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8:20 AM ET, June 19, 2010

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Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Ray Kurzweil Vows to Right E-Reader Wrongs  —  There's Amazon.com's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes and Noble's Nook, Apple's iPad and a bevy of iPad and Kindle clones.  Still, Ray Kurzweil, the famed inventor, thinks people deserve yet another option when it comes to reading books and magazines with an electronic device.
Discussion: Electronista and NYConvergence
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Tells FCC: There's more to the iPhone than the Public Knows  —  Apple tells that FCC that there's more to the iPhone than the public knows and wants them to commit to a 45 day short term confidentiality that will freeze internal photos of the iPhone 4.  What could Apple be holding back?
Google Open Source Blog:
Introducing the Google Command Line Tool  —  Ever wanted to upload a folder full of photos to Picasa from a command prompt?  We did, a lot, last summer.  It made us want to say:  —  $ google picasa create —title “My album” ~/Photos/vacation/*.jpg  —  So we wrote a program to do that, and a whole lot more.
Twitter Blog:
Big Goals, Big Game, Big Records  —  It's been an eventful week for World Cup fans around the globe.  Many have taken to Twitter in record numbers to tweet about coaching decisions, referee calls and, of course, goals.  —  In this spirit, we thought it would be fun (and instructive) …
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Deane Rimerman / ReadWriteWeb:
World Cup Becomes Most Popular Web Event Ever  —  The 2010 FIFA World Cup is now the most popular event in Web history.  Record usage began last Friday before the wins and losses.  Not since Obama's election day victory has the Web swayed under a greater burden of Internet-connected hope.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks  —  On June 6, Kevin Poulsen and Kim Zetter of Wired reported that a 22-year-old U.S. Army Private in Iraq, Bradley Manning, had been detained after he “boasted” in an Internet chat — with convicted computer hacker Adrian Lamo …
Discussion: Gawker
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Welcome to Valhalla: Inside the New 250GB Xbox 360 Slim  —  I own a total of five Xbox 360s.  Four of them have died.  Three because of the Red Ring of Death, all out of warranty.  Many have had serial Xbox 360 failures, I had them in parallel.  —  The last revision of the Xbox 360 …
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Google's Street View Wi-Fi data included passwords, email  —  The French data protection authority has found passwords and email messages among the Street View Wi-Fi data Google intercepted  —  Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street View cars included passwords and email …
Electronista:
Palm: 'we don't know what the hold-up is' on mobile Flash  —  Adobe hasn't given any signs that it's close to porting Flash to webOS, Palm said in an AT&T online app development seminar on Thursday.  When asked about the multiple delays, a representative said that Palm didn't ‘know what the hold-up is’ with getting it ready.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Might Threaded Conversations Be Coming To Twitter?  —  There's no question that Twitter's web experience has been improving pretty rapidly over the past several months.  However, one area that's still lacking is a good way to view conversations.  Clicking on the “in reply to” links is tedious for long conversations.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Market Valuation Hits A Quarter Of A Trillion Dollars  —  Apple (AAPL) shares today set yet another all-time high, touching $275, and briefly reached a market cap of just over $250 billion - a quarter of a trillion bucks.  Among U.S. listed stocks, the only company with a higher market cap is Exxon Mobil (XOM) at $297.3 billion.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Tries, Fails To Justify 3G Cap-Eating Microcell - Should it count against the cap when no tower or backhaul's involved?  —  Yesterday we noted how AT&T's Microcell femtocell service was already a dubious value proposition given the device, intended to improve in-home cell coverage …
Discussion: BlindReason
Graham Cluley / Sophos:
Apple secretly updates Mac malware protection  —  Apple's 10.6.4 operating system upgrade earlier this week silently updated the malware protection built into Mac OS X to protect against a backdoor Trojan horse that can allow hackers to gain remote control over your treasured iMac or MacBook.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob Deal Breakdown: $530 Million In Stock, $220 Million In Cash  —  Thanks to an SEC filing, another detail emerged today about Google's acquisition of mobile ad network AdMob.  We already knew the $750 million Google-AdMob acquisition was a cash and stock deal but we didn't know the breakdown between the two.
Discussion: iPad Weekly, Erictric and Maximum PC
Cade Metz / The Register:
Pakistani lawyer petitions for death of Mark Zuckerberg  —  Police probe Facebook chief over ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy against Muhammad publishable by death.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Check-In Stickers Coming To A Store Window Near You (Video)  —  How can Foursquare get more people to check into places as they go about town?  One way is stickers.  Next month you will start to see stickers in storefront windows reminding Foursquare users to check in and unlock specials.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Square Delays Mass Roll-Out, Admits They Began Before Things Were “Fully Baked”  —  When Jack Dorsey's new startup, Square, was first unveiled in December, there was a lot of excitement about it.  And rightly so.  It looked like it could revolutionize the way individuals accept payments for their work using their smartphones.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Erictric and ReadWriteWeb
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Soon there will be no reason to have a big, boxy computer on your desk.  —  Consider the desktop.  For decades, it was the king of computers.  If you wanted a PC, you bought a big, boxy machine that sat on or under your desk.  At first you did this because there was nothing else …
Discussion: Mobility Site
Neil Swidey / Boston Globe:
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster  —  These users comment on everything from today's news to hotel rooms.  Many are harmless.  But some are ruthless.  Who are they exactly, and why do they do what they do?  —  On Monday, May 17, at 2 p.m., a breaking news article headlined …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon May Follow AT&T's IPhone to Tiered Pricing  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, may follow AT&T Inc. in introducing tiered pricing and eliminating unlimited data plans this year as it moves to its faster fourth-generation network technology.
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Jason Hiner / ZDNet:   A step closer to 4G: Verizon moves to ‘user trials’ in LTE
 
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Discussion: Softpedia News
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Analyst: iPhone 4 Launch a “2 Million-3 Million iPhone Event”
Discussion: Fortune
Monica Horak / Facebook Blog:
Answering Recent Questions on Privacy Controls
Discussion: The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OneRiot's Realtime Search API Now Indexing Facebook Likes And Shared Content
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews:
CBS Uses ‘Star Trek’ To Explore HTML5 Frontier
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
White HTC EVO 4G coming exclusively to Best Buy on July 11th, pre-orders start today