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June 5, 2012, 6:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to update most of its Mac lineup and multiple accessories at WWDC  —  While Apple has major software announcements planned for the upcoming World Wide Developers Conference - including iOS 6, an updated version of iCloud, and OS X Mountain Lion - Apple is also planning some incredible hardware announcements.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to bring full Siri voice-assistant to the iPad with iOS 6: mockup and details  —  Come this fall, people will start talking to their iPads.  Apple's breakthrough Siri Assistant, based on an incredible artificial-intelligence system, will no longer be exclusive to users of the popular iPhone 4S.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
More On Meebo: Price Is Around $100M, Product Team To Work On Google+ Publisher Tools, Layoffs Hit Sales  —  Meebo, the seven year-old chat service that morphed into a website toolbar and ad platform, is indeed selling to Google.  The company confirmed the news a few minutes ago, and we've since dug up some more details.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of ‘Bad Times’ In Silicon Valley  —  Facebook has flopped on the public markets, and now we have vivid evidence of how badly Silicon Valley is reeling in the fallout.  —  Paul Graham, cofounder of Silicon Valley's …
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
United Nations views Flame as cybersecurity opportunity  —  The United Nations has seized on the appearance of the Flame worm, which targeted computers in the Middle East, to argue that it should have more authority to deal with cybersecurity threats on the Internet.
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Nick Wingfield / Bits:
R.I.P. Zune  —  Microsoft is sending Zune to the pasture where Microsoft brands go to die.  It's the end of the road for a name that once symbolized Microsoft's grand plans to curb Apple's entertainment ambitions.  —  In a flurry of announcements that Microsoft made Monday at the E3 games conference …
More: The Verge and ArtsBeatThanks:@forrestkoba
Wall Street Journal:
Apple and Google Expand Their Battle to Mobile Maps  —  Google's Eric Schmidt, left, and Apple's Steve Jobs, right, in 2008.  The relationship deteriorated as their companies competed.  —  Since they got together in 2007, the iPhone and Google Maps have seemed like ideal digital bedfellows.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Silicon Valley as the New Hollywood  —  Their wedding was on the covers of the gossip magazines.  Every moment of their honeymoon documented across the Web.  A lavish boat ride and a stroll down Italy's old cobbled streets, each footstep photographed by the paparazzi.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Rolls Out Its Own CDN: Open Connect  —  Netflix announced today that it is rolling out a new content delivery network of its own, called Open Connect, which will reduce its costs of delivery and could improve delivery of its content.  But Open Connect isn't just about reducing …
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
Rethinking Privacy in an Era of Big Data  —  Some years ago an engineer at Google told me why Google wasn't collecting information linked to people's names.  “We don't want the name.  The name is noise.”  There was enough information in Google's large database of search queries, location …
Dianna Dilworth / AppNewser:
Twitter's Co-founder Biz Stone To Pen Book  —  Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is writing a book called Things A Little Bird Told Me.  In the book, Stone will talk about his experience, which includes a stint at Google, co-founding Twitter and his latest venture The Obvious Corporation …
More: The Next Web and AllTwitterTweets: @biz
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale  —  Let the mobile payment wars continue!  Only yesterday Square announced its ever-expanding retail availability (20,000 outlets nationwide), and today competitor Intuit GoPayment is following up with some major news of its own.
Google Analytics Blog:
[New Feature]: Conduct Browser-Size Analysis Within Google Analytics  —  We're pleased to announce a new tool for optimizing your site's content: browser-size analysis, which is part of the In-Page Analytics report.  —  Browser Size  —  Today's visitors to websites are using an ever-growing number of devices.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington  —  Today's launch of a new think tank call DisCo that wants to educate Congress about disruptive technologies is just one of several new efforts proposed by the Internet and startup community to get their voices heard.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Samsung demos Series 5 Ultra Touch and Series 5 Ultra Convertible Ultrabooks, we go hands-on  —  Well, look at what we have here!  We just swung by Samsung's booth at Computex, and the outfit is showing off not one, but two touch-enabled variations of its Series 5 Ultrabooks.
Wall Street Journal:
Ad Networks Bypass iPhone Privacy Rules  —  Mobile ad networks are using new techniques to target iPhone users by circumventing Apple Inc.'s earlier efforts to protect user privacy.  —  Apple last summer said it would stop allowing app makers to use a unique identifier embedded in iPhones …

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