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June 4, 2012, 5:55 AM

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T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Nintendo Wii U Gamepad officially unveiled  —  Today during a streaming video conference, Nintendo detailed the final version of the Wii U controller, which it is calling the Wii U Gamepad.  Nintendo has made some notable tweaks and revisions to the prototype version detailed last year at E3 …
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.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Researchers To Release an Anonymous BitTorrent Client  —  BitTorrent users are increasingly looking for more anonymity but right now their options are limited.  —  For a monthly fee they can sign up with a VPN or proxy to hide their IP-address.  Free options with decent speeds or without other restrictions aren't easily available.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Asus announces Tablet 600: transforming Windows RT device with Tegra 3 and 2GB RAM  —  Ahead of its Computex press conference, Asus is showing off the Tablet 600, a Windows RT device that takes the detachable keyboard form factor made popular by its Transformer Android series.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Exclusive: Instapaper for Android launches (hands-on)  —  While there are several places where Instapaper for Android falls short, there are a few places where Android really lets Marco Arment's concept spread its wings.  While Arment has done his best on iOS to incorporate sharing articles …
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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Oracle v. Google aftermath  —  Two Google lawyers reflect on the case: APIs stay free, cost of business soars.  —  The Oracle v. Google patent and copyright trial is over, resulting in definitive wins for Google on both fronts.  Ars interviewed two Google attorneys—general counsel Kent Walker …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Readies New Local-Ad Assault  —  Google Inc. has repeatedly tried, and largely failed, to crack the market for local business advertising.  As early as next month, the Internet company will try anew, as it trains its largest-ever assault on the roughly $20 billion market.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google acquires online ‘trust seal’ provider KikScore, looks to expand its Trusted Stores program  —  Google has acquired the technology, patents and “certain assets” of online trust seal provider KikScore, signalling its intention to expand its Trusted Store program and allow its users to shop with increased confidence across the Web.

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Microsoft:
Next at Microsoft podcast: Wearables are changing the future of healthcare  —  Desney Tan, Microsoft principal researcher, and Amish Patel, director of experience for Microsoft Band, chat about how their collaboration …
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Forms: Forms for Mobile Teams  —  Forms is all about entries, and entries mean data.  Data that you have to study and act on, so why resort to stacking them in your basement — where they collect dust?
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What the FCC Vote on Robocalls and Spam Texts Mean For Your Business  —  It seems like every month we hear about another phone scam or type of call fraud.  Last week we talked about the toll free traffic pumping problem …
Igloo:
Why attempting to compute a concrete ROI for social technologies is folly  —  It's virtually impossible to know upfront the return on investment of a social intranet.  So the best way forward is to do things, to make change happen.
 

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