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2:55 PM ET, June 23, 2010

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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.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 4 review  —  The iPhone 4 is no small thing to review.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class
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 …
Discussion: Fortune, The Next Web and Gadgetell, Thanks:atul
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa!  Google Android Activations Leap 60% In A Month (GOOG)  —  Google activates 160,000 Android smartphones per day, Google exec Andy Rubin told reporters at the Verizon Droid X launch today.  —  At Google's developer conference in May, the company said it was activating 100,000 Android phones per day …
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Entertainment Brings Full Music Streams To Search, Plus Games …
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 / CNET News:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast  —  In March, Twitter CEO Evan Williams first unveiled @Anywhere, a new platform aimed at news and 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
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 …
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Robert Allen / Talk Android:
A fifth of Android apps malware? Not quite...
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
Discussion: MacStories and FierceMobileContent
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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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.
Discussion: Reuters
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 …
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.
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) …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon hits 10 Gbps to the home via FiOS  —  Verizon said Wednesday that it has completed a field trial of a fiber-optic system that can provide 10 gigabits per second to the home via FiOS.  —  That's a quite bit faster than what you have at home right now.
 
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Maisie Ramsay / Wireless Week:
CTIA Ditches San Fran Over Handset Rule
Discussion: The Register
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Sandisk SD card can store tamper-proof photos for 100 years
Discussion: Pulse2 and Electronista
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
The designer behind Facebook CEO's mysterious hoodie speaks up
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Libox lets you access media files from anywhere, easily share files with no limits
Discussion: Technology Review and Libox Blog, Thanks:devindra
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
IE9 Platform Preview 3 with HTML5 video support due today
Discussion: ZDNet and Softpedia News
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P lawyers tell judge: suing 5,000 “Does” at once is fine
Discussion: Slyck and Techdirt
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Virgin America Offers Free Flights to Twitter Influencers
Discussion: ZDNet, Thanks:bobcaswell
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
How Microsoft foresaw—and still missed—the iPad
Discussion: PC World and GottaBeMobile
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious Founder, AOL Exec Launch Hacker Angels
Discussion: Pulse2 and Mass High Tech
 

 
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Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
Diamond Sports files its bankruptcy reorg plan, which includes ending its Bally naming rights deal for RSNs, and says cord-cutting led to 22M fewer subscribers

Mark Harris / New York Times:
An analysis of Hollywood's grim status in 2024, recovering from a year of downsizing and strikes; supply lines will take at least a year to flow at capacity

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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