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1:30 PM ET, June 30, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
Leaked: Apple's internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting procedures  —  The antenna issues plaguing the iPhone 4 have infuriated many iPhone users (and rightfully so), but have you ever wondered how Apple is training its employees to deal with the fiasco?  Well thanks to one of our Apple connects …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple hiring iPhone antenna engineers for some reason  —  Three Apple job postings for iPhone / iPad antenna engineers to “Define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices.”  All three were posted on June 23rd …
Richard Gaywood / fscked.co.uk:
More on the iPhone 4 signal issue  —  Previously, I did some simple testing of reception strength on my iPhone 4 and concluded that I couldn't see any problems.  I've now done some more thorough testing, however, and have reason to think I was wrong.  Warning: this is very long and nerdy.
Discussion: Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, blogs.chron.com and displayblog, Thanks:atul
Arn / MacRumors:
Detailed Analysis of iPhone 4 Signal Strength Dropoff  —  Anandtech has managed to provide a detailed analysis of the iPhone 4's potential antenna signal issue.  Their analysis may shed some light on people's experiences with the iPhone 4 and the drop-off in signal when the device is being held in hand.
Fred / A VC:
Some Thoughts On Foursquare  —  Our portfolio company Foursquare closed a second round of financing yesterday.  This was a much covered financing process and also much criticized.  I think it makes an excellent case to talk about some conventional notions and why they might not be right.
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foursquare:
We're just getting started...  Hey all -  —  It's been quite the year for foursquare.
Kuan Yong / YouTube API Blog:
Flash and the HTML5 tag  —  There's been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not the HTML5 <video> tag is going to replace Flash Player for video distribution on the web.  We've been excited about the HTML5 effort and <video> tag for quite a while now, and most YouTube videos can now be played via our HTML5 player.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
YouTube: Why the Flash era isn't over
Discussion: Digital Daily and Softpedia News
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Will Sell 12 Million iPhones To Verizon Subscribers For $7 Billion — Analyst  —  Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner runs the numbers on the reported Verizon iPhone.  —  Here, from Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune, are some of his key points:  — Over the last year, Apple sold 11 million iPhones into AT&T's …
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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon Wireless Said to Start Offering IPhone in January
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon to launch LTE network on November 15th, handsets on Black Friday  —  This information comes from a new tipster, but we have very good reason to believe that Verizon will begin rolling out its LTE network in 25 markets starting on November 15th.  While 25 markets might not sound like a lot …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android Gaining on Apple, Says Report  —  Mobile analytics and tracking firm AdMob has just released its latest mobile metrics report, a monthly snapshot of the smartphone industry based on data generated by ad requests within its network of 23,000 mobile websites and mobile applications.
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
AdMob's Transparency Changing Post-Google Acquisition
Discussion: Internet2Go, Electronista and MediaPost, Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar: We're No Cable Killer!  We Swear!  —  If you're planning on swapping out your expensive cable TV service for Hulu's $10 a month subscription offering, Jason Kilar has advice for you: Don't do it!  —  The Hulu CEO insists that his “Hulu Plus” service …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Clarifies Policy On Site Scrapers As Robots.Txt Gets Updated  —  Want to scrape Facebook's site for content?  You may want to reconsider how you do so as Facebook has updated their Robots.txt file to be a bit more restrictive.  If you aren't aware of what a Robots.txt file is, you can read more here.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Staska / Unwired View:
Android 3.0 Gingerbread details: 1280×760 resolution, 1Ghz minimum specs, mid-Oct. release  —  We've been hearing about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release in Q4 for a while now.  And also how the new Android user interface will blow our socks off.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google to Push Android Deeper into Asia  —  Stepping up its rivalry with Apple and Nokia, Google outlines plans to court developers and put its operating system on lower-priced phones in China and India  —  Google (GOOG) plans to push its Android mobile software in India and China …
Discussion: paidContent
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
4  —  The first thing you notice is that the iPhone 4 feels smaller in hand — the decrease in width, even more so than thickness, is quite noticeable.  It feels tight.  —  Then you turn it on, and you see the screen.  —  Apple seems very confident about the precise size and dimensions …
Thanks:atul
ifixit:
iPhone 4 Gyroscope Teardown  —  Apple's latest creation — the iPhone 4 — features a MEMS gyroscope within its pretty shell.  But how does that little chip work, and what does it do?  We partnered with Chipworks to bring you an in-depth look behind the science of these micro-scale gyroscopes.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitpic Blocks Posterous' Import Tool; Out Come The Lawyers  —  Well that didn't take long.  Halfway into their big 15 importers in 15 days campaign, Posterous has managed to make one of their competitors very angry.  Twitpic is so angry, in fact, that they're blocking the service and threatening legal action.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Cisco and video: Wi-Fi for Flip, end to Flash debacle, video client for App Store  —  For Cisco, video technologies ‘are definitely a pervasive play,’ says exec  —  Computerworld - LAS VEGAS — If you didn't realize how pervasive video technology research is at Cisco Systems …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Pocket-lint
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom Fights YouTube in Court, but That Won't Stop It From Selling YouTube Ads  —  Google and Viacom are still fighting in court.  But in the real world, they're about to be partners, in a way: The cable network's MTV unit is going to start selling ads on Google's YouTube …
Discussion: CNET News
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Group Taps MTV For Content Partnership And Video Advertising Sales
Discussion: PR Newswire, paidContent and hypebot
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Amazon Introduces 70% Royalty Option For Kindle Digital Text Platform  —  Right off the heels of announcing an expansion of its Kindle Digital Text Platform to authors and publishers around the world, Amazon announced back in January that it would introduce a new 70 percent royalty option …
Discussion: BetaNews and Associated Press
Bret Taylor / Facebook Blog:
Applications Ask, You Receive: Simplified Permissions Launch  —  Last month, we announced a number of changes to make privacy simpler and to give you more control over the information you share with other people.  Today, we're taking the next step by providing more transparency and control …
 
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Mike Clendenin / InformationWeek:
China's Alibaba Wants Yahoo Stake Back
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Instapaper 2.2.5 for iPhone and iPad now available
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 Earlier Items: 
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
‘Google Me’ is Real, Will Launch in 2010
Roger Entner / FierceWireless:
Entner: Quantifying the mobile data tsunami and its implications
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Cheezburger hires CFO, founder gets down to business
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Finding Patterns in Social Data a Big Problem — the Cloud Can Help
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Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
R.I.P. Chatroulette, 2009-2010  —  A few months ago, it was the Web's hottest trend.
Thanks:atul
Cisco:
Cisco Simplifies Mobile Collaboration with First-of-its- kind HD …