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2:55 PM ET, June 25, 2011

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David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X  —  In 10 years of writing Times columns, I've never encountered anything quite like this.  —  In Thursday's paper, I reviewed Apple's Final Cut Pro X, a professional video-editing program.  It's not an update of the existing Final Cut …
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Skype: See no vesting, hear no vesting  —  Last week, Skype took heat for firing three executives just weeks before the company's $8.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to close.  That was bad, albeit more optical than unethical.  What we learned today, however, might have crossed that line.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Felix Salmon:
Upgrading Skype and Silver Lake to Evil
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
GOOGLE OFFERS REVEALED: Here Are The Secret Details About Google's Groupon-Killer  —  Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago.  —  And now it's gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York.  —  Could Offers become a massive new revenue stream for Google …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Business Insider
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
An Epic conversation between Steve Jobs and developers from WWDC 97  —  It is always fantastic to get a blast from the past, and DHH linked to a conversation between Steve Jobs' and developers from WWDC in 1997.  —  I find it fascinating.  Steve was back as an advisor, but not in as CEO yet …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Health: Why It's Ending & What It Means  —  Google's quest to organize the world's information will no longer include one of society's most important and sensitive sources of data: our health records.  The company announced this afternoon that Google Health will be closed forever …
This Is Fake DIY:
Turntable.fm Blocks Non-US Users, States Licensing Constraints  —  If you've been hawking round the right circles on the internet over the past week, you can't help but have come across turntable.fm.  If you're not from the US though, you're out of luck.  —  A website that allows members …
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Will Zynga give The Sims on Facebook a run for its money with Familyville?  —  Electronic Arts is making some big waves in the social gaming world this week amid rumors the company is buying PopCap Games a direct competitor of Zynga.  But that's not the only news regarding EA and social gaming.
Discussion: Kotaku and The Business Insider
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inspired By Wikipedia, Quora Aims For Relevancy With Topic Groups And Reorganized Topic Pages  —  Quora has just announced a redesign of its Topic Pages and the introduction of Topic Groups, aiming to make information discovery and navigation on the site a little bit easier.
Discussion: Mashable! and Quora, Thanks:pragmatic_rebel
Rocky Agrawal / reDesign:
Sam Altman will clean your house for $5  —  A screenshot of fake Loopt deal for Bi-Rite Creamery  —  That's right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5.  —  But only if 1,000 people sign up.  —  Only, I haven't told him about the deal yet.  He may not agree, but I'm using his name anyway.
Discussion: @semilshah
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hackers leak former British PM Tony Blair data  —  Hackers today released what looks like personal information on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, including the contents of his electronic address book, with contact data for members of Parliament and for what could be Blair's dentist and his mechanic.
Susan Watts / BBC:
Newsnight online ‘chat’ with Lulz Security hacking group  —  The CIA website was reported to have come under attack by Lulz Security hackers earlier this month  —  The Lulz Security hacking group that has claimed attacks on high-profile targets including the CIA and Sony in recent weeks …
Discussion: Guardian
Andrew Colley / TheAustralian:
Hackers put Telstra in filter bind  —  THE voluntary internet filter for child abuse is facing a major setback, with Telstra wavering on the commitment it made to the scheme last July.  —  At the time Telstra public policy director David Quilty said Telstra was happy to implement the filter …
Discussion: Slashdot, Digital Trends and @davewiner
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
A Sneak Peek at Zynga's IPO: How to Turn Virtual Goods Into Real Money
Discussion: Inside Social Games and Digits
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Angry Yahoo Shareholder Confronts Bartz And Asks For Her Head (Audio Clip)
Bloomberg:
Hulu Reaches Tentative Deal for Renewed Disney Show Rights — and More Ads
Discussion: PC Magazine and Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 2 to Developers, Now with Wi-Fi Sync
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Policing the Police: The Apps That Let You Spy on the Cops
Discussion: Digital Trends and Boing Boing
Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Skype coming to the iPad soon
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Exclusive: Sprint's Q3 roadmap includes Epic 2, Samsung ‘full touch 4G’ device, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and more