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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga Finally Files for IPO to Raise $1 Billion  —  Zynga, a four-year-old company which has made its riches off selling virtual goods in social games, has filed to raise $1 billion in an IPO.  —  The IPO may potentially rank among the largest of the year, especially among tech companies.
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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Zynga Gets “Substantially All” Its Revenue And Players From Facebook  —  The top risk factor mentioned in Zynga's IPO filing this morning is its dependence on Facebook.  —  The company admits that basically all of its revenue comes from its partnership with Facebook: “We generate substantially …
Discussion: BetaNews and @emilychangtv
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu  —  Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said.  —  Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale …
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Report: Microsoft in the mix as Hulu explores possible sale
Discussion: Associated Press
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Will Launch In-Browser Video Chat Next Week In Partnership With Skype  —  Earlier this week Facebook while visiting Seattle CEO Mark Zuckerberg tipped off Seattle press that the company would be launching an “awesome” new product next week that has been built by Facebook's Seattle team.
DigiTimes:
iPhone 5 and iPad 3 upstream suppliers begin to prepare materials  —  Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices, which are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
More letters to RIM; employees rally alongside anonymous exec  —  BGR published an open letter to Research In Motion yesterday from an anonymous high-level RIM executive who begged for senior management to take notice of all of the issues within RIM.  The exec explained how the company …
Sachin's Posterous:
Why Apple built Final Cut Pro X  —  I worked on Final Cut Pro from 2002 to 2008.  It was an amazing experience.  The Final Cut Pro X project was just getting started when I left Apple.  It was an ambitious and controversial move, but it made sense for Apple.  Here's why:  —  Apple doesn't care about the pro space
Discussion: Shiny Objects
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe Offers 50 Percent Discount For Final Cut Pro Users Who Switch To Premiere Pro
Michael de la Merced / DealBook:
Go Daddy to Sell Itself to K.K.R. and Silver Lake  —  The Go Daddy Group, the controversial giant of Internet address registration companies, said on Friday that it will sell itself to a group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Silver Lake.  —  While the company did not disclose financial terms of the deal …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Thanks to Google Plus, Picasa Gets Unlimited Storage for Photos & Videos, Also Better Tagging  —  With the launch of Google Plus, there may be some confusion as to how the photos uploaded to the social network (Google+) integrate with Google's online photo-sharing service (Picasa), especially in terms of storage limits.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Technologizer and Lifehacker
Betina Chan-Martin / Hulu Blog:
TV Just Got A Whole Lot More Social  —  Do you remember when?  —  I knew Dwight's stint as manager of the Scranton office would end with hilarious results.  But did I see that coming?  Not in a million years.  But of course, the moment he strutted out with his holster (and gun!) …
Discussion: GigaOM, SocialTimes.com and PC Magazine
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Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
Facebook Goddess Sheryl Sandberg On Short List To Replace Tim Geithner As Treasury Secretary  —  Yesterday, word was leaked that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is considering quitting soon, which immediately triggered speculation about who would replace him.  —  One of the names that came up?
Discussion: James Pethokoukis
Chris V. Nicholson / DealBook:
Apple and Microsoft Beat Google for Nortel Patents  —  Nortel Networks, the defunct Canadian telecommunications equipment maker, said that it had agreed to sell more than 6,000 patent assets to a consortium made up of Apple, Microsoft and other technology giants for $4.5 billion in cash.
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Consortium including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony snags Nortel patents for $4.5 billion
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Windows Thin PC download now available  —  Several weeks after its release to manufacturer build shipped, the Windows Thin PC client is now available for general download by Microsoft Software Assurance customers.  Windows Thin PC is a small Windows 7 footprint build that is designed for use in the enterprise sector.
Discussion: The Windows Blog
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google to disable public sharing of private posts in Google+ [Updated]  —  Not even a week old, Google+ is a work in progress, and Google is making changes to the social network with the intention of improving it before it goes public — which includes closing up a privacy loophole that has left some users a bit confused.
Discussion: About Foursquare and Techdirt
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Developer API for Google+: It's coming
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
The New York Times Enables In-App Subscriptions For Their iPad And iPhone Apps  —  The New York Times has today released an update for their iPad and iPhone apps that now enables users to purchase in-app subscriptions for their content that is behind a paywall.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Lion Golden Master seeded to developers ahead of July launch  —  Apple has seeded the golden master version of OS X Lion to developers ahead of its public release sometime this month (July).  The golden master download is available from Apple's Mac Developer website.  The build number is 11A511.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to ship OS X Lion on July 14th  —  Earlier today, Apple essentially completed work on the first public release of Mac OS X Lion with the seeding of the Golden Master version of the product to developers.  This Golden Master stage essentially marks today's release as the release that the public will be getting their hands on.
Twittereng / Twitter Engineering:
Fast Core Animation UI for the Mac  —  Starting today, Twitter is offering TwUI as an open-source framework (https://github.com/twitter/ twui) for developing interfaces on the Mac.  —  Until now, there was not a simple and effective way to design interactive, hardware-accelerated interfaces on the Mac.
Rachel Chitra / Reuters:
Nokia to exit Japan cellphone market by August: report  —  (Reuters) - Nokia Corp. will finally exit the Japanese cellphone market at the end of August, the Nikkei reported.  —  The Finnish handset manufacturer had stopped supplying cell phones to Japanese carriers in 2008, according to the report.
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News and SlashGear
Phil Nickinson / Android Central Podcast:
Verizon Droid 3 specs revealed, show a 4-inch Gingerbread world phone  —  Hey, look at that.  It's the Verizon Droid 3 specs — and lined up next to the Droid 2 and Droid X2 for good measure.  Let's just give 'em the full rundown.  —  The Droid 3 looks like it'll launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
One per cent of world's web browsing happens on iPad  —  Jobsian fondleslab munches net  —  The iPad now accounts for over one per cent of worldwide web browsing - and in the US, that figure jumps to 2.1 per cent.  —  So says the latest Net Applications NetMarketShare report …
Discussion: PadGadget
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Nokia Windows Phone 7 apps to work on rivals' handsets  —  EXCLUSIVE: VP Marco Argenti tells all  —  Nokia will do all it can to enhance the Windows Phone 7 experience when it comes to software as well as hardware, Marco Argenti, senior vice president of Developer and Marketplace …
 
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Microsoft Strategy Exec Hank Vigil to Depart, Will Remain Strategic Adviser
Discussion: The Business Insider
Scott Ard / CNET News:
Google+ contributor and Mac pioneer talks with CNET (Q&A)
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple files motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. against four Samsung products …
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News and The Next Web
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Facebook set for $1 billion in social-gaming revenue
CNNMoney.com:
Google braces for illegal drug ad fine
Discussion: The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Cuts Off API Access To BranchOut, Monster's BeKnown And Others For TOS Violations
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify, Facebook in talks on music service
 Earlier Items: 
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Even as It Makes Credits Mandatory for Games, Facebook Downplays Its Payment Ambitions
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Google hiring 12 lobbying firms as FTC readies antitrust probe
Discussion: paidContent, Reuters and 9to5Google, Thanks:gnagesh
Vijay Sankaran / Nokia Siemens Networks:
GSM celebrates 20 years
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Instant email: how we made Hotmail 10x faster
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
Tumblr is Blowing Up — So When Will Its Business?
Discussion: Betabeat
 

 
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