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June 12, 2012, 3:55 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: Reuters
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Siri's Nemesis Evi Relaunches, Recruits Berkowitz From Wolfram Alpha, Opens US Office  —  We saw what happened yesterday with the Siri announcements from Apple.  Clearly they see it as core to their strategy and its deep integration inside iOS reflects its increasing importance.
More: ZDNet
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 …
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.
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.
iFixit:
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Teardown  —  Apple announced the updated MacBook Air yesterday at WWDC, so, naturally, we're taking one apart.  Join us as we dig into the new 13" MacBook Air, equipped with USB 3.0 and MagSafe 2.  You like what you see?  Want to see more?
More: Gizmodo and MacRumors
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” …
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.
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 …

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