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June 9, 2012, 6:55 PM

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James Trew / Engadget:
PSA: Some Meebo services shutting down starting next month  —  News barely just hit the airwaves about Google snapping up social platform Meebo, and already it's being dismantled.  As from July 11th, Meebo Messenger, Sharing on Meebo, MeeboMe and all the mobile apps will be shutting down.
Danny Sullivan / CNET:
Android updates embarrassing, but do users notice?  —  It was big news this week that most Android phones haven't yet been upgraded to the latest Android operating system.  Developers also seem to still prefer writing apps for Apple devices, despite Google's predictions.  That's sure embarrassing for Google.
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
It's Not A Bursting Bubble.  It's a Correction And It Will Take Awhile.  —  After disappointing post-IPO performances from Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, there's been a clarion call from top investors like Union Square's Fred Wilson, Y Combinator's Paul Graham and Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker for everyone to simmer down with valuations.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
In Russia, Yandex will be replaced by Google as default search option in new Firefox  —  Here's an interesting change about to occur: when Mozilla pushes the launch button for the next version of the Firefox browser (version 14), the default search engine in Russia will no longer …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Exploring The New Foursquare  — The big-picture thing to remember for a company like Foursquare, which has raised a lot of venture capital, is that growth is what keeps the lights on.  If your growth isn't accelerating — or, worse, you're not growing at all — your days of freedom are limited.
Rebecca MacKinnon / Foreign Policy:
The War for India's Internet  —  Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google?  —  “65 years since your independence,” a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, the global “hacktivist” movement.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command  —  The command removes all traces of the malware on a computer.  —  The Flame espionage malware that infected Iranian computers has initiated a self-destruct command that removes all traces of itself on infected machines that receive the instruction, researchers said.
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.
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