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June 4, 2012, 3:35 PM

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Microsoft Corporation:
Xbox Makes Entertainment More Amazing on Phone, PC, Tablet and TV  —  Xbox SmartGlass will deliver new ways to enjoy entertainment in the home and on the go.  —  What if your tablet or phone knew what you were watching on TV and presented bonus features without you having to lift a finger?
More: The Verge, WebProNews and iLoungeTweets: @notch
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 …
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.
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 …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
ASUS reveals TAICHI convertible notebook / tablet with dual 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch displays (update: hands-on photos and video)  —  Two displays in one tablet?  Yes you can.  ASUS' new TAICHI series packs displays on both the front and the rear, letting you use the device in a variety of configurations.
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.
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.
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.
More: CNET
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM's Stock Hits Single Digits  —  Research In Motion's yearlong slide into the abyss quickened Monday as its stock price fell below $10 for the first time in nearly a decade.  —  Dragged down by RIM's announcement on May 29 that it's gearing up to report a quarterly loss and has hired …
More: Macgasm
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 …
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 …
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Sony's new Vaio laptops revealed  —  The latest refresh of Sony's iconic Vaio laptop line is dominated by the company's first entry in the growing ultrabook category.  —  But, looking at the new Vaio T, you might think, “Doesn't Sony already have an ultrathin laptop?”
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 …

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