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June 7, 2012, 12:50 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?
More: Macgasm
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
MD5 password scrambler ‘no longer safe’  —  Summary: MD5 encryption is “no longer considered safe” by the original software developer, a day after the leak of more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords.  —  The original author of the MD5 password hash algorithm has publicly declared …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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 …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Change your Last.fm password now, there may have been another security breach  —  24-hours after LinkedIn confirmed a massive password leak, online music streaming service Last.fm has issued a statement saying that it's currently investigating whether it too has leaked some of its users' passwords.
Bloomberg:
HTC Said To Be Shut Out Of Next Version Of Windows  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.'s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent.
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 …
More: VatorNews, GigaOM and AllThingsDThanks:@davedonohue
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Windows Phone To Top iOS Market Share By 2016, IDC Says  —  Peaking?  —  Now here's a bold prediction.  —  By the end of 2016, according to International Data Corp., Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will inch ahead of Apple's iOS to become the world's #2 mobile operating system.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Facebook's Answer To The App Store Is Days From Launching  —  Facebook's App Center, an App Store equivalent for Facebook applications, is launching in the coming days, according to a source briefed by Facebook on the service.  —  The launch date could be as soon as today or tomorrow, our source said.
More: Gizmodo, CNET and PhoneArena
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 …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
HipSwap wants to be a Craigslist for the Pinterest set  —  Second-hand stuff has never looked so sexy.  Thanks to a redesign rolling out Thursday, HipSwap, an online marketplace for local goods, is now like a Craigslist re-imagined for Fab and Pinterest fans: Lots of pictures, curated collections …

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