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3:35 AM ET, June 20, 2010

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Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
AT&T Randomly Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders?  —  The saga continues.  A reader forwarded us this note he got from AT&T, simply stating that his iPhone 4 preorder had been cancelled, for no apparent reason.  And he's not the only one.  —  Even for AT&T, a company that's proven itself adept …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Best iOS 4-Ready Apps So Far  —  We all know that the iPhone 4 launches this coming Thursday.  But on Monday, current iPhone users get an early treat in the form of iOS 4, the new iPhone operating system (formerly known as iPhone OS 4).  It comes with several enhancements …
Discussion: Mashable!, MacRumors and Gadget Lab
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 and springstage.com
Royal Pingdom:
Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world's largest site  —  At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren't practical.  The challenge for Facebook's engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly …
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 title?  It's along the side, as part of a sidebar that looks like the header from Facebook.  Notice anything similar?
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
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
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
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
Soulskill / Slashdot:
German Publishers Want Monopoly On Sentences  —  Glyn Moody writes “You think copyright can't get any more draconian?  Think again.  In Germany, newspaper publishers are lobbying for 'a new exclusive right conferring the power to monopolize speech e.g. by assigning a right to re-use …
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 …
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 …
 
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Quark takes on Adobe with e-publishing partnership
Discussion: eBookNewser and Computerworld
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sean Parker: Facebook Won Because Of MySpace's “Gross Incompetence”
Electronista:
Palm: 'we don't know what the hold-up is' on mobile Flash
Discussion: Technovia and Computerworld
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Tries, Fails To Justify 3G Cap-Eating Microcell …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Might Threaded Conversations Be Coming To Twitter?
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks
Discussion: Boing Boing and Gawker
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob Deal Breakdown: $530 Million In Stock, $220 Million In Cash
Discussion: iPad Weekly, Maximum PC and Erictric
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Ray Kurzweil Vows to Right E-Reader Wrongs
Discussion: Electronista and NYConvergence