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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 …
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.
Electronista:
AT&T canceling some completed iPhone 4 pre-orders  —  AT&T's repeated ordering problems with the iPhone 4 may have led AT&T to start canceling some pre-orders that were already approved, early anecdotes said.  Customers have received notices that orders placed on Tuesday were canceled today.
Discussion: PhoneDog.com, MacRumors and Erictric
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 …
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Launches Web-Based Video Editor (With Details From The Folks Who Made It)
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
YouTube Cloud Editor: Is this Android's iMovie?
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Does the World Need More Than One Twitter?  —  Twitter, after being relatively stable for several months, has seen its downtime and reliability issues mount over the past couple of weeks, with repeated system errors and outages.  It's blamed a flaw in its networking setup and — most recently …
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Twitter Servers Can't Keep Up With World Cup Traffic
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
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 and Nielsen Wire
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Sysomos:
Judging a Twitter User by Their Followers  —  Everyday at Sysomos, we help people locate key influencers in their areas of interest.  We also slice and dice into these influencers on Twitter to see what kind of Twitter users are seeing their tweets.  —  We thought it would be interesting …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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) …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Nokia: Losing the Smartphone War One Ugly Pink Handset at a Time  —  Earlier this year, Rick Simonson, outgoing head of Nokia's mobile phone business, set an ambitious goal for the company: “By 2011...we will be at par with Apple and RIM in smartphones,” he said.
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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