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June 7, 2012, 1:25 PM

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Mg Siegler / TechCrunch:
Dear Eric Schmidt, It's Been 6 Months — Where Are Those iOS-Slaying Android Exclusive Apps?  —  Flashback to December 6, 2011: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is on stage at LeWeb in Paris and is asked by an audience member why most application developers still choose to develop for iOS first rather than Android?
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
That Was Fast: Criminals Exploit LinkedIn Breach For Phishing Attacks  —  After hackers posted millions of encoded LinkedIn passwords to a Russian hacker site on Wednesday, criminals used news of the breach to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malware that can be used to extract financial gain.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
The New iPad's Closest Competitor?  The Old iPad.  —  During Apple's last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the iPad 2′s new lower price point was unlocking demand among price-sensitive customers.  So how is it selling?  —  Very well, turns out.  —  According to new data …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Video hands-on with the purported next-generation iPhone metal back  —  In late May, we had exclusive high-resolution photos of both black and white next-generation iPhone backs.  These backs showed a brand-new, thinner design with a smaller dock connector, new speaker grills, and a new metal back plate.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
An Ivy Bridge too far?  AMD may have finally lost the battle against Intel's juggernaut  —  Welcome to Computex 2012, the coming-out party for Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU refresh and Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.  The two halves of an irresistible hardware-software combination …
More: CNET
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
If a Tweet Falls In the Forest...  Mr. Bajwa.  (Photo: Twitter)  —  Twitter has proven to be an effective way for the average Internet user to get @ your favorite NBA player or indie rocker.  And yet as the site grows, the noise of individual tweets is being drowned out.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 video walkthrough  —  Following up on our Microsoft SmartGlass in-depth preview, Senior Product Manager Peter Orullian gave us a pretty thorough walkthrough of the service and its level of functionality right now.
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Twitter's mobile revenue surpassed Web on many days: CEO  —  (Reuters) - Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter's progress in squeezing ad dollars …
Youkyung Lee / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales  —  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will fight Apple's move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flare-up of an intellectual property battle between the world's top smartphone makers.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung Elec names components chief Kwon as new CEO  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), Asia's technology powerhouse, reshuffled some of its top team on Thursday as it battles Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for supremacy in smartphones and leads the charge to new chip technology.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Search beats display by large margin in mobile ad spending, study shows  —  Facebook better hurry up with that search engine it's reportedly building.  A new survey of the mobile market shows that search ads are outstripping display ads by a wide margin in every region of the world.
More: AdExchanger.com and IAB
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Confirmed: Sprint's Virgin Mobile second US carrier to offer prepaid iPhone; from June 29, plans start at $30  —  Apple's push into the US prepaid market has been given another significant boost after Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced that it will become the second operator to offer the iPhone to its customers.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Behold, Facebook's New App Center Leaks Into iOS  —  Facebook is planning to launch a new mobile App Center in the coming days — possibly at an app-themed press event that the company is holding this evening in San Francisco.  In the meantime, we've just received a screenshot …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
The all new foursquare launches to cash in on “making the real world easier to use”  —  Foursquare has been teasing the fact that it was about to launch a brand new version this week, and we've been following all of the clues on what it might potentially entail.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
How Google and Microsoft taught search to “understand” the Web  —  Inside the architecture of Google's Knowledge Graph and Microsoft's Satori.  —  Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson  —  Despite the massive amounts of computing power dedicated by search engine companies to crawling …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Social marketing is hot: Unified scores $14M following big industry exits  —  Facebook's market value may be plummeting, but the demand for its ads, and social ads in general, remains at fever pitch.  Here to help brands and enterprises with their social play-calling is startup Unified …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Import bans over patents cause ‘substantial harm,’ FTC says  —  Google's efforts to block imports of Microsoft's Xbox and Apple's iPhone could cause “substantial harm” to consumers, competition, and innovation, the Federal Trade Commission said in a letter today.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
This Beautiful Device Turns Your iPhone and Android Into an Ultra-Thin Laptop  —  This is the ClamBook, a super-sleek, airier-that-Air thingamajig that has a 16:9 widescreen, a keyboard, and a battery.  It will turn your iPhone or Android cell into a beautiful, ultra-thin laptop.
Tim Peterson / Adweek:
Google Brings 300,000-plus AdMob Apps to AdWords Adds new mobile ad targeting options  —  Facebook isn't the only company with mobile ad news this week.  Two years after closing its $750 million acquisition of mobile ad network AdMob, Google is connecting the company's more than 1 million AdWords advertisers …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive  —  The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too.  The latest example is a suit filed against Google that claims the company's Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent.
More: PC Magazine, ZDNet and Wired
AppleInsider:
iOS to provide 2% of Google's total revenue in 2012, analyst says  —  Devices running Apple's iOS, the main competition for Google's Android OS, are expected to power the largest chunk of the search giant's mobile revenue and will represent two percent of the company's total revenue for 2012.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
In Battle With Oracle, HP Outs Customer Cell Numbers  —  As part of its court battle with Oracle, HP has released names, email addresses, and cell phone numbers from over 150 customers.  But why?  Image: Peter McCollough/Wired  —  When Oracle announced plans to dump support …

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