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11:45 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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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
iPhone 4 upgrades to HSDPA/HSUPA can double 3G bandwidth speeds  —  The iPhone 4 is catching a lot of criticism for an antenna issue that is causing some users to lose connectivity when holding the iPhone 4 in a way that blocks the lower left corner of the device.
Discussion: MacRumors and When Will Apple?, Thanks:jasonhiner
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.”
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Intel's bold bet against ARM: visionary or myopic?  —  Today, Intel's x86 architecture reigns supreme on PCs (and millions of servers, such as Google's, that use the PC organ bank).  Anywhere else, the ARM processors have won; they're in billions of devices, regular cell phones, smartphones …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Moves Encrypted Search to New Domain  —  Google announced today that it was moving domains for its encrypted search from https://www.google.com to https://encrypted.google.com.  —  In May Google launched an encrypted version of its Web search, allowing users to enable a Secure Sockets Layer …
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com:
Creative Commons Responds to ASCAP  —  Yesterday, we reported that ASCAP said that organizations like Creative Commons were undermining their copyrights.  Today, we've received an official response from Creative Commons with regards to the letter writing campaign.
Discussion: Threat Level, Techdirt and Slashdot
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.
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
 
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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
 

 
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

 
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