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May 31, 2012, 3:40 PM

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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Cricket first pre-paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22  —  Cricket Communications, a Leap Wireless company, is the latest carrier to offer new Apple iPhone models (the iPhone 4 and 4S to be more specific) in the United States.
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Nokia's Struggle Against Apple's iPhone  —  Nokia Corp.'s new top-of-the-line smartphone sells for $200 less than Apple Inc.'s cheapest iPhone 4S.  But under the hood, Nokia actually pays more for the phone's components, according to an analysis—underscoring the challenges …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web  —  Sometime around 1988, my landlady and I cut a deal.  She would purchase a Macintosh computer, I would buy an external hard drive, and we would leave the system in the living room to share.  She used the device most …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ari Emanuel Wants You to Shut Up and Pay Up  —  The D10 conference kicked off yesterday with a gospel choir and a marching band.  Tonight, we got a pro wrestling match.  —  In one corner: Ari Emanuel, playing the role of “Hollywood guy who thinks Hollywood is in pretty great shape.”
Christine Lagorio / Inc.com:
How Alexis Ohanian Built a Front Page of the Internet  —  Reddit, created by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, was one of the first start-ups out of the Y Combinator program to be acquired, making Ohanian a 23-year-old multimillionaire.  Here's how he did it.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a trio of hackers brought Google's reCAPTCHA to its knees  —  Hackers exploit weaknesses in Google's bot-detection system with 99% accuracy.  —  The background noise added to the audio version of Google's reCAPTCHA didn't include high frequencies, making it easy for histograms …
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook introduces 5 tiers of page admin access  —  Facebook now offers pages fives different levels of page admin privileges so that businesses can assign roles to different people without giving up full control of their pages.  —  Previously, all admins had equal access to create posts …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
A Great Firewall?  Google Now Warns Chinese Users When Search Terms Could Cause “Connection Issues”  —  Those who don't live or haven't recently traveled to China may not have experienced this first hand, but Google Search has been known to be “inconsistent and unreliable” in mainland China — to use Google's words.
Caleb Garling / Wired:
Oracle Loses (Yet) Another Battle in War on Google  —  Despite countless setbacks, Oracle continues to argue that Google ripped off its intellectual property Image: MartinBowling/Flickr  —  In the waning Java war between Oracle and Google, Oracle has lost another fight.
More: GigaOM
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Sprint's HTC Evo 4G LTE launching June 2  —  After a patent-based delay, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is ready for its spotlight.  —  (Credit: CNET)  —  After a delay, Sprint and HTC have a launch date locked down for the HTC Evo 4G LTE, Sprint's new flagship device: June 2.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Intel formally launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, slightly revises ultrabook requirements  —  Intel's third-generation Core processors launched over a month ago, but only the most powerful ones: today, Chipzilla's dual-core and ultra-low voltage (ULV) chips are official, meaning we'll soon start …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees  —  ACTA faces a final vote by the full European Parliament in July.  —  Momentum against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Diffbot Raises $2M to Power Its Learning, Web Browsing Robot  —  The first startup out of Stanford's StartX student accelerator program, website form and content recognition engine Diffbot, is today announcing a $2 million round of funding from a select group of investors including Sky Dayton …

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