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June 12, 2012, 6:20 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices  —  Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of Share Everything plans.  They're essentially family plans, allowing you, mom, dad, and big or little brother or sister to share from a pool …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
MacBook Pro with Retina Display ships in ‘2-3 weeks’  —  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, that the computer would ship immediately doesn't seem to be the case at the moment.
Sara Mauskopf / Twitter Blog:
Tailored Trends bring you closer  —  Trends help you discover the emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter.  You can see these topics as a worldwide list, or select one of more than 150 locations.  In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you, today we're improving …
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history  —  Frank Schilling is betting big on new domain extensions.  —  (Credit: Frank Schilling)  —  Frank Schilling made his fortune in the aftermath of the dot-com bust, buying up thousands of domain names others didn't want.
Steven Russolillo / MarketBeat:
Zynga Shares Plunge Below $5; Circuit Breaker Triggered  —  Zynga shares are getting pummeled today as broad worries about the company's user base have triggered yet another selloff.  —  Zynga dropped as much as 13%, tripped a short-sale circuit breaker and fell below $5 …
Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel:
Habbo exposed as paedophile haven  —  Balderton Capital will return its 13 per cent stake in social gaming company Sulake at zero value after learning that one of the company's products, Habbo, is to be engulfed in a child sex scandal by Channel 4.  —  Finnish social gaming company Sulake …
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.
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 …
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
After Rapes Involving Children, Skout, a Flirting App, Faces Crisis  —  A popular social networking app has been used by adults to prey on minors in three rape cases is the latest cautionary tale of the potential risks of using technology to connect with people you don't know.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Updates “Hot Searches” With Images & Stories  —  Google has announced an update to Hot Searches, formerly known as Google Hot Trends.  The update gives the page a more magazine look with images from news papers, news stories, related searches, and more.  But it appears to remove the ability to search for hot trends by date.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawyer demands $20,000, so webcomic raises $100,000 from the Internet  —  Lawyer demands $20,000, so webcomic raises $100,000 from the Internet  —  The saga of FunnyJunk vs. The Oatmeal takes an unexpected turn.  —  There's an excellent chance Mr. Carreon's mother does not look like this.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Yext lands $27M to perfect local business listings  —  New York City-based Yext, a company that offers a simple way to control your business data across more than 50 local search publishers, announced today that it has landed an additional $27 million in a fifth round of funding.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Hipmunk Plans to Take Off Internationally With $15 Million in New Capital  —  Hipmunk, the offbeat travel site that has made “taking the agony out of travel planning” its tagline, tells AllThingsD that it has raised $15 million in a second round of funding.  —  The financing will enable …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft offers glimpse of Office 2013 on Windows RT tablet  —  Summary: Office 2013 RT seems to be the final branding for the Office 15 apps that will run on Windows RT tablets, based on a demo during a Microsoft TechEd presentation.  —  The June 12 Microsoft TechEd keynote was billed as being all about Windows 8 for business.
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Former MySpacers move into social commerce with Uncovet  —  Between Pinterest and Fab and Fancy and Svpply and Wanelo and Lyst and many other similar startups, the social-meets-design-meets-commerce space is nothing if not crowded.  But a couple of former MySpacers believe they can push through …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia confirms PureView is coming to future Lumia Windows Phones  —  Nokia's PureView technology, first revealed in the company's Symbian 808 PureView handset, will arrive on future Lumia Windows Phones.  The company previously hinted that other platforms would benefit from its 41-megapixel camera sensor …
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
General Catalyst Joins Start Fund To Back Y Combinator Start-Ups  —  General Catalyst Partners, a venture investor behind start-ups like Airbnb, is joining the Start Fund and will now back every Y Combinator company sight unseen, VentureWire has learned.  —  Launched last year by Yuri Milner …
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Theo Valich / VR-Zone:
Microsoft charges Tablet OEMs a whopping $85 for Windows RT … During our meetings with multiple vendors on the Computex Taipei, we were talking about pricing options for taking the Windows RT route instead of (free) Android from Google.  While it was rumored that Microsoft decided to change …
Jeffrey Wu / Focus Taiwan:
HTC to complete purchase of S3 Graphics  —  Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. said Monday that it will continue its plans to buy U.S. graphic chipset designer S3 Graphics Co. with an eye on its strong patent portfolio.  Grace Lei, HTC's general counsel, said that HTC affirms the patent values …

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