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6:35 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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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:   AT&T Now Taking iPhone 4 Orders In Pen and Paper
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).
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?
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.
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.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
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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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
I was wrong about Apple iPad  —  The world does need an Apple tablet — and perhaps others — contrary to what I asserted in late January.  Gloaters will circle my admission like vultures pecking a carcass, but that's the penalty for being wrong.  Yes, I was wrong.  I admit it.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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.
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
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Sumner Lemon / Macworld:
Skype CEO envisions switching devices during calls
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Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
China Seems Content to Filter, Not Block, Google
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Foursquare To Open Online Store
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Big Change At Hunch; Caterina Fake Predicts “Traffic Will Plummet …
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