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June 6, 2012, 11:00 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 …
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft has now sold over 600 million licenses of Windows 7  —  Microsoft announced today that the company has now sold over 600 million licenses of Windows 7 since its introduction in October 2009.  Speaking at Computex 2012, Microsoft's Steve Guggenheimer revealed the number while demonstrating some of the latest Windows 7 devices.
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 …
Alan Warren / The Official Google Blog:
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 …
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
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:
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.
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
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
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.
Bob Lord / Twitter Blog:
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance  —  Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people.  When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network.  Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet …
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
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
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 …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Asus releasing world's first 802.11ac laptop, says Broadcom  —  In the past few weeks we've seen announcements for 802.11ac chips and routers, but computers that can actually take advantage of the new networking standard have been eluding us.  Today at Computex, though …
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

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