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June 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked - change yours now  —  Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device's calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts …
Joff Redfern / Linkedin Blog:
More about our mobile calendar feature  —  You may have seen a few press stories highlighting concerns about how your data is used in the opt-in calendar feature of our mobile phone apps.  We deeply care about our members trust so I want to provide clarity around what we do, don't do …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
LinkedIn's iOS app collects and transmits names, emails and notes from your calendar, in plain text  —  The LinkedIn mobile app for iOS devices collects full meeting notes and details from your device's calendar and sends them back to the company, The Next Web has been informed.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Has a Lot to Say (Interview)  —  Today I had my first in-person sit-down interview with Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman.  Over the course of 30 minutes we talked about a lot of things, and quite frankly she had a lot to say.  —  For one thing …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @lessien
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Tennis Pals Ellison and Hurd Explored HP-Oracle Merger  —  Ellison and Hurd caught a little tennis in Indian Wells, California, just four days before Oracle dumped Itanium.  Photo: EPA/Paul Buck  —  When Mark Hurd was still CEO of Hewlett-Packard, he and Oracle Larry CEO discussed a possible merger of the two companies.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
After nearly two years without an update, Apple to finally revamp Mac Pro next week  —  Yesterday, we reported that Apple has an incredible WWDC surprise: major updates to four of its Mac lines.  We were able to affirm that three of these updates would cover the redesigned MacBook Pro with a Retina Display …
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
Microsoft Keynote: Embedded Windows, Cloud Computing, Windows in Your Car  —  With the launch of Windows 8 just months away, Computex has been all about Microsoft's upcoming OS.  In a keynote address today, Microsoft's Stephen Guggenheimer highlighted the company's progress in advancing Windows 8 and the rest of its Windows ecosystem.
More: The Verge and Engadget
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Ebook Community Wattpad Raises $17.3M, Claims Higher Engagement Than Pinterest  —  Toronto-based Wattpad, an online community revolving around the creation and sharing of free ebooks,today announced a new Series B round of funding that weighs in at $17.3 million.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Lenovo demos ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8, we go hands-on  —  Yes, another Windows 8 tablet.  After getting hands-on with some new devices from Acer, ASUS and Samsung, you might already having trouble telling one device from the other.  You might even say the same about Lenovo …
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Are You Okay With Airtime Secretly Taking Photos Of You While You're Video Chatting?  —  Airtime: You watch it.  It watches you.  —  Facebook is boring, according to a third of its users.  Yikes!  Luckily, tech entrepreneur Sean Parker plans to save the day, launching a new video chat service called Airtime.
Michael Hogan / The Huffington Post:
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
After Selling A Startup To Google For $81 Million, 26-Year-Old Nat Turner Now Wants To Solve Healthcare  —  26-year-old Nat Turner and his business partner, Zach Weinberg, sold ad tech company Invite Media to Google in 2010 for $81 million.  —  This Friday, the pair are quitting Google to begin a new startup in health care.
More: Nat TurnerTweets: @cdixon
Nick Wingfield / Bits:
As Google Bets on Mobile Office, Microsoft Waits  —  If Microsoft couldn't find compelling enough reasons to release its Office applications for the iPad, Google just gave it one.  —  On Tuesday, Google acquired Quickoffice, a start-up that makes a set of applications for iPads and Android tablets …
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
The Death of Social Proof  —  Social proof is dying as a startup differentiation heuristic during fundraising.  Why?  —  A) Blame Angellist for an Advisor Bubble  —  Every company I see has some roster of advisors and/or soft-circled seed investors already committed.
More: A VC
Sam Byford / The Verge:
AMD shows off 11-inch Compal Windows 8 hybrid tablet  —  We've seen Intel's vision for Windows 8 already, but don't count out AMD.  The company is showing off a Windows 8 tablet from Compal here at Computex Taipei, and it's in the hot form factor of the moment — the detachable keyboard dock.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS  —  Thirty-one.  That's the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware program and without the confidence of its owners.
More: iPhoneTweets: @recklessThanks:@max8378
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet expert calls US the “good guys” in cyber-warfare  —  Ralph Langner also says there's little novel in the new “Flame” malware.  —  Ralph Langner is one of the world's foremost experts on Stuxnet  —  Ralph Langner  —  TALLINN, ESTONIA—Sitting in the front row for the first full …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Big Money Bet on AdTech: PubMatic Raises $45 Million From August Capital  —  After a few years of infatuation, many investors have grown out of love with ad technology companies.  But a handful of ad tech businesses continue to garner very big bets and are making noises about going public.
More: ZDNet and MediaNama
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Mozilla shows off web apps accessing phone sensors with WebAPI  —  We've been pretty impressed by Mozilla's powerful HTML5-based phone OS, Boot to Gecko, which can do anything from send messages to play Cut the Rope with the equivalent of web apps and bookmarks.
More: Webmonkey
Cory Doctorow / Technology Review:
The Curious Case of Internet Privacy  —  Free services in exchange for personal information.  That's the “privacy bargain” we all strike on the Web.  It could be the worst deal ever.  —  Here's a story you've heard about the Internet: we trade our privacy for services.
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Google TV box gets movie streams from Android 4.0 smartphones, tablets  —  An upcoming Google TV box based on Android 4.0 OS and an ARM processor will come closer to smartphones and tablets with the capability to play direct movie streams from Android 4.0 mobile devices …
More: InfoWorld and Inquirer
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Carriers' Next Move: One Choice for Voice  —  The largest U.S. wireless carriers are working on ways to keep their customers paying up for something they do less and less—making phone calls.  —  In a sea change for consumer behavior, the amount of time spent making old-fashioned voice calls …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Ellen Pao Breaks Her Silence: I'm Still At Kleiner Perkins, And I Don't Plan On Leaving  —  Ellen Pao, the partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who is suing the legendary venture capital firm for alleged gender discrimination and acts of retaliation she claims to have experienced during …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Google Starts Showing Users Alerts For Accounts Hacked By “State-Sponsored Attackers”  —  Here's a message from Google some Gmail users can expect to see in the near future, and that the rest of us hope we never will: “Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.”
John Cook / GeekWire:
Madrona Venture Group raises $300 million fund, largest in firm's history  —  Industry reports signal tough times for venture capital firms, with shrinking returns and lackluster results tied to a weak IPO market.  But despite the headwinds, Madrona Venture Group still was able to meet with success on the fundraising trail.

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Microsoft:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection' goes gold: Available for pre-download later Friday  —  Dan Ayoub, studio head of Halo External Development at 343 Industries, shares his thoughts about the major milestone.
Amazon Web Services:
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Rackspace:
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