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4:55 PM ET, June 23, 2010

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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Celebrating Android  —  Today, Verizon and Motorola announced the newest device powered by Android at an event in New York.  We were thrilled to be there, and humbled by what our partners have been able to accomplish with Android.  Every day 160,000 Android-powered devices are activated …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Android 2.2 Froyo source code available today
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa! Google Android Activations Leap 60% In A Month (GOOG)
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Apple: White iPhone 4 Won't Be Available Until Second Half Of July  —  Apple just released a statement saying that the white iPhone 4 will not be available until the second half of July due to manufacturing challenges.  It's unclear from the statement what those challenges are.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 is Faster than 3GS and Slower than iPad in Early Benchmarks
Verizon:
July 2010: DROID X By Motorola Lands On The Nation's Largest & Most Reliable 3G Network  —  DROID X Delivers More Browsing, More Connectivity, Personal HD Video and Enterprise Features - All on a 4.3" Widescreen Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless 3G network …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Apple Is Suing HTC (Again)  —  It appears Apple has filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against HTC and its subsidiaries.  —  From the looks of it, the new suit, which was filed earlier this week in the same Delaware court as the initial lawsuit filed in March 2010 …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast  —  In March, Twitter CEO Evan Williams first unveiled @Anywhere, a new platform aimed at media outlets to knit Twitter more deeply into their own sites.  After all, Twitter has become more or less synonymous with real-time, breaking news …
Discussion: Gawker and Pulse2
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
App Store: 1% of Apple's gross profit  —  Since its launch in July 2008, it has generated revenue of $429 million for the company  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  Apple (AAPL) claims to run the App Store at or near break even, and apparently that's not terribly far from the truth.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
19% of software on Apple's App Store is paid, with $1.49 average price
Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears  —  Hulu LLC is in talks with CBS Corp., Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Inc. to add their television shows to the video website's planned paid subscription service, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report criticizes Android app model  —  Updated 10:30 a.m. PDT to change misleading headline and add information throughout stating that users are granting permission to apps when they download them.  —  About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access …
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Robert Allen / Talk Android:
A fifth of Android apps malware? Not quite...
Kent Walker / The Official Google Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Russian President Medvedev Sends His First Tweet At Twitter  —  Today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stopped by.  To say security was tight here is putting it lightly.  I had to go through a process much more stringent than any airport I've ever been to just to get in.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook ‘almost guaranteed’ to reach 1 billion users  —  Russia, Japan, China and Japan only remaining countries where Facebook not leading social network says founder  —  Facebook's global dominance is almost complete with just Russia, Japan, China and Japan yet to be converted …
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Virgin Mobile MiFi Outed by Best Buy, Coming Next Week  —  Prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile will be introducing a Novatel MiFi router next week, the company told us after the device appeared at a Best Buy summer preview event this morning.  —  Virgin Mobile's MiFi, like the models available …
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps  —  Thousands of organizations deploy Google Apps every day, and a challenge for some large businesses has been migrating employees on multiple domains.  Until now, companies that ran into this issue could either set up other domains as domain aliases …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, ZDNet and The Next Web, Thanks:sizzler_chetan
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey  —  A recent survey of 2,733 mobile application developers has shed new light on the so-called Apple vs. Google battle that's taking place in the smartphone industry, pitting Apple's dominant iPhone/iPad operating system (iOS) …
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
HP Goes NuTsie For Melodeo, Pays $30 Million For Music Streaming Service  —  HP is preparing for a major showdown with Apple.  After snapping up the beleaguered Palm for $1.2 billion, Hewlett-Packard has purchased Melodeo, a Lala competitor, for roughly $30 to $35 million, according to a source familiar with the deal.
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Gets More Photogenic With A Complete Photo Page Overhaul
Discussion: Flickr Blog and Bits
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
A Site for the Videos You Don't Want Everyone to See
ABI Research:
More than 55 Million Smartphone Shipments in the First Quarter of 2010
Discussion: ZDNet, Macsimum News and eWeek
Maisie Ramsay / Wireless Week:
CTIA Ditches San Fran Over Handset Rule
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Sandisk SD card can store tamper-proof photos for 100 years
Discussion: Obsessable, Pulse2 and Electronista
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Libox lets you access media files from anywhere, easily share files with no limits
Discussion: Technology Review, Libox Blog and NewTeeVee, Thanks:devindra
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
IE9 Platform Preview 3 with HTML5 video support due today
Discussion: Softpedia News and ZDNet
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
How Microsoft foresaw—and still missed—the iPad
Discussion: PC World and GottaBeMobile