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June 5, 2012, 3:55 PM

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Alan Warren / The Official Google Blog:
Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere  —  We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.  —  Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Face To Face: How Airtime Will Re-Humanize The Internet  —  One minute into using Airtime I was laughing with someone I'd never met.  That's something special when despite all the asynchronous connection, the Internet threatens to make us feel lonely.  On Airtime, you experience together thanks …
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is set to become the second U.S. mobile-phone carrier to offer Apple Inc.'s iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis.  —  Sprint will announce this week it will offer the popular smartphone on its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand as soon as July 1 …
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 …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Facebook Just Opened Up Its Mobile-Only Ad Market  —  Facebook has added its mobile-only “Sponsored Stories” ads to the list of ad products buyers can purchase via the ads API and Power Editor, without going through its sales force, the company announced.  —  The move makes buying ads …
Danny McPherson / Forbes:
The Security Paradox Of IPv6; Shoring Up The Holes  —  IPv6 presents a security paradox.  The capabilities IPv6 provides will enhance online security - but the shift to the new Internet address scheme may also present risks if not properly managed.  Internet security was largely an after-thought …
More: eWeek and CircleID
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google Fiber GFHD100 ‘IP set-top box’ breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed  —  The future of Google as a hardware manufacturer (beyond its purchase of Motorola) continues to be shrouded in rumor and mystery, but the GFHD100 box that just popped up in the FCC's database is very much a fact.
Adrian Holovaty:
The connection between Google Street View and driverless cars  —  I'm in the middle of taking the Coursera Machine Learning class — which has been amazingly good — and it recently covered how one could implement a machine-learning algorithm to power driverless cars.  —  Here's how you might do it.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Samsung teases Series 5 Hybrid PC, a Windows 8 tablet with magnetic keyboard dock and pen support (update: hands-on photos)  —  You wanted Windows 8 tablet / laptop mash-ups, you got 'em!  On the heels of some rather inventive product launches from Acer and ASUS here at Computex …
Bloomberg:
Apple Denied Ban On Samsung Tablet Computer Sales In U.S.  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was denied its renewed request for a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer while the case is still before a federal court of appeals.  —  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose …
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 …
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.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Nuance's Dragon ID lets you unlock your phone by voice  —  In the last few months, Nuance Communications has launched Dragon TV, Dragon Drive and even an Android version of Dragon Go, its Siri-like Semantic search app.  Now we have a new Dragon to contend with: Dragon ID …
More: Engadget and ZDNet
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding  —  “People crave feedback on their professional lives,” say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of Identified, a young San Francisco-based startup that has been hard at work at gamifying the job search.

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Microsoft:
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Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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