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June 14, 2012, 2:40 PM

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Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs As Elop Tries To Stanch Losses  —  Nokia to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs to Halt Losses  —  Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) cut its earnings forecast for this quarter and said it will eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs and shut production and research sites in three countries …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Microsoft Is Buying Yammer, According To People At Yammer  —  UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Microsoft is in talks to buy Yammer for more than $1 billion, with a deal coming as soon as Friday.  —  EARLIER: We just heard from a source inside Yammer that the office has been abuzz since Monday …
Samsung Tomorrow:
The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless  —  There have been inquiries and a few articles claiming that Samsung Electronics is going to offer a Facebook-like service, being developed under a code-name called ‘Samsung Facebook.’ However this is not true and the rumor is groundless.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Schedules L.A. Event for Some Windows Tablet Talk  —  After months of being secretive about its work to bring Windows 8 to ARM-based tablets, Microsoft is about ready to raise the veil.  —  The company has scheduled an event on Monday in Los Angeles where it is expected …
Technology Review:
What Facebook Knows  —  The company's social scientists are hunting for insights about human behavior.  What they find could give Facebook new ways to cash in on our data—and remake our view of society.  —  Photographs by Leah Fasten
More: Gizmodo
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
TechStars NYC 2012: 7 startups to watch  —  Thirteen would-be darlings of New York's tech scene are hitting the stage today.  In downtown Manhattan, startup incubator TechStars NYC is hosting its third Demo Day to present its latest class of graduates.  The 13 companies, which were culled …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble  —  Apple and Time Inc. have settled their differences: The giant publisher is now selling subscriptions to its iPad magazines directly from the apps themselves.  —  If that seems like non-news, consider that it took the two companies two years to figure this out.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Redesigned YouTube rolling out to some users, reflects the influence of Google+  —  From the looks of this screenshot posted by one of our readers, it appears YouTube is testing a new homepage styled more like the look that recently rolled out on Google+.  The current default look rolled …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Online electronics dealer ‘taxes’ IE7 users 6.8 percent for having old browser  —  If you insist against upgrading from Internet Explorer 7, Aussie electronics dealer Kogan is going to “tax” you an extra 6.8 percent for using the “antique browser” — 0.1 percent for every month since its release.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter's expanded tweets are a double-edged sword  —  As we reported on Wednesday, Twitter is in the process of rolling out what it calls “expanded tweets,” a new feature on both the web and mobile version that shows additional content for certain publishers and services, such as the New York Times and ABC News.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Kindle iOS, Android, and Cloud Reader apps now support children's books, comics, and graphic novels  —  Amazon has released updates for its iOS, Android, and Cloud Reader apps with support for children's books, comics, and graphics novels, and says that over 1,000 titles are available including titles …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Game Developers Already Abandoning Google's Social Network  —  It has been less than a year since Google launched social gaming on the Google+ network, but already some developers are calling it quits.  —  Wooga has confirmed that Monster World has already been taken down and that more titles are on their way off.
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Opera 12: new version, new features, new competitive challenges  —  Opera is releasing version 12 of the Opera browser today, with new features for theming, controlling your computer's hardware from the browser without using a plugin, speed, and security.  —  VentureBeat talked …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Cloud Wars: Amazon Web Services cuts premium support prices, adds new features  —  Amazon Web Services this morning announced a series of changes in its support plans, aiming to make its cloud computing and storage more attractive to companies and software developers in an increasingly competitive market …
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:
Acer Aspire S5 is world's thinnest Ultrabook, first with Thunderbolt port  —  Summary: The Ivy Bridge-packing S5 weighs in at a lean 2.65 pounds and is a mere 0.44 inches at its thinnest point.  —  Acer has upped the Ultrabook ante today with the Aspire S5, which the company claims is the world's thinnest.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
ARMSTRONG WINS!  AOL Shareholders Side With Management, Vanquish Proxy Challengers  —  AOL shareholders have voted to re-elect all of the company's directors, defeating a proxy challenge from Starboard.  —  Here's a statement from the company:  —  “On behalf of AOL's Board and management team …
More: Reuters
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Star Managers The Collective Buy Web Video Pioneer Metacafe  —  Metacafe was a Web video pioneer that fell behind YouTube and never caught up.  And now it has a new, slightly unconventional home: Hollywood management agency The Collective is buying the video site.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
AT&T To Launch The $99, LTE-Capable Sony Xperia ion On June 24  —  Though an errant Google ad gave away some of the surprise a few weeks back, AT&T has just announced that the Sony Xperia ion will be hitting all of the carrier's sales channels on June 24 for $99 with a two-year contract.

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