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2:05 PM ET, June 22, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days  —  Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet …
Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice for everyone  —  A little over a year ago, we released an early preview of Google Voice, our web-based platform for managing your communications.  We introduced one number to ring all your phones, voicemail that works like email, free calls and text messages to the U.S. and Canada …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4 arriving one day early on June 23rd, says Apple email  —  Well, here's an interesting turn of events.  Apple has apparently sent out emails notifying at least some of those who ordered iPhone 4 that it'll be arriving June 23rd.  (Well over three dozen people have tipped us …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 arrives at Walmart  —  Check out that sweet, sweet box.  Yes folks, we seem to have received our very first in-the-cardboard picture of the retail iPhone 4 out in the wild.  We don't work at Walmart, so we can't verify this one for ourselves, but our tipster says Apple's latest phone …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Small Problem: iOS 4 And iPhone 4 One-Up The iPad  —  The tech world is buzzing about iOS 4, the latest version of the iPhone operating system that Apple released today.  And rightly so — it's an improvement over the previous version in every way.  In fact, once you've been using …
Daniel Eran Dilger / Roughly Drafted:   Support for iOS 4 multitasking, iPhone 4 Retina Display easy to add
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple collecting, sharing iPhone users' precise locations  —  Apple Inc. is now collecting the “precise,” “real-time geographic location” of its users' iPhones, iPads and computers.  In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple: Here's How to Opt Out of Our Targeted Ads (But Not Our Location Tracking)
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:   iPhone Terms & Conditions: 3 Times As Long As The US Constitution
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Adobe Flash gets its full launch on Android  —  After months of back-and-forth debate about whether Adobe's Flash technology is a good fit for smartphones, Adobe is launching a full version of Flash for mobile devices, starting with Google's Android operating system.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Posterous Targets Ning In Massive Switching Campaign.  Who Is Next?  —  We're big fans of easy-to-use blogging platform Posterous, which has seen fast growth, revenue and impressive funding since its launch in 2008.  Over the past six months Posterous has steadily added nearly …
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Rich Pearson / The Official Posterous Posterous:   Posterous launches new tools to switch from dying platforms …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce says social network Chatter is ready to talk  —  Will this be the day that business social networking grows up?  Salesforce.com founder and chief executive Marc Benioff probably hopes so.  Today, the company is announcing the availability of Chatter, its Facebook-style social network for companies.
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Bill Gates' very full life after Microsoft  —  How does the world's most famous entrepreneur now fill his days?  Saving the world, helping startups — and dropping kids off at school.  —  When Bill Gates formally stepped away from an active role at Microsoft (MSFT) in July of 2008, he also hung up his golf clubs.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Biden to file sharers: ‘Piracy is theft’  —  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made it clear on Tuesday what he considers illegal file sharing and copyright violation.  —  “We used to have a problem in this town saying this,” Biden told reporters at a press conference in Washington D.C. “But piracy is theft.
paidContent:UK:
Music Labels Tell Google To Remove Infringing Links  —  By Sean Michaels: Britain's biggest recording industry association, the BPI, has sent a cease-and-desist order to Google (NSDQ: GOOG), asking the search engine to take down links to nine “one-click hosting” sites, each of which hosts thousands of illegal songs.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Adds OCR for PDF Files and Images  —  When you upload files to Google Docs, you'll notice a new option that tells Google to convert the text from PDF and image files to Google Docs documents.  The feature has been released last year as an experiment, so Google had enough time to improve the accuracy of the results.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing Updates iPhone App: Bar Code Scanning, Social Integration & More  —  This morning, Microsoft's Bing iPhone App was updated to include new search and social features.  I was able to play around with the new features this morning and I wanted to share my experience with you.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Takes Groups To The Next Level With Likes, Follows And More  —  On the heels of reaching the 70 million member mark, professional social network LinkedIn is adding new functionality to its Groups feature on the site.  Launched last August, Groups essentially allows anyone on the network …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Amazon's Kindle Will Eventually Win the e-Book Wars  —  To paraphrase Yoda: Begun, the e-book wars have.  —  Barnes & Noble started the week off by cutting prices on its Nook e-book reader to $199 from $259, while also introducing a new, $149 Wi-Fi model.
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall  —  Theflyonthewall.com posted headlines from research reports and press releases on its website, often before banks could share their recommendations with their clients.  —  In March, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Theflyonthewall.com engaged in …
 
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Exclusive: Discussing the Future of Facebook and the Facebook …
Discussion: VentureBeat and SiliconANGLE, Thanks:atul
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
SlingPlayer for Android makes its official debut in the Android Market
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds New Health-Search Feature For Medications
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Fourwhere unites Foursquare, Yelp, and Gowalla listings
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and Mashable!
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Australia makes fiber official: no more copper wires, ever!
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
Nintendo Says 3DS Design Not 100% Final, Guarantees Worldwide Launch by March
Megan Carpentier / TPMDC:
Joe Lieberman And The Myth of The Internet Kill Switch
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Google and Bing gear up for battle in TV and video search
Discussion: Computerworld and paidContent
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's System Apps
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BarMax, The $1,000 iPhone App, Is Profitable And Expanding With New York Version
Discussion: Pulse2, MacStories and Future Tense