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9:40 AM ET, June 28, 2010

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Apple:
iPhone 4 Sales Top 1.7 Million  —  Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24.  The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap …
Amazon.com:
Amazon Announces New Functionality for Kindle Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch  —  Readers can now enjoy embedded video and audio clips in Kindle books on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a new update to Kindle for iPad and Kindle …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Amazon Adds Video, Audio To Kindle Apple Apps  —  Last week, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) slashed its Kindle 2 price by 27 percent to a startling $189, following a similar price cut for the Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) Nook.  This week, it's flexing the Kindle platform's muscles, adding a small batch of books …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Touting Redesign, MSNBC Declares Pageviews ‘Dead’  —  The big idea behind just about every website redesign these days generally revolves around “less is more” minimalism.  But it looks like MSNBC.com's redo actually means it: the new site, which just went fully live, promises to do an end with clicking on stories and on ads.
Jon Lech / nanocr.eu:
Google's mismanagement of the Android Market  —  Earlier this week, CNET ran an article critical of the permission model of the Android Market.  Google's response to the criticism was that “each Android app must get users' permission to access sensitive information”.
Discussion: The Register, MacRumors and FM Blog, Thanks:atul
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
An iPhone wish list looks more like an Android feature list  —  What do iPhone users want most?  According to the results of a survey released today, the top four things that U.S. iPhone users want most are already available from Google's Android.  —  The survey, conducted …
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
Samsung Galaxy S models announced for Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular  —  Over the past few days, we've learned the identities of a couple of Samsung Galaxy S phones headed for the U.S., including the Samsung Captivate for AT&T and the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile, but turns out Samsung's got plenty …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
A Technology Innovator's Move to Mobile  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — The film “2001: A Space Odyssey” presents a dramatic vision of the future, where sentient robots double as secretaries, performing daily tasks and simple services for their human masters.  —  Now, SRI International …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Elevation Invests Another $120 Million in Facebook as that IPO Looks More Distant  —  Elevation Partners has quietly amassed another huge chunk of Facebook shares on the secondary market, according to a recent letter to its limited partners.  Elevation spent $120 million for five million more Facebook shares.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 4 Video Sex Chat Services Already Staffing Up  —  That was quick: Just a few days after Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale — featuring video chat capabilities — the “FaceTime” sex chat services are already starting up.  —  Here's a Craigslist ad offering a free iPhone 4 and a …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
mSpot Debuts Cloud-Based Music Streaming Service For Android  —  Mobile entertainment startup mSpot is debuting its free music cloud service today that allows you to sync your entire music collection across Android phones and PCs/Macs to the public today.  The service, which was launched …
Discussion: MediaMemo, CNET News and Xconomy
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Death by Gadget  —  “Blood diamonds” have faded away, but we may now be carrying “blood phones.”  —  An ugly paradox of the 21st century is that some of our elegant symbols of modernity — smartphones, laptops and digital cameras — are built from minerals that seem to be fueling mass slaughter and rape in Congo.
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Financial overhaul targets minerals used by Intel and Apple
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Macsimum News
Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
iPhone 4 Teardown Telegraphs Future iPad Gyro  —  The first true teardown of Apple's iPhone 4, performed by UBM TechInsights, reveals its internal A4 processor and points the way to a related iPad slot that might soon host the handset's digital gyroscope.  —  In the first teardown to reveal …
 
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