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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iPhone 5 redesign likely says WSJ, but have you met the iPad HD?  —  The Wall Street Journal now seems to be confirming what our sources told us back in April about the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple decides to call it).  According to the report (which closely mirrors some of the chatter …
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Mike Webb / Mac Post:
‘iPad HD’ Launching this Fall with Pro-Level Apps Support
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Store Sets Secret Service on Spy Camera Artist  —  Artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute.  Now his personal computers have been confiscated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Major ISPs agree to “six strikes” copyright enforcement plan  —  American Internet users, get ready for “six strikes.”  Major US Internet providers—including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable—have just signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music businesses …
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Victoria Espinel / White House.gov Blog:
Working Together to Stop Internet Piracy  —  The Administration is committed to reducing infringement of American intellectual property as part of our ongoing commitment to support jobs, increase exports and maintain our global competitiveness.  —  The joining of Internet service providers …
Apple:
Apple's App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion  —  Apple® today announced that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store™ by the more than 200 million iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide.  The App Store offers more than 425,000 apps …
John D. Sutter / CNN:
When it comes to presentation, Mark Zuckerberg is no Steve Jobs  —  (CNN) — Don't let the sweatshirts and flip-flops fool you: The tech world is all about image.  And there's no better place to see this than the tech-company press conference — in which execs show off new products with elaborate PowerPoint presentations.
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's IAd Mobile Business Is Said to Trim Prices as Advertisers Defect  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iAd mobile-advertising business has cut rates by as much as 70 percent as some marquee clients are using rival services, two people with knowledge of the matter said, signaling the company …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple Store overnight planned for July 13th, new MacBook Airs and Lion signage awaits  —  We've heard from a few overseas sources that Apple Retail stores are planning ‘overnights’ on July 13th.  Overnights are generally where Apple refreshes store displays and trains up management on new products.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Turntable.fm and the Siren Song of the Start-up Pivot  —  There is no more overused and reviled word in the world of tech start-ups than pivot.  Pivot.  Pivot.  Pivot.  —  It seems to capture the manic energy of the current tech industry, in which an idea can get millions in funding …
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews, Thanks:nitashatiku
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Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider:
CONFIRMED: Turntable.fm Has Raised $7.5 Million Round At $37.5 Million Valuation
Discussion: Betabeat
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Facebook trapped in MySQL ‘fate worse than death’  —  According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to “a fate worse than death,” and the only way out is “bite the bullet and rewrite everything.”
Discussion: @edwardoneill
Google Mobile Blog:
“Download map area” added to Labs in Google Maps for Android  —  One way we bring you new product features is through Google Labs—a collection of fun, experimental features you can turn on if you're interested in the functionality.  In fact, Google Maps itself started as a lab.
YouTube Blog:
Check out Cosmic Panda, A New Experimental Experience for Videos, Playlists, and Channels  —  With nearly 8 years of video uploaded and 3 billion views logged every day on YouTube, it's clear you like to watch and share YouTube videos.  While you're watching your favorite or new videos …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Amazon Is Building Out Warehouses Like Crazy  —  Amazon is on a building boom: the company has announced two new fulfillment centers in the last two days, adding a total of more than 2 million square feet.  —  The new centers are in Phoenix (adding to three others there) and Plainfield …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Investment Values Twitter at $8 Billion  —  While Twitter isn't rushing to go public like some of its larger peers, the micro-blogging service doesn't lack investor interest.  —  The San Francisco, Calif.-based start-up is in the process of raising $400 million dollars …
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Gmail to roll out new inbox sorting options  —  Google introduced Priority Inbox last year to much fanfare from those with bottomless inboxes, and today announced that it is taking the sorting options it provides to users a step further in the coming weeks.  —  The new sorting options include Classic …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Top Editor Makes Another Talent Raid on AOL's Engadget for New Competing Gadget Site  —  I love the smell of blog wars in the morning!  —  Acting as Facebook often does to Google, a new site started by former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky just hired away yet another passel …
Discussion: @acedtect, This is my next and Pulse2
Jeferson Valadares / Flurry:
Free-to-play Revenue Overtakes Premium Revenue in the App Store  —  Among the most common questions we get from game developers (either from our current partners or new ones coming through the Flurry Game Acceleration Program) is whether the free-to-play (a.k.a. freemium) model makes sense for their next game.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Realtime Search & The Aftermath Of The Google-Twitter Split  —  Last Friday, Twitter quietly shutdown its “firehose” of tweet data that was being piped to Google.  Like a gas station no longer getting deliveries, Google in turn effectively had to hang a “Closed” sign on its Google Realtime Search service.
Timothy Lee / Disruptive Economics:
Microsoft's Android Shakedown  —  In the 1980s, attorney Gary Reback was working at Sun Microsystems, then a young technology startup.  A pack of IBM employees in blue suits showed up at Sun headquarters seeking royalties for 7 patents that IBM claimed Sun had infringed.
Discussion: Guardian and The Business Insider
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Google+ Brand Pages Coming in Two Weeks  —  Ford, MTV and Mashable Likely Among First Allowed to Create Company Pages  —  Soon after the launch of Google+ came the inevitable next question: When can brands set up pages there, as they have successfully on Facebook?  Now, an answer: in about two weeks.
Discussion: ClickZ, @eric_andersen and @semilshah, Thanks:steverubel
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple filings reveal heated, wireless stylus concepts for iPad and iPhone  —  Though Apple has thus far resisted the market for stylus devices, a freshly-filed pair of filings show the company continues to explore the space with concepts such as a “heated stylus” for more precise interaction …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Google to cooperate in antitrust review: Schmidt  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will cooperate fully with U.S. antitrust regulators but will not let the formal probe launched last month distract or disrupt its strategy, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.  —  Schmidt, who vacated his CEO seat …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Signup Flow Shows Spotify Costing $4.99 And $9.99 A Month In The US  —  One day after it announced an imminent US launch with no other details, an American Spotify user has sent us these screencaps showing pricing in US dollars.  Only going by these screencaps, the Unlimited US Spotify plan …
 
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
FCC delivers net-neutrality rules to OMB
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Visa Says It's Still Not Processing Transactions for WikiLeaks
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics Second-Quarter Profit Drops After Slump in Displays
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Grabs Former Yahoo Ari Balogh En Route to StumbleUpon
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews:
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Discussion: GeekWire, Amazon.com and TechCrunch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook & its double standard on sharing
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Buys Zong For $240 Million In Cash To Boost PayPal's Mobile Payments Technology
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Facebook and Google+'s video chat tools compared