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This Day in Tech: Facebook worth $100 billion; Unlocked iPhone 4 coming to U.S.?

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, June 13.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, June 13.

Facebook growth slows Video featuring Wilson G. Tang
HP's TouchPad tablet gets a release date and pricing, attacks against high-profile targets like the IMF, Google, and Citigroup worry security experts, and Facebook's massive growth slowed to a paltry 11.8 million new users worldwide last month. More

Edit Word and Excel files on your iPad for free
Google Docs and Google's Cloud Connect toolbar for Microsoft Office combine to let you do simple editing of Word and Excel files on an iPad without having to pay for a separate app. More

Steve Jobs comic book 'biography' on the way
Want to read a history of Apple CEO Steve Jobs with lots of pictures? Good news; there's a comic book on the way that will let you do just that. More

Anonymous takes down Spanish police site
The country's national police site is knocked offline for an hour on Saturday, a day after word came of the arrest of three alleged hackers in Spain. More

Rumor: Unlocked iPhone 4 to hit U.S. this week
Twitter user says an unlocked iPhone 4 will become an option for U.S. customers in Apple stores this Wednesday. More

Facebook planning IPO on $100 billion valuation?
CNBC is reporting that the social network could be planning to go public early next year at a valuation of $100 billion. More

Mini E study reveals second car key to avoiding range anxiety
The Mini E's 100-mile range worked for most drivers a majority of the time, but a recent survey shows they drove the cars less and used a gas-powered vehicle as backup when needed. More

Apple sued over use of iCloud name
Arizona VoIP provider claims Apple's use of the iCloud name copies its name and causes confusion over competing products. More

Smart grid gets a plug from the White House
Feds dedicate $250 million to update the grid in rural areas and also make a push to give consumers more access to energy usage data. More

Anonymous takes down Spanish police site
The country's national police site is knocked offline for an hour on Saturday, a day after word came of the arrest of three alleged hackers in Spain. More

AutoCorrector app corrects iPhone auto-correct
No more stork clouds in the sky! Add your own words, names, and nicknames to your iOS auto-correct database and save yourself from potentially embarrassing auto-correct typos. More