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June 25, 2012, 2:00 PM

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Luke Hopewell / Gizmodo Australia:
Nexus 7: This Is Google's New Nexus Tablet  —  Wondering what Google's flagship I/O Conference announcement this week should look like?  Wonder no longer.  It's a 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet running Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, and it's set to hit Australia from July.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone prototypes have NFC chips and antenna  —  We've previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which leads us to believe that the new iPhone will have a bigger 1136×640 display.
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Apple To Feature Yelp Check-Ins Within IPhone Maps App  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s coming iPhone map application will include Yelp Inc. (YELP)'s “check-in” feature to let users broadcast their whereabouts to friends, according to materials Apple distributed to software developers.
Hamish Barwick / PC World:
Apple Quietly Pulls Claims of Virus Immunity  —  In the wake of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers, Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn't susceptible to viruses.  —  Apple removed the previous statement …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Apple Chomps At App Store Search?  Developers See Shift In Search Results  —  Apple is making potentially significant changes to the search algorithm in the App Store, at least according to some app developers.  If you're a developer or publisher counting on a well-chosen name to help with visibility …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second  —  American and Israeli researchers have used twisted, vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second.  As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin.
More: Gizmodo
Lucas Atkins / N4BB:
Exclusive: BlackBerry 10 L-Series (All Touch) & N-Series (QWERTY) UI, Specs  —  BlackBerry 10 is upon us, as we expect RIM to make a formal announcement for the first device in August.  Details regarding the BlackBerry 10 operating have been mildly out in the open.
Daniel Tyson / Ausdroid:
Pinterest to launch on Android at Google IO?  —  I've just been looking around the Google IO app — released earlier this week.  I was checking out the list of Android related exhibitors who will be at Google IO and found an entry for Pinterest.  As you can see from the screenshot I took …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google updates Gmail iOS app with Notification Center support, persistent login  —  The official Gmail client for iOS has been updated today with support for Notification Center, meaning you can now configure the app to display banners, alerts, and lock screen previews of your latest emails.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Box brings OneCloud to Android with 50 launch partners to help add to its 11M+ users  —  Enterprises are full of consumers, too, and those consumers are enjoying more productivity options than ever.  Box, one of the companies facilitating such productivity, has launched its OneCloud set …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Verizon and T-Mobile To Swap Some Spectrum, if Cable Deal Goes Through  —  Verizon said on Monday that it has reached a deal to transfer spectrum with T-Mobile USA, provided regulators give the nod to its pending purchase of airwaves from a consortium of cable companies.
Misha Glenny / New York Times:
Stuxnet Will Come Back to Haunt Us  —  THE decision by the United States and Israel to develop and then deploy the Stuxnet computer worm against an Iranian nuclear facility late in George W. Bush's presidency marked a significant and dangerous turning point in the gradual militarization of the Internet.
More: 9.blog
Nat Ives / AdAge:
The New York Times Brings All Its Content to Flipboard — and Its Pay Wall, Too  —  Times Calls Move Part of ‘NYT Everywhere’ Strategy  —  The New York Times has found a way to finally make all its content available on Flipboard, the popular reading app for tablets and smartphones: It's bringing its pay meter to Flipboard as well.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Location-based app maker Friendthem claims Facebook stole its idea, considers suing  —  We've talked about how Facebook's latest feature, dubbed ‘Find Friend Nearby’, may put the company at risk of “feature creep”.  If it were up to New York-based location-based service provider Friendthem, that's the least of FB's problems.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK  —  Sony mentioned during CES 2012 that it would bring its Google TV-powered hardware to Europe this summer, and now it's official.  Along with Google, it's announced preorders are available …
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
RIM dismisses report of splitting firm in two  —  Without saying where the information comes from, a report by the Sunday Times of London says that Research In Motion Ltd. wants to separate the hardware side of the business from the services side, or else sell a stake in the company.
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: Dell bids $2.32 billion for Quest Software - source  —  (Reuters) - Quest Software Inc has received a superior proposal from Dell Inc, the “strategic bidder” that has offered to buy the maker of enterprise management software for about $2.32 billion, a source close to the matter said.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
At Yahoo, Last Year's Plan Is Back  —  Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, Looking to Keep Job, Puts Less Stress on E-Commerce and More on Ads  —  Yahoo Inc. has spun through several chief executives and unsuccessful turnaround plans in recent years.  Now, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is refocusing …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
MegaUpload scoreboard: Momentum is with Kim DotCom  —  Kim DotCom hasn't lost his sense of humor about the case.  The title of this photo is ‘flight risk.’  —  (Credit: Kim DotCom)  —  In January, MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom was little more than antipiracy road kill.

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