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9:45 PM ET, June 26, 2010

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 antenna problems were predicted on June 10 by Danish professor  —  Well, this must be one of the most epic “I told you so” moments in the history of consumer electronics.  Professor Gert Frølund Pedersen, an antenna expert over at Denmark's Aalborg University …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01  —  Reception issues observed by new iPhone 4 owners, derided as the “Death Grip” by bloggers, appears to actually be a software issue that an iOS update is expected to resolve early next week.  —  Identifying the problem
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Decoding Microsoft's Fantastic Passive-Agressive Numbers Post  —  Yesterday, Microsoft communications head Frank Shaw put up a post on The Official Microsoft Blog rattling off some numbers regarding many of Microsoft's products.  The intention was obviously to lend some perspective …
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Frank X. Shaw / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft by the numbers  —  You probably saw the news this week that we've sold 150 million Windows 7 licenses in 8 months.  That's more than 600,000 per day.  And, perhaps fittingly for a product called Windows 7, it adds up to 7 copies every second of every day since launch.
TechnoBuffalo:
Blackberry Curve 9300 Prototype - Hands On  —  The good folks at Negri Electronics managed to hook us up with an unannounced Blackberry Curve 9300 prototype.  This little guy packs quite a redesigned punch, featuring an optical trackpad, flush control buttons on the front, new media buttons on the top …
Brent Csutoras / BlueGlass:
The New Digg Version 4.0 Alpha  —  Ever since Kevin Rose decided to take over the leadership role at Digg, there has been a lot of conversation and speculation over the coming Digg v4.0, but today we need to speculate no more, as Alpha invite emails have gone out and we have been provided a limited look into the new Digg v4.0 Alpha.
John Levine / CircleID:
The .XXX Fiasco is Almost Over  —  At Friday's meeting of the ICANN board in Brussels, they voted, probably for the last time, to approve the 2004 application for the .XXX domain.  —  Purely on the merits, there is of course no need for a top level domain for porn.
Discussion: Domain Name Wire
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A New Suffix for X-Rated Web Sites
Discussion: The Informer, ICM Registry and ZDNet
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Gyroscope gunning on the iPhone 4 with Eliminate: Gun Range (video)  —  We'd heard earlier that ngmoco's new game Eliminate: Gun Range was one of the first apps to really take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, and now that we've had a chance to play with it, we've got say there's a ton of potential here.
Ben Gottesman / PC Magazine:
Internet Speed Test: The Fastest ISPs in the U.S. 2010  —  We put Internet browsing speeds to the test to see which providers are the best at delivering the Web to you.  —  Is your Web browsing as fast as it could be?  Fifteen years after Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer to compete …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Subscription Hulu: Beginning of the End for Cable, Satellite TV?  —  Hulu, which currently showcases free content from NBC, Wired.com and other video providers, will try charging for a premium version soon, according to reports (Image: Wired.com interviews Nick Cave on Hulu).
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Coming Super-Seed Crash  —  Unnoticed by almost no-one, the startup financing landscape has been transformed: a combination of ease of entry, lower capital requirements, failing incumbent venture capital (VC) firms, and general fervor has driven the emergence of a host of new “super-seed” firms.
Heather Kelly / Macworld:
iPhone 4 camera beats the smartphone competition  —  Camera quality is a competitive area for the current crop of smartphones.  With each new device, the gap between phones that happen to have cameras, and actual point-and-shoot cameras, shrinks.  —  To accurately see how good the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel …
 
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Chris / cdixon.org:
Competition is overrated … Suppose you have an idea for a startup …
Discussion: StartupMuse
La Quadrature du Net:
Leak: EU pushes for criminalizing non-commercial usages in ACTA
Discussion: p2pnet and Techdirt
Bertrand / Erictric:
Sprint to Update HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.2, Samsung Moment and HTC Hero Left Behind
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
The Daily Start-Up: Carried Interest Tax Dies (For Now)
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michelle Meyers / CNET News:
Palm shareholders approve HP takeover plans
Discussion: Engadget
Jennifer Lawinski / CNNMoney.com:
Where old iPhones go to die
 

 
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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

Katherine Maher / NPR:
Memo: NPR's Katherine Maher says questioning whether NPR is living up to its mission is fair, but questioning staff integrity based on identity is disrespectful

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A look at faux podcast video ads, where brands pay for clips that look like podcast recordings and that are cheaper than a regular ad spot on an actual podcast

 
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