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June 6, 2012, 9:55 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
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 …
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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 …
Michael Hogan / The Huffington Post:
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
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
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.
Tweets: @recklessThanks:@max8378
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
on{X}: The Coolest Thing to Happen to Android.  Courtesy of... Microsoft Israel?  —  Look at your Android phone!  Now back at this post!  —  Imagine you could program your Android to text your wife when you left work.  Now imagine your Android reminding you in the morning to grab …
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
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
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Pandora is lobbying Congress to establish fair royalty rates  —  This post has been corrected.  See note below.  —  Pandora has reportedly spent more than $50,000 this year lobbying Congress to establish a more equal system for how much different forms of radio pay in royalties.

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