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May 31, 2012, 4:35 PM

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Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview  —  Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages.  This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more) …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Google Spends Millions for More than 50 New Domains Including .LOL and .YouTube  —  Google Applies for .Google, .Lol, .Youtube, .Docs and Many Others  —  Last month, Google told Ad Age that it was poised to go on a web-domain buying spree.  Today, the company announced in a blog post …
More: CNET, CNNMoney.com and Marketing LandThanks:@delrey
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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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 …
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.”
Vygantas / Web Browser:
Facebook Drops Google Chrome Recommendation, Replaces It With Opera  —  More fuel to the rumor's fire.  —  It looks like Facebook management decided not to bother with the Google Chrome anymore as their latest “unsupported web browsers” page has since then removed the search giant's web browser.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Hotspot Shield lets your Android surf safely over public Wi-Fi  —  Looking for a little safety and mobile privacy at that public hotspot?  AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield app might be worth the look for your smartphone: The company launched an Android version of the mobile app in Google Play on Thursday …
More: TechCrunch

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