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4:40 AM ET, July 8, 2011

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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  —  The deep analysis of WSJ report from This is my next ring true for us, who is now claiming that next generation “iPad HD” device will be launched targeting niche professional users who work in the video or photo industries.
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.
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ  —  Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm, the hot music startup has not yet picked a DJ, despite reports to the contrary.  Business Insider claims that Turntable has raised $7.5 million …
Discussion: Betabeat
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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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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Good Bet: We Can Stop Betting On Spotify's U.S. Launch Next Week  —  Alrighty.  So we know that Spotify has a new round of funding, and deals with most of the big music labels, and we know that the music service itself says it's coming to the U.S. soon.  So when will it actually open for business in America?
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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: The Business Insider and Guardian
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
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
HTC facing backlash for S3 acquisition  —  Wall Street does not like HTC's decision to purchase S3 Graphics.  —  Bloomberg reports that HTC's shares saw its largest drop in three weeks after Citigroup downgraded the stock's investment rating over concerns about the $300 million acquisition.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check.  Will You?  —  Your next job application could require a social media background check.  Odds are, you have no clue what that means.  Nobody does.  It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach.  —  But screw speculation.
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wants to Beat HP's WebOS Sharing Feature with Something Cooler  —  When HP first introduced the TouchPad's “Touch to Share” feature earlier this year, fans and industry pundits alike applauded them for their innovation.  Well, it appears that Apple has been working on something similar for about 18 months now.
Discussion: MacStories and CNET News
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Reuters:
Twitter security lags some other sites: experts  —  (Reuters) - The fast-growing microblogging site Twitter has fallen behind some other Internet services in introducing tools to help secure the accounts of users, security experts say.  —  Weaknesses in Twitter's security became apparent …
 
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Brian David Eoff / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Use the Tools We Choose: A Week of Worldwide Usage Data
Discussion: MacRumors
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Google to cooperate in antitrust review: Schmidt
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
FCC delivers net-neutrality rules to OMB
Discussion: paidContent
 Earlier Items: 
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Grabs Former Yahoo Ari Balogh En Route to StumbleUpon
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Top Editor Makes Another Talent Raid on AOL's Engadget for New Competing Gadget Site
Discussion: @acedtect, This is my next and Pulse2
Apple:
Apple's App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion