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June 1, 2012, 6:45 AM

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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) …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Sees Future in Windows 8 Fueled by $58 Billion App Market: Tech  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is so eager to have a panoply of applications for the next version of its Windows operating system that it has lined up design firms, recruited interns and sent engineers on an around …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran  —  WASHINGTON — From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Confirmed: US, Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it  —  Stuxnet was never meant to propagate in the wild.  —  The new account is unlikely to alter Iran's view of the US, seen here in a mural on the old US embassy in Tehran  —  David Holt  —  In 2011, the US government rolled out its …
Bloomberg:
Acer, Toshiba To Take On IPads With Windows 8 Tablets  —  Acer Inc., Toshiba Corp. (6502) and Asustek Computer Inc. (2357) will unveil tablets running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system next week, people with knowledge of the matter said, challenging the dominance of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad.
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.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Judge: Oracle Java API elements not covered by copyright law, related claims against Google dismissed  —  Things weren't looking good for Oracle after the jury found that Google hadn't infringed upon the company's patents in the second phase of the trial, but the issue of infringement of the structure …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
On Facebook, ‘Likes’ Become Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Valentine's Day, Nick Bergus came across a link to an odd product on Amazon.com: a 55-gallon barrel of ... personal lubricant.  —  He found it irresistibly funny and, as one does in this age of instant sharing, he posted the link on Facebook …
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Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Google Applies for More than 50 New Domains Including .LOL and .YouTube  —  Web Giant Spends Millions in Aim to Aquire .Google, .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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Auto-Sharing Spam With “10-Second Rule”  —  If you hate accidental auto-sharing, you're in luck.  Now you have to be watching or reading something for at least 10 seconds before Facebook apps can auto-share the activity to your Timeline.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar  —  Google is putting a lot of effort into making its Google+ social network thing more robust to turn it into a viable competitor to market leader Facebook.  One major feature Google+ was missing so far …

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