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6:05 PM ET, June 22, 2010

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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 …
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Electronista:
iPhone 4 starts arriving early, won't activate yet  —  iPhone 4 pre-orders arrive 2 days early  —  Apple today surprised iPhone 4 buyers with word from some buyers that they're already receiving their phones.  A day earlier than promised, some have either received their deliveries from FedEx …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T: iPhone 4 Backordered At Our Stores Until Next Tuesday, June 29 (T, AAPL)  —  AT&T just put out a statement regarding Apple's new iPhone 4.  —  If you preordered the device on June 15, you'll be able to pick one up this Thursday, June 24, as planned.  —  If you didn't preorder …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 arrives at Walmart (update: and Best Buy!)  —  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 …
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 …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Why Your iPhone 3G Didn't Get Backgrounds With iOS 4  —  Today we finally got to officially download iOS 4 and update our iPhone and iPod touch devices.  There was a catch though: iPhone 3G users don't get to use all the new features—like backgrounds or multitasking.  Here's why.
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Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent:
iPhone 3G Performance - OS 3.1.3 vs iOS 4
Discussion: Gizmodo and Daring Fireball
Wall Street Journal:   New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class
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 …
Discussion: Startup Meme and The Next Web
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.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Adobe Delivers Flash Player 10.1 But Most People Can't Use It
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Biden to file sharers: ‘Piracy is theft’  —  Do people commit theft when they share unauthorized copies of film and music over the Internet?  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden thinks so.  —  “We used to have a problem in this town saying this,” Biden told reporters Thursday at a press conference in Washington, D.C. “But piracy is theft.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Counters Apple's HTML5 Showcase With HTML5Rocks (Yes, It's Really Called That)  —  Earlier this month, Apple unveiled a new site to showcase HTML5.  On it, Apple showed off a number of impressive web demos coded using only HTML5 technologies.  However, at least on the main page …
Discussion: Chromium Blog and Ajaxian
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.
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available  —  Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web.  This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users …
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.
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Music Service Tied to Search Engine  —  Google Inc. is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant's discussions with the music industry.
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.
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.
Discussion: Docs Blog, Techie Buzz, Neowin.net and Erictric, Thanks:arpitnext
Andrew Oplinger / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps for Android Helps You Find the Right Place, Catch a Train, and Add Latitude Friends  —  Labels: android, google latitude, google maps for mobile, transit  —  Hot off the presses, Google Maps for Android version 4.3 has added a couple new features to help you quickly choose …
 
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
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Michelle Donegan / Light Reading:
AT&T Defends Data Caps on Femtos
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and BlindReason
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Borders Enters the E-Reader Price Fray
Discussion: Gearlog and GigaOM
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Clearwire raises $290M in rights offering
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Playdom Pulls Down $33 Million More In Funding …
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sonos Controller for iPad: multi-room music dictation, supersized
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Exclusive: Discussing the Future of Facebook and the Facebook …
Discussion: The Next Web and Inside Social Games, Thanks:atul
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
SlingPlayer for Android makes its official debut in the Android Market
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Bill Gates' very full life after Microsoft
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, Thanks:atul
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds New Health-Search Feature For Medications
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
Nintendo Says 3DS Design Not 100% Final, Guarantees Worldwide Launch by March
 

 
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