussion: CNET News and PC World
 
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Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
DoubleClick's Rosenblatt in group shopping start-up
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Finland Plans To Decriminalize Using Open WiFi [Updated]
Nick Bilton / Bits:
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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
JP Manninen / VentureBeat:
Report: Location check-in services are riddled with bugs
Discussion: Computerworld and p2pnet
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Indian 4G Wireless Auction Brings in $5.5B
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