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12:40 PM ET, June 28, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Myspace Sale Nearing End Today With Low $30M Price and Buyer You Never Heard Of  —  It was just supposed to be a three-hour tour, um, quick sale process!  —  But, like a storm-tossed ship looking for any safe harbor, the Myspace sale is still chugging along …
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Woody Leonhard / InfoWorld:
Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The InfoWorld review  —  With Office 365 now available in final form, here's what you need to know to decide if Office 365 or Google Apps (or neither) is right for your organization  —  Everything's going to the cloud, but only the hopelessly naïve would believe it's a stairway to heaven.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Globally  —  World-class collaboration tools are now available for businesses large and small.  —  Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company's newest cloud service.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Quietly Rolls Out WDYL.com: A Range Of Google Product Results On One Page  —  This morning, we got tipped to check out wdyl.com.  The tipster noted that it was apparently a new Google site attempting to “create a unified UI to search in multiple channels”.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google now activates 500,000 Android devices every day  —  Google's Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted this morning to announce that Google is now activating 500,000 devices each day, a 100,000 increase since it's last announcement at Google I/O in May.  —  Rubin's tweet also states …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The HP TouchPad Will Come With Its Own Facebook Tablet App (Leaked Pics)  —  The world has been waiting for an official Facebook tablet app, and waiting, and waiting.  But that app may not appear on the iPad first (although Facebook is working on an iPad app for sure).
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
HP: TouchPad's WebOS Threatens Android, Apple iOS
Discussion: GMSV
Joe Pollicino / Engadget:
HP TouchPad veers into stores early, flaunts its webOS moves (video)
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon Starts an Ad Network, Powered by Your Data  —  You can buy just about anything on Amazon.com, including advertising.  Now Amazon is selling ads on other people's sites, too.  —  The e-commerce giant has started what is effectively an ad network*, where it buys Web advertising inventory and resells it to marketers at a premium.
Discussion: 9to5 Google
Joe Brockmeier / Network World:
Facebook bans KDE application, deletes user photos  —  KDE users have gotten a rather unpleasant surprise from Facebook: Not only is the site blocking KDE apps like Gwenview from uploading, the social media giant has also taken down photos uploaded with the KDE plugins.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Anonymous Declares War On The City Of Orlando  —  The hacktivist group Anonymous may be setting its sights on the city of Orlando, Florida next, if an anonymous press release which has landed in our inbox is to be believed (see bellow).  The group is threatening to take down a different city …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
The Fastest Mobile Networks 2011  —  PCMag hit the road to test eight 3G and 4G networks in 21 U.S. cities.  Before you buy your next phone or tablet, find out which wireless carrier has the fastest data network where you live.  —  With smartphone innovation moving at a breakneck pace …
Angela Watercutter / Epicenter:
All-You-Can-Watch MoviePass Brings Netflix Model to Theaters  —  Updated: Information on 3-D and Imax pricing and a comment from an analyst were added to this story June 27, 2011, at 11:20 a.m. Pacific.  —  MoviePass, a new $50-per-month service for film fans, will let subscribers watch unlimited movies …
Laura June / This is my next:
Sony VAIO Z debuts in Europe: external GPU, Light Peak, and new look included  —  Sony Europe has just announced full details of its brand new 13.1-inch VAIO Z, and it's a real looker.  The big news here is the external GPU and optical drive, or what Sony's calling the Power Media Dock.
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
E-reader ownership doubles in six months  —  e-Reader ownership surges since last November; tablet ownership grows more slowly  —  The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010.  E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Skype video chat on iPad app moves Microsoft closer to Apple  —  Optimized Skype for iPad app to surface Tuesday; could make Apple a part of Windows Live, analysts say  —  Computerworld - Skype is reportedly set to release a video chat app optimized for Apple's iPad even as the maker of video …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The iPhone at four; growing up or just growing?  —  Ever since the iPhone launched four years ago (to the day), the question on everyone's mind has been: When will Apple expand the portfolio to reach into all market segments?  I remember thinking in 2007 whether it would be in six months …
Discussion: Guardian, iClarified and 9 to 5 Mac
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC competition report says nothing with a lot of data  —  Sometimes it's not what you say but what you don't say that matters, and in today's release of its annual wireless competition report (PDF link), the silence of the Federal Communications Commission speaks volumes.
Isabel Reynolds / Reuters:
Sony says protecting content made it hackers' target  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp believes it was targeted by hackers because it tried to protect its intellectual property, CEO Howard Stringer told a shareholders' meeting at which he sidestepped a call for him to step down over the incident.
Electronista:
Acer lowering notebook shipments too as iPad bites deeper  —  Acer summer notebook shipments drop too  —  Acer's significantly lowered estimates include full-size notebooks as well, part suppliers divulged Monday night.  The PC builder is now planning to drop its total notebook shipments from 6.4 million to 5.4 million.
Discussion: DigiTimes
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Massive Solar Flare Of Activity Pushes Tumblr To 400 Million Pageviews A Day  —  Last month, founder David Karp noted that Tumblr was now seeing over 250 million pageviews a day.  As we noted, that was incredible since as recently as July of 2009, they were seeing 250 million pageviews for the entire month.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL Moves the Furniture Around Some More, With Brod to Patch  —  Here's an internal memo, titled “Platform for Growth,” just sent out by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in which he buries the lede by noting the business partner of content czar Arianna Huffington, Jon Brod, will move to work …
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
Sprint's Hesse Pushes to Stop T-Mobile/AT&T  —  Dan Hesse's White Room is closely guarded even within Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) The chief executive officer carries the only key and draws black curtains over his scribblings before leaving.  This is where Hesse retreats to map out “nukes” in red …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
LTE Advanced demo shows 10x regular LTE 4G speeds  —  Just as we'd started to revel in the speeds of LTE 4G, Ericsson had to go and spoil it all by showing us what's next in the roadmap.  The company has demonstrated LTE Advanced in Sweden this week, delivering speeds 10x that of regular LTE …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Opera Hits 200 Million Users; Debuts A New Featherweight Look And More In Version 11.5  —  When you're in fifth place in the browser races, there's room to be a little goofy.  That's why it can be a pleasure to read the releases coming from Opera Software, the quirky Oslo-based company responsible …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Harmon.ie Brings Social Collaboration To Outlook With New Version
Discussion: eWeek and GigaOM
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide enjoys US release, claims to be best cameraphone ever
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 Earlier Items: 
Zach Epstein / BGR:
TomTom lowers guidance again as customers seek cheap, converged navigation solutions
Discussion: Reuters
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview (video)
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
France Telecom Debuts the Data Plan of the Future
Discussion: DSLreports and MacNN
Kari Wilson / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
+1 around the world  —  A few months ago we released the +1 button …
Discussion: Softpedia News, FM Blog and Pocket-lint