Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada as It Nears 700 Million Users Worldwide — Facebook is still growing towards 700 million users, having reached 687 million monthly actives by the start of June, according to our Inside Facebook Gold data service.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Facebook growth slows in stalkerbase heartlands
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook usage has little headroom in U.S.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Report: Facebook Grew Only 1.7 Percent in May, Dragged Down By Losses in Oldest Markets
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Facebook growth slows for second month
Connor Livingston / Soshable: Facebook will Hit 700 Million Users in July, but...
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Is Losing Users In The Countries Where It Took Off First
Brian Morrissey / digiday:DAILY: Twitter Wants to be Facebook? Mashable's Adam Ostrow takes …
Sean Percival / @percival: InsideFacebook reports traffic loses for Facebook in US/Canada. However Comscore saw otherwise (up 2% in US to 157.2M)
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Facebook user growth slowing
Jay Cuthrell / @qthrul: Facebook dropping users in North America sounds like an Orkut lifecycle comparison for BRIC /via @eldon http://t.co/f43FF5z
Antony Leather / bit-tech.net: Facebook growth slows for second month
Scott P. Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: Has Interest In Facebook Peaked?
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Why did Apple choose Twitter over Facebook? — Apple will deeply integrate Twitter into iOS 5 when it releases this Fall, but not Facebook. Now why is that? Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the planet, with more than 500 million users, according to the company (Hell …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Electricpig.co.uk, SlashGear, Engadget and @howardlindzon
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Mac OS X Lion beta reveals “Restart to Safari” browser-only mode (update: honeypot)
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Game, Set, iMatch — Usually Apple launches are all about new product, and the WWDC keynote by Steve Jobs and crew was no exception. IOS 5, OS/X Lion, and iCloud were the tech version of a triple play, mainlining the iPad into the Mac and virtualizing the two product lines via the Cloud.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8 — When Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 8 a week ago, the reaction from most circles was positive. The new Windows 8 user interface looks clean, attractive, and thoughtful …
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Surprise: iOS 5 bumps up video exports in apps from 720p to 1080p — Media framework strings in iOS SDK have added a new 1080p video export preset — In addition to the newly discovered ability to render 1080p videos on A4-powered devices by scaling down high-definition content on-the-fly …
Discussion: MacStories, Online Social Media and Neowin.net
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iPhone 5 Reaches Final Testing Stage, Launching In September
Debbie Turner / Online Social Media: Apple iPhone 5 Release Likely in September: Final Testing Stages
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: iOS 5 to support 1080p playback on iPad 2
US rumored getting unlocked iPhone 4 Wednesday — Yet more rumors about Apple's mystery Wednesday update have suggested the US might finally get the option of unlocked iPhones. A claim Sunday afternoon has the unlocked iPhone 4 appearing at Apple stores in both capacities and colors.
Discussion: BGR, 9 to 5 Mac, Technologizer, @chronicwire, IntoMobile, Disruptors, TiPb, App Advice, iGadgetsReport, SlashGear, CNET News, PhoneArena and iPhone Download Blog
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple may offer unlocked iPhone 4 handsets starting Wednesday
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Unlocked iPhones coming this Wednesday?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Unlocked iPhones in the U.S. This Week?
@chronicwire: Unlocked iPhones headed to Apple Stores for Wednesday: MC603 (16GB, Black) MC604 (16GB, White) MC605 (32GB, Black) MC606 (32GB, White)
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: Unlocked iPhone 4 to be made available in the USA on Wednesday
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Apple, Facebook, Hackers
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Unlocked iPhones Rumored To Come To US Apple Stores This Wednesday
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Official Unlocked iPhone 4 in US this Wednesday?
Eric Mack / CNET News: Rumor: Unlocked iPhone 4 to hit U.S. this week
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Camcorder Piracy Epidemic Forces Studios To Delay Screenings — While all kinds of piracy are a thorn in the side of Hollywood, when illicit movies appear on the Internet at the same time as theatrical releases, this particularly draws the ire of studios. — Over the past decade an awful lot …
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Personal data stolen from UK developer Codemasters — UK based Codemasters is the latest firm to be hit by hackers — The personal details of thousands of people have been stolen after hackers targeted British games developer Codemasters. — The firm described the data theft as …
Discussion: Engadget and T3.com News
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Codemasters website hacked, ‘tens of thousands’ of personal accounts compromised
Luke Johnson / T3.com News: News@10: Apple MacBook Air refresh and Spotify US deal
Lauren Fisher / The Next Web:
Only 30% of YouTube Users Skip Pre-Roll Ads — Youtube introduced a new form of advertising in December 2010, called TrueView, where they gave people the option to skip past pre-roll ads on videos. The news didn't seem too great for advertisers. Although it meant you only payed …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Pocket-lint
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: YouTube: 70 per cent of people watch pre-roll ads
Caroline Graham / Daily Mail:
This is not the way I'd imagined Bill Gates... A rare and remarkable interview with the world's second richest man — Rocking gently in his chair, he begins to sing: ‘I wanna be a billionaire so freakin’ bad. Buy all the things I never had. I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine.
Discussion: WinRumors, Mashable!, Gawker, Gizmodo, Tech Europe, SlashGear, textually.org, PC Magazine, Stuff.co.nz, GeekSugar, The Business Insider, Between the Lines Blog, @dannysullivan, SAI, All Facebook and CNET News
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Bill Gates refuses to return full-time to Microsoft
Charlie White / Mashable!: 10 Personal Details Revealed by Bill Gates — Including 1 Secret [UPDATED]
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: Gates Life Work Now His Foundation
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Bill Gates speaks: Yes to Zune, No to Microsoft CEO job
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Bill Gates: Mark Zuckerberg is Engaged. Facebook: Nope!
Kristy Korcz / GeekSugar: Bill Gates Facts Learned From the Daily Mail Interview
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider: Bill Gates Says Mark Zuckerberg Is Engaged*
Stephen Chapman / Between the Lines Blog: New Bill Gates interview: “Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy.”
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Of all the publications, why does Bill Gates give the crappy Daily Mail such a long interview
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: 10 Amazing Things We Just Learned About Bill Gates From His Daily Mail Interview
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Actually, Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Engaged? [UPDATED]
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: YouTube sensation shows how to online date (not)
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The multilingual web: A year of non-Latin script domain names — May 6th 2010 was a monumental day for the Internet. Why? It was the day the first ever entirely non-Latin script country code top-level domains (ccTLD) went live. If that just made you blurt out huh?, let me explain.
Vikas SN / The Next Web:
Anonymous' Operation India removed from Facebook and Twitter — After all the activities Anonymous carried out last week, it seems like the ‘hacktivist’ group is now on the receiving end of censorship from Facebook and Twitter. — Anonymous, which started its Indian operations very recently …