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9:45 AM ET, June 22, 2011

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare Faster IPhone for September  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans.  —  The device will include the A5 processor …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)  —  I really wanted to do the headline without the Santa bit, but I didn't want to be that much of an ass.  —  Regardless, let's see how many people report this as fact just from the headline.
Discussion: SAI and TiPb
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iPhone 5 to be major update after all; announcement and availability in August?
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RUMOR: Apple Could Release A Full On Television Later This Year
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Meet the Stealthy Start-Up That Aims to Sharpen Focus of Entire Camera Industry  —  A Mountain View start-up is promising that its camera, due later this year, will bring the biggest change to photography since the transition from film to digital.  —  Ordinarily, I'm turned off by such hyperbole …
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DigiTimes:
Amazon to launch tablet PCs in August-September, say Taiwan component makers  —  Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as son as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Yahoo approaches Hulu about possible acquisition  —  Yahoo Inc. recently approached Hulu to discuss a possible acquisition of the popular online video service, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.  —  Hulu, which streams television shows on the Internet, has been the subject of intense speculation about its future.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: This Hulu/Yahoo Story Is BS  —  Interesting story breaking that Yahoo put an unsolicited bid in to acquire Hulu.  For all I know it's completely true.  But I've just received an unsolicited message from a source close to Yahoo that says it's completely untrue (probably …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu Considering Selling Itself After Receiving An Offer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's 360 Degree Turnaround  —  Oof, Yahoo.  The Alibaba dispute, just the most recent Yahoo trainwreck, is still a fresh wound for shareholders.  And things are getting worse.  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has long promised a turnaround at the lagging company.
Discussion: The Tech Trade
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Is Quietly Looking For Replacements For Carol Bartz, Says Report
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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Q&A: Meet the 15-year-old who just sold his tech startup  —  Daniil Kulchenko in the KIRO-FM studios (Erynn Rose photo)  —  Our guest on the latest GeekWire Podcast was Daniil Kulchenko, the 15-year-old sophomore from Kenmore, north of Seattle, who last week announced the sale …
Thanks:johnhcook
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung has to wait for iPad 3 and iPhone 5, but Apple may have to wait for a preliminary injunction  —  Last week I reported on Apple's staunch opposition to Samsung's request for early access to product samples of (and packaging and marketing materials related to) the next generation of the iPad and the iPhone.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Shazam Raises $32M to Push Into Television  —  Shazam, the popular mobile music look-up service, has raised $32 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins and Institutional Venture Partners.  —  The company has more than 140 million users (people who have downloaded one of its apps …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Google Notches One Billion Unique Visitors Per Month  —  Google's websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.  —  Over the past year, Google's unique visitors per month have increased 8.4% to just over one billion.
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 …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shopkick Looks Beyond The Big-Box: First 1,000 Small Businesses Get Free Installation  —  Shopkick, an almost year-old check-in/rewards app for shopping, has been very successful so far getting big, nationwide chains to use it: Partners include Best Buy, Target, Macy's, Crate and Barrel …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Bootstrapping the CNN of tech: the story of TWiT  —  It all started with boredom.  Leo Laporte had a few gigs with TV and radio networks back in 2005, but his work schedule left him with nothing to do half of the month.  So he started an audio podcast called This Week in Tech, also known as TWiT.
Thanks:olsenmike
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Will Nokia Launch Its First Windows Phone on Oct. 26?  —  SHENZHEN, CHINA—Nokia set the date for its annual Nokia World conference on October 26-27 in London, fueling speculation that this will be the venue for the company to announce its first Windows Phones.  —  Right now there aren't many details on the Nokia World site.
Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Ford to expand in-vehicle smartphone connectivity  —  (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will expand the use of its on-board smartphone applications for the 2012 model year, the automaker said at a safety and technology show for reporters.  —  The Ford Sync communications and entertainment system …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Vizio Tablet gets detailed, we go hands-on (video)  —  Way back in January at CES, we managed to sneak in a little bit of hands-on time with the Vizio tablet, the TV manufacturer's straightforwardly-name foray into the ever-popular space.  The tablet runs Gingerbread at present …
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
LulzSec says it's outing two who may have led to arrest of an alleged hacker  —  The hacker group LulzSec posted the identities of two people it claimed had snitched on it and provided information that may have led to the arrest of a teen hacker in England.  —  “These goons begged us for mercy …
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 …
 
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
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Francis Tan / The Next Web:
Asia surges in iPhone App Store downloads, China now second biggest market after U.S.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Hackers Take Down Australian Web Host, Leave 4,800 Sites Unrecoverable
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Raises $6 Million Series B
Discussion: SAI
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google releases Chrome-based Web security scrutinizer
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
DHS official says ISPs would likely be covered by Obama cybersecurity plan
Thanks:gnagesh
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The downside of Facebook as a public space: Censorship