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June 6, 2012, 5:00 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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Big data + cloud computing = $25M from Silicon Valley's biggest VCs  —  Delphix, a startup that exists at the boring-to-consumers-but-otherwise-a- total-goldmine intersection between cloud computing and big data, has just dried the ink on a healthy funding deal — one that brings tech heavyweights …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Investment Values Web Retailer Fanatics at $1.5 Billion  —  Kynetic LLC is set to announce an investment from Andreessen Horowitz and Insight Venture Partners that will value its sports apparel site Fanatics.com at $1.5 billion.  —  The two investment firms will invest a combined $150 million …
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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 …

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