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June 7, 2012, 12:25 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O  —  This month, the world's two largest mobile app platform providers, Apple and Google, enter what is arguably the most critical month of the year for each company, when each hosts their annual developer conference …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Algoriddim Makes Any iPad a Real-Time Video Editing Suite With vjay  —  German multimedia company algoriddim today released its latest product, a video editing and remixing suite for the iPad called vjay ($9.99).  It's a spiritual successor to the company's djay music-mixing software, which appears on Mac, iPhone and iPad devices.
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 …
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 …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
China proposes strengthening Internet guidelines  —  (Reuters) - China released proposed changes to its Internet law on Thursday that aim to further eliminate anonymity on the Web and expand control over the companies behind the country's boisterous microblogging scene.
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

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