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June 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Icann criticised over ‘commercial landgrab’  —  Amazon and Google dominate applications for new top-level domains, including .app, .shop, .book, .love, .amazon and .google  —  More than 1,000 new internet “top level domains” - such as .app, .kids, .love, .pizza and also .amazon and .google …
ICANN New gTLDs:
Reveal Day 13 June 2012 - New gTLD Applied-For Strings  —  ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet's addressing system.  What is a gTLD?  It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org.
Michael Sippey / Twitter Blog:
Experience more with expanded Tweets  —  Starting today, you can discover more interactive experiences inside any Tweet on twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com.  When you expand Tweets containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
MacBook Pro with Retina display review  —  Apple's new flagship is powerful, thin, and has an industry-leading high-res screen — does it live up to great expectations?  Though Apple quietly discontinued the 17-inch MacBook Pro this week, hardly a tear was shed.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online  —  It's no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn't necessarily common knowledge.  Today at the Hadoop Summit, however …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Analysis: Apple's big enemy in smartphone wars: delay  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has spent nearly three years fighting its rivals in a global smartphone patent war.  Now, setbacks in two key U.S. court cases are laying bare why a drawn-out battle could be bad news for the iPhone maker.
Andrew Conway / Cloudmark Blog:
The Social Network That Cried “Wolf!”  —  If you're reading this blog, then you're probably aware that last week 6.5 million Linkedin passwords were compromised.  On Friday the Cloudmark Research team saw a huge increase in user spam reports relating to resetting Linkedin passwords.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple hands off transit directions to third-party apps in iOS 6 Maps  —  Rather than include transit and walking directions natively in the new Maps application in iOS 6, Apple will instead highlight third-party options available on the iOS App Store.  —  The ability of third-party developers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Exchange: A New Way For Advertisers To Target Specific Users With Real-Time Bid Ads  —  Facebook is testing and will soon launch Facebook Exchange, a real-time bidding ad system where visitors to third-party websites are marked with a cookie, and can then be shown real-time bid ads related …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Apple's Siri Buttons On Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar Steering Wheels?  Automakers Think Different  —  Siri is coming to Mercedes, GM, BMW, Jaguar, and others, but the connectivity the auto brands describe is a far cry from an iCar.  —  We know Steve Jobs dreamt of designing an iCar …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Linus Torvalds Splits Tech's ‘Nobel’ With Stem Cell Pioneer  —  Linus Torvalds.  Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired  —  Question: What do Linux and stem cell research have in common?  Answer: They're both considered “life-enhancing technical innovations” by the Technology Acadamy Finland …
Peter Cohen / The Loop:
Why Game Center for Mountain Lion is a big deal  —  Why Game Center for Mountain Lion is a big deal  —  Game Center is coming to Mountain Lion when it debuts next month (you can get a bit more info on Apple's “What's New” Web page).  This is a really big deal for gamers …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge says bank can't use Facebook to reach defendant — try local paper instead  —  In the latest example of courts' unease with social media, a federal judge has refused a request by Chase Bank to serve legal papers on an identity thief via Facebook.  —  In an order issued Friday in Manhattan …
Kimber Streams / The Verge:
Disney launches streaming apps for the iPhone and iPad, Comcast gets them first  —  Disney is launching three apps for the iPhone and iPad that give users to access programming previously only available on cable: Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD, and Watch Disney Junior.
More: AllThingsD and 9to5Mac
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Apple fails to fend off mobile tracking lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc must defend against a lawsuit accusing it of letting advertisers secretly track the activity of millions of mobile device users, a federal judge ruled, but Google Inc and several other defendants were dismissed from the case.
Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
LightSquared Reaches Agreement With Lenders On Cash Use  —  LightSquared Inc. reached a final agreement to use lenders' cash collateral after saying it might have to liquidate without the deal.  —  The accord gives the maker of wireless broadband technology enough money …
AppleInsider:
‘jOBS’ actors seen on set at Steve Jobs' old Los Altos home  —  New photos show that the upcoming jOBS biopic is well underway with actors already populating their roles on-set at Steve Jobs' old Los Altos home where the first Apple computer was built.  A bearded Ashton Kutcher …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Turns Its Tweet Firehose On For Saleforce's Radian6 In New Enterprise Deal  —  As enterprise companies like Salesforce and Oracle continue to sharpen their social media services for enterprises, Twitter is locking arms with one of them in a strategic alliance.
More: AllThingsD

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