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12:20 PM 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)  —  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
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog and A VC, Thanks:atul
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
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu Founding CTO Eric Feng Leaving For KPCB, Al Gore
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:
Mobile Uploads Spurs Facebook Video Growth
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: Hill Holliday, Computerworld and p2pnet
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Apple fears the killer app
Discussion: The Register and MacRumors, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Indian 4G Wireless Auction Brings in $5.5B
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Cisco gets into the social network business with Quad
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
iPhone 4 at Wal-Mart on June 24
Allie Townsend / Techland:
Hey Google Maps, Why Is Randolph, VT In A Lake?