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7:40 AM ET, June 27, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on iPhone 4 Signal Issue: ‘Stay Tuned.’  —  One MacRumors reader emailed Steve Jobs in a followup about the widely publicized iPhone 4 signal issues that have been reported across the web.  In particular, rfbandit was asking about Apple's policy on giving free bumper cases to alleviate the issue.
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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 …
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.
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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 …
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iPhone 4 Jailbroken Already !  —  Yes you read that right! iPhone 4 has been successfully jailbroken only within a few days of launch!  It looks like the “userland” jailbreak vulnerability which was used by Spirit jailbreak tool was not all that properly patched by Apple, and hence @planetbeing …
Discussion: ithinkdifferent and BlogsDNA, Thanks:sfaerb
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?  Kevin Rose Says So.  —  Should we brace ourselves for another round of tech news headlines with the word “killer” in them?  According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a social profile service called, aptly, “Google Me.”
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
[Updated] 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.
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
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
White iPhones appearing in UK stores?  —  WTF?  How are these people on Sky News (1:23 and 1:31) rolling with white iPhones?  Were these store models?  We haven't even been able to check out white iPhones at our local Apple Store.  (Thanks Conner) What say you, UK shoppers?
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.
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 …
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Sen. Bond says DHS shouldn't oversee cybersecurity  —  The Department of Homeland Security is already overburdened and shouldn't be put in charge of protecting the country's computer networks, according to Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.).  —  “Frankly I don't think there are a lot of Senators …
 
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Gyroscope gunning on the iPhone 4 with Eliminate: Gun Range (video)
Ben Gottesman / PC Magazine:
Internet Speed Test: The Fastest ISPs in the U.S. 2010
Chris / cdixon.org:
Competition is overrated … Suppose you have an idea for a startup …
Discussion: StartupMuse
Aliya Sternstein / Nextgov.com:
White House abolishes decade-old cookies ban
Discussion: techPresident
 Earlier Items: 
Bertrand / Erictric:
Sprint to Update HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.2, Samsung Moment and HTC Hero Left Behind
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michelle Meyers / CNET News:
Palm shareholders approve HP takeover plans
Discussion: Engadget