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9:50 PM ET, June 16, 2010

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Delayed Again: Now July 14th  —  The iPhone 4 order disaster continues, now with a new delay after AT&T suspended all sales for the device.  The iPhone arrival was delayed for many pre-orders.  Now there's a new date at Apple's website: July 14th.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple: 600,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders On First Day (AAPL, T)  —  Holy cow!  Apple just announced it took 600,000 pre-orders yesterday for its new iPhone 4, including orders placed with its carrier partners.  —  That is HUGE.  —  This in addition to AT&T's statement just now that iPhone 4 pre-orders …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T memo: iPhone 3GS, 4 pre-orders temporarily suspended
Tom Whitnah / Facebook Blog:
“I Like Your Comment”  —  Since first launching the “Like” feature in 2009 and the ability to comment on News Feed stories in 2008, we've seen these features become central to the way people communicate on Facebook.  They're two of the most heavily used features on the site and have proven …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook's Likable Little Comments Could Be a Big Deal
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Android Team “Laser Focused” On The User Experience For Next Release  —  Google's Android team has been pushing new versions of the operating system at a furious pace since the first Android device hit the market in 2008.  Lots of features have been added over the last couple of years.
Wall Street Journal:
With Bebo a No-Go, AOL Will Unload the Social Site  —  AOL Inc. is close to selling its social-networking site Bebo to a private investment firm, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Exact terms of the deal couldn't be learned, but people familiar with the situation said the price …
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Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
AOL: Please Give Us (A Little) More Than $2.5 Million for Bebo  —  Lots of chatter today about how AOL is nearing a deal to sell social network Bebo to Criterion Capital Partners, as first disclosed in a (since-deleted) tweet by WSJ reporter Anupreeta Das.  —  Preeta and her colleagues …
Discussion: GigaOM and Silicon Alley Insider
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
AT&T and Apple's marriage made in hell  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — AT&T's epic iPhone 4 pre-order snafu on Tuesday was the latest in a long line of headaches the carrier has caused Apple.  But even with concerns that AT&T accidentally revealed some subscribers' account information …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Disaster: Orders Charged and Sent to the Wrong People  —  They denied it, but readers claim that AT&T is exposing credit cards and shipping information during iPhone 4 pre-orders.  Wrong shipping information is even being used by AT&T and Apple's websites to send units to the wrong people.
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: Sprint's Bold Evo Phone Fades a Bit in the Details  —  Fine print, baby.  It's all about the fine print.  —  It'll get you when you buy a car.  When you rent an apartment.  When you sign a prenup.  —  Most of all, it'll get you when you buy the new Sprint Evo 4G phone …
Discussion: parislemon
Peter Bregman / Harvard Business Review:
Why I Returned My iPad  —  A little more than a week after buying the iPad, I returned it to Apple.  The problem wasn't the iPad exactly, though it has some flaws.  The problem was me.  —  I like technology, but I'm not an early adopter.  I waited for the second-generation iPod …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is Embracing the End of Email, Here's Why  —  “If you want to know what people like us will do tomorrow, you look at what teenagers are doing today,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the audience at Nielsen's Consumer 360 conference yesterday.
Discussion: VentureBeat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Disney/Pixar Buys The First Twitter Trending Topic Ad  —  Since April, Twitter users have grown accustomed to Twitter's first ad revenue play: Promoted Tweets.  Today, the second phase of that strategy is starting to be tested: Promoted Trending Topics.  The first such topic?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
“How Do I Delete My Facebook Account” Search Volume Drops.  Facebook Privacy Fiasco Over?  —  Is it time to officially declare the Facebook privacy fiasco over?  While a record number of users were previously searching for “How Do I Delete My Facebook Account” as “Quit Facebook Day” …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Advocacy groups: Facebook privacy changes not enough
Discussion: The Register
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Twitter Servers Can't Keep Up With World Cup Traffic  —  Have you been seeing Twitter's infamous “fail whale” a lot lately?  It's not your imagination.  —  The microblogging service has been down repeatedly this month, and Twitter engineers expect “a rocky few weeks” while they work on the system …
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple releases iTunes 9.2 with support for iOS 4, iPhone 4  —  In preparation for next week's release of iOS 4 and iPhone 4, Apple on Wednesday updated its iTunes desktop media application to version 9.2, adding support for iBooks, PDFs, and Apple's latest handset.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Arrington: By ‘see ya later,’ what I meant was, I'm sticking around  —  It's always fun and controversial when Michael Arrington is around, and his Seattle debut at our TechFlash Live event last night was no exception.  One of his remarks on stage, implying that he was ready to leave TechCrunch behind …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Wants To Become The Primary Shopping Option On Bing (AMZN, MSFT)  —  Amazon wants to own the shopping results that are served up from Microsoft's Bing search engine, we've heard from an industry source close to both companies.  —  After Microsoft announced it would shut …
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Logitech's Google TV set-top box will be the Logitech Revue  —  Logitech just confirmed a previous report from Engadget that its Google TV set-top box will be called the Logitech Revue.  Still no word on pricing or when we'll see any of this launch (other than “this fall"), but Logitech did give an explanation regarding the name:
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NBC Keeps Part of the Hulu/Boxee Story a Secret  —  Remember the kerfuffle when Hulu blocked Boxee last year?  And remember the slightly smaller kerfuffle when the issue resurfaced earlier this year, during government inquiries into the Comcast-NBC Universal deal?  —  It's not going away.
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
The Inside Story: How Yahoo Bought Associated Content (YHOO, AOL)  —  Last month, Yahoo bought Associated Content, a Web publishing startup with thousands of semi-pro freelance writers, for around $100 million.  —  $100 million isn't much for a company like Yahoo (YHOO) …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Xobni goes retro, selling boxed version in retail stores  —  With Microsoft Office 2010 launching in retail stores this week, Forrester analyst JP Gownder has said that the popular productivity suite is shouldering “the defense of packaged software in general.”
 
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Susan Crawford / GigaOM:
Why US Tech Policy Needs Silicon Valley's Input
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
AT&T: drop net neutrality or U-verse gets it
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Plancast Plans To Spread Throughout The Web With An API And Widgets
Discussion: lalawag
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Nintendo Will Never Put Mario In the App Store
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Nabs A Senior Director From Yahoo To Lead Mobile Growth
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Cybersecurity legislation looks likely to pass this year
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Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
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Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
San Francisco Passes Cellphone Radiation Law
Seth Rosenblatt / Webware.com:
New Flock divorces Firefox, snuggles up to Chrome