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June 12, 2012, 10:00 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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet's Stupidity  —  The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks.  But with this week's launch of Twitter's Tailored Trends, Facebook's App Center, and Airtime's safety net …
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.
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.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Maps in iOS 6 will require A5 processor for 3D “flyover,” navigation  —  iPhone 3GS in particular will get a reduced feature set in iOS 6.  —  iOS 6 promises to bring lots of new features to iPhone and iPad users—more than 200, according to Apple's count.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Will your iOS device get all of the new iOS 6 features?  Here's the official word  —  As iOS 6 officially unveiled yesterday, we noted a few of the features—such as Siri and FaceTime—would only be available on certain iOS devices.  Ars Technica noticed the 3D flyover feature of Apple's …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Joab Jackson / Computerworld:
Hortonworks releases its Hadoop version  —  For its first Hadoop release, Hortonworks focused on making the data analysis software easy to deploy and monitor  —  For the first production release of what will be its flagship Apache Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks has focused on providing …
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.
Shara Tibken / MarketBeat:
Dell Joins Crowd of Dividend Payers  —  The list of tech companies offering dividends is growing.  After today's closing bell, Dell says it's starting a quarterly dividend of 8 cents a share, giving a yield of about 2.7%.  —  The computer giant has been expanding its operations to focus …

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