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June 6, 2012, 5:15 PM

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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 …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Confirms Hack And Leak Of “Some” User Passwords  —  Shortly after it was reported that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn account passwords were leaked onto the net, LinkedIn leapt into action and mounted their own investigation.  —  Though most of the morning was spent claiming …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android  —  Google has announced its plans to improve 3D maps.  It's using “automated technology to extract 3D from aerial images.”  The effect is stunning, every building is competely modeled from street to roof.
MG Siegler:
What Google Maps Actually Just Unveiled: Anxiety Over Apple Maps  —  You want to know how I know that Google is very concerned about the forthcoming launch of Apple's own mapping product for iOS?  I simply followed the Google Maps press conference today.  —  The mere fact that Google decided …
Lucian Constantin / PC Advisor:
LinkedIn stops collecting calendar meeting notes through its mobile apps  —  LinkedIn updated its Android and iOS apps to no longer send calendar meeting notes back to its servers when calendar integration is enabled  —  LinkedIn has confirmed researcher claims that the calendar integration feature …
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:
IDC:
Android Expected to Reach Its Peak This Year as Mobile Phone Shipments Slow, According IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow slightly more than 4.0% year over year in 2012, the lowest annual growth rate since 2009, due to a sharp decline in the feature phone market and sluggish global economic conditions.
Doug Bowman / Twitter Blog:
Taking flight: #Twitterbird  —  Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird.  The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.  —  Starting today you'll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
How Much Would The Average Person Pay For A Standalone HBO GO Subscription?  About $12 A Month  —  Two years ago, HBO introduced HBO GO, giving fans a way to access all of their favorite programming online, on tablets and mobile devices, and increasingly on connected TV platforms.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
HBO Says No, for Now, to Fans Who Want a Web-Only Option  —  HBO doesn't want your money, Web-only television viewers.  —  The premium cable channel on Wednesday acknowledged a fan campaign called “Take My Money, HBO!” with a Twitter message that said, in effect, thanks but no thanks.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
New Mac spec sheet leaks out, WWDC launch pricing and naming included  —  .  —  The image above represents the full pricing matrix for new devices expected to unveil in a few days at the Worldwide Developers Conference.  You will notice the Mac Pros, Retina MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and iMacs that we discussed before at length.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
HTC stuck with inventory, weak Q2 revenue  —  Summary: HTC joins Nokia and RIM in the struggling smartphone maker club.  —  Add HTC to the list of struggling smartphone makers.  —  While most eyes are the Research in Motion and Nokia situations, HTC continues to put up worrisome financials.
John Flowers / McSweeney's:
Prospectus for Silicon Valley's Next Hot Tech IPO, Where Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong  —  Form S-1  —  Registration Statement  —  Under  —  The Securities Act of 1933  —  Ponzify, Inc.  —  LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS  —  Forget Facebook.  Forget Groupon.  Forget everything you know about Silicon Valley.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
True Ventures Raises $205 Million Fund  —  While Facebook's sagging stock price may have chilled investors' appetite for rising technology start-ups, some venture capital firms continue to collect new money.  —  True Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with investments in Automattic …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Seeks To Block Import Of Newest HTC Phones, Tablets  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) filed an enforcement action at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, seeking an emergency order that would block imports of HTC Corp.'s (2498) newest phones and tablet computers.
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 …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google patents location-based mobile alerts that know where you're going to  —  To date, the term smartphone's mostly been a misnomer for larger screen, albeit still dumb, handsets imbued with rich web browsing experiences.  With the exception of the Galaxy S III's SmartStay feature and the Droid RAZR …
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.
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Ancestry.Com Said To Be Working With Qatalyst To Find Buyers  —  Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM), the family-history research website, is weighing a sale and working with Frank Quattrone's Qatalyst Partners LLC to find buyers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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