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June 11, 2012, 10:40 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.
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Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Growth Spurt Shows Signs of Leveling Off  —  Facebook Inc. went public last month on its prospects for growth.  But in some key areas, the social network's growth rates are already maturing.  —  In particular, Facebook's user growth rate in the U.S. is slowing dramatically.
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’ …
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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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook  —  When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally.  Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook.
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 …
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