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June 1, 2012, 11:05 PM

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6  —  There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook.  In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was “the one company that is closest to being like Apple”.
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
When Facebook goes down, the Internet barely blinks  —  Facebook went down for a few hours last night, causing people to turn to Twitter to complain, quip and mourn.  But despite the outsized reactions from the site's 901 million users, the web itself barely felt the shock of losing the largest social network on the planet.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Smart Glass coming at E3, AirPlay-style streaming from iOS, Android and Windows Phone?  —  Windows 8 is coming and it features more and better Xbox integration than we've yet seen in an operating system from the company — but it looks like Microsoft has something even bigger up its sleeve.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit  —  Features and functionality from Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone and more, still ripe for iOS 6 inspiration  —  What will Apple bring to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6?  What will be the “tentpole” features to take Apple's mobile software into 2013?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google to head Apple off at the pass by holding 3D Maps event on June 6th, just before WWDC  —  We just got an invite in our inbox to an interesting Google event centered around Google Maps.  The invite says we're invited to an event that will show off The Next Dimension of Google Maps, so we're betting its related to 3D.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Ex-Employee: The Worst Thing About Google Is Google+  —  Spencer Tipping left Google about a month ago.  We know this because he's written a blog post saying as much, and listing all of the pros and cons about working for Google.  Juicy!  Kind of.  If you're into programming, mostly.
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
Sandboxing deadline arrives: What it means for Apple, developers, and you  —  Depending upon whom you ask, Friday, June 1 is the best or worst thing to come to the Mac App Store since it opened its doors in 2011.  As of now, new and significantly updated apps submitted to Apple's Mac App Store must implement sandboxing.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote Until June 8th  —  Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook, has forced Facebook to put proposed policy changes up for a vote by all its users.  By mobilizing his privacy group …
Bing:
Social Meets Search with the Latest Version of Bing, Available to Everyone in US Today  —  A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the most significant update to Bing since our launch three years ago, combining the best of search with relevant people from your social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Windows 8: Why I'm struggling with Microsoft's new thing  —  The debut of the Windows 8 Release Preview yesterday was a key milestone in Microsoft's march to release its new operating system later this year.  —  I've been using different versions of Windows 8 off and on since last September …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Bob Pittman to Join Board of Soon-to-Launch Airtime  —  Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman will join the board of Airtime, the soon-to-launch video start-up from Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning.  —  Pittman, who founded MTV, was formerly COO of AOL and CEO of MTV Networks before joining Clear Channel last year.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
ETSI chooses Apple-inspired proposal for new 4FF nano-SIM standard  —  Despite objections and criticism over the different proposals for a new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard, Apple's nano-SIM proposal has been adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), edging out submissions from Nokia, RIM and Motorola.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Wow!  Apple Turns Over Its Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*  —  Apple turns over its inventory once every five days.  —  That's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world.  And it's pretty amazing when you think about it.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Samsung acquires Swedish fabless Wi-Fi chipset maker Nanoradio  —  Samsung Electronics this morning announced its acquisition of Nanoradio, a Kista, Sweden-based developer of low-power Wireless LAN chipsets for wireless access in mobile phones, tablets, portable media players, gaming devices and more.

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