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June 23, 2012, 8:35 AM

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Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Apple v. Motorola: Judge Posner dismisses entire patent case, no injunctions to be issued  —  In US federal court this evening, Judge Richard Posner just ruled that the case of Apple versus Motorola will be dismissed in its entirety.  The case, in which Apple alleged Motorola was in violation …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Private Facebook Data Powering Ads Outside Of Facebook — Is The World Ready?  —  Because investors sure are.  Facebook's share price jumped up 3.8% to $33.05 today on news that it's now showing its ads on Zynga.com in a revenue sharing partnership.  Most amazingly, neither the press nor users seem …
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Zynga Alliance Demonstrates Its Threat to Google  —  Facebook knows who you are.  Google knows what you're looking for.  Which piece of information is more valuable?  The future of online advertising - and the ad-driven, free sites we use every day - hinges on the answer.
More: CNET
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review  —  Apple makes the bulk of its revenue from devices that don't look like traditional personal computers.  For the past couple of years I've been worried that it would wake up and decide the traditional Mac is a burden …
Thor Mitchell / Google Geo Developers Blog:
Lower pricing and simplified limits with the Google Maps API  —  Since launching the Google Maps API seven years ago, we've been awed by the many ways developers have used the service to build great mapping apps.  As you may know, last year we introduced limits on the number of free maps …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production  —  Just a month after we brought you news that Amazon Studios was calling for original comedy and children's series projects, the company announced today that it has selected its first four projects …
Wall Street Journal:
What's Ailing Google Chief?  —  Google Inc. GOOG +1.11% says Chief Executive Larry Page has “lost his voice,” but it won't say much more about the matter.  Some corporate governance experts think the Internet company should speak up.  The billionaire co-founder missed Google's annual meeting Thursday …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Said To Seek Tech-Savvy CEO For Comeback  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), seeking a chief executive officer who can reverse a six-year sales slump, is looking for a tech-savvy executive to help wring more revenue from the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter.
Basil Katz / Reuters:
U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.  —  Following a hearing in Manhattan federal court …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Facebook's Instagram bid to be probed by OFT  —  Office of Fair Trading concerned social network might prevent picture uploads to other sites from the app  —  The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to investigate Facebook's $1bn bid for Instagram, because it is concerned the giant social network …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Domain Wheeling and Dealing  —  Applicants for New Web Extensions Head to Icann Meeting to Gauge Competition  —  Entrepreneurs and big companies are battling one another for the rights to manage hot new Web address endings, including .app, .home and .book.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Wins Protest Against “Shake Down” of BitTorrent Pirates  —  The place where breaking news, BitTorrent and copyright collide  —  Comcast Wins Protest Against “Shake Down” of BitTorrent Pirates  —  A big win for Comcast and its subscribers in a federal court in Illinois.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA's New War: Shutting Down The Equivalent Of Internet VCRs  —  The entertainment industry just won't quit trying to kill perfectly legal technologies with substantial non-infringing uses.  Back during the big legal fight over Grokster, the RIAA insisted that it had absolutely no interest …
More: TechEye and CNET
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Nintendo announces $199 3DS XL with 4.88-inch top screen, available August 19th  —  Folks holding their breath for a “3DS Lite” might want to exhale — Nintendo has decided to go a different route.  Company head honcho Satoru Iwata revealed the 3DS LL these evening on Nintendo Direct …

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