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7:00 PM ET, June 19, 2010

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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
OnLive Streaming Game Service Tested (At Home, Finally!)  —  We've checked out the OnLive pure-streaming gaming system before, but it was always in a somewhat controlled environment.  Finally, the service has launched, and we can see what it's like to play this at home.  Where it matters.
Discussion: Joystiq
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Jeff / Wolfire Games Blog:
Thoughts on OnLive  —  Today OnLive officially launched.
Discussion: Switched
Russell Beattie:
The end of WIMP and the rise of Touch  —  I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t multi-touch tablet/netbook.  It was on sale for $200 off and I just couldn't resist.  I figured it'd be a great way to test out the variety of new tablet OS's coming out and to compare them with my much beloved iPad.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Some Guy Says Apple Stock Is About To Plummet To $45 A Share  —  Before you howl, just pause and take a deep breath.  —  The most dangerous time in the markets is when everyone agrees about something.  And right now, everyone agrees that Apple (AAPL) is a juggernaut that will keep churning …
Discussion: PRWeb and Fortune
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Market Valuation Hits A Quarter Of A Trillion Dollars
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Jeff Sommer / New York Times:
Strategies: A Coding Error Spells Problems at AXA Rosenberg  —  INVESTING is always an act of faith, but perhaps never more so than when you entrust your money to a quant fund.  —  Quantitative funds, after all, are the “black boxes” of investing — portfolios run by managers who generally try …
Fred / A VC:
IPOs Just Aren't What They Used To Be  —  I spent the day yesterday with VCs from other firms.  I heard two stories about IPOs that are worth sharing.  —  One VC told me a story about a failed IPO for one of their portfolio companies a few years ago.  He told me the legal and accounting bill …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Alex Billington / FirstShowing.net:
David Fincher's ‘The Social Network’ Official Poster Unveiled  —  Bold marketing going on here.  The tagline is the poster!  So where is the movie's title?  On the side, as part of sidebar that looks like the header from Facebook.  Notice anything similar?
Discussion: Mashable!
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook for iPhone 3.1.3 Brings Video Watching, Event Walls, and Better Pictures  —  With nearly 55 million monthly active users, Facebook for iPhone has continued to grow as an increasingly primary way that people access Facebook.  Now, Facebook has just released version 3.1.3 …
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
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.
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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.
Discussion: Technovia and Computerworld
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 …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Quark takes on Adobe with e-publishing partnership  —  Ten years ago, Quark was the tool of choice for producing Wired magazine and many other high-production-value publications.  Since then, Adobe's less expensive, aggressively competitive InDesign has stolen a lot of Quark's customers.
Discussion: eBookNewser and Computerworld
 
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sean Parker: Facebook Won Because Of MySpace's “Gross Incompetence”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Might Threaded Conversations Be Coming To Twitter?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Check-In Stickers Coming To A Store Window Near You (Video)
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks
Discussion: Boing Boing and Gawker
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Neil Swidey / Boston Globe:
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Ray Kurzweil Vows to Right E-Reader Wrongs
Discussion: Electronista and NYConvergence