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June 8, 2012, 7:01 PM

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Jeffrey Katz / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom  —  When one company controls nearly 82% of the global search market and 98% of the mobile search market, it's time for serious changes.  —  It's a position all business leaders would love to find themselves in—a massive IPO, dominance in the marketplace …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show  —  The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that could cripple their ability to reach users in developing nations.
Ian Paul / PC World:
Facebook App Center: Hands On  —  Here is a first look at Facebook's App Center, the social network's take on an app store offering a centralized place to find more than 600 Facebook and Facebook-related apps.  —  Facebook recently launched App Center, the social network's take on an app store offering …
More: Wired, Forbes and CNET
Matt Wyndowe / Facebook Newsroom:
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple to Release New Tracking Tool for Apps  —  Apple Inc. is planning to release a new way for mobile app developers to track who uses their software, according to people briefed on Apple's plans, the company's latest attempt to balance developers' appetite for targeting data with consumers' unease over how it is used.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Retina-ready apps begin to appear in Apple's Mac App Store ahead of WWDC  —  Apps on Apple's Mac App Store are beginning to be updated with Retina-ready graphics, ready for the rumoured launch of new high-resolution Mac Retina Displays.  —  Approved this morning, Mac App Store tool Folderwatch …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Twitter: Yes, we've added photos, hashtags, usernames and more to our Facebook integration  —  Earlier today (or last for those in the western hemisphere) we discovered that Facebook status updates have started to include links for hashtags and usernames.  The exact reason behind the change was …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists  —  The spy malware achieved an attack unlike any cryptographers have seen before.  —  An overview of a chosen-prefix collision  —  Marc Stevens  —  The Flame espionage malware that infected computers …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Trust Us, Facebook Ads Do Work: Comscore Study Out Next Week  —  Facebook is understandably unexcited about the “Facebook ads don't work” meme.  They'll try turning that around next week, armed with a new study from Comscore.  —  The online measurement company put up a brief preview of the report on Thursday, via a blog post.
Evan Rodgers / The Verge:
Dropbox app for Android updated with streaming video support  —  Dropbox released its 2.1.4 update for Android 4.0 yesterday, bringing with it video streaming and Korean language support.  Streaming a video is simple in execution — you just select one within Dropbox and it will begin playing rather than presenting a download prompt.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times  —  If you thought the RIAA and MPAA were a force to be reckoned with in the US, the last few months have shown that anti-piracy lobbying is alive and kicking in Europe, too.  Over the last 9 months, the British …
James Hutchinson / iTnews.com.au:
Samsung sues Aussie patent office in Apple suit  —  Updated: Commissioner faces Federal Court.  —  Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner, and by extension the Federal Government, in an attempt to force a review of patents key to its ongoing, high-profile battle with smartphone rival Apple.
Maria Bartiromo / CNBC:
UBS May Have Facebook Trading Loss of $350 Million  —  UBS is sitting on losses that could be as high as $350 million stemming from its investment in the Facebook initial public offering, and is preparing legal action against Nasdaq as a result, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.
More: Forbes
Tim Anderson's ITWriting:
Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator's Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)  —  One thing is obvious from the immediate reaction to Windows 8 Release Preview.  Most of those who try it do not like it.  It is a contrast to the pre-release days of Windows 7, when there was near-consensus that …
More: ZDNet
Jim Dalrymple / TechPinions:
Apple's Television  —  People have been talking about an Apple television for the last couple of years, but nobody knows for sure if the company will actually make one or not.  I wouldn't count Apple out of that market.  —  I've long held that Apple will enter markets that it feels it can make a significant impact.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque Takes Back The Reins, Stepping Back Into CEO Role  —  Leah Busque, the founder of TaskRabbit, the web and mobile marketplace for outsourcing small jobs and errands, has reassumed the role of CEO at the San Francisco-based startup.
R. Jai Krishna / Wall Street Journal:
India Court Summons Top Internet Executives  —  NEW DELHI - A trial court in India Friday moved ahead with a criminal case against Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and some other entities, by issuing summons to the global executives of these companies for allegedly failing …
More: Engadget

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