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May 31, 2012, 1:20 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.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google, Facebook vie for stake in Vevo  —  It's a battle of the tech brands.  —  Both Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are exploring an investment in Vevo as part of a broader partnership with the music-video service, The Post has learned.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web  —  Before the World Wide Web did anything, HyperCard did everything.  —  The Computer Lab's Beyond Cyberpunk Hypercard stack  —  Cyberculture.hu  —  Sometime around 1988, my landlady and I cut a deal.
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 …
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.”
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview for May 31st — a day early — then pulls blog post  —  In a post today on a Microsoft blog, Vice President on the Windows Development team, Chuck Chan, touted the release of the Windows 8 Release Preview to the Windows Dev Center.
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
So Why Is LinkedIn An IPO Standout?  —  Earlier this morning at D10 KPCB analyst Mary Meeker showed a pretty definitive slide about the current state of the public markets with regards to tech companies.  “The private market is in a bubble,” Meeker said, “We have a $1 billion fund …
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Netflix iOS app update adds new video player, controls, Facebook sharing toggle and more  —  Recognising that its users are watching more and more of its content from a mobile device, Netflix has today pushed live an update to its iOS app, improving its video player and adding more controls and enhancements.
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it  —  Many media outlets — and not just traditional players like newspapers or magazines, but even some newer and more digital-savvy ones — still think of the article or the story as the bedrock foundation of news and journalism.
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 …
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Grubwithus Raises $5M to Expand Communal Dining Platform  —  Looking to go out to eat with friends, but short on the friends?  Startup Grubwithus was among the first to offer an option for organizing dinners among like-minded individuals who might not know each other in an offline setting, though the idea is catching on.
More: peHUB and GigaOM
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 …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool  —  Online video site Vimeo has always sought to differentiate itself as a platform for high-quality video content.  Now the IAC-owned video platform is now adding features to help creators enhance their videos and make even them more attractive to viewers.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search To Become Google Shopping, Use Pay-To-Play Model  —  Google Product Search is getting a new name, Google Shopping, and a new business model where only merchants that pay will be listed.  It's the first time Google will decommission a search product that previously listed companies for free.
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
D10: Oracle's Ellison on cloud computing, sailing and more  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. _ Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison's appearance at the All Things D conference opened, appropriately, with a video ad depicting Oracle catamarans charging through rough water off San Francisco.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Pew: 8% Of U.S. Online Adults Now Use Twitter Daily  —  According to the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life project, 15% of online adults in the U.S. now say that they have used Twitter in the past and 8% told Pew that they do so on a typical day.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YC-Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments  —  GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed startup founded in 2010 by Oxford graduates Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, is today launching a new product called PayLinks which aims to be something like a Bit.ly for payments.
More: GigaOM
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Researchers Link Flame Virus to Stuxnet and Duqu  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Security experts have only begun examining the thousands of lines of code that make up Flame, an extensive, data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East …

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