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4:45 AM ET, June 9, 2011

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Evernote Peek: The First Smart Cover App That Could Make You Smarter  —  One of the best parts of the iPad 2 is the colorful, magical smart cover that comes as a peripheral.  Lift the cover and your iPad turns on, drop it and it goes to sleep.  It's kind of addictive.
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation  —  It looks like Coupons.com may have just become the Airbnb of mega-million dollar raises at billion dollar valuations.  Today, Coupons.com, the largest provider of digital coupons, announced that it has received …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Poor Steve Jobs Had to Go Head to Head With Weinergate in the Twitter Buzzstakes.  And the Weiner Is ...  Dumenco's Trendrr Chart of the Week  —  It's rather surreal timing when you think about it: On the same day that Apple launched its iCloud service ("The new way to store and access your content" …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
“It Just Works.”  —  Amid all the big announcements at this year's WWDC keynote, there was an undercurrent that was subtle, but important.  —  “It just works.”  Steve Jobs kept saying this over and over again on stage.  When Jobs does this, it's never an accident.  It's a message.
Discussion: @juney and @stevecla
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer  —  A judge in Maine has ruled that a bank that allowed hackers to steal more than $300,000 from a customer's online account isn't responsible for the lost money, saying the customer should have done more to protect the account credentials.
Discussion: Techdirt and Help Net Security
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Court: Passwords + Secret Questions = ‘Reasonable’ eBanking Security
Discussion: The Register
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Cupertino To Jobs: There's No Chance We're Saying No To The Apple Spaceship Campus  —  While he's no Steve Jobs, Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has his unique charm.  In a press conference today responding to yesterday's amazing Steve Jobs pitch, Wong said emphatically, “Cupertino is ready for this” …
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Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
A Launchpad for Watching TV, Movies on the iPad  —  Watching movies and TV shows on an iPad is a pleasure.  Deciding what to watch, and then figuring out which iPad app offers which film or show at that moment, isn't.  —  [ See post to watch video ]  —  There is a growing crop …
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
The New Early-Adopter Addiction: Turntable  —  Editor's Note: This guest post written by former TechCrunch writer Steve Poland (@popo).  His last post was Twitter And Facebook Turn Everyone Into An Affiliate Marketer.  —  Signing up for Twitter at South by Southwest 2007 …
Discussion: Steve Poland
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook gives regulators info on facial recognition  —  (Reuters) - Facebook has quietly expanded the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about the privacy practices of the world's top social networking service.
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Why Copyright Holders Love iTunes Match And Pirates Hate It  —  Steve Jobs presented a web storage service called iCloud this week that marked cloud computing's transition to the mainstream.  But a debate is already raging about what some of iCloud's features could mean for the future of digital music and video.
James Wilson / Scotch and Code:
Does my app have legal issues?  —  iTunes Connect asked me a strange question for the first time tonight:  —  It also asked if I had “Any apps that may have legal issues” when I first logged in to (modal dialog before main menu).  —  Is this in response to the Lodsys In-App Purchasing patent trolling?
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Verizon confirms sales of its Galaxy S II ‘superphone’ start in July  —  Other major carriers are also expected to have the hottest new smartphone, made by Samsung  —  Computerworld - Verizon Wireless Wednesday confirmed that it plans to start selling the Samsung Galaxy S II “superphone” …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Google doodle lets you play a recordable guitar ditty in honor of Les Paul  —  Have you been to Google's US home page recently?  Do it, you've got less than 24 hours to check out its guitar-inspired doodle celebrating the birthday of Les Paul.  The “Google” script is highly interactive thanks …
Spencer Ante / Digits:
Apps From Foursquare, LinkedIn, Netflix Put Data at Risk, Firm Finds  —  You'd think the spate of Internet security breaches this spring would have companies on their toes.  But when it comes to wireless apps, some are still making rookie mistakes.  —  Computer security firm viaForensics …
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
EBay seeks acquisitions to speed impulse buys  —  (Reuters) - EBay is hunting for acquisitions to speed up its development of image recognition and augmented reality features as the online retailer and auctioneer seeks to capitalize on the potential of mobile phones to help consumers make impulse purchases.
Reuters:
Citi says hackers access bank card data  —  (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said computer hackers breached the bank's network and accessed data on hundreds of thousands of bank card holders in the latest of a string of cyber attacks on high-profile companies.  —  Citigroup said about 1 percent …
Discussion: CNET News, Bloomberg and The Next Web
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
All four Lodsys patents under invalidation attack in federal court  —  I have news concerning Lodsys because a Michigan company named ForeSee Results Inc. has filed a declaratory judgment suit against Lodsys's four patents with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Rachael King / Bloomberg:
EMC's RSA Security Breach May Cost Bank Customers $100 Million  —  The security breach at EMC Corp.'s RSA unit may cost the banking industry as much as $100 million to replace identification tokens that left their computers vulnerable to spying.  —  Banks may be forced to pay $50 million …
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb:
Salesforce.com Pays Over $1.5 Million for Data.com Domain Name  —  Salesforce.com is the new owner of the data.com domain name.  Domain Name Newswire cited a press release from domain name auctioneer Moniker stating that Salesforce.com purchased the domain name “for an amount that significantly exceeds the $1.5 million reserve.”
Discussion: Domain Name Wire and louisgray.com
Jack Marshall / ClickZ:
Twitter: 12% of Q1 Revenue Came From Auto Advertisers  —  Since rolling out its first advertiser product in April 2010, Twitter has found particular success in the automotive sector, and hopes to extend that appeal to retail marketers next.  —  Speaking with ClickZ News this week …
Discussion: AllTwitter and @georgedearing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Stealthy Startup SnapGuide Closes $2+ Million Round  —  Talk about a happy birthday.  SnapGuide, a stealthy mobile startup founded by Daniel Raffel and Steve Krulewitz, has raised a funding round totaling over $2 million.  The round just closed today — which also happens to be Raffel's birthday.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP Demands Oracle Reverse Course on Itanium Support  —  Hewlett-Packard says it has sent a formal demand letter to software giant Oracle insisting that it reverse its decision, made in March, to stop building software for Intel's Itanium server chip.  —  In the letter, which was not released …
Discussion: The Register
Damon Lavrinc / Autoblog:
Official: Apple to reject apps that include DUI checkpoints  —  In conjunction with this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, and part of the new approval process includes a section that prohibits the inclusion of DUI checkpoints in iOS apps.
Andy Chu / Bing:
Bing for Mobile Browse Gets More Social  —  Today we unveiled an update to Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com), which includes a number of new features to help you make faster, more informed decisions while on the go.  Today's updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news …
Walter / iFixit Blog:
Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook Teardown  —  Just over six months ago, Google released the Cr-48 prototype Chromebook to developers—promising that production hardware would be forthcoming.  They weren't lying!  With today's release of the first production Chromebook, the Samsung Series 5 3G …
Discussion: PC World, Ars Technica and Liliputing
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android's App Attrition Rate Much Higher than iOS: 32% vs. 19%  —  95,000 of the roughly 300,000 mobile applications that have ever appeared on the Android Market are no longer available - an app attrition rate of 32%.  In comparison, 80,000 apps out of approximately 500,000 (or 16%) …
 
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Senate Confirms Former RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General
John Letzing / Dow Jones Newswires:
Google Asks Court To Disquality Damages Estimate From Oracle
Bloomberg:
Google, France Telecom Weigh Traffic Pact
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Flash Madness Continues: Fusion-io Prices at $19 A Share
Discussion: SAI, PR Newswire, PC World and TechCrunch
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Post A Picture That ‘Causes Emotional Distress’ And You Could Face Jailtime In Tennessee
Golnaz Esfandiari / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
In Iran, Beware Of New Facebook ‘Friends’
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Has Begun Rolling Out New Photo Service To Users
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Flipboard's Traffic Just Quadrupled: Now At 400 Million “Flips” Per Month
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Google Maps Navigation to get offline mode? Garmin and TomTom on notice
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
A Microsoft-Branded Windows 8 Tablet? Doubt It.
Brett Wolf / Reuters:
Senators seek crackdown on “Bitcoin” currency