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7:50 AM ET, June 1, 2011

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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.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Google's Eric Schmidt: If you care about security, get a Mac, not a PC.
Discussion: SAI, 9 to 5 Mac and Android Phones …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
What Is The Eric Schmidt Google Era? (Video)
Discussion: Softpedia News
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Google: Our new search strategy is to compute answers, not links
Discussion: PhoneArena and VentureBeat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration  —  Yesterday, we first reported that Twitter was on the verge of launching their own photo-sharing service.  That report has since been confirmed by Liz Gannes, who happens to work for All Things D, which is hosting a conference …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twitter Photo Storage and Account Integration in iOS 5  —  MG Siegler on Twitter's imminent but as-yet-unannounced photo-hosting service: … So close to the bigger story, but yet so far.  Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.  —  Link
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Signs Of Twimg, Twitter's Photo Hosting, In The Wild
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Lodsys Responds to Apple, Files Lawsuits Against App Developers, Promises $1000 If Wrong  —  Patent holding firm Lodsys today published a series of blog posts revealing that the company has filed suit against some App Store developers, accelerating its efforts to extract licensing fees …
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys sues 7 app developers in East Texas, disagrees with Apple; Android also targeted  —  I almost appeared to be a “party spoiler” last week: amid all the enthusiasm among iPhone/iPad app developers over Apple's letter to Lodsys, I wrote that “Apple's letter in and of itself is not yet a reason to celebrate.
Fred / A VC:   Enough Is Enough  —  I believe that software patents should not exist.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Jobs to Unveil iCloud Service  —  Apple Inc. said Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs will kick off the company's annual developers' conference next week, with new versions of Apple's iOS and Mac operating systems to be unveiled.  —  The company also said the event will include details on iCloud …
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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 …
Brian Ellin / Twitter Blog:
Introducing the Follow Button  —  When you follow interesting accounts on Twitter, it's easy to stay connected with what's most meaningful to you.  Today we're excited to launch the Follow Button, a new way to discover and instantly follow Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit everyday.
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.
Discussion: Engadget, TechEye and WinBeta
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Hardware Rules ‘Troublesome’ for Makers, Acer Says
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 …
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.
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 …
Danielle Dellorto / CNN:
WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk  —  (CNN) — Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization.  The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
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.
David Schneider / IEEE Spectrum:
Under the Hood at Google and Facebook  —  A peek at the data centers, servers, and software that keep us feeling connected  —  This is part of IEEE Spectrum's special report on the battle for the future of the social Web.  —  It was 1999, and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Channels Settlers Of Catan In New Social Combat Game Empires & Allies; Debuts In 12 Languages  —  Social gaming giant Zynga is launching its latest game tomorrow—Empires & Allies, the company's first strategy combat game.  Zynga is going big with this launch, debuting the game on Facebook …
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Android Appstore Gets Another Huge Exclusive: Plants vs Zombies  —  If you were among the first wave of people to buy an iPad last spring, there's a good chance you spent a lot of time playing one game in particular: Plants vs Zombies.  PopCap's smash hit was one of the first games …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nokia's Elop: Android is killing us in China, Europe  —  Nokia's biggest profit margin killing headaches appear to be Android, China and Europe and the company doesn't have any answers.  —  Speaking on a conference call, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that the company was getting whacked in China due to …
 
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LivingSocial Goes After Groupon's Best European Market With French Acquisition
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The Emergence of Open and Organized Pro-Government Cyber Attacks in the Middle East …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Nokia's online stores go offline in France and Spain (update: Netherlands too)
Discussion: New York Times and The Nokia Blog
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapjoy says Apple's ban on promos is killing mobile game profits
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John Cook / GeekWire:
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Discussion: Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
(Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks
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