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June 12, 2012, 12:40 PM

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Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis  —  I'm in San Francisco until tomorrow morning, but aside from dinner I've been spending as much time with the next-gen MacBook Pro as possible.  Apple, as always, has done an excellent job of giving users enough reasons to want this thing.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
MacBook Pro with Retina Display ships in ‘2-3 weeks’  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET)  —  Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display stole the show at yesterday's Worldwide Developers Conference.  But the contention by Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Andy Hertzfeld blasts Apple over Mac Pro neglect  —  Hertzfeld argues that “the only thing that's still high-end about [the Mac Pro] is the bloated price.”  —  Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team and current Google employee, has taken a swipe at his former employer over the Mac Pro.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Verizon Overhauls Its Rate Plans, Focusing on Shared Data  —  In a major shakeup to how it handles its billing, Verizon Wireless plans to start charging customers almost exclusively based on how much data they are using, rather than on the amount of phone calls or text messages sent.
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
The Antivirus Era Is Over  —  Conventional security software is powerless against sophisticated attacks like Flame, but alternative approaches are only just getting started.  Two weeks ago today, computer security labs in Iran, Russia, and Hungary announced the discovery of Flame …
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Exclusive: Sprint Touch Wallet slides show carrier is serious about NFC wallet app  —  Last week we heard that Sprint was developing their own NFC-based mobile wallet application, and today an insider has passed along to us a couple presentation slides to let us know that it's real.
Apple:
iOS 6 — It will take your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in entirely new directions  —  iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better.  It's coming this fall, and it's free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the moment it's available.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Facebook's Camera app gets a new name: Camera  •.  Yes, “•”  —  When Facebook launched its Camera app, many of us noticed that when it was displayed on your home screen, it simply said “Camera.”  How could Apple let them get away with that, as its the same name as their own built-in app?
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac:
Apple Pulls Messages For Mac Beta Ahead Of Mountain Lion Launch Next Month  —  If you haven't already installed the Messages application on your Mac, you will now have to wait until OS X Mountain Lion is released next month to get your hands on it.  The Messages for Mac beta …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify App Soundrop Tunes Into First Investment: $3M From Spotify Lead Backer Northzone  —  Spotify's move last year to open its platform to other apps has created more stickiness for its streamed music services.  Now, one of the startups based around that idea has found some traction of its own …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Google's Tim Bray drafts new HTTP status code for censorship  —  XML co-inventor and Android Developer Advocate Tim Bray is submitting a draft for a new HTTP Status Code to be used when resources aren't available because of legal restrictions.  The code, 451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Twitter Has Moved Into Its New Office, And It's Gorgeous  —  It's a beautiful day in San Francisco: sunny but not too hot, a nice breeze but not too windy.  —  So a lot of Twitter employees had lunch out on the rooftop garden of their office.  —  Their brand-new office, that is …
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
LulzSec Reborn Leaks 10,000 Twitter Accounts  —  LulzSec Reborn, the so-called redux of disbanded hacker group LulzSec, leaked around 10,000 Twitter usernames and passwords of members who used TweetGif, an animated Gif-sharing application.  —  The file contained an unusually detailed trove …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great  —  Here's Facebook's retort to people who say Facebook ads don't work: A study that says people who see brand messages on the site spend more money on those brands, right away.  —  The catch: The study focuses on “earned media” …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months  —  Just months after the Samwer brothers courted controversy by cloning design sales site Fab.com, they are about to close their copycat site, Bamarang, down.  —  German media has reported that the site, which was launched …
Matt Kelly / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Integration for WordPress  —  Starting today WordPress publishers can easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, through the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.  —  The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners …
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Two years after acquisition, CityDeal co-founders leave Groupon  —  A little over two years after Germany's CityDeal was acquired by social buying site Groupon in a push into Europe, its co-founders Daniel P. Glasner and Philipp Magin are leaving the company, reports Deutsche Startups (in German).
Bloomberg:
PayPal to Offer E-Commerce on TV Sets With Comcast, TiVo  —  EBay Inc. (EBAY) (EBAY)'s PayPal payment service will join with cable company Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) (CMCSA) and set-top box maker TiVo Inc. (TIVO) (TIVO) to let television viewers donate money and buy goods from their TV sets using a remote control.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
IBM, Activision Blizzard latest heavyweights to oppose Xbox import ban requested by Google  —  Interesting statements on public interest considerations keep showing up on the ITC document system.  The two latest submissions were made by IBM and Activision Blizzard, both of which oppose …

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