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June 2, 2012, 6:55 PM

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
The Instagram Effect?  Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3  —  PicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3.  —  PicPlz delivered the news through …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile getting ICS on June 11th  —  Rumors had indicated that T-Mobile was going to be upgrading its version of the Galaxy S II to Ice Cream Sandwich back in May, but now we have an official date from the carrier itself.  According to T-Mobile's Twitter account …
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.
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.
Fortune:
Tim Stevens is the nicest guy in tech  —  Not to mention one of the most powerful.  The editor in chief of Engadget plays a crucial — if not always acknowledged — role in the $190 billion consumer electronics industry.  And, in a cast of blowhards and rascals, he's a different sort of editor …
David Smith:
iAd's Hopefully Long Future  —  Following Tim Cook's appearance at the D10 conference I've heard murmors questioning the future of iAd.  Specifically Tim was asked by a Google exec about Apple's advertising business, he replied that it wasn't one of the legs of Apple's stool.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet admission likely to have foreign policy consequences  —  Given the unofficial confirmation Friday that the United States was behind Stuxnet—the malware designed to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program—political and technical experts suggest that this may effectively put the United States …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile USA leaks with Euro-style home button  —  The Verge has just received pictures of T-Mobile USA's branded Galaxy S III from Samsung that's expected to be announced in the coming weeks.  The strangest thing about the leaked phone is what isn't different about it …

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Microsoft:
Eye Gaze hackathon team helps Steve Gleason operate his wheelchair — using his eyes  —  The team devises a way to use a Kinect sensor, Microsoft robotics research and eye-tracking technology on Surface Pro 3 to navigate the wheelchair.
HP:
To Handle the Big Data Deluge, HP Plots a Giant Leap Forward  —  In 1965, Gordon E. Moore published the now-famous prediction that computer processors would double in power every two years.
VMware:
Your Grandfather's Backup Tools Weren't Built for Today's Virtual Environments.  —  When the health of your business rides on the availability of your virtual machines and the applications they run …
Zoho:
Win More Deals with Document Analytics In Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest blog post by Adam Metz, the author of Amazon #1 internet-marketing best-seller ‘The Social Customer’, and the VP of Business Development at PandaDoc.
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