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4:10 PM ET, June 23, 2011

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Evidence in iOS 5 that Apple is Building Its Own Mapping Solution  —  Despite statements by Google's former CEO that Apple had “just” renewed their Map partnership with Google, there appears to be evidence that Apple has been working on its own mapping solution in iOS 5.
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Graham Spencer / MacStories:   Legal Disclaimer In iOS 5 Further Hints At Apple Mapping Service
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie:   More Evidence That Apple Is Building Its Own Mapping Solution Emerges
MacDailyNews:   Evidence in iOS 5 that Apple is building its own mapping solution
iPodNN:   iOS 5 disclaimers may back custom mapping tech by Apple
iClarified:   Apple News | iOS 5 Offers Evidence That Apple is Building Its Own Maps
Arron / RazorianFly:   New Mapping Solution Coming To iOS? ... Evidence Found In Legal Jargon Suggests ‘Yes’
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone:   iOS 5 Reveals Evidence Apple May Be Working On Its Own Maps
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:   Will Apple Launch a Maps and Navigation Service of Their Own?
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog:   iOS 5 Legal Doc Reveals Map Data Sources (for Apple mapping app?)
Charles Starrett / iLounge:   Evidence of Apple mapping solution found in iOS 5
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:   iOS 5 legalese suggests Apple still plugging away at Maps improvements
Edible Apple:   More evidence that Apple is building a killer Maps app for iOS
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW:   iOS 5 legal disclaimer lists new third-party mapping companies
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC to Serve Google With Subpoenas in Broad Antitrust Probe  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google Inc. with civil subpoenas, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling the start of a wide-ranging, formal antitrust investigation into whether the search giant has abused its dominance on the Web.
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Anthony James / TechFlash:   FTC to probe Google after Expedia, others claim lost clicks
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed ‘Sea Ray’  —  Ok, this one's odd.  In fact, we didn't believe the images until a video just surfaced showing Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, foolishly asking a crowd of people to “put away their cameras” for the unveiling of something “super confidential,” codenamed “Sea Ray.”
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Stephen Elop teases with Nokia Windows Phone - but N9 will be DOA, analyst says
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
T-Mobile USA: We're now carrying over a million unlocked iPhones  —  As AT&T tries to swallow up the American wing of the German telekom, many have wondered whether Apple would allow T-Mobile to carry the iPhone.  Apple's answer so far is a no*, but that hasn't stopped T-Mobile customers from adopting iPhones.
Siu Han / DigiTimes:
Apple iPhone 5 said to come with dual LED flash  —  Recent market rumors have indicated that Apple's iPhone 5 is likely to come with a dual-LED flash with Taiwan-based LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology being pinpointed as potential suppliers.
Andy Baio / Waxy:
Kind of Screwed  —  TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop.  Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses.  This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy  —  Some of the country's largest Internet service providers are poised to leap into the antipiracy fight in a significant way.  —  After years of negotiations, a group of bandwidth providers that includes AT&T, Comcast …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sources: PopCap In Late Stage Acquisition Discussions With EA For $1 Billion+  —  Following up on our story earlier this evening that PopCap Games is in late stage acquisition discussions for a sum of over $1 billion — we've now heard from two sources that the buyer is Electronic Arts.
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace  —  It once promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture.  Rupert Murdoch fell in love with it.  Then everything fell apart  —  Alamy, Bloomberg, Getty Images  —  In 2006, Jeremy Jackson—the buff, bronzed former Baywatch child star—couldn't imagine a world without Myspace.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Google Unveils a Laptop With Its Brain in the Cloud  —  Would you buy a laptop that comes with only one major program—a Web browser—and doesn't allow you to install widely used software such as Microsoft Office, Apple's iTunes, Adobe Reader, or, in fact, any other locally installed program?
Discussion: Softpedia News
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
comScore: the iPad Owns 97 Percent of US Tablet Traffic  —  As part of its new “device essentials” data product release comScore put out some interesting comparative findings about web traffic patterns from a broad array of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Another Sign of Facebook's Latest Interest in the Media Business: Netflix CEO Hastings Joins Board  —  After YouTube, Facebook and Netflix are the second and third favorite online video sites among US users, according to a recent report.  Facebook has its social features driving growth …
Tim Bradshaw / FT Technology:
Twitter plans bolder advertisements  —  Twitter is looking at introducing advertisements among the short messages that users see in the most active part of the social networking service, according to people with direct knowledge of its plans.  The move comes as Twitter looks at a wider range …
Discussion: AllTwitter, The Next Web and Adotas
Peter Murray / Singularity Hub:
New Japanese Pop Idol Shocks Fans With News-She's Not Real (video)  —  A star is born! (and she only takes up 150 gigs of memory)  —  Only 15 seconds in the limelight and she'd already created an overnight buzz.  She was the newest member of the very popular all-girl Japanese idol group AKB 48.
Discussion: PC Magazine and CNET News
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple, Android Owners Diverge on Wi-Fi Usage — But Why?  —  A new point of differentiation between iOS and Android users: People who own iOS devices tend to use Wi-Fi a hell of a lot more than Android users do.  —  This news comes from comScore's new Device Essentials service, which looks at mobile usage worldwide.
Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
How Jack Abraham Is Reinventing EBay  —  Jack Abraham sold his startup to eBay for $75 million.  Now all he has to do is help the e-commerce giant redefine the future of retailing.  —  AT THE MOMENT when most boys are plotting how to launch gum into a classmate's braids, 12-year-old Jack Abraham was hired by his father.
Bloomberg:
Apple Gets Antitrust Approval for Nortel Bid  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) got approval from U.S. antitrust regulators to bid for the assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp., according to an agency statement.  —  The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department reviewed Apple's request to bid …
Discussion: Reuters, bizjournals and iLounge
 
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Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
US House takes up major overhaul of patent system
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
ABC employee caught mining for Bitcoins on company servers
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
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Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, RazorianFly and iPodNN
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Google tests NFC in Tokyo
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Music Discovery Platform exfm Goes Mobile With A Killer App For iOS
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple could sell over 14 million iPad 2 tablets in Q3
Discussion: PhoneArena and The Loop
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Dox everywhere: LulzSec under attack from hackers, law enforcement
Sara Forden / Bloomberg:
Google's Page, Schmidt Face Senate Subpoena Threats
Discussion: The Politico and ITProPortal