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June 16, 2012, 9:10 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project  —  While it's clear Microsoft isn't planning to introduce its next-generation Xbox console this year, all signs indicate that a 2013 launch is on the cards.  A newly leaked 56-page document sheds …
Reuters:
Facebook to pay $10 million to settle suit  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users' rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, according to court documents made public over the weekend.
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable  —  This week, Apple delivered the highly anticipated MacBook Pro with Retina Display — and the tech world is buzzing.  I took one apart yesterday because I run iFixit, a team responsible for high-resolution teardowns of new products and DIY repair guides.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dwolla's First FiSync Banking Customer Goes Live, Eliminates ACH Delays With Real-Time Bank Transfers  —  A major milestone for disruptive payments platform Dwolla: the company has just switched on FiSync, its real-time money transfer system which aims to replace the outdated - and much slower - ACH process.
More: Des Moines Register and DwollaThanks:@jslampe
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Amazon's music cloud is licensed by all top labels  —  Warner Music Group, which produces albums by singer Bruno Mars (above), is one of the top-four record labels to license Amazon's cloud service.  —  (Credit: Harper Smith)  —  Amazon's cloud music service is fully licensed …
More: The Verge and Engadget
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Finally Ditches “50+”, New and Old Tweets Now Show Exact Counts Of Retweets and Favorites  —  Tweets past, present, and future now show their exact number of retweets and favorites instead of showing “50+” if they pass that count — a move that could promote vanity and competition on Twitter.
More: The Verge
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
eBook Revenues Top Hardcover  —  Net sales revenue from eBooks have surpassed hardcover books in the first quarter of 2012.  —  According to the March Association of American Publishers (AAP) net sales revenue report (collecting data from 1,189 publishers), adult eBook sales were $282.3 million …
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
Samsung Galaxy S III Canadian launch delayed, now happening on June 27th  —  One of the most anticipated Android devices to land on Canadian soil is the Samsung Galaxy S III.  This has already seen global pre-orders rise to over 9 million and basically every Canadian carrier is on board to launch it …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)  —  Facebook's high-profile CTO Bret Taylor is leaving the Silicon Valley social networking giant later this summer, with future plans to work on an as-yet-to-be-determined start-up.  —  The move is likely to be of concern …
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Guy Podjarny / Guy's Pod:
Not as SPDY as You Thought  —  SPDY is awesome.  It's the first real upgrade to HTTP in 10+ years, it tackles high latency mobile networks performance issues and it makes the web more secure.  SPDY is different than HTTP in many ways, but its primary value comes from being able to multiplex …

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