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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iPhone 5 to be major update after all; announcement and availability in August?  —  While Apple has indeed been giving some developers access to a device known as the iPhone 4S — an iPhone 4 with upgraded internals — BGR has independently confirmed that the next-generation iPhone …
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Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:   Radical New iPhone 5? Don't Bet On It
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocking Sites Offline  —  Updated Adding that the F.B.I. did not comment.  —  The F.B.I. seized Web servers in a raid on a data center Tuesday, causing several Web sites, including sites run by the New York publisher Curbed Network, to go offline.
Apple:
Apple Revolutionizes Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X  —  Apple® today announced Final Cut Pro® X, a revolutionary new version of the world's most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N9 first hands-on! (update: video)  —  The N9 has arrived.  Functional units of Nokia's long-awaited MeeGo smartphone have finally landed into our eager hands and we've got a gallery of images to provide you with below.  What we can say from our first experience is that we're …
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Heidi / Nokia Conversations:
Introducing the Nokia N9: all it takes is a swipe!
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu Considering Selling Itself After Receiving An Offer  —  Hulu is considering selling itself after being approached with a buyout offer, according to tweets from CNBC and WSJ reporters.  Julia Boorstin at CNBC says the offer did not come from Google, but doesn't say who the offer did come from.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Turntable.fm Really Is Awesome.  Is It Legal?  —  Turntable.fm is a little miracle that does something simple and essential: It lets you play your favorite songs for your friends and strangers on the Web, in real time, for free.  —  I'd say it's astonishing no one has done it before …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google building Skype-alike software into Chrome  —  Heads up, Skype.  —  Shortly after releasing software for audio and video chat as an open-source project called WebRTC as open-source software, Google is beginning to build it into its Chrome browser.  —  The real-time chat software originated …
Bloomberg:
Real M&A: RIM Takeover Beckons Microsoft  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has lost so much value that an acquirer could pay a 50 percent premium and still buy the BlackBerry maker for a lower multiple than any company in the industry.  —  RIM, once worth $83 billion, has fallen …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple unveils updated Time Capsule, bumps storage to 3TB  —  It's been a good long while since Apple unveiled a new Time Capsule, almost two years since the 2TB model rolled out.  At the time that was a volume of storage that you couldn't possibly fill up — even if you ripped your entire Peter Gabriel collection in lossless.
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
I Call This Blackmail  —  Aol employee Mike Arrington is angry!  The TechCrunch founder and co-editor fired off a histrionic screed yesterday directed at Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr and Hunch, with an explicit threat aimed at anyone who doesn't kowtow to him.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Barnes & Noble: Nook market share, sales surge, but so do losses  —  Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch said that the company's e-book market share is now 26 percent to 27 percent in the U.S. with Nook-related revenue topping $250 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
iCloud's Product Manager, John Herbold, has left Apple  —  The news that Apple's Senior Product Manager of iCloud, John Herbold, has left the company was reported today by 9to5Mac.  This is just the latest in a series of departures of top Apple executives that includes Bertrand Serlet and Ron Johnson.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone  —  Not too long ago, theorists fretted that the Internet was a place where anonymity thrived.  —  Now, it seems, it is the place where anonymity dies.  —  A commuter in the New York area who verbally tangled with a conductor last Tuesday …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Reason There Was No Email On The BlackBerry PlayBook  —  When Research In Motion shipped the PlayBook without native email support, it was surprising.  —  After all, RIM's greatest strength is a killer email-application for BlackBerrys.  Why didn't it have email baked into the PlayBook?
Discussion: Reuters
Stephen Shankland / Deep Tech:
Mozilla releases Firefox 5, first rapid-release version  —  Mozilla delivered two things today: Firefox 5 for personal computers and Android phones, and the promise to deliver the browser just a few months after its predecessor.  —  The organization, once the leading challenger …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Apple iOS 5 now outperforms IE9 HTML5 on Windows Phone Mango  —  Microsoft kicked off a mobile HTML5 performance war back in April.  —  The software giant demonstrated a Windows Phone Mango device against an Android and iPhone 4.  Windows Phone came out on top but it hasn't taken Apple long to respond.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The downside of Facebook as a public space: Censorship  —  The benefits of being on Facebook are fairly obvious by now: you can connect to friends and family and share things with them no matter where they are — and it's all free!  This quasi-public space is also owned and controlled by a corporate entity …
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
The PR Man Whose Duke Nukem Forever Tweet Got Him Fired Speaks Out  —  If you know the name Jim Redner, there's a good chance you know him for the single Duke Nukem Forever tweet that caused a brief public relations s**tstorm last week.  If you don't, Jim Redner will tell you all about the …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Needham: Android's market share peaked in March  —  After the Verizon iPhone launched in the U.S., Android suffered its first quarterly decline  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Needham & Co.  —  The chart at right, taken from a note Needham's Charlie Wolf sent to clients Monday, could be labeled “The Verizon iPhone Effect.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe Beats The Street; Q2 Revenue Up 9 Percent To $1.02 Billion  —  Adobe reported strong second quarter earnings at market close today, posting revenue of $1.023 billion, up 9 percent year over year.  The Company says revenue came in at the higher range of its targeted revenue range of $970 million to $1.020 billion.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Milk's First Project Revealed: Oink, A Mobile App To Vote, Rank, And Share  —  As we heard in April, Kevin Rose and former Digg designer Daniel Burka have teamed up to start Milk, a mobile app development lab in San Francisco.  The company also raised $1.5 million from a number of all-star investors …
Frank McGurty / Reuters:
RIM starts handing out layoff notices, report says  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has started to hand out layoff notices after it said on Friday it would cut an unspecified number of jobs, a local newspaper said on Tuesday.  —  A spokesman for the Canadian company …
Todd Haselton / BGR:
T-Mobile responds to Sprint, other merger opponents  —  In what is no doubt a response to Sprint's statement Tuesday morning that AT&T is increasing its spectrum the wrong way by purchasing T-Mobile, T-Mobile's senior vice president of government affairs, Tom Sugure, has issued a formal statement to those who oppose the acquisition.
Discussion: CNET News.com and IntoMobile
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
76% of iPhone owners plan to use Apple's iCloud, 30% interested in iTunes Match  —  A new survey of iPhone users indicates that Apple's iCloud service could gain 150 million users, while nearly as many are also interested in using iMessage.  —  Mike Abramsky, analyst with RBC Capital Markets …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
“Why Should Somebody Buy This Instead of an iPad?”  —  It's been fifteen months since the first iPad shipped.  Nearly every sizable company that makes anything that looks even sort of like a computer or a phone has rushed into the market that Apple created.  Many of these companies haven't yet shipped the tablets they've announced.
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Wildfire Gets A Major Upgrade, Launches Facebook Page Builder, Analytics, And More
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