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9:50 AM ET, June 11, 2011

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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Google App Store Now Offering Way to Cheat WSJ Paywall  —  Gives new mean to the phrase “just Google it”  —  One of the more interesting dichotomies to develop in the software ecosystem over the past few years has been the open nature of Google's app stores versus the closed and controlled marketplace maintained by Apple.
Discussion: AddictiveTips and SAI, Thanks:benpopper
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Mark Milian / CNN:
How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud  —  (CNN) — The folks at Amazon and Google must have been wringing their hands on Monday when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed off a new service called iTunes Match.  —  That all-important “one more thing” from Apple's software presentation …
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
When Engineers Lie  —  Twenty years ago, when I was writing Accidental Empires, my book about the PC industry, I included near the beginning a little rant about how good engineers were incapable of lying, because their work relied on Terminal A being positive and not negative and if they lied …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:   Attacks on Sony, others show it's open hacking season
AppleInsider:
Apple poised to build nearly 400K next-gen MacBook Airs this month  —  The second-generation of Apple's revitalized MacBook Air notebooks are scheduled to enter mass production during the month of June, with an initial build volume hovering around 400,000 units.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review  —  For almost two years now, Google's been talking up the idea of always-on, always-connected laptops based on a version of its Chrome browser.  Local storage, of course, was not an ingredient in the equation.  And while a lucky few developers got to put …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
LulzSec Hackers Get Personal, Dump 26,000 Porn Site Usernames And Passwords  —  After high profile takedowns of PBS and Sony, the anarchic hacker group LulzSec now seems determined to maximize its exploits' embarrassment factor.  —  On Friday afternoon the group announced that it had stolen …
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The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec:
Recap of the last 24 hours: NHS assisted, Jihad site taken down, Pron.com owned, Endgames + Prolexic shone upon brightly. Tomorrow... @Sony
Discussion: Neowin.net
Patrick Gray / Risky.biz:   Why we secretly love LulzSec
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Twitter's Secret Handshake  —  CHARLIE SHEEN'S meltdown took many forms: a cocaine-fueled rampage in a New York hotel room, an erratic radio rant, a vulgar one-man comedy tour.  But his biggest contribution to current culture may have been more subtle.  With a simple Twitter phrase, #winning …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple sued by iCloud Communications over iCloud trademark  —  Well that didn't take long.  In a suit filed yesterday in the US Disctrict Court in Arizona, a company named iCloud Communications, LLC has claimed trademark infringements against Apple over the use of the name iCloud.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Signs Universal Music, May Really Get to U.S., After All  —  Spotify has signed an American distribution deal with Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label.  The pact means that the streaming music company now has U.S. deals in place with three of the four largest labels …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Recalls “Extremely Small” Number of Verizon iPads Over Duplicate ID Numbers  —  Apple confirmed to AllThingsD on Friday that it has recalled a very small number of Verizon iPad 2 models after the products were inadvertently shipped with identical electronic serial numbers.
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
NATO's Newest Bombing Tool: Twitter  —  In the early days of the Libya war, U.S. commanders were adamant that they didn't communicate with the Libyan rebels about what targets to bomb.  As it turns out, they don't need to.  They've got Twitter.  —  NATO officials conducting air strikes …
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus  —  NEW HAVEN — When Keila Fong arrived at Yale, she had never given much thought to computer science.  But then last year everyone on campus started talking about the film “The Social Network,” and she began to imagine herself building something …
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
The checkered past of Groupon's chairman  —  Groupon's largest shareholder and chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, has a back story investors might want to know.  FORTUNE — “Lets start having fun... lets get funky... let's announce everything... let's be WILDLY positive in our forecasts …
Discussion: SAI and VentureBeat
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Rocky Agrawal / TechCrunch:
Groupon Was “The Single Worst Decision I Have Ever Made As A Business Owner”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ICE Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ On Domain Seizures  —  It appears that assistant deputy director of ICE, Erik Barnett, is going around talking up the massive success of ICE's potentially illegal domain seizure regime.  SD points us some coverage of Barnett speaking in Stockholm …
Tom Brewster / IT PRO:
Anonymous warns of Spain arrest revenge  —  Anonymous warns of Spain arrest revenge  —  Spanish police arrest three men suspected of being involved in the Anonymous hacking group, which has told the world to expect a response.  —  Anonymous has warned about repercussions following arrests …
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New York Times:
Spain Detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EPIC Draft FTC Complaint Vilifies Facebook's Facial Recognition
Discussion: Wendy's Blog and epic.org
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare (Finally) Checks In To Its Very Own SOMA Office [Pics]
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and About Foursquare
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
KinectShop: The Next Generation Of Shopping [Exclusive Video]
Discussion: StartupLocker
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cafepress IPO Filing Gives A Glimpse At A Crowdsourced Business Model
Discussion: AllThingsD and SAI
Erin Lindsay / White House Blog:
What Our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers Told Us
 Earlier Items: 
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Shareholder Calls for Separation of Chairman, CEO Roles
Discussion: Reuters
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft reveals Xbox LIVE will be built into Windows 8
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Web Security Start-Up Cloudflare Gets Buzz, Courtesy of LulzSec Hackers
Discussion: Inquirer
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Third-Party Twitter Apps Can Access Your Private Messages Without Authorization
Discussion: Mashable!, SlashGear and Techie Buzz
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Getting to one billion iTunes accounts
Discussion: Electronista
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Facebook begins testing new real-time “Happening Now” feed [Updated]
 

 
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