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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?
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Now Live, Twitter's New Ads: Are You Brave Enough for This?  —  Short-form social network Twitter has taken a bold new step in exploring its potential business model.  The company appears to have begun promoting keywords in its “trending topics” list for sponsors.
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Still Really Want An iPhone 4?  Find $5,000, Head To eBay  —  As you may have heard, Apple completely blew through its pre-order launch day iPhone 4s in less than a day (and that was despite major technical issues with the ordering process).  It has now blown through the second wave (due in early July) as well.
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple: 600,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders On First Day (AAPL, T)
Tom Foremski / ZDNet:
Steve Case criticizes AOL's $850m Bebo buy - Time Warner was a bigger folly  —  I couldn't believe this when I first saw this: Steve Case, the former head of AOL Tweeted: “AOL buying Bebo for $850 million and then selling 2 years later for $10 million doesn't seem like a winning strategy.”
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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 …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
AOL: Please Give Us (A Little) More Than $2.5 Million for Bebo
Discussion: GigaOM and Silicon Alley Insider
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Edit video in the cloud with the YouTube Video Editor  —  Video editing usually requires installing software packages and having a fair amount of technical savvy.  But we think video editing should be fun and easy, so we're introducing a new tool that anyone — even this guy — could figure out …
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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.
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
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
What Is I.B.M.'s Watson?  —  'Toured the Burj in this U.A.E. city.  They say it's the tallest tower in the world; looked over the ledge and lost my lunch.  Multimedia  —  Enlarge This Image  —  MASTERMIND The one behind Watson's mastermind, that is: David Ferrucci of I.B.M., who himself is not a huge “Jeopardy!” fan.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How the Apple II Taught Programmers To Economize  —  The guts of the Internet of Things are being synthesized by programmers who cut their teeth on the earliest PCs.  —  Imagine trying to program a virtual machine - a software instance that mimics all the characteristics of a physical computer - on a device with 2 kilobytes of RAM.
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: Examiner and 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 …
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 …
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
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.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
AT&T: drop net neutrality or U-verse gets it  —  Back when Google announced it was looking for cities to test its fiber-to-the-home trial network, we profiled a host of municipalities that tried every possible publicity stunt in the book to get the search engine giant's attention.
Discussion: GamePolitics News
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 …
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) …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
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
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
IBM launches software lab in Massachusetts, announces mobile products  —  Address the explosion in mobile devices, IBM announced new software, services and research projects at the opening of new software development lab in Massachusetts.  —  To help address the explosion in mobile devices …
Nick Halstead / TweetMeme Blog:
Retweet Button Going Global  —  We are fast approaching a major milestone in Retweet Buttons and within weeks we will have passed being live on over 200,000 websites.  In conjunction we have recently passed serving 500 million button impressions daily.  To assist our continued growth …
 
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Arn / MacRumors:
First iOS 4 Multitasking Aware Apps Appearing in App Store
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Cisco wants city OK for future growth
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
US record labels starts fake “citizen's group” to support Canada's DMCA
Susan Crawford / GigaOM:
Why US Tech Policy Needs Silicon Valley's Input
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Plancast Plans To Spread Throughout The Web With An API And Widgets
Discussion: VentureBeat and lalawag
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NBC Keeps Part of the Hulu/Boxee Story a Secret
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Twitter Servers Can't Keep Up With World Cup Traffic
Discussion: WebNewser, DailyFinance and eWeek
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Nintendo Will Never Put Mario In the App Store
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Xobni goes retro, selling boxed version in retail stores
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
Discussion: MediaPost Raw
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Judging a Twitter User by Their Followers
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Exclusive: ABC Has Doubled the Number of Ads in Its iPad App; ABC.com Will Be Next