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4:35 PM ET, June 30, 2010

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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.
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 …
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Boy Genius Report:
Leaked: Apple's internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting procedures
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 …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
AdMob's Transparency Changing Post-Google Acquisition  —  For the past two years, AdMob has released a jam-packed report each and every month, publicizing its activities in the mobile advertising market and detailing the industry's rapid development.  —  But with the official close …
Discussion: Internet2Go, Electronista and MediaPost, Thanks:atul
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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.
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.
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 …
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: Softpedia News and Digital Daily
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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Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Five new questions that stem from Bloomberg's Verizon-iPhone report
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
“Lawyers Are Expensive.  We Can Be Friends.”  (@Posterous To @TwitPic)  —  As you may have read yesterday, TwitPic and Posterous are currently in a row after the latter introduced a “Rescue your photos from TwitPic” tool that provides users with a one-click way to import TwitPic photos over to their Posterous blog.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitpic Blocks Posterous' Import Tool; Out Come The Lawyers
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 …
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 …
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Amazon Acquires Deal Site Woot  —  Amazon has acquired deal-a-day site Woot.com.  —  Woot says Amazon will let the site continue to operate independently, similarly to how it lets Zappos and Audible run themselves.  —  There's no price on the deal.  The most recent revenue figure we can find …
Discussion: The Next Web and TechCrunch
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wired's iPad App Boasts a New Feature: A Price Cut  —  The second edition of Condé Nast's much-praised Wired magazine iPad app is out, and it boasts some new features.  The biggest one: A 20 percent price cut.  —  The magazine publisher sold some 95,000 digital copies of its June issue at $4.99 …
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 …
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Movie Piracy Crackdown Begins, Internet Sites Seized  —  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced a major takedown of nine movie piracy sites that illegally offered first-run movies, some within just hours of their theatrical release.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
French Anti-Trust Authorities Find Google “Abused Dominant Position” In Turning Off Advertiser's Account  —  French regulators said today that “Google had abused its dominant position in the internet advertising market when it barred a location data company from using its AdWords service,” …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Video CAPTCHAs Promise Better Security, Less Frustration  —  Solving CAPTCHAs - the text puzzles with distorted letters that many sites use to ensure that you are human - has become a daily reality for many Internet users.  Sadly, these tests are often a major source of frustration, too.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Christosap / Google Chrome Blog:
Making the web more accessible, one step at a time  —  From text that is too small to read, to user interfaces that do not offer keyboard navigation options, users with special needs face a lot of challenges when trying to access websites they are interested in.
Discussion: Chromium Blog
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Half of mobile data consumed by 6 percent of customers  —  A Nielsen study which tracks 60,000 U.S. phone bills every month says that most smartphone users don't take full advantage of their phones' data features.  A small fraction of customers account for most of America's data network traffic …
Discussion: Nielsen Wire, Thanks:paulboutin
 
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Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
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Mark Landler / New York Times:
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Google Creates YouTube Video Game to Highlight Chrome and Flash
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google In Discussions To Buy Travel Software Company, Will FTC Ground It?
Discussion: Tech Eye, Reuters and Tnooz
Mike Clendenin / InformationWeek:
China's Alibaba Wants Yahoo Stake Back
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Says Search Engine Partially Blocked in China
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
IMDb Arrives on Android...and “Everywhere”
Discussion: TechFlash, Pulse2 and MobileCrunch
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google to Push Android Deeper into Asia
Discussion: paidContent and FierceWireless
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
4  —  The first thing you notice is that the iPhone 4 feels smaller …
Thanks:atul
Computerworld:
Sony says 535,000 laptops at risk of overheating
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper 2.2.5 for iPhone and iPad now available
Discussion: Computerworld, The Next Web and TiPb
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
‘Google Me’ is Real, Will Launch in 2010
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Cheezburger hires CFO, founder gets down to business
Discussion: Pulse2