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11:01 AM ET, June 27, 2011

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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple to begin assembling iPhone 5 ‘in mid to late August’  —  Apple will begin production of fifth-generation iPhones in August ahead of a projected late third quarter launch, according to intelligence obtained by by one investment banker's recent trip to Taiwan .
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Report: Apple is building two (!) iPhones for September release  —  An analyst expects Apple to launch both an iPhone 5 and a mid-range iPhone 4S  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Deutsche Bank  —  For much of the spring, the reporters who cover Apple (AAPL) have been arguing among themselves …
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New York Times:
Dissolution of Hacker Group Might Not End Attacks  —  Facing increasing pressure from law enforcement agencies over its brazen computer attacks, the small group of hackers known as Lulz Security announced over the weekend that it would disband.  —  But security experts said on Sunday …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
BestBuy.com stops shipping MacBook Airs ahead of refresh (update: Amazon stock low)  —  We've known for many weeks now that a refreshed line of MacBook Airs is incoming, starting with rumors about Airs with Sandy Bridge processors way back then, our report that the current SKUs are constrained across …
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
Skype's evil ways, cont.  —  The Skype/Silver Lake story is refusing to die, with Yun Lee's revelations bringing out the same anonymous investor-group sources defending Skype's actions.  But if the defenders are comfortable in their anonymity, it seems only fair for me to share an anonymous email …
Discussion: A VC and Slashdot
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Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
SKYPE SCANDAL: Here's How Big Bad Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Sees The Situation
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Companies Are Erecting In-House Social Networks  —  What would Facebook look like without photos of drunken nights out and tales of misbehaving cats?  It might look a lot like the internal social network at the offices of Nikon Instruments.  —  The tone is decidedly businesslike …
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
The Incredible Sinking Bubble (Debating the Tech Bubble with Steve Blank: Part III)  —  This post originally appeared as my closing argument in our debate in The Economist.  —  Technology stocks currently trade at an all time low vs. industrial stocks based on forward P/E ratios.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Hollywood studios ask High Court to block film website  —  Hollywood film studios will ask the High Court tomorrow to force BT to block its millions of broadband customers from accessing a filesharing website, in a test case that could make way for a clampdown on internet piracy.
Discussion: Inquirer, TorrentFreak and The Next Web
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Take that Netflix, HBO Go app sees big growth too  —  If you don't believe in cord cutting and that there isn't any competition between Netflix and cable programmers then you needn't read on.  —  If on the other hand, you at least see the potential for Netflix's meteoric growth …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
GSV takes stake in Facebook, valuing it at $70 billion  —  (Reuters) - Investment fund GSV Capital Corp has taken a small stake in Facebook that values the world's No. 1 social networking site at about $70 billion.  —  The investment fund said on Monday it bought 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 per share.
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines Blog:
Hulu: as TV landscape shifts, it's pass the potato  —  From the moment it first launched, Hulu has rapidly reimagined the way we watch television online.  But those gains in popularity — and shifts in behavior — often came at the expense of the content creators who supplied it.
 
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Nick Mulvenney / Reuters:
Tweet away, IOC tells London athletes
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web and Telegraph
Idannyocean / 9 to 5 Mac:
A spotlight on the world's first iOS jailbreak convention
Discussion: VG247, Eurogamer and App Advice
Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Analysis: Tencent in steep climb to be China's Facebook, Twitter
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Carmakers race to exploit Internet
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Facebook overtakes Microsoft in UK: UKOM/Nielsen
Lindsey Rupp / Bloomberg:
Citigroup Says Hackers Caused $2.7 Million of Losses on Cards
Discussion: CNET News and Computerworld
Riva Richmond / New York Times:
U.S. to Provide Guidelines to Bolster Computer Security
 Earlier Items: 
Tiernan Ray / Barron's Online:
It's Getting Awfully Lonely in PC Land
Dave Chase / TechCrunch:
Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money
Discussion: The Register and GigaOM
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Microsoft trial to use UK TV signals for WiFi
Discussion: CNET News
Rebecca Boyle / Popular Science:
ISS Will Broadcast First Streaming HD Video of Earth
Discussion: Digits
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Google's SOE (Strategy of Everything)