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5:40 PM ET, June 19, 2011

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions  —  It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App!  Let's block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.”
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The NY Post, the iPad and the web
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
All new Mac Pros and upgraded Mac minis with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt in early August?  —  CNET's Brian Tong claims that Apple is gearing up to launch a revamped Mac Pro and an upgraded Mac mini in either late July or early August - more likely in August.
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Kinect: Microsoft's accidental success story  —  What happens when Microsoft applies a Google-like model to an Apple-like gadget?  We're going to find out.  —  Computerworld - Microsoft introduced a peripheral device for gaming in November called Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360.
Discussion: @tcarmody
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent / BitTorrent Sued For Patent Infringement  —  By now we've become accustomed to copyright infringement lawsuits, where people are suspected of illegally distributing movies and music using BitTorrent.  —  However, according to a lawsuit filed at a U.S. District Court this week …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The New Silicon Valley Douchebag  —  Anyone who was in the Valley during the late 1990s knows exactly the guy I'm about to describe.  He wore blue shirts and khakis.  He was a regular at the Bubble Lounge.  He always insisted on grabbing the check, throwing down the dot com AmEx for everyone's drinks …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Jonathan / awe.sm:
URL shorteners are dead.  Long live URL shorteners!  —  Last week, 364 days after first announcing their t.co link wrapping service, Twitter started rolling out automatic URL shortening on Twitter.com.  URL shorteners existed long before Twitter and will continue to exist …
Thanks:jhstrauss
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
SageTV HTPC software acquired by Google, next stop Google TV?  —  In what may be an interesting development for the future of Google TV, the folks at Mountain View have purchased SageTV.  The HTPC software has been doing its media center thing on multiple platforms since 2002 …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Paul Graham On Why You're A Mosquito And How Airbnb Is Worth A Billion Dollars  —  Y Combinator founder Paul Graham just gave another great interview to Bloomberg TV.  —  As we said the last time Paul Graham gave a great interview, he's both smart and witty, which always makes these worth watching.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Cut Pandora some slack  —  Let's slow the rush to judgment on this week's most controversial company.  —  Pandora (P) has become the Internet stock that everyone loves to hate, just three days after going public.  Here's a brief sampling of headlines from the past 24 hours:  — Pandora's pox
Discussion: E-Commerce Times and @cdixon
ESR / Armed and Dangerous:
World Without Web  —  Technological change has a tendency to look inevitable in retrospect - “It steam-engines when it's steam-engine time.”  Likely this is true in many cases, but I often think we underestimate the alarming degree of contingency lurking behind ‘inevitable’ developments.
Yoko Kubota / Reuters:
Sega says 1.3 million users affected by cyber attack  —  (Reuters) - Japanese video game developer Sega Corp said on Sunday that information belonging to 1.3 million customers has been stolen from its database, the latest in a rash of global cyber attacks against video game companies.
 
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Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
So far only elation, not border war, from neighbors over Apple mega-campus
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Not bad: Zynga's Empires & Allies hits 30 million users in 17 days
Discussion: Neowin.net, Thanks:deantak
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mark Suster: Raise Money Now So When The Party's Over You're Sitting Pretty
Discussion: SAI
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bill Gurley Explains How Twitter Will Rule The World And Why Groupon Won't
Discussion: A VC
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
What Photo Sharing App Should You Use?
Discussion: FT Tech Hub, Thanks:percival
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Shuffles CNET Editors
Discussion: @yulimar
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Savitz / CIO Central:
Should ICANN Be Adding More Generic Top-Level Domains?
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Real Racing 2 HD wireless, dual-screen gaming with iOS 5 on iPad 2 hands-on (video)
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Up Close With Google's Search By Image: Hits, Misses & More
Discussion: creativebits™
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Considering Billing Web Customers by Usage, CEO Says
Discussion: bijan sabet, Neowin.net and Adweek