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4:35 AM ET, June 25, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple responds to iPhone 4 reception issues: you're holding the phone the wrong way  —  So, we just spoke with Apple and got the straight dirt on the reception issues that have been plaguing users today... and it's a little surprising.  In essence, Apple cops to the fact there are reception issues …
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Spencer Webb / AntennaSys Blog:
Apple iPhone 4 Antennas...  I received a phone call today from PC Magazine.  They were running a story on the new Apple iPhone 4, specifically the reports (PC Mag, Gizmodo, Engadget) that people are experiencing decreased reception on their cell phone when they hold the phone by the metal frame.
Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation Network Said Close to Deal for Hulu Service  —  Sony Corp. is close to an agreement to carry a paid TV service from Hulu LLC, operator of the second-largest video website, on its PlayStation 3 game console, two people with knowledge of the talks said.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu's Subscription Service Could Come Next Week - For Some of You  —  Some of you may finally get a chance to pay for Hulu.  The video web site is finalizing its plans to launch its subscription service, and people familiar with the company say a beta test of “Hulu Plus” could launch as early as next week.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone 7 will be an ‘ad-serving machine’  —  Windows Phone 7 apps will be able to send users information, news and offers from their favorite brands, effectively turning Microsoft's next mobile operating system into an “ad-serving machine,” a representative said.
Discussion: IntoMobile
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7's October release casually mentioned in Microsoft ad presentation
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft builds a Windows Phone 7 developer platform, but will the coders come?
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com and winextra, Thanks:rawmeet
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google  —  While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook's search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”.
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
Google Remotely Removes Android Apps  —  Google disclosed in a blog post on Thursday that it remotely removed two applications from Android phones that ran contrary to the terms of the Android Market.  —  A security researcher built and offered the free applications “for research purposes …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
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Rich Cannings / Android Developers Blog:
Exercising Our Remote Application Removal Feature
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Tries To Take Over Web Search On Your iPhone By Making It App-Beautiful  —  Bing is on a roll.  Yesterday, it released Bing Entertainment and a new iPhone app.  And today it is following up with an update to its mobile web search at http://m.bing.com.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code  —  Firefox 4 beta due ‘within days’  —  Velocity Mozilla VP of products Jay Sullivan says that unlike Google, the open source outfit has no intention of bundling Firefox with Adobe Flash —  or with a plug-in that runs native code inside the browser.
BBC:
Mystery surrounds ‘horse-boy’ on Google Street View  —  The unusual sighting was made in Aberdeen and has proved popular  —  Mystery surrounds a man wearing a horse's head who has been captured on Google's Street View in Aberdeen.  —  The man - who has become known as ‘horse-boy’ - can be seen in the Hardgate area of the city.
Bloomberg:
Salesforce.com Sues Microsoft Over Cloud Software  —  Salesforce.com Inc. filed a patent- infringement lawsuit today against Microsoft Corp., escalating a fight between the two companies over the growing market for cloud-computing software.  —  Microsoft's products such as .Net platform …
Alex Faaborg:
Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4  —  Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video, but you can still watch the video over at YouTube  —  In the Firefox 4 nightly builds, and in Firefox 4 Beta 1, we are changing the default tab position so that tabs are on top.
Alexander Macgillivray / Twitter Blog:
FTC Announcement  —  Early in 2009, when Twitter employed less than 50 people, we faced two different security incidents that impacted a small number of users.  Put simply, we were the victim of an attack and user accounts were improperly accessed.  There were 45 accounts accessed …
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Federal Trade Commission:
Twitter Settles Charges that it Failed to Protect Consumers' Personal Information;
David Flynn / APC:
Intel preps ‘Android x86’ for netbooks and slates  —  Intel will ship a fully native x86 version of Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ to developers in the next two months to spur growth of Atom-powered Android netbooks and slates.  —  The highly-anticipated Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ release looks set …
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews:
RIM Sales Miss Expectations On Disappointing Shipments; Plans Buyback  —  Research In Motion, the makers of the Blackberry, reported first quarter sales today that missed analyst expectations, amid evidence that the increased competition in the smartphone sector was taking its toll.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Facebook snags White House economic advisor Levine as global policy head  —  Facebook said Thursday that it is expanding its global policy team and poached from the White House, hiring as its new vice president of global public policy, Marne Levine, chief of staff of the National Economic Council.
New York Times:
Computers Make Strides in Recognizing Speech  —  “Hi, thanks for coming,” the medical assistant says, greeting a mother with her 5-year-old son.  “Are you here for your child or yourself?”  —  The boy, the mother replies.  He has diarrhea.  —  “Oh no, sorry to hear that,” she says, looking down at the boy.
Adam L. Penenberg / Fast Company:
Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love  —  Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has discovered, for the first time, that social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains.  And that should be a wake-up call for every company.  —  The essence of affection.
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles
Farhad Manjoo / Fast Company:
Invincible Apple: 10 Lessons From the Coolest Company Anywhere  —  On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, just after 2:30 p.m., the unthinkable happened: Apple became the largest company in the tech universe, and, after ExxonMobil, the second largest in the nation.  For months, its market capitalization …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
iPhone 4: queues everywhere, selling out  —  iPhone-mania this morning as queues form across the US for Apple's must-have product, even as shops across the UK, France, Germany and Japan have already sold out following huge demand.  —  Video above: The queue outside Apple's flagship Regent Street, London store this morning.
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Bloomberg:
Apple Might Sell 1 Million IPhones in New Model's Debut
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's VP Of Search Consumer Products, Cornett Leaves  —  One of the most familiar faces left at Yahoo, that is until today, was Larry Cornett.  Larry was the vice president of search consumer products at Yahoo.  He has always lead Yahoo in their search advancements over the course of the past 4 years.
 
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Chicago is Not the Next Silicon Valley, But at These Prices, What a Shame
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's Semantic Web Push: Rich Snippets Usage Growing
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Tom McNichol / Business Week:
Adobe Battles Flash-Bashing
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Police Your Own Damn Copyrights
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Amazon CTO Vogels counters ‘private cloud’ pitch
Esther Dyson / The Moscow Times:
Growing a Silicon Garden
Discussion: Gizmodo and PE Hub Blog
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4's yellow spot issue goes away with a bit of time?
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 destroys Chrome 6 in HTML5 speed test (video)