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June 3, 2012, 2:15 PM

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins Is Shaking Silicon Valley  —  MEN invented the Internet.  And not just any men.  Men with pocket protectors.  Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died.  Nerds.  Geeks.  Give them their due.  Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.
Samuel Iglesias / Tea for iPhone:
“Tea.  Earl Grey.  Hot.”  What Would a Siri API Look Like?  —  It has been widely rumored that Siri will be supporting 3rd party apps.  Right now most heavy users of Siri have become accustomed to the multitude of apologies and I-don't-knows that accompany out-there queries.  Examples:
More: MacStories
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
How Do Top Android Developers QA Test Their Apps?  —  A couple weeks ago I ran this post showing how one Hong Kong developer, Animoca, tests its Android games.  The company, which has had more than 70 million downloads, tests every one of their apps on about 400 different devices.
More: NeowinThanks:@eldon
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Newton, Reconsidered  —  A hands-on assessment of Apple's pioneering, ill-fated Personal Digital Assistant, twenty years after its original unveiling.  —  In the grand scheme of things, 1992 is such recent history that it barely qualifies as history.  When it comes to portable gadgets …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Exclusive: new Verizon FiOS plans coming June 17th, 300Mbps service to cost $204.99 per month  —  Verizon offered up quite the tease last week when it revealed that it was boosting speeds on its FiOS internet plans while refusing to detail how much it was going to charge for each tier.
Wolf Rentzsch:
Mac App Store vs Buying Direct  —  Since the launch of the Mac App Store, a common question potential customers ask developers is “Should I buy your app directly or through the Mac App Store?”  —  Developers have been remarkably cagey, mostly replying with the non-answer “choose whichever is better for you”.
Peter Henderson / Reuters:
San Francisco vs Silicon Valley as a tech destination  —  More than ever, technology entrepreneurs, and their investors and employees, are choosing the urban charms of San Francisco over the sprawl of neighboring Silicon Valley.  In the South of Market district, the nexus of the city's tech industry …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android 4.0 now on 7.1 percent of devices, still woefully behind previous versions  —  Google tracks the different version numbers of Android devices that access Google Play (nee Android Market) and every month or two we check in to see how the latest versions are doing.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Why chip names tell us very little about the iPhone 5  —  Summary: The problem with processor names is that history tells us that there's very little we can deduce about the underlying hardware from these letters and numbers.  —  A report by 9to5Mac claims to have details of the hardware relating …
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Over-55s pick passwords twice as secure as teenagers'  —  People over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old.  That's according to the largest ever study of password security, which also found that most of us choose passwords that are less secure than security experts recommend.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Movies.io Reinvents Movie Torrents, With Style  —  Every year hundreds of new torrent sites are launched, but only a few manage to rise to the top.  Movies.io is one of these newcomers, and since it has something unique to offer it is likely to stick around.

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