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June 4, 2012, 5:30 PM

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David M. Ewalt / Forbes:
Microsoft Xbox Is Winning The Living Room War.  Here's Why.  —  Cookie Monster wants a snack.  Sure, he could have a handful of you-know-whats, but even a Muppet has to watch his waistline.  So he decides to grab something healthful.  “Maybe if me jump up and down, me can shake fruit out of this tree …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Microsoft's SmartGlass gets official: app brings AirPlay-esque streams to Android, iOS and Windows Phone  —  Microsoft may not be introducing a next-gen console at E3 this year, but it is teaching its venerable Xbox 360 some new tricks.  SmartGlass brings AirPlay-style wireless technology …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Music service announced, coming to Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows 8  —  We heard that Microsoft was planning to unveil its “Woodstock” Xbox Music service at E3 this week, and the company has revealed details on its plans today.  Yusuf Mehdi says Microsoft will release Xbox Music on Xbox, Windows 8, and Windows Phones.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Microsoft plans to bring over 35 more content providers to Xbox  —  Microsoft is excited about its ESPN partnership on the Xbox.  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET)  —  Microsoft has dramatically expanded the amount of content coming to its Xbox 360.  —  At its E3 keynote today …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to bring full Siri voice-assistant to the iPad with iOS 6: mockup and details  —  Siri on iPad mockup based on descriptions from sources  —  Come this fall, people will start talking to their iPads.  Apple's breakthrough Siri Assistant, based on an incredible artificial-intelligence system …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Explores Access for Younger Kids  —  Facebook Inc. is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under parental supervision, a step that could help the company tap a new pool of users for revenue but also inflame privacy concerns.
Jeremy Allaire / AllThingsD:
Apple Television, AirPlay and Why the iPad Is the New TV Apps Platform  —  Ever since the publication of Walter Issacson's biography on Steve Jobs where he cites Steve as saying that he and Apple had “cracked the code” on TV, there has been insane speculation about Apple's purported forthcoming TV products and strategy.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Google Is Buying Meebo, The Online-Chat Startup That Reinvented Itself As An Ad Play  —  Google is buying Meebo, a company originally known for its Web-chat client.  —  Meebo subsequently introduced a new advertising format, the Meebo Bar, which is distributed on popular websites like EW.com.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Done deal: Salesforce.com buys Buddy Media for $689m in cash and shares  —  Salesforce.com has finally confirmed that it has acquired social media marketing company Buddy Media for nearly $700 million in cash and shares ($689 million to be exact).  —  Early rumors about the purchase …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
If You're Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming  —  The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so.  But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.  —  Henry Blodget has just written …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys  —  Oracle, it seems, is not one for irony.  Right after an epic court fight with Google in which it was accused of abusing its intellectual property, the software maker is now trying to dissolve another company's patents.
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Dana Wollman / Engadget:
ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual-boots Android and Windows 8  —  ASUS has managed to keep a tight lid on its Computex 2012 lineup, but it left no doubt about this: it was on the verge of announcing a dual OS (and possibly dual form factor) device capable of running both Android and Windows.
Jimmy Lin / Twitter Engineering:
Studying rapidly evolving user interests  —  Twitter is an amazing real-time information dissemination platform.  We've seen events of historical importance such as the Arab Spring unfold via Tweets.  We even know that Twitter is faster than earthquakes!  However, can we more scientifically characterize …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are  —  The recurring topic on stage at last week's D10 conference was the legacy of Steve Jobs.  But the topic at dinners and in hallways and over poker games was Facebook's bungled IPO.  —  I had a variance of this conversation a lot:
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter acquires IP of DC design studio Nclud, co-founder becomes its new Design Manager, brand lives on  —  Twitter has acquired DC-based web design studio nClud, with its co-founder Martin Ringlein becoming Twitter's new Design Manager.  Some other members of the company will also move …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Corning launches slim, flexible ‘Willow Glass’ that can be wrapped around devices  —  With Gorilla Glass 2 and Lotus Glass already in production, Corning is today adding yet another glass to its portfolio with the launch of an ultra-slim and flexible substrate called Willow Glass.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google grows IP arsenal with mobile patents from Magnolia Broadband  —  In the tech industry, you're only as safe as your latest batch of patent procurements.  And Google, stuffed with billion dollar coffers, is only too happy to comply.  Neatly paired with its recently wrapped Motorola acquisition …

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