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June 9, 2012, 5:45 AM

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple to Release New Tracking Tool for App Developers  —  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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
WWDC 2012 Roundup: iOS 6, new Macs, iCloud updates, and OS X Mountain Lion (+ Bonus new Apple App)  —  WWDC 2011 was the last Apple event Steve Jobs would be a part of and one of the last public appearances he made.  Since then, Apple has continued to soldier on, adding value to its market cap …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple WWDC preview: What the analysts are saying  —  Is Wall Street expecting AAPL to get a post-conference bounce?  You be the judge.  —  Prepping the Moscone Center.  Photo: CNET  —  FORTUNE — Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference — its only remaining public event …
Amit Singhal / Google Public Policy Blog:
Setting the record straight: competition in search  —  Search is about helping people find the right answers to their questions when and where they need them.  We work hard every day to figure out the most useful results for our users, and we're working to create new and better ways to answer your questions.
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
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Whopping .038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change  —  Facebook's grudging institution of a vote fizzles, as the site hoped it would.  —  Facebook closed the vote on its new data use policy and new statement of rights and responsibilities Friday, with a paltry 342,632 ballots cast as of a minute before closing.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West  —  Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West  —  A year after the bubble popped, we check on the cryptocurrency's progress.  —  On June 8, 2011, the same day Ars Technica ran its first story about Bitcoin …
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Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Rogue Amoeba to Phil Schiller and Apple: reverse-engineering isn't against the law  —  As we've noted previously, Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil app was removed from Apple's App store amidst quite a bit of confusion.  We accurately pointed out that the company behind the app reverse-engineered encryption …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Microsoft details how it's improving Windows 8's movie and music players  —  Microsoft is promising that Windows 8 will look and sound better than its predecessor on any hardware because of a series of tweaks it's made to the operating system.  In an extensive blog post …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
ETSI finally publishes its 4FF nano-SIM standard, goes with unaltered Apple-proposed design  —  A week after it announced that it had chosen the final standard for the new 4FF nano-SIM standard, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has finally updated the documentation on its website …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Posner Dumps Ridiculous Patent Fight Between Apple & Motorola As Contrary To The Public Interest  —  Judge Richard Posner is, perhaps, the most influential judge not on the Supreme Court.  Beyond writing a ton of books (and columns and articles and blog posts), his rulings often seem to carry extra weight.
More: GigaOM, VentureBeat and BGR
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple to introduce TV SDK at WWDC  —  We have heard from a source that Apple will be introducing a TV SDK at WWDC next week.  This would enable third-party developers to create software for Apple's TV products.  BGR reported late last month that Apple has plans to demonstrate …

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