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6:35 PM ET, June 7, 2011

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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
AirPlay Mirroring in action (video)  —  One of the new iOS features that has been met with great enthusiasm from journalists and developers attending yesterday's WWDC keynote is AirPlay Mirroring.  Apple's iOS software head honcho Scott Forstall only briefly described it during the keynote talk:
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How to Upgrade to iOS 5 Today, Without Any Developer Account  —  One day and iOS 5 has been hacked already.  Gizmodo reader and Apple lover Mert Erdir has discovered how to upgrade to iOS 5 without developer accounts, using a simple backdoor.  Everyone can do it following these extremely simple instructions:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, iClarified and MobileCrunch, Thanks:jesusdiaz
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
You Can't Always Get What You Want: Apple's Disappointing Music Announcements at WWDC  —  There was a lot of buzz prior to today's announcements at WWDC about the deals that Apple had reportedly struck with the major record labels.  Even before any Apple executives took the stage …
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Files a Whopping 11 Separate US iCloud Trademark Applications  —  On June 7, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's eleven iCloud trademark applications.  Apple filed one iCloud application per International Classification.  The reason for filing eleven separate trademark applications …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Apple iTunes And The Cloud: The Fine Print
Naked Security / Sophos:
Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users - facial recognition is enabled  —  When Facebook revealed last year it was introducing facial recognition technology to help users tag their friends in photographs, they gave the functionality to North American users only.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Jeff Bezos on innovation: Amazon ‘willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time’  —  One question at Amazon.com's shareholder meeting this morning in Seattle clearly made an impression on Jeff Bezos, sparking an extraordinary response from the Amazon CEO and founder on the qualities …
Discussion: SAI and paidContent, Thanks:toddbishop
Steve Boxer / Guardian:
Wii U: first hands-on with Nintendo's new console  —  With its tablet-like controller, the Wii U is a seriously weird piece of kit.  But, yet again, once you get your hands on it, a multitude of new gaming experiences tumble out of it.  And the machine will have more hardcore appeal, too.
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle wants a huge cut of Google's mobile advertising revenue plus compensation for fragmentation of Java  —  One of the best-kept secrets in the patent dispute between Oracle and Google is what Oracle demands in terms of compensation for past damages and on which terms (monetary and other conditions) …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhones And iPads Could Be Getting Intel Chips, Says Citi  —  Intel is in talks with Apple to manufacture its custom A4 and A5 chips, says Citi analyst Glen Yueng.  —  However, the manufacture of Apple's chips is only a prelude to a much bigger partnership.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft finalizes Windows Thin PC; available July 1  —  Microsoft has released to manufacturing its Windows Thin PC client, and plans to make it available to Software Assurance customers starting July 1, company officials said on June 7.  —  Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is the successor to Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP).
Discussion: The Windows Blog and The Next Web
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Kindles Getting Cheaper, and Huge: 10 Percent of Amazon's Business Next Year  —  Amazon's Kindle e-reader, a gawky novelty just three years ago, is now a big business getting bigger.  Really big.  —  Jeff Bezos and company continue not to release sales numbers for the devices, but everyone else keeps guessing.
Discussion: Digital Trends, GigaOM and TechCrunch
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL After the Honeymoon  —  Arianna Huffington.  Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife  —  What happens when you mix the ambition of Arianna Huffington with the desperation of Tim Armstrong?  AOL shareholders will soon find out.  —  AOL Chairman Tim Armstrong seemed to find his ideal mate in Arianna Huffington.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators  —  Google announced today that it has begun indexing attribution of content to particular authors, not just to the websites they appear on.  Links associated with the author of a page can now have the code rel="author" …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Next Big Thing in E-Commerce?  Groupon Founders Fund Online Pawn Shop.  —  Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, who have famously extracted all sorts of money from the soon-to-IPO deals start-up and now run an investment group called Lightbank, are onto the next big thing in e-commerce: Pawn shops.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Payments Startup Square Adds Vinod Khosla To Board  —  Mobile payments startup Square is announcing that Vinod Khosla is joining its Board of Directors.  Khosla's Khosla Ventures is an early investor in Square.  He will be replacing Gideon Yu, who left Khosla Ventures to join …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Launches Game for Access to Preview Chromebooks  —  Google has just begun a two-day long game wherein it will post links to famous places around the web where you can now find a link to get preview access to the company's Chromebook web-only notebooks.
Peter Parkes / Heartbeat:
Problems signing in to Skype  —  Update 3:  —  Today's problems have stabilised, and recovery is ongoing.  Skype should return to normal soon.  —  If you were disconnected from Skype earlier, you shouldn't need to manually sign back in to Skype - it should reconnect automatically when it's able to do so.
Pan Kwan Yuk / beyondbrics:
Foxconn, worth less than toilet paper  —  Ouch.  First the suicides.  Then the plant explosion.  Now Foxconn International, the scandal-hit Taiwanese company that toils in the shadow of high-profile clients such as Apple, is being stripped of its blue-chip status after it was dropped …
Cade Metz / The Register:
App Engine: Google's deepest secrets as a service  —  The software scales.  But will the Google rulebook?  —  Google will never open source its back end.  You'll never run the Google File System or Google MapReduce or Google BigTable on your own servers.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
HP earmarks $2 billion to finance hybrid cloud projects  —  HP Financial Services, a subsidiary of leading information tech hardware company Hewlett-Packard, announced it will be making up to $2 billion available to “help clients finance their way into the cloud.”
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Discontinues Its First Specialized Search Engines  —  They're no longer popular, but they're the first specialized search engines offered by Google, long before Image Search, Google News or Blog Search.  Some people might remember Google Linux, Google BSD, Google Mac, Google Microsoft …
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Bain: 80% of Twitter engagement is link clicking  —  The social network's real-time access to myriads of content and high levels of user engagement is why marketers keep coming back for more.  —  Adam Bain of Twitter  —  FORTUNE — Hours after Apple (AAPL) announced deep integration …
Discussion: AllTwitter
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
RIM Buys Scoreloop To Grow In House Social Gaming Expertise
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
25 Million iPads, 14 Billion Apps: WWDC 2011 by the Numbers
Discussion: TechCrunch and Internet2Go
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
OmniVision and Sony to Supply 8-Megapixel Camera for iPhone 5
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FT Bypasses Apple's iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week)
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
AT&T's Bid for T-Mobile Is Backed by Microsoft and Facebook
Wall Street Journal:
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