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8:15 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:
iPhone 4 Order Security Breach Exposes Private Information  —  Apple's iPhone 4 pre-ordering has been a total disaster, but it gets much worse: An AT&T insider claims that this iPhonecalypse may be related to “a major fraud update that went wrong.”  The bug is exposing AT&T users' private information.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
AT&T iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Have Sold Out  —  According to Boy Genius Report, all of AT&T's pre-order iPhones have been reserved as of 4:30pm EST. And if you placed an order any time after that, you might have a bit of a wait on your hands.  Updated:  —  People who got their orders in after 4:30 …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
AT&T Now Taking iPhone 4 Orders In Pen and Paper
Discussion: AppleInsider and Macworld
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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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?
Discussion: Computerworld and PC World
Apple:
About the Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update  —  Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update Updating your system  —  You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.  —  Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system.
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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
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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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
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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Want Swype? (yes, you do) - Get It Tomorrow For Android Phones  —  I just heard from Swype, the creators of an amazing touchscreen mobile application that allows text entry way faster than via normal virtual keyboards.  They'll be making the Android version of the their application available to anyone who wants it tomorrow.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Miguel Helft / Bits:
States Discussing Joint Investigation of Google's Wi-Fi Data Collection  —  Google's headaches over its collection of private data from Wi-Fi networks are intensifying.  —  Attorneys general from about 30 states are investigating whether Google violated any laws when vehicles used by the company …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
AT&T CEO on Enterprise iPad Adoption and Wireless Voice Quality Improvements  —  In an interview on CNBC today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spent a considerable amount of time discussing the carrier's relationship with Apple, initially focusing on the iPad and its strong adoption, particularly among business users.
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.
 
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
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Discussion: PC World, CNET News and Reuters
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Skype CEO envisions switching devices during calls
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Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Verizon to tie cloud storage with computing
Discussion: eWeek
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
64-bit Flash for Linux dropped as Adobe preps next version
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Foursquare To Open Online Store
Discussion: VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
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Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Hunch Blog and cdixon.org
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Facebook CEO Deletes Controversial iPhone 4 Post
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