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11:15 AM ET, June 17, 2010

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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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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.
Arn / MacRumors:
First iOS 4 Multitasking Aware Apps Appearing in App Store  —  Apple has started approving updates for apps that support the new features of iOS 4.  The most notable feature that requires explicit support is OS 4 multitasking.  One particularly prominent app that now supports …
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.
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:   IBM's Watson is really smart, will try to prove it on Jeopardy! this fall (video)
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
DigiTimes: CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4  —  Oh, CDMA iPhone rumors, when will you ever go away.  (No, seriously, go away.)  DigiTimes has rekindled CDMA iPhone rumors with the following sentence: “Pegatron will also start shipping a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 to Apple in the fourth quarter …
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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Tom Foremski / ZDNet:
Steve Case criticizes AOL's $850m Bebo buy - Time Warner was a bigger folly
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
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.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Delayed Again: Now July 14th
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
AT&T locks down Android again with HTC Aria  —  All right, I'll just say it: AT&T is the most reliable carrier in America.  —  Not in terms of network performance, mind you — no, I haven't gone completely nutty.  AT&T, rather, is the most reliable carrier when it comes to making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Andrew Foster / Google LatLong:
Properties, now on Google Maps in the UK  —  Good news today if you're house-hunting in Camden Town or Kew Gardens - property search has come to maps.google.co.uk.  From today, visitors to maps.google.co.uk will be able to click “Properties...” on the More menu in Maps to see a little red dot …
Adam Dachis / Lifehacker:
How Does the New Hotmail Stack Up to Gmail?  —  This may come as a surprise, but the new Microsoft Hotmail is actually pretty good.  But how does it stack up to Google's email champion, Gmail?  Here's a look at the good and bad of both services.  More »  —  Gmail - Google - Microsoft - Search Engines - Hotmail
Nitin Mangtani / The Official Google Blog:
Summer is here, and so is Google Commerce Search 2.0  —  School is out for the summer, and that means it's time for some swimsuit shopping, travel purchases and—before we know it—buying back-to-school supplies.  —  To help retail sites get ready for the summer shopping season …
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Oracle sued by U.S. for alleged overcharging  —  IDG News Service - Oracle is being sued by the U.S. government for allegedly overcharging it by millions of dollars, according to documents on file in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  —  The government's action …
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.
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Music Publishers Sue the File-Sharing Service LimeWire  —  A coalition of eight music publishers sued the file-sharing service LimeWire on Wednesday, accusing it of copyright infringement, according to the National Music Publishers' Association, the industry group that organized the suit.
Discussion: Electronista and Maximum PC
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Droid Incredible saves browser screenshots to internal memory, turns into a privacy nightmare?  —  June must be the month when privacy issues leave their hibernation and return to trouble our fragile minds.  First we had Flash going loco, then AT&T's airwaves exploded with iPad users' email addresses …
New York Times:
In China, a Labor Movement Aided by Modern Technology  —  ZHONGSHAN, China — It is labor revolt by text message and video upload, underwritten by the Chinese government.  —  The 1,700 workers who went on strike at the Honda Lock auto parts factory here are mostly poor migrants with middle-school educations.
Discussion: GMSV
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d laptop boasts 3D display, Dolby surround sound  —  Lenovo is introducing the IdeaPad Y560d - a milestone for the company being that this laptop computer is the company's first multimedia notebook with a 3D display.  —  The latest Lenovo laptop appears to be quite …
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Buys Adaptive Semantics To Keep Up With 100,000 Comments A Day  —  The Huffington Post has acquired its first company in a small cash deal, and it is not another blog or media site, but a pure technology startup called Adaptive Semantics.  The two-person startup provides …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Sprint plans range of embedded devices for holidays  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp hopes win new customers using devices other than cellphones with new wirelessly-connected gadgets coming on the market starting later this year, an executive for the company said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
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Arrington: By ‘see ya later,’ what I meant was, I'm sticking around
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Android Team “Laser Focused” On The User Experience For Next Release