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6:45 AM ET, June 23, 2010

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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class  —  Just three years ago, Apple wasn't in the mobile-phone business at all.  Since then, its game-changing iPhone has become the most influential smartphone in the world.  Now, on June 24, the company will roll out the fourth generation of the device, called the iPhone 4.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 4 review  —  The iPhone 4 is no small thing to review.  As most readers of Engadget are well aware, in the gadget world a new piece of Apple hardware is a major event, preceded by rumors, speculation, an over-the-top announcement, and finally days, weeks, or months of anticipation from an ever-widening fan base.
iFixit:
iPhone 4 Teardown  —  Join us live and follow iFixit on twitter as we disassemble the newly released iPhone 4.  Stay tuned!  Being the resourceful tinkerers that we are, we scoured the depths of this great nation, and we have emerged victorious.  At long last, the journey to the iPhone 4 teardown …
David Pogue / New York Times:
New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware  —  Apple's new iPhone, its fourth in four years, reaches stores on Thursday.  Ordinarily, this is where you'd expect to find a review of it.  But honestly — what's the point?  —  The iPhone 4 is already a hit.  AT&T says that it received 10 times …
Yusuf Mehdi / Search Blog:
A New Entertainment Experience for Bing  —  In this release of Bing one of the biggest investments we are making is in the area of entertainment.  As the content on the web has exploded, it has become difficult to navigate and find what you are looking for.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live From Hollywood: It's Bing & Ryan Seacrest  —  Bing's holding a big press event here tonight in Hollywood, California.  We're live on the red carpet.  OK, no red carpet, but we do have Ryan Seacrest hosting the event.  Sit back and stay tuned as we live blog what's to come.
Discussion: ZDNet and The Microsoft Blog
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:   Microsoft, Hollywood debate future of entertainment
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Million Users Strong, Google Voice Opens To All
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Exclusive: Discussing the Future of Facebook and the Facebook Ecosystem with CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  There's no shortage of big initiatives going on at Facebook these days.  We sat down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week to talk about the state and future of Facebook and its surrounding ecosystem.
Discussion: Telegraph, The Next Web, PE Hub Blog and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
How Microsoft foresaw—and still missed—the iPad  —  The technology icon stands before a crowd, holding in his hands a prototype that embodies his vision for the future of computing.  It's a touch-screen tablet that is thinner than a magazine, has all-day battery life, and sells for less than $800.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Tests A News Feed For People With Few Friends  —  Facebook is testing a version of its News Feed customized for users with very few friends.  Reader Erik Eliason spotted the test and took a screen grab that we've pasted below.  Check out the sexy skybox.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious Founder, AOL Exec Launch Hacker Angels  —  The Hacker Angels announced their formation last week, nabbing what is arguably the best name for an angel investor group.  The group was formed by Going Inc. founder and current AOL executive Roy Rodenstein, Delicious founder Joshua Schachter …
Discussion: Mass High Tech
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: A fifth of Android apps expose private data  —  About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access to sensitive or private information, according to a report released on Tuesday.  —  And some of the apps were found to have the ability …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Gourmet Magazine Revived for the iPad  —  Can a shuttered magazine find a new life on the iPad?  —  That's what Conde Nast is hoping.  On Tuesday, the company announced it would resurrect Gourmet magazine, the celebrated food and travel publication the company discontinued in October, as an iPad application called Gourmet Live.
 
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Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
China Government Bans Online Virtual-Currency Dealing Platforms for Minors
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Virgin America Offers Free Flights to Twitter Influencers
Discussion: ZDNet, Switched and L.A. Times Tech Blog, Thanks:bobcaswell
Jennifer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
It's Your Data, It's Your Bot: It's Not A Crime
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Packet-Sniffing Laws Murky as Open Wi-Fi Proliferates
Discussion: Maximum PC
Pete Carey / Mercury News:
Russian president to tour Silicon Valley
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
FCC OKs AT&T buy of assets from Verizon
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
AT&T, Verizon Wireless join Wi-Fi interoperability group
Dennis Kneale / CNBC:
Why Amazon Should Give Away Kindle Free
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
RealNetworks Cutting 85 Jobs, Including 25% Of Exec Team
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
No Power? No Problem: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Relies on a Webcam
Discussion: Technologizer, TUAW and Techland
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Why Your iPhone 3G Didn't Get Backgrounds With iOS 4
 

 
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Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
A look at the decline of cable TV networks like USA Network, Discovery Channel, and MTV; MTV's 2023 average prime-time audience was 256K, down from 807K in 2014

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