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June 7, 2012, 8:10 AM

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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.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Like LinkedIn, eHarmony is hacked; 1.5 million passwords stolen  —  A screenshot of insidepro.com, the site used by a hacker to dump two lists containing 8 million stolen passwords from LinkedIn and eHarmony.  —  EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
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.
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.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
IE 10′s ‘Do-Not-Track’ Default Dies Quick Death  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  The latest proposed draft of the Do Not Track specification published Wednesday requires that users must choose to turn on the anti-behavioral tracking feature in their browsers and software.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Apple wants to keep Samsung's Galaxy S3 out of U.S.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone.  —  (Credit: Brian Bennett/CNET)  —  Excited shoppers weren't the only ones buying Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, when it went on sale in the U.K. last month.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures Closes $70M  —  What happens when a super angel gets its wings?  You become a boutique fund.  —  Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million.
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.
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: ZDNet and Wired
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.
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
30,000 secret surveillance orders approved each year, judge estimates  —  If the government spies on you but brings no charges, you'll never know.  —  Jonathan McIntosh  —  A federal judge estimates that his fellow federal judges issue a total of 30,000 secret electronic surveillance orders each year …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Facebook rolls out new “low friction” mobile payments for developers in 60+ countries  —  Following an announcement at the Mobile World Congress this year, Facebook is now officially rolling out a new, 2-step mobile payment flow that developers can include in their Facebook apps via Facebook's Payments API.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Appsurd: In Silicon Valley, It's Hard to Make a Joke  —  With Explosion of Internet Ideas, Lots Get Taken Seriously; TacoCopter Test Flight  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Last fall, digital designer Alex Cornell had an idea for a spoof on Silicon Valley.  While goofing off at work …

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