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2:00 PM ET, July 1, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Conversation with Steve Jobs on the iPhone 4 antenna problems  —  One of our readers has a pretty interesting story to share.  It is one that involves his passion for Apple products, an Apple engineer, Steve Jobs, and reported problems with the iPhone 4's antenna placement.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
First iPhone 4 Class Action Suit Filed Against Apple and AT&T  —  The first iPhone 4 class action suit against Apple and AT&T has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims:
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Grip Different: Apple, AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4 Antenna Issue  —  And there it is, the first iPhone 4 lawsuit-not six days after the device first went on sale (and well within the two-week return period).  —  Filed in federal court in Maryland Wednesday on behalf of a pair Maryland residents …
The Guru / Symbian-Guru.com:
Symbian-Guru.com Is Over  —  As of today, I will no longer be updating Symbian-Guru.com, and will be purchasing an Android-powered smartphone - my new Nexus One should arrive tomorrow.  I've been a Nokia fanboy since 1999, and a Symbian fanboy since I got my Nokia 6620 in summer of 2004.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Kills Kin  —  Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft's Kin phone is dead.  Microsoft is pulling the plug, sources close to Microsoft tell us.  —  There won't be a separate Kin product anymore.  Effective immediately, Andy Lees is shoving the entire Kin into the core Windows Phone 7 team.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Kin: More proof that warring fiefdoms rule at Microsoft
Discussion: Softpedia News
Heather Kelly / Macworld:
Some iPhone 4 cameras have yellowing problem  —  Some iPhone 4 owners have reported color oddities with photos they've taken with the camera on the back of the newly released phone.  The iPhone's 5-megapixel camera will take crisp daylight and brightly lit indoor photos that show colors accurately …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and SlashGear
BBC:
Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’  —  Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.  —  From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection.  —  Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015.
hp.com:
HP Completes Palm Acquisition  —  PALO ALTO, Calif., — HP today announced it has completed its acquisition of Palm Inc. at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash.  —  HP today announced it has completed its acquisition of Palm Inc. at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
HP Completes $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Palm, Plans webOS Slate PCs And Netbooks
DigiTimes:
Intel backs off WiMAX industry, dismisses WiMAX Program Office, say sources  —  Intel has announced in an internal meeting it will dissolve its WiMAX Program Office, which was set up to promote the development of related WiMAX technologies, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Suggests Blu-ray Not Coming to Mac Anytime Soon  —  Amongst the emails that Steve Jobs has been responding to, he also responded to an inquiry by a MacRumors reader Siva about future of Blu-ray on the Mac.  While Blu-ray has been a long requested feature for Macs …
Bob Sutor:
Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser  —  I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that.  I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and more rarely still …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Amazon cuts Kindle DX price to $379, improves e-ink display  —  It's been a big news day for Amazon.com's Kindle electronic reading device, with the company announcing a new royalty program for authors and support of HTML5 to preview book titles.  Now, word comes that Amazon.com is chopping …
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: Big Body, Big Screen: Droid X Is This Month's Superphone  —  You think technology moves too fast now?  You think your camera, camcorder and computer become obsolete quickly?  —  Try buying an app phone.  In this business, the state of the art changes as often as Lady Gaga changes outfits.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and USA Today
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Woot's Deal Of The Day: Woot!  — Amazon Buys It.  Price?  $110 Million  —  Woot has been acquired by Amazon, as they briefly note on their blog today with a big “woot!”  Well, okay, their exact words were “Holy crap!”  —  This is a great deal for daily online bargin service as …
Discussion: VatorNews, Screenwerk and Mashable!
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Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Apple iTunes in the cloud definitely happening soon, wireless syncing!  —  One of our reliable Apple sources has just filled us in on some of the company's iTunes plans, and they're exciting.  We have been told iTunes will be getting a huge cloud capability that many people have been asking for …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's iAds Slowly Begin to Appear, Led by Nissan Leaf  —  Last week, we noted that developers had begin incorporating support for Apple's iAd mobile advertisements into updates for their applications, with a few applications starting to show placeholder banners and test ads ahead of the program's official launch on July 1st.
Discussion: AppShopper.com, Engadget and Gizmodo
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hands-on with Hulu Plus via Samsung HDTV, iPhone and iPad  —  After months of speculation the wait is almost over and Hulu Plus is just about upon us.  Hulu was nice enough to share an invite with us so we could to try it out — sorry, we don't have any extras — and we happen to have a Samsung LED LCD TV in the lab to give it a go.
Discussion: Technologizer and Daring Fireball
MacDailyNews:
Steve Jobs email: Over the air iPhone 4 HD video uploads coming ‘in the future’  —  MacDailyNews reader “Chris T.” reports the following email exchange with Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently: Steve, I'm a HUGE fan of your products... MBP, Ipad 64gb WIFI, 2 iphone 3g's and now 2 iphone 4's …
Discussion: TiPb, Gizmodo, I4U News and Erictric
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Submits Firefox Home iPhone App.  Apple Should Approve It  —  Earlier this afternoon, Mozilla submitted what would be its first iPhone application to the App Store.  No, it's not Firefox — well, not exactly.  —  Mozilla has submitted an app called Firefox Home for approval.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Internet Explorer posts biggest market-share gain in years: 0.57%  —  See that upward blip at the end of the blue line in the chart above?  That's a .57 percent increase in Microsoft's worldwide Internet Explorer market share — the biggest gain the Redmond company has experienced in that metric …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Starbucks begins offering free two-click WiFi access in US and Canada
Discussion: Switched and Erictric
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
IBM Acquires Enterprise Data Security Software Company BigFix
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Launches Yahoo!(R) Mail and Yahoo! Messenger Apps for Android
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Only Microsoft and Red Hat have all the pieces to build clouds, Red Hat says
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
Playstation Plus: Required for Hulu Plus?
Discussion: PC World, Mashable! and AppScout
Corynne McSherry / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Judge Orders User-Friendly Notices for Does Targeted By USCG Suits
Discussion: Techdirt
John Cook / TechFlash:
Shades of Webvan? Here comes delivery service AmazonTote
 Earlier Items: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Web Apps With Push Notifications: W3C Begins Work to Make it Happen
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
In-Flight Wireless Revenue Set to Surge, Report Says
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Amazon Back To Normal; So Where's The Explanation?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The State of iPad Satisfaction
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Online Finance Startup Wesabe Heads To The Deadpool
Discussion: paidContent and Wesabe
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
Facebook Update Adds Fast App Switching, High-Resolution Icons
Discussion: Softpedia News