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6:10 PM ET, June 15, 2010

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple iPhone 4 Pre-Ordering Is a Total Disaster  —  The iPhone 4's first pre-ordering day has been a total disaster.  AT&T's online system has collapsed, there are account security breaches, Apple's online upgrades are down, and stores are now using pen and paper to process sales.  Updating live (10)
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone 4 Up For Pre-Order — Black Only  —  Henry Ford once famously said, “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”  The same can now be said for the iPhone 4.  —  Just moments ago, Apple's latest mobile device was put up for pre-sale on Apple's Online Store.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Exclusive: Motorola Droid X preview  —  Not interested in waiting until the 23rd for Verizon's big announcement?  Don't worry, we've got you covered right now!  The Motorola Droid X has probably been one of the worst kept smartphone secrets in recent memory, but after spending two hours with the phone we sort of see why.
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Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Verizon flagship Droid set for July 19 debut?  —  The next flagship Android phone might be coming to Verizon in just one month.  According to one blog, we'll get the details next week.  —  The blog Droid-Life.com has been a PR machine for the upcoming Motorola (MOT) Droid X, which will be carried on Verizon (VZ).
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Motorola Launching New Droid 2 on June 23
Discussion: Engadget, Fortune, CNET News and Gearlog
Microsoft:
Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available for Consumers Worldwide  —  Millions of beta users help Microsoft deliver the best experience for getting things done across the PC, phone and browser.  —  Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010.
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Mike Schackwitz / The Windows Blog:
The new Hotmail is rolling out now!  —  Today, we have reason to celebrate, as we've begun to roll out the new Hotmail worldwide!  —  You may start seeing the new features in your inbox as early as today, features like the new Sweep menu, the freshly integrated Office Web Apps …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Microsoft's Office Web Apps: should Google worry yet?
Apple:
Apple Unveils All New Mac mini  —  Apple® today unveiled a completely redesigned Mac® mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, all in an amazingly compact aluminum enclosure.  Mac mini is the world's most energy efficient desktop …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Mac mini updated with HDMI, aluminum unibody, and SD card reader
Casey Chan / Gizmodo:
Mac OS X 10.6.4 Available Now, Brings Safari 5 And Bug Fixes  —  Mac OS X 10.6.4 is currently sitting pretty in your Software Update and brings Safari 5, if you haven't already jumped on the train, and what looks to be a ton of bug fixes with it.  Our update weighs in at 640MB but we've seen some as low as 300MB.
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Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
What's Happening with Twitter?  —  From a site stability and service outage perspective, it's been Twitter's worst month since last October.  —  What's the problem?  —  Last Friday, we detailed on our Engineering blog that this is going to be a rocky few weeks.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
‘Apple Store’ iOS Application Goes Live in App Store [Updated]  —  As rumored, Apple's new iOS application dedicated to the company's retail store experience is now live in the App Store.  Known simply as Apple Store, the free application allows users to shop the full online Apple Store …
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Lauren Goode / Digits:
Internet Is Set to Overtake Newspapers in Ad Revenue  —  The Internet is poised to overtake newspapers as the second-largest U.S. advertising medium by revenue behind television, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2010 to 2014.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Beam: world's first Android projector phone on sale in July  —  Ah, here we go, Samsung's other cellphone with an integrated projector just got an official launch date.  The Galaxy Beam (codename: Halo) with its 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display is now slated to hit Singapore in July.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo's 3DS handheld: 3D games without the glasses  —  Nintendo announced its new 3DS handheld to deliver 3D games without the geeky glasses required to watch 3D movies and television.  —  The announcement was expected, but Nintendo also announced a wave of support for the new handheld device …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google music store could launch this fall  —  With the iTunes' banner waving supremely over the digital music landscape, Google continues to build its own music service.  —  According to multiple music industry sources, Google could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music as early as this fall.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Announces fforward, A Weekly Tech/Geek Culture Show … This website uses IntenseDebate comments, but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesn't support JavaScript, or they didn't load fast enough.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Facebook CEO Deletes Controversial iPhone 4 Post  —  While I've followed the story about Mark Zuckerberg dissing the iPhone, it wasn't really of much interest to me-or to you.  —  Until today.  —  For those of you unaware, the Facebook CEO posted the following to his Facebook page:
Discussion: Switched and CNET News
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Verizon to Tie Cloud Storage With Computing  —  Verizon Business is set to announce a cloud-based storage service on Tuesday, leveraging the formidable Verizon Communications global data network as a draw for large enterprises to subscribe.  —  Starting in October, the company …
Discussion: eWeek
Hao Yan / CHINAdaily:
Foxconn units to leave Shenzhen after wage hikes  —  Foxconn Technology Group, which supplies Sony, Apple and Nokia with IT components, is moving part of its major plant away from costly Shenzhen after hefty wage increases at its factories in the southern city, affecting hundreds of thousands of workers, China Times reported Saturday.
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Foursquare To Open Online Store  —  The popular social network is building an online store for T-shirts and other branded products.  —  It's no secret that Foursquare users are a devoted group, often “checking in” to the location-based social network multiple times a day.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Some Game Developers Don't ‘Like’ Facebook's New Virtual Currency  —  Facebook Inc. has been rolling out its own currency, to be used by members to buy virtual goods in games and other applications.  But the move has rankled some game developers, who say the new monetary system comes …
Discussion: Digits
Sumner Lemon / Macworld:
Skype CEO envisions switching devices during calls  —  Skype CEO Josh Silverman wants to give users the ability to switch devices without interrupting voice and video calls made using his company's software.  —  Skype lets users make free voice and video calls between PCs and mobile devices …
Discussion: eWeek
 
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Nielsen Wire:
Social Networks/Blogs Now Account for One in Every Four and a Half Minutes Online
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
OnLive Remote Gaming Launches Thursday, for Free
Discussion: PC World, CNET News, Reuters and Bloomberg
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Boxee Looking to Get Hollywood Content With RoxioNow Deal
Discussion: PR Newswire
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
64-bit Flash for Linux dropped as Adobe preps next version
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
uTorrent Web lets you control torrent downloads on your iPhone
Discussion: TorrentFreak and BitTorrent Blog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
China Seems Content to Filter, Not Block, Google
Discussion: The Next Web
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Tabs on Top: Mozilla Previews Some Firefox 4 Updates
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TubeMogul: People Watch Facebook Videos Longer, And Click On More Ads
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Big Change At Hunch; Caterina Fake Predicts “Traffic Will Plummet …
Discussion: cdixon.org and Hunch Blog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twilio Releases OpenVBX, An Open Source Google Voice For Businesses
Discussion: Voyces and GigaOM
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Amazon finally begins rolling out Kindle 2.5 firmware update
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