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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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Is pre-paid and mid-market the future for the iPhone?
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Apple Could Be Releasing iPhone 4S and iPhone 5; Rumored September Release
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Will Apple Give Us Two New iPhones In September?
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Analysts see two new iPhones in late September
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Apple releasing two iPhone models in September?
Fast Company: GSV Boosts Facebook To $70B, HBO Go Hits 3M, iPhone 5 Due In Three Months With “Lite” Partner
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: New iPhone Most Definitely Coming, Eventually
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple to release two iPhone models this September
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Pre-paid iPhone in the works?
Alex Gardner / iPhone Alley: Analyst Expects Apple to Launch Two iPhones This Year
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: iPhone 5 & budget iPhone 4S expected September
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Analyst Claims $350 Mid-Range, Contract-Free iPhone in September
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: $349 iPhone 4S Pre-Paid coming in September: Analyst
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Report: Apple will release two iPhones in September
Tony Bradley / PC World: Game Over: Five Reasons the iPhone 5 Will Dominate
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 .
CNNMoney Markets / CNNMoney.com: Tech stocks take over StockTwits
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Are we getting both an iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S this year?
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple will release iPhone 5 and second prepaid iPhone model in September, analyst claims
Ashleigh Allsopp / Computerworld: iPhone 5 production starts August - analyst
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: The Next iPhone Goes Into Production In August, Analyst Says
Phone Arena: LulzSec says good bye with leaks on AT&T's plans for 4G LTE enabled Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Apple iPhone 5 production to begin this summer?
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Apple to start building iPhone 5 in August
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPhone 5 production to begin in August
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Report: iPhone 5 to start production in mid to late August
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: iPhone 5 release pool: Morgan Stanley say Apple to start iPhone 5 assembly in mid to late August …
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Analyst predicts Apple to start assembling iPhone 5 in August'
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 5 Production to start in late August says Analyst
Brad Spirrison / Appolicious Advisor: iPhone 5 rumor of the day: Apple to begin assembling device by end of August
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 …
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines Blog: As LulzSec disbands, threats remain
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Anonymous ready to roll in post-LulzSec world
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Paris Hilton Edition
Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider: Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That It's Finished
Nick Ross / ABC News:
BREAKING: Anonymous picks up where Lulzsec leaves off with new hack — BREAKING: With the notorious Lulzsec hacking group having announced its retirement yesterday, the Anonymous hacking group has stepped back into the fore. — The group Tweeted: Little teaser while we work on the actual release …
Discussion: Digital Trends, Techdirt, @anonymousirc, Agence France Presse, Guardian, Softpedia News, TechEye and Gizmodo
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Anonymous releases counter-hacking manual
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: The End Of LulzSec Is Not The End Of Hactivism
@anonymousirc: We can confirm that all @LulzSec members have reported aboard. #AntiSec will have full support from #Anonymous and LulzSec. Expect us, soon.
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Why LulzSec had no choice but to disband
Edward Berridge / TechEye: Lulzsec shuts — Hacking outfit Lulzsec has decided to pull …
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 …
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: New MacBook Airs are coming. Here is why
Michael Rose / TUAW: MacBook Air supply tightens at Best Buy, other retailers
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Retailers Are Running Out of Macbook Airs
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Forget Last Week's Apple Rumors, You Need This Week's Apple Rumors
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Heads up, MacBook Air retailer stock low
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 2011 MacBook Air nears as Best Buy stops Shipping them Online
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh
Graham Spencer / MacStories: MacBook Air Supplies At Best Buy And Others Dwindle, Refresh Creeps Closer
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Best Buy puts hold on MacBook Air orders, next-gen units expected soon
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 …
Discussion: Pulse2, @loic, Computerworld and The Business Insider
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Social Networking as a Business Strategy
Loic Le Meur / @loic: Mobile use of corporate social networks is going to be even more important, but great story http://t.co/8U31Tgm
Terry R. Bacon / Computerworld: Leveraging your power at work
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider: Everyone Is Fighting To Be The Facebook Of The Enterprise
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 …
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
SKYPE SCANDAL: Here's How Big Bad Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Sees The Situation
SKYPE SCANDAL: Here's How Big Bad Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Sees The Situation
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, CNET News and TechCrunch
Steven Musil / CNET News: Skype's executive compensation conundrum
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch: The Case for Silver Lake Not Being Evil Incarnate
Virginia Heffernan / Opinionator:
Google's War on Nonsense — Imagine a sci-fi universe in which every letter, word and sentence is a commodity. Companies make money off chunks of language. Bosses drive writers to make more words faster and for less pay. Readers then pay for exposure to these cheaply made words in the precious currency of their attention.
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Supreme Court strikes down video game violence law on free speech grounds — Arguing that video games qualify for First Amendment protection, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that California's video game violence law is unconstitutional. — The state law restricted the sale or rental …
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Hill, Gamification Blog, CNET News, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, Threat Level, Electronista, SlashGear and Engadget
James Vicini / Reuters: Supreme Court strikes down California video game law
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Supreme Court strikes down California law aimed at barring some video games from sale to minors
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple to move ARM SoC production away from Samsung in 2012 — Apple's increasingly tenuous relationship with Samsung as a component supplier for its mobile devices could end next year, according to numerous sources inside the semiconductor industry. The company will likely tap contract fab …
Discussion: This is my next, MacRumors, EE Times, AppleInsider, Edible Apple, MacDailyNews, ITworld.com, Softpedia News and MobileBurn.com
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Set to Shift From Samsung to TSMC for ‘A6’ Chip Production Next Year?
Mark LaPedus / EE Times: Apple, TSMC to expand foundry ties
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Apple rumored to move production of custom ‘A6’ chip away from Samsung in 2012
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, Softpedia News and The Next Web
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.
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.
Discussion: MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires and 24/7 Wall St.
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 …
Discussion: Media Maverick and Neowin.net, more at Mediagazer »
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Take that Netflix, HBO Go app sees big growth
John Callaham / Neowin.net: HBO Go streaming video app close to 3 million downloads
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Stores now capable of unlocking full-price AT&T iPhones at checkout — As early as last week, my sources in the Apple food chain were hinting at some sort of way for Apple Stores to unlock AT&T iPhone 4s - different than the unlocked models that Apple Stores started selling on June 13th.
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Steve Kovach / The Business Insider: Apple Stores Are Now Unlocking New AT&T iPhones
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Apple Stores Can Now Unlock New AT&T iPhone 4 (for a price)
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: You Can Now Get AT&T iPhone 4 Unlocked For Full-Price At Checkout From Apple Stores
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Can Now Unlock iPhone 4s At Checkout