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2:15 PM ET, June 13, 2011

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BBC:
Spanish police website hit by Anonymous hackers  —  A member of Spain's Technological Investigation Board displays an Anonymous mask  —  The website of Spain's national police force has been briefly knocked offline by hacker collective Anonymous.  —  The attack on the site was carried …
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Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Turkish Police Detain 32 Suspects Allegedly Linked to Anonymous  —  Following the arrest of three alleged “Anonymous” members by Spanish authorities on Friday, Turkey's state-run news agency has reported that police have detained 32 individuals allegedly linked to the hacktivist group.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Next iPhone reaches final testing stage, Verizon likely won't support 3G FaceTime this year  —  A previously accurate Apple source has told 9to5Mac some interesting information regarding what 2011 holds for the iPhone and Apple's popular FaceTime video chat service.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8  —  When Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 8 a week ago, the reaction from most circles was positive.  The new Windows 8 user interface looks clean, attractive, and thoughtful …
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Welcome to a Faster Web  —  The first commercial deployment of SPDY, a protocol designed by Google to make websites faster, launches today. … SPDY, a protocol Google revealed in late 2009, dramatically speeds up Web page loading by changing the way that browsers communicate with servers.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot's New Startup Canvas  —  Exclusive: 4chan founder Christopher Poole (a.k.a. Moot) is announcing a round of funding today for his new startup, Canvas.  Union Square Ventures led a $3 million series A round of funding …
Discussion: Betabeat and VentureBeat
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Samsung to end 14-year Nokia smartphone reign: Nomura  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the world's largest smartphone maker this quarter, overtaking struggling Nokia Oyj which has lead the market since 1996, Nomura said on Monday.  —  In the next quarter Nomura also sees …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL's Patch Takes on Groupon with Patch Deals, Powered by AmEx's Serve Platform  —  The recently launched digital payment and commerce platform from American Express known as Serve has just announced a new partnership with Patch, AOL's big bet on hyperlocal news and content.
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim, Screenwerk and BNET
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Verizon Wireless Partners with Payfone, Makes Carrier Billing an Option for Online Purchases
Discussion: CNET News, Internet2Go and Engadget
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
If Something On Twitter Seems Too Bad To Be True, It Probably Is  —  Anyone else seeing an influx of blog headlines that go “Updated: [Thing That We Just Wrote About] Is A Hoax”?  —  While Internet hoaxes have been around since the Soviet Union wanted to join Usenet in 1984 (remember LonelyGirl15? …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Confirms Discontinuation of iWeb in iCloud Transition  —  Since last week's unveiling of Apple's new iCloud service and the transitioning of the company's existing MobileMe service into iCloud, many users have been wondering about the fate of some of the MobileMe services that were not mentioned in the transition discussion.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Former Googlers Raise $13 Million From Bain And Greylock For Personalized Ad Solution  —  TellApart, a startup that enables eCommerce companies to use customer data to offer more personalized display advertising to both their loyal and potential customers alike, today announced that it has closed a $13 million series B round of funding.
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
Helping publishers get the most from display advertising with Admeld  —  (Cross-posted on the DoubleClick Publisher Blog)  —  It's now clear that investments in new technologies, new ad formats and improved buying and selling processes are helping to grow the display advertising pie.
Google Watch:
Ex-Googler Calls Out Google Infrastructure as Obsolete  —  In the latest of several thoughtful blog posts from ex-Googlers about why they left, Dhanji R. Prasanna called out Google's infrastructure as, well, dated.  —  Prasanna may understandably hold a grudge as one of the many Australian-based team members …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Expected To File For $100 Billion IPO This Year  —  The long-awaited Facebook IPO looks like it will come as early as the first quarter of 2012, CNBC's Kate Kelley reports citing sources.  —  Facebook could file its S-1 to the SEC in October.  —  Goldman is in the “pole position” to underwrite the IPO, says Kelly.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Why did Apple choose Twitter over Facebook?  —  Apple will deeply integrate Twitter into iOS 5 when it releases this Fall, but not Facebook.  Now why is that?  Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the planet, with more than 500 million users, according to the company (Hell …
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Game, Set, iMatch
Discussion: CNET News
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iOS developer survey: 47% are on Android too, only 7% on Mac  —  Perhaps not surprisingly, because they were all at an Apple conference, 100% prefer iOS  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster attended Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference …
 
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
eBay's Acquisition Costs Soar Following Settlement With GSI Shareholders
Discussion: TechCrunch
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
How Twitter + Apple Will Help Both Twitter and iOS Apps Grow (Q&A)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Social Network For Kids Everloop Lands $3.1 Million In New Funding
Discussion: VatorNews, lalawag and FT Tech Hub
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Personal data stolen from UK developer Codemasters
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Camcorder Piracy Epidemic Forces Studios To Delay Screenings
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Surprise: iOS 5 bumps up video exports in apps from 720p to 1080p
Discussion: Online Social Media and Neowin.net
Vikas SN / The Next Web:
Anonymous' Operation India removed from Facebook and Twitter
Anna Mulrine / Christian Science Monitor:
CIA chief Leon Panetta: The next Pearl Harbor could be a cyberattack
Discussion: The Next Web
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Lauren Fisher / The Next Web:
Only 30% of YouTube Users Skip Pre-Roll Ads
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
French Government Creates Its Own Giant Patent Troll
Discussion: Slashdot
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The multilingual web: A year of non-Latin script domain names
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The iPhone feature-checklist steamroller
April Dembosky / Slate:
Invasion of the Body Hackers
Discussion: Betabeat and Gizmodo
Electronista:
US rumored getting unlocked iPhone 4 Wednesday
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada as It Nears 700 Million Users Worldwide
 

 
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