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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Schmidt Says Google's Social Problem Is His Fault  —  Google tried very hard to partner with Facebook, but in the end the social networking phenomenon opted for an alliance with Microsoft.  —  Is Facebook's success a threat to Google's business?  And why is it that the company appears to be chasing it these days.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Top 10 Things Eric Schmidt Revealed At D9  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt just finished being interviewed at the D Conference by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, and there were a number of interesting revelations that came out.  I thought a list of highlights was in order.
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Google's Eric Schmidt: If you care about security, get a Mac, not a PC.  —  At the D9 conference today, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt backed Apple in the Mac versus PC debate.  —  “You could use a Mac instead of a PC,” said Schmidt.  He said viruses are far less likely to affect Mac users.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Eric Schmidt's gang of four: Who will stumble first?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's new data center is visible (at last!) from space  —  One of the mysteries surrounding the 500,000-square foot server farm Apple (AAPL) has famously constructed in a small North Carolina town called Maiden — besides its ultimate purpose — is why it didn't show up on Google Earth.
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Perfectly Times their iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe  —  Late yesterday, the European Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for “iCloud” under application 010011484.  Apple has filed their trademark under 12 distinct International Classes covering such matters …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
On iCloud, Baby  —  Apple did something really odd today.  Something they almost never do.  They pre-announced the agenda for the keynote of one of their events, WWDC, taking place next week.  Yes, they probably did this in an attempt to set expectations — read: no new iPhone coming …
Anil Dash:
Apple's Twitter  —  I've been waiting a year for someone to write about this, but my laziness has not yet paid off, so here are a few things that we all know about everybody's favorite Cupertino fruit company:  — Apple has client app software on hundreds of millions of devices in the form …
Discussion: parislemon
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
JP Morgan: Apple's iPad rivals reduce build plans after ‘early dose of reality’  —  A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple's competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an “early dose of reality” in the form of lackluster sales.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Limit Chipmakers Using Windows to Only One Tablet-Maker  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has asked chipmakers that want to use the next version of Windows for tablets to work with no more than one computer manufacturer, three people with knowledge of the plan said.
Sandro Villinger / ITworld.com:
10 hidden features in Windows 8  —  Windows 8 is coming in 2012: Here's an early look at 10 major new features and areas of improvement. … Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally confirmed what tech pundits knew all along: the next generation of Windows will be out in 2012.
Rebecca Kuo / DigiTimes:
Taiwan makers rushing to obtain certification from Apple for iPad 3  —  Apple has begun certifying components for iPad 3 and many Taiwan-based makers are actively participating.  Some makers have already landed certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units, according to industry sources.
Fred / A VC:
Enough Is Enough  —  I believe that software patents should not exist.  They are a tax on innovation.  And software is closer to media than it is to hardware.  Patenting software is like patenting music.  —  The mess around the Lodsys patents should be a wake up call to everyone involved …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Lodsys Responds to Apple, Files Lawsuits Against App Developers, Promises $1000 If Wrong
Evan Williams / EVHEAD:
The Future of Identity Belongs to Apple and Google  —  Why is it, when you install an app from the AppStore that requires an account, and you don't already have an account on the service, you have to fill out a form and create one?  —  It seems like a dumb question, until you consider that this is not your computer.
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Motorola Site Redesign Tips Xoom 2, Watchphone, More?  (Images)  —  Motorola appears to be in the midst of a site redesign following its split earlier this year, and with it comes evidence of several new devices.  Besides a followup to the Xoom, it seems that Moto's working on a pair …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapjoy says Apple's ban on promos is killing mobile game profits  —  Tapjoy said tonight that Apple's ban of a popular kind of promotion on the iPhone is hurting mobile game developers.  —  Tapjoy and Apple held talks on the ban in the past few weeks, but Apple's hard-and-fast ban on …
Rovio:
Rovio acquires animation studio Kombo  —  Helsinki-based studio to work on animated content for Rovio properties  —  Rovio, the developer of the Angry Birds entertainment franchise, today announced the acquisition of leading Finnish animation studio Kombo, for an undisclosed sum of cash and stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The HP Touchpad Gets A Video Demo Thanks To SanDisk  —  HP!  SanDisk just crashed your party!  Deep in the seedy show that is Computex Taipei, SanDisk is showing off one of its latest partner devices.  Yep, they have a fully functional HP Touchpad.  —  The SanDisk booth rep seems rather excited …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Angry Birds Coming to TV, Via Roku  —  Yes, there are still places you can't see Angry Birds yet.  Roku wants to fix that: The company, whose boxes are best known for making it easier to play Netflix on your TV, says it will bring the pig-killing game there, too.
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Reed Hastings: Netflix vying for ‘wallet share’  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his company can't afford brand-new content yet.  —  Netflix is still fighting movie release “windows” and not offering new releases as quickly as it likes, Hastings said at the D9 conference here this morning.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HTC Sensation 4G launches June 15th from T-Mobile, $199.99  —  T-Mobile on Wednesday announced that its latest and most capable Android smartphone to date will launch later this month.  The HTC Sensation 4G, which we took a hands-on look at back in April, will become available via T-Mobile channels on June 15th, two weeks from today.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOm:
Wi-Fi to Overtake Wired Network Traffic by 2015  —  Wi-Fi devices will for the first time use more bandwidth than wired devices in 2015, according to Cisco's new Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global IP Traffic Forecast.  Cisco predicts Wi-Fi devices will consume 37.2 Exabytes of data worldwide per month …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Android Smartphones Consume More Data.  Here's Why.  —  Android smartphones are the most data hungry, according to new statistics from Nielsen Co., blowing past the iPhone and other smartphones.  But it's still not clear why that is and whether or not this indicates more usage on the part …
Sheila Himmel / IEEE Spectrum:
Campus Life at Facebook and Google  —  It's like the difference between public and private school: Facebook and Google have very different vibes  —  This is part of IEEE Spectrum's special report on the battle for the future of the social Web.  —  Facebook traces its roots to Harvard …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Presses to Rein In Web Gadgets in New Cars  —  As consumers clamor for more tools to help them stay connected to online media on the road, auto makers are coming under fresh pressure to minimize distracting gadgetry in new cars.  —  “There's absolutely no reason for any person to download …
Discussion: Digital Trends
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
A way to take out spammers? 3 banks process 95% of spam transactions  —  If you want to stop spam then going after the banks and payment processors that enable their lucrative trade may be your best bet, according to research performed by a team from the University of California-San Diego …
Dave Gooden:
How AirBnB Became a Billion Dollar Company  —  Disclosure 1: I work in the vacation rental industry.  While my company specializes in regional, recreational vacation homes, not metro rentals - there is an obvious conflict.  —  Disclosure 2: This is an opinion piece.
Discussion: Gawker and SAI
Colleen Taylor / gigaom.com:
Exclusive: LinkedIn to Launch Job Application Tool  —  LinkedIn is preparing to launch a plug-in for employers' websites called “Apply With LinkedIn” that will allow job candidates to apply for available positions using their LinkedIn profiles as resumes.  The feature indicates LinkedIn's increasing focus …
 
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Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters:
Hulu to show Miramax films under multi-year pact
Agence France Presse:
Web ‘friends’ could aid enemy, China's PLA warns
Discussion: TechEye
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Bonjour! LivingSocial Goes After Groupon In France
Discussion: VentureBeat
Helmi Noman / Information Warfare Monitor:
The Emergence of Open and Organized Pro-Government Cyber Attacks in the Middle East …
David Schneider / IEEE Spectrum:
Under the Hood at Google and Facebook
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Nokia's online stores go offline in France and Spain (update: Netherlands too)
Discussion: Fast Company and Gadgetsteria
 Earlier Items: 
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nokia's Elop: Android is killing us in China, Europe
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
More Than Friending: How Can the Social Web Go Beyond Facebook?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Channels Settlers Of Catan In New Social Combat Game Empires & Allies; Debuts In 12 Languages
John Cook / GeekWire:
Chart: Steve Ballmer's approval rating plummets among Microsoft employees
Discussion: ITProPortal and Electronista
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration
Brian Ellin / Twitter Blog:
Introducing the Follow Button