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June 11, 2012, 2:00 PM

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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
WWDC 2012 live blog  —  “With Mountain Lion we built support for iCloud right in.  When you sign in with your account, we configure all of your apps and your content is up to date across devices.  And we introduce three new apps: messages, reminders, and notes.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today  —  Apple's skinnier, lighter MacBook option checked in for another (irregular) hardware update at this year's WWDC.  Just under a year since the last time the range was renovated, the move to Ivy Bridge processors wasn't the only thing that changed.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Says Hello: The Full D10 Interview (Video)  —  As promised, we will begin the posting of all the videos from the 10th D: All Things Digital conference today, starting out with the opening night speaker: Apple CEO Tim Cook.  —  Aside from a few short interviews and an investor conference …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Big Pitch to Big Brands: You Want Space?  We Got Space.  —  Twitter's basic ad unit is a tweet, which is why the company says it is having early success with mobile ads.  But advertisers want more than just 140 characters, and Twitter is happy to help them out there, too.
Zee / The Next Web:
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.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Connect Flame to US-Israel Stuxnet Attack  —  The sophisticated espionage toolkit known as Flame is directly tied to the Stuxnet superworm that attacked Iran's centrifuges in 2009 and 2010, according to researchers who recently found that the main module in Flame contains code …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Last.fm suspected password breach weeks ago  —  The security breach that led to millions of Last.fm passwords being compromised happened at least three months ago — and remained undetected, despite the fact that the company suspected in May that it had been targeted.
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 …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series C  —  Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame has just secured $12 million in Series C funding.  The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces Mountain Lion Updates: Confirms Messages, Reminders, And Notes Apps As Well As iCloud Document Storage  —  Apple announced further details on OS X Mountain Lion, the iterative successor to Lion.  Improvements include separate apps for Messages, Reminders …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
DOJ tries to block return of data to MegaUpload user  —  The U.S. government, MegaUpload and a former user of the cloud-storage locker, can't agree on what should be done with legitimate; user data.  —  (Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET)  —  Returning videos to Kyle Goodwin, a former MegaUpload user …
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook is eating the world, except for China and Russia: 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’, in which he shows what the most popular social network is in now 137 countries worldwide …
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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