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6:00 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  —  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:
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL To Sell Bebo For Around $10 Million  —  AOL is close to selling Bebo to an investor group, we've confirmed from a source close to the company.  The price?  $10 million or less.  Rumors of the acquisition first surfaced this morning, and the buyer may be Criterion Capital Partners.
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
AOL Has Sold Bebo  —  AOL has found a buyer for struggling social network Bebo, we are hearing from sources close to the deal.  The Internet company has been publicly looking for an acquirer for some time, and in April, news leaked that AOL would likely shut down the site if a buyer was not found.
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 …
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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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Nabs A Senior Director From Yahoo To Lead Mobile Growth  —  If there's one area that Yahoo has been strong in over the past several years, it's partnerships in mobile around the world.  The company's deals with OEMs (like the most recent one with Nokia), ensure the company …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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!
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.
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.
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 …
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.”
Discussion: TechCrunch, Bits, AppScout and Xobni Blog
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 …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AT&T-iPad security breach may be worse than first thought
Discussion: Techdirt and SlashGear
 
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Nintendo Will Never Put Mario In the App Store
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AT&T CEO: ‘Number One’ in Mobile Broadband by 2015
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Report: AT&T, Verizon may compromise on net neutrality
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Cybersecurity legislation looks likely to pass this year
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
After Going Premium, Ning Adds E-Commerce And Gaming Revenue Channels For Networks
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Exclusive: ABC Has Doubled the Number of Ads in Its iPad App; ABC.com Will Be Next
Discussion: paidContent, PadGadget and MediaMemo
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