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10:25 AM ET, June 15, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Exposed: Facebook's Secret iPhone Photo Sharing App (Which Looks Amazing)  —  It's far too often that the term “killer” gets thrown around in tech blogs.  And yes, we're just as bad as anybody.  But what if I told you that a service that gets 6 billion photo uploads each month …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
How Larry Page Thinks About Search  —  Google's SVP of the search division, Alan Eustace, stuck around to answer a few questions after today's Google Inside Search event, and he gave some new insights into the way CEO Larry Page thinks about search.  —  Here are some long term goals:
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Johanna Wright / Inside Search:
Search by text, voice, or image  —  During our Inside Search press event in San Francisco today, we discussed how mobile search has inspired new ways to remove barriers to knowledge on the desktop and help you get to your results faster.  On a mobile phone, you're not limited to typing - you can search using your voice or a picture.
Scott Huffman / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing new features to mobile search
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Shifting Tides: Google Borrows From Mobile for Latest Desktop Innovations
Discussion: Dice Blog Network and FT Tech Hub
Richard Clarke / Wall Street Journal:
China's Cyberassault on America  —  If we discovered Chinese explosives laid throughout our national electrical system, we'd consider it an act of war.  China's digital bombs pose as grave a threat.  —  In justifying U.S. involvement in Libya, the Obama administration cited the …
Discussion: CNET News and @arrington
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Michael Kan / Computerworld:
U.S. questioned China about Change.org attack
Reuters:
Kissinger, Huntsman: U.S., China need cyber detente
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
New AirPort Extremes and Time Capsules confirmed, software update caching references found  —  Following our reports that Apple is gearing up to release updated AirPort Extremes and Time Capsules with software update caching, we have discovered references to unreleased AirPort Extremes …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pandora Opens At $20 Per Share With A Market Cap Of $3.2 Billion  —  Yesterday, music streaming service Pandora priced its IPO at $16 per share (valuing the company at $2.6 billion).  The company originally set the range of its IPO at $7 to $9 per share, at a market cap of $1.3 billion …
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Lynn Cowan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Pandora IPO Prices At $16; Valued At $2.56 Billion  —  Interactive Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. continued the trend of hot Internet-related IPOs by pricing its shares at $16 apiece Tuesday night, above expectations. … The company sold 14.7 million initial public offering shares …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Investors Should Pass on Pandora's Radio Flier
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Troubled Startup Color Loses Cofounder Peter Pham  —  Peter Pham, the president and a cofounder of mobile social startup Color, is no longer with the company, we've heard from multiple sources.  The company launched publicly less than three months ago.  —  Color has been controversial …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
More Evidence for 2048x1536 iPad Retina Display  —  More evidence has emerged to suggest that a future version of the iPad will sport a “Retina” display with a resolution of 2048x1536, or double the horizontal and vertical pixels of the current iPad.  —  Back in January, a number of images …
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Economist:
Tech bubble  —  This house believes that we are in a new tech bubble.  —  Overview  —  Rebuttal  —  Closing  —  Post-debate  —  Tuesday  —  Friday  —  Wednesday  —  Friday  —  June  —  Opening statements  —  The bursting of the dotcom bubble in 2000 saw the shares …
Katherine Boehret / Wall Street Journal:
A Slender Tablet With Widescreen Ambitions  —  New Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Is Thinner and Lighter Than the iPad 2 but Lags Behind When It Comes to Battery Life  —  If you've ever experienced the anxiety of buying an Apple product while worrying that a new model will come out days later, Apple's competitors feel your pain.
Discussion: SAI
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Rules That Righthaven Lawsuit Was A Sham; Threatens Sanctions  —  In a huge victory against copyright trolls, a judge has thrown out the lawsuit filed by Righthaven against Democratic Underground.  This was the key case where (after lots of stalling), Righthaven eventually revealed …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Next-generation Xbox rumored to be unveiled at E3 2012  —  Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console will likely be shown at E3 2012, according to reports.  —  The software giant is preparing to announce the successor to the Xbox 360 at E3 2012 according to VideoGamer.com.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
US, NZ, Sweden, others condemn “three strikes” Internet laws  —  Earlier this month we covered a UN report that argued that “three strikes” laws that deprive alleged copyright infringers of Internet access violate human rights.  The report was delivered by an independent UN investigator …
Discussion: GamePolitics News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Now The Proud Owner Of Re-tweet.com  —  As of yesterday, Twitter is the new owner of the domain name re-tweet.com (placeholder webpage) although it doesn't yet own retweet.com (currently used for some shady video monetization platform).  —  Hat tip goes to Fusible …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone update schedule: one major version a year  —  Previously expected, but never before confirmed, Microsoft's plans for Windows Phone updates have been spelled out explicitly in a job posting, of all things.  First noticed by MobileTechWorld, the job spec outlines the update policy …
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Clears Google Bid on Nortel Patents  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. antitrust enforcers have given Google Inc. the go-ahead to pursue its $900 million opening bid for a trove of high-tech patents being sold next week by Canadian telecommunications-equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp., people familiar with the matter said.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Klout Expands Influence Scoring To Professional Social Network LinkedIn  —  Klout, a startup that measures influence on Twitter and Facebook, is expanding its product today with the addition of LinkedIn.  With the launch of Klout scoring for LinkedIn, you'll be able to add your LinkedIn account …
Jonathan A. Knee / The Atlantic Online:
Why Content Isn't King  —  How Netflix became America's biggest video service—much to the astonishment of media executives and investors  —  NETFLIX FAMOUSLY ENGENDERS fierce loyalty from its ever-growing customer base.  This year, it even beat out reigning champion Apple, among 528 other brands …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Meet Amazon.com's first employee: Shel Kaphan  —  Shel Kaphan came from Santa Cruz in a U-Haul before the company was called Amazon.  (Photos: Annie Laurie Malarkey)  —  Amazon.com today is approaching 40,000 employees.  Seventeen years ago, Shel Kaphan was No. 1.
Thanks:toddbishop
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
BBC developing new iPhone app for field reporters  —  The BBC is developing an app that will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad.  —  The new app, due to be in use within a month or so, is also intended …
BBC:
LulzSec opens hack request line  —  Lulz Security's request line features the voice of Pierre Dubois - possibly the name of its comic icon  —  The hacker group Lulz Security has opened a telephone request line so its fans can suggest potential targets.  —  It claims to have launched denial …
Discussion: Neowin.net and CSO's blog
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Close to US$500k stolen in first major Bitcoin theft  —  In the first Bitcoin theft of its size, a user has lost 25,000 BTC — or nearly $487,749 at today's market rates — to an unknown thief.  —  While the Bitcoin community has always been quick to point out that it's harder to forge …
Discussion: Gawker
 
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Redux brings social video discovery to Google TV
Discussion: Fast Company
Greg Lindsay / Fast Company:
China's Cell Phone Pirates Are Bringing Down Middle Eastern Governments
Discussion: textually.org
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
Exclusive: Hacking blitz drives cyberinsurance demand
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Bloomberg to FCC: Comcast is Violating NBCU Merger Conditions
Discussion: Electronista
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Facebook juror guilty of contempt
Discussion: Computerworld, Reuters and Yahoo! News
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter ‘Follow Recommendations’ Let You Make A Personalized ‘Suggested User’ List
Discussion: The Next Web
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's All Software  —  Here's Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, writing about iCloud:
Discussion: Mark Sigal's Blog
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Investors Pump $90 Million Into Airbnb Clone Wimdu
Discussion: SAI, Techdirt, VentureBeat and Tnooz, Thanks:robinwauters
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Hires Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Angry Birds looks to conjure some location-based Magic [Video]