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June 8, 2012, 1:25 PM

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Matt Wyndowe / Facebook Newsroom:
App Center: A New Place to Find Social Apps  —  Today we're launching the App Center to make it easier to find apps you can enjoy with friends.  —  The App Center features mobile and web apps, such as Draw Something, Pinterest, and Nike+ GPS, and new apps including Jetpack Joyride, Ghosts of Mistwood, and Ghost Recon Commander.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Facebook to reveal identities of cyberbullies  —  Mother wins high court backing after she received abusive messages about post on The X Factor's Frankie Cocozza  —  A mother has won court backing to force Facebook to reveal the identities of cyberbullies who targeted her with a string of abusive messages on the website.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Thomson Reuters Acquires Mobile Startup Apsmart To Re-invigorate Its Mobile Products  —  Nice win for DN Capital today.  Apsmart, a London-based mobile platform and product development firm that was majority owned by the VC has been acquired by Thomson Reuters.  Terms were not disclosed.
Eric Mack / CNET:
Free iPads scheduled for landing at airports  —  Another reason not to make eye contact with anyone on the concourse.  —  (Credit: OTG)  —  If you enjoy the ritual of sitting down at your departure gate to kill some time with your iPad while waiting for your flight to board …
Edward Moyer / CNET:
‘DIY streetview’ camera lets you be Google  —  The world is your oyster.  —  (Credit: Streetview Technology)  —  As Google takes Street View off-road with its new Trekker backpacks, German company Streetview Technology is taking the mapping technology in yet another new direction — DIY terrain.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Canonical partners with Microsoft to support Ubuntu on Azure  —  Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth praised Azure as an “impressive new entrant.”  —  Microsoft revealed yesterday that its Azure cloud computing service is extending support to the open source Linux operating system.
Dave Winer / Gizmodo:
What Steve Jobs Left Untouched  —  There were a lot of things Steve Jobs was right about.  —  Probably the most important thing he got right was realizing that you have to build a great stadium before you can invent great sports.  An example of this was the decision in 1986 to build every Mac with networking.
More: Dave Winer, GeekWire, Macgasm and MacStoriesTweets: @davewinerThanks:@jesusdiaz
Dancho Danchev / ZDNet:
North Korea ships malware-infected games to South Korean users, uses them to launch DDoS attacks  —  Summary: Seoul's Metropolitan Police Agency has intercepted a cyber attack plot orchestrated by North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau, which successfully shipped malware-infected games to South Korean users.
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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