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June 12, 2012, 9:20 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 …
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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Spokesperson Confirms New Mac Pro Designs Likely Coming in 2013 [Update: Not iMac]  —  Yesterday, David Pogue of The New York Times vaguely stated in reference to Apple's desktop Mac lines that an unnamed Apple executive had informed him that “new models and new designs are under way, probably for release in 2013.”
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Admits ‘New’ Mac Pro Isn't All That New  —  Amid all the excitement of the notebook updates and OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6 news yesterday, Apple quietly updated the Mac Pro, but surprisingly continued to use older Westmere processors instead of Intel's latest Sandy Bridge E offerings.
Matt Kelly / Facebook Developer Blog:
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 …
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 …
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 …
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history  —  Frank Schilling made his fortune in the aftermath of the dot-com bust, buying up thousands of domain names others didn't want.  He kept at it, aggressively building a portfolio of more than 320,000 domains that, through a combination …
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Aging Microsoft lures young tech idealists  —  (Reuters) - The young interns, some of the nation's best and brightest in technology, business and design, had plenty of enthusiastic words to describe their summer employer.  —  Fun.  Cool.  Special.  A giant start-up.  Revolutionizing the world.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Apple just entered — and quite possibly killed — another market  —  During the announcements coming from the Apple WWDC — WorldWide Developer Conference — 2012 keynote speech yesterday, I was keeping an eye on what effect the new hardware and software would have on existing markets.
More: AllThingsD
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Yext lands $27M to perfect local business listings  —  New York City-based Yext, which offers a simple way to control your business data across local search publishers, announced today it has landed an additional $27 million in a fifth round of funding.  —  Yest says it will use the funding to expand its platform to more publishers.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Rivals AMD and ARM unite, summon others to become ‘heterogeneous’  —  Rumors of a hook-up between AMD and ARM have been circulating ever since someone coined the phrase “the enemy of Intel is my friend.”  As of today, however, that alliance is real and cemented in the form of the HSA Foundation …
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.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Layar's augmented reality app Stiktu launches worldwide, letting you tag and share real-world items  —  Launching in nine European countries at the end of last year, Layar's social and user-generated augmented reality app Stiktu is now available worlwide, allowing you to tag and add …
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
“Defensive Patent License” created to protect innovators from trolls  —  The first rule of Patent Club is you do not sue members of Patent Club.  —  Defensive Patent License  —  A couple of months ago, Twitter made a pledge that's heartening to anyone sick of patent lawsuits.
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 …

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Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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