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June 3, 2012, 11:50 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Patent Peace: Yahoo and Facebook in Advanced Negotiations to Settle Fractious Infringement Lawsuits  —  Top execs at Yahoo and Facebook have been hammering out the outlines of a deal over the last several days to end their contentious patent infringement litigation, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Don't Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse  —  In the first decade of the commercial Internet—the 1990s and early 2000s—there were frequent murmurings that newspapers were screwed.  —  The digital audience didn't read newspapers, people pointed out.  They visited web sites.
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Acer unveils 11.6-inch Iconia W700, 10.1-inch W510 Windows 8 tablets  —  And the flood of Windows tablets begins!  With only four months or so to go before Microsoft finalizes the OS, we had a feeling Computex 2012 would bring lots of Win8 devices, and it looks like we won't be disappointed.
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:
Tweets: @dalmaer and @juliobarros
David Pierce / The Verge:
Any.do task manager launches for iOS and Chrome, now syncs across platforms (hands-on)  —  Any.do is one of the most popular and acclaimed to-do list apps for Android, and today the company behind it is bringing the same app and experience to the iPhone and the Chrome browser.
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: Guardian, Phones Review and NeowinThanks:@eldon
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.
Max Chafkin / Inc.com:
Global Copycats: The Sincerest Form of Flattery  —  Copycatters used to knock off designer shoes.  Now they knock off online shoe sellers, daily-deal sites, and any other Internet-based business you can name.  Is this just a fact of business in a connected world?

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