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11:05 AM ET, June 16, 2010

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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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Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:   Get swyping: Swype for Android available now in English, Spanish and Italian
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola, Verizon announcing ‘next generation of Droid’ on June 23
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Even With Pre-Order Failures, iPhone 4 Sells Out In Under A Day  —  Well that didn't take long.  Not even 24 hours after the iPhone 4 became available online for pre-order, it is completely sold out.  Earlier today, reports had AT&T being out of the device.  Now the Apple Online Store is out of them too.
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T memo: iPhone 3GS, 4 pre-orders temporarily suspended  —  AT&T has sent out a memo to its employees stating that pre-orders for the iPhone — whether they be new activations, upgrades, or exchanges — have been “temporarily suspended.”  Check out the full memo below:
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.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Does the World Need More Than One Twitter?
Discussion: Scripting News, Thanks:johngushue
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gives Itself A Yellow Card For Downtime; Warns Of More To Come
Discussion: The Register, SFGate and WebProNews
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.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Disaster: Orders Charged and Sent to the Wrong People … To Make Motor Racing History, New Ideas Are a Must  —  Porsche Intelligent Performance is a principle which is as evident on the race track as it is in the new Cayenne S Hybrid and the Concept Study Porsche 918 Spyder, a high-performance hybrid for the 21st century.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hacker in AT&T-iPad security case arrested on drug charges  —  A hacker in a group that discovered the AT&T iPad-related flaw was arrested on an FBI search warrant in Arkansas on Tuesday, authorities told CNET.  —  Andrew Auernheimer, 24, was being held in Washington County Detention Center …
Jung-Ah Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Bets on Smartphones, Tablet  —  Pressed by the competition's new generation of sophisticated gadgets, Samsung Electronics also has been seeing demand for some of its products soften amid the European debt crisis.  In response, the South Korean electronics giant …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Finally, Google TV Explained In A Clear, Concise Manner [Video]  —  When Google TV was announced at Google I/O there was a lot of excitement surrounding it.  Unfortunately, there were also a lot of questions.  And the glitchy demo they did on stage certainly didn't help matters.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
I'll Tell You What's Fair  —  Speaking of Joe Wilcox, in the midst of a 1,500 word piece last week accusing yours truly of “not being a man” because there aren't comments on Daring Fireball, Wilcox wrote the following in response to my “Google started this” entry on the Apple / Google / Android / AdMob imbroglio:
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
I was wrong about Apple iPad
Discussion: Podcasting News
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
San Francisco Passes Cellphone Radiation Law  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Imposing roughly the same cautionary standards for cellphones as for fatty food or sugary soda, this city — never shy about its opinions — voted on Tuesday to require all retailers to display the amount of radiation each phone emits.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Office 2010: No Upgrade Pricing, No Transfers, No Way!  —  I'm a Microsoft Office devotee.  Sure, cloud-based apps are fine.  But I like dependable, fast software right on my own computer.  My life revolves fairly happily around Outlook.  You can pry Excel out of my cold dead fingers.
Seth Rosenblatt / Webware.com:
New Flock divorces Firefox, snuggles up to Chrome  —  Flock made its name as a Firefox remix that came loaded with custom add-ons for tightly integrating social networking with daily Web browsing.  Just opened to the public, the Flock 3 beta keeps its social goals intact while replacing its Firefox base with Google-supported Chromium.
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.
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
LinkedIn communications at center of unprecedented lawsuit  —  In a first-of-its kind lawsuit, an IT staffing firm has accused one of its former employees of violating the terms of her non-compete agreements through her conduct on LinkedIn.  —  In a first-of-its kind lawsuit …
Discussion: ZDNet, Fast Company and Computerworld
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
T-Mobile Rolls Out “4G Speed” Network In 15+ New Cities  —  4G is in the air!  Or, at least for T-Mobile, 4G speeds are in the air.  While T-Mobile isn't technically allowed to pitch their HSPA+ network as 4G, its speeds can exceed that of the networks that some carriers (read: Sprint) have been toting as 4G for the last few months.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Wireless Oligopoly Is Smother of Invention  —  If the people who brought us television had played by the same rules that today's wireless carriers impose — we'd probably all be listening to the radio.  —  Which is a nice way of saying the wireless industry — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile …
Thanks:rsingel
Jolicloud Blog:
Jolicloud's got the touch!  —  The next version of Jolicloud, Jolicloud 1.0 will support some touchscreen displays out of the box.  —  Watch our short demo below showing the new HTML5 interface on a touchscreen enabled Samsung NB30:  —  Here is a list of supported touchscreen technologies:
Discussion: Omg!, Thanks:bpedro
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google gets the fabled GDrive, courtesy of Memeo  —  When Google announced the ability to upload and store files in Google Docs, that seemed to be as close as the search giant would get to releasing its long-rumored GDrive storage service.  But the GDrive is finally here, kind of …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Macworld and ZDNet
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AT&T-iPad security breach may be worse than first thought  —  Researchers looking into the security of GSM phone networks are suggesting that the recent breach, which saw tens of thousands of e-mail addresses and ICC-IDs inadvertently disclosed by AT&T, could have far more significant implications …
Discussion: Techdirt
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
YouTube adds cloud-based video editor  —  In a significant philosophical shift, Google has added a basic video editing system to YouTube, giving a new creative aspect to the video sharing site.  —  The YouTube editor isn't going to make Apple's Final Cut Pro or Adobe Systems' Premiere Pro …
 
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
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Ryan Boyd / Google Enterprise Blog:
Launched in Apps Marketplace: 16 new apps available for Google Apps
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Public Safety Agencies Aim to Stop Spectrum Auction
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Israeli start-up claims huge boost to SSD reliability
Discussion: The Tech Report
delbius:
WDYDWYD?  —  As the head of Twitter's Trust and Safety team …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley readies for privacy battle
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to Media Cos.: Disruption? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Get Your Porn App Into iTunes: Wrap a Newspaper Around It
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 Earlier Items: 
Pwarden / PeteSearch:
Facebook changes the rules for the public web
Thanks:atul
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
iPhone Armed With Facial Recognition App Lets Cops ID Perps on the Street
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Patriot Ledger and Gizmodo
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple, ATI, NVIDIA Actively Working on Improving Mac Gaming Performance
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacStories and 9 to 5 Mac
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Plans Public Beta Site for Its Experiments
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft sends out Windows 7 SP1 beta invites
Discussion: Download Squad and Maximum PC, Thanks:tom_warren