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June 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

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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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
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: ArtsBeatThanks:@forrestkoba
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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 …
Securelist:
The Roof Is on Fire: Tackling Flame's C&C Servers  —  On Sunday, May 27 2012, the Iranian MAHER CERT posted a note announcing the discovery of a new targeted attack dubbed “Flamer”.  On Monday 28 May 2012 aat 9am EST, after an investigation prompted and supported by the International Telecommunication Union …
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.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft promises a ‘sneak peek’ at the future of Windows Phone on June 20th  —  Microsoft previously announced its Windows Phone Developer Summit early last month, but the company didn't reveal exactly what it was planning to show.  We received an updated invitation today that hints Windows Phone 8 might be on the agenda.
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 …
Calob Horton / Pocketables:
Samsung Galaxy S III US launch date roundup  —  Question: what's better than one Samsung Galaxy S III?  Answer: five Samsung Galaxy S IIIs!  —  Five US national carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon - announced today their plans for making the phone available on their respective networks.
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Groupon now worth less than the $6 billion Google offered  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Andrew Mason could probably use a Groupon for a massage, a beer, or some comfort food right about now.  —  His company's precipitous stock decline continued on Monday, sending Groupon's market cap below …
Steve Stecklow / Reuters:
Exclusive: Iranian cell-phone carrier obtained banned U.S. tech  —  (Reuters) - A fast-growing Iranian mobile-phone network managed to obtain sophisticated U.S. computer equipment despite sanctions that prohibit sales of American technology to Iran, interviews and documents show.
More: CNET
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook Bringing Its Mobile News Feed Redesign To the Web, With Larger Photos And Text  —  If you liked the larger photos that Facebook introduced to its mobile news feed last month, here's some good news: It's bringing a similar redesign to its Web interface.
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.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Windows 8's built-in AV to be security of last resort  —  Integrated Windows Defender will activate only on PCs sans antivirus software or after other products have expired  —  Microsoft's Windows 8 will activate its built-in antivirus (AV) software only if it senses that the PC is not protected …
Dennis Fisher / threatpost:
Researchers Find Methods for Bypassing Google's Bouncer Android Security  —  Google's Android platform has become the most popular mobile operating system both among consumers and malware writers, and the company earlier this year introduced the Bouncer system to look for malicious apps in the Google Play market.

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Microsoft:
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Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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