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1:20 PM 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 …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Despite Glitches, iPhone 4 is Apple's Biggest Launch Ever  —  Apple announced this morning that it has sold over 1.7 million units of the new iPhone 4 smartphone through Saturday, only three days after its launch on June 24th.  These numbers, touts the Cupertino-based company …
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
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”.
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.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Hiring 500 People In India
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple IPhone 4 Parts Cost About $188  —  Researchers at iSuppli tore down the latest iPhone to find parts from LG Display, Samsung, and Broadcom  —  Apple's iPhone 4 wireless handset includes components that cost as little as $187.51, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization  —  Listening to marketing messages from companies such as Apple and Google, one might think HTML5, the next-generation Web page standard, is ready to take the Net by storm.  —  But the words of those producing the specification show …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
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.
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 …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft details early Windows 8 improvements to OEMs  —  Details leaked to a Microsoft enthusiast blog on Monday reveal Microsoft's immediate plans for Windows 8.  —  Francisco Martin, a Microsoft Enthusiast, posted several confidential pieces of information to his blog on Monday revealing improvements …
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 …
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Rules Narrowly In Bilski; Business Method & Software Patents Survive  —  As I expected it appears that the Supreme Court has ruled somewhat narrowly in the Bilski case (pdf), which many had hoped would end the scourge of business method and software patents.  Instead, the court effectively punted the issue.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interactive Chart: Where UK Newspaper Websites Get Their Traffic  —  Here's a turn-up for the books - the BBC is already the number-five giver of readers to UK commercial newspaper websites.  —  The BBC News site sent nearly two million unique visitors to the papers in April …
Discussion: The Wire
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
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service launching soon
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Experts say wiretap law needs update for digital age
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Bing-Zune integration still not working
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For 1 billion speakers, domain names officially go Chinese
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Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
iPhone 4 Teardown Telegraphs Future iPad Gyro
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Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
US unveils plan to make online transactions safer
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Motorola Charm coming to T-Mobile with ‘enhanced’ …
Paul Smalera / The Big Money:
Why the future of paid dating sites is rocky.
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