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June 11, 2012, 8:30 AM

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Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter just aired its first ever TV commercial promoting its brand new hashtag pages [Videos]  —  Twitter aired its first ever TV commercial today during the 2012 Pocono 400 Nascar race.  The ad features driver Brad Keselowski, who finished in a disappointing 24th place, using his phone to share his point of view with the world.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords — But Better  —  Earlier today, Twitter made its most aggressive grab for TV marketing dollars, with the release of a TV ad during the Pocono 400 and the launch of the corresponding Twitter.com/#NASCAR hashtag page.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Andy Rubin denies rumor he's leaving Google, cites 900k Android activations per day  —  Earlier today, Robert Scoble posted a rumor on his Google+ feed that Android boss Andy Rubin was preparing to leave Google to join a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, a company that even the ultra-connected Scoble says he knows nothing about.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook is eating the world, except for China and Russia: World map of social networks  —  (Click here for a larger version of the world map of social networks)  —  Twice a year (in June and in December), social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza updates his ‘world map of social networks’ …
More: CNET
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Mobile Advertising: The $20B Opportunity Mirage  —  There are a lot of questions left to be answered about Facebook's IPO fiasco, but one thing we know is this: As consumers shift their use of Facebook from PCs to smartphones, investors worry about lower mobile advertising revenues.
Matthew Wall / BBC:
Silicon Valley Bank targets UK technology sector  —  Silicon Valley Bank will back UK technology start-ups and established companies  —  Silicon Valley Bank, the US hi-tech bank with $20bn (£13bn) in assets, opened its first UK branch on Monday, offering banking and loan services to the UK tech industry.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG Optimus 4X HD out in Europe today  —  If you live in Europe and your head hasn't been turned by a certain other quad-core phone from a Korean manufacturer, you may be interested to know that LG's Optimus 4X HD is now rolling out across the continent as expected.
Michael Oliveira / The Globe and Mail:
How Facebook and Google manage users who hate every redesign  —  Jon Wiley, the lead designer behind Google's home page, is used to taking heat any time he fiddles with the search giant's iconic stark-white design - no matter how small the change may be.  Early on in his tenure …
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Reuters:
Analysis: Stakes high as “Wintel” puts all its chips on Windows 8  —  (Reuters) - The world of Wintel - Microsoft, Intel and the Taiwan-based companies that build the computers their products power and run on - is taking a huge collective bet on Windows 8.  —  And while this week's Computex trade show …
More: I4U News
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books  —  Google has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits in recent times, for varying reasons.  Last year we reported that three French publishers were suing the Internet giant for almost €10m …

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