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7:15 AM 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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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: Daring Fireball, Engadget and TUAW, Thanks:atul
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple hiring iPhone antenna engineers for some reason
Discussion: TechCrunch
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon Wireless Said to Start Offering IPhone in January  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPhone next year, ending AT&T Inc.'s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the plans said.
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Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Five new questions that stem from Bloomberg's Verizon-iPhone report
Discussion: 901am and Tech Trader Daily
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Introducing Hulu Plus: More wherever.  More whenever.  Than ever.  —  Everyone on the Hulu team shares three things in common.  I'll cover two of those immediately.  We'll get to the last one at the end of this post.  —  First, we are proud to say that we love TV shows.
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Hulu Plus Launches: Three Networks, Zero Real-Time Shows
Discussion: Technologizer and Go Rumors
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Hulu Plus announced with support for iPad, iPhone, PS3, Xbox Live, and more
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu Unveils Subscription Service For $9.99 a Month
Dennis Crowley / foursquare:
We're just getting started...  Hey all -  —  It's been quite the year for foursquare.  Last year at this time, Naveen and I - tired of working around my kitchen table - borrowed a desk from our friends at Curbed.com and Hard Candy Shell.  Two months later we brought on our first hire …
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Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why Andreessen Horowitz Invested in Foursquare … Today we are extremely excited to announce that we are investing in Foursquare, a service that mixes social, locative, and gaming elements to encourage people to explore cities in which they live.  —  Here are the three reasons we invested.
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  —  Google is among the biggest proponents of a collection of Web technologies that reproduce many important features of Adobe Systems' Flash, but it's not yet time for regime change at YouTube.  —  One of the most important parts of the upcoming HTML5 standard …
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Meet Cisco Cius: Android tablet for workers, students.  Watch out, iPad?  —  It's not quite an iPad - or better yet, the iPad isn't quite this.  —  Cisco CEO John Chambers today unveiled the Cisco Cius, a “mobile collaboration tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere …
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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.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Kindle Review
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
‘Google Me’ is Real, Will Launch in 2010  —  A source very close to the matter told SF Weekly that ‘Google Me’ does in fact exist, and that Google already has many engineers on the project, a potential rival to Facebook.  The search engine is “getting very serious about social,” …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Andy Ihnatko reviews/drops/breaks iPhone 4  —  Andy Ihnatko does a pretty solid iPhone 4 review for the Chicago Sun Times.  One kind of surprising thing however: 10 hours after getting his demo unit, he drops it and shatters the glass back panel.  He seems like a pretty responsible fellow …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Verizon Commercial Is Foursquare Obsessed  —  Foursquare has gotten some pretty big publicity before — like in Vegas.  But a new Verizon commercial appears to be completely predicated around the service.  Well, provided you know what Foursquare is.  —  As you can see in the 30-second …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
White Hat Uses Foursquare Privacy Hole to Capture 875K Check-Ins
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
R.I.P. Chatroulette, 2009-2010  —  A few months ago, it was the Web's hottest trend.  Then users took their self-exposure way too far  —  It always seems the stars that burn the brightest are the ones to flame out the fastest.  So it was as unsurprising as it was sad when the news broke early Tuesday …
Thanks:atul
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper 2.2.5 for iPhone and iPad now available  —  Note: 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 were only a week apart, so I've combined their notes into this post.  —  First, I've renamed “Instapaper Pro” to simply “Instapaper” for a few reasons: … Now, onto the new features.  —  Pagination … iPhone 4 and iOS 4
Discussion: The Next Web and TiPb
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 …
Mike Lopyrev / Social Web Blog:
Find more in Google Social Search  —  In January we introduced Google Social Search to help you discover relevant web content published by your friends and broader network of contacts.  Since that time we've worked to steadily improve our comprehensiveness using public URLs and data on the web.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
New Hotmail taking its time  —  Microsoft acknowledged on Tuesday that fewer than 1 percent of Hotmail customers have thus far been upgraded to the new service, though it said that it plans to add more users this week.  —  In a blog post, Mike Schackwitz said that as is often the case …
 
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Roger Entner / FierceWireless:
Entner: Quantifying the mobile data tsunami and its implications
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and WMExperts
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Bling Nation Adds A Paypal Option To Cell Phone Payments
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Finding Patterns in Social Data a Big Problem — the Cloud Can Help
Thanks:om
Caroline Ghiossi / Facebook Blog:
Explaining Facebook's Spam Prevention Systems
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Performance Issues for Amazon.com
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, ZDNet and GalleyCat
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Facebook analytics company Kontagent grabs $5.9M
Discussion: Inside Social Games and TechCrunch
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Yahoo Adds Workflows, Authentication to Hadoop
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NY Hotels Upset Over More Efficient ‘Home’ …
Discussion: City Room and BudgetTravel