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June 24, 2012, 5:40 AM

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David Segal / New York Times:
Apple's Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay  —  Last year, during his best three-month stretch, Jordan Golson sold about $750,000 worth of computers and gadgets at the Apple Store in Salem, N.H. It was a performance that might have called for a bottle of Champagne — if that were a luxury Mr. Golson could have afforded.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's Retail Army, by the Numbers  —  There was an article published today in The New York Times entitled 'Apple's Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay', discussing what the publication asserts is a huge disconnect between the money Apple retail employees make and the amount they bring in for the company.
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Katherine Losse / Wall Street Journal:
Katherine Losse, the Woman in the Facebook Frat House  —  An early staffer recalls the raucous days of a company in transition from Harvard dorm room to Silicon Valley  —  The author joined Facebook in 2005 as one of the first members of the company's nascent customer-relations team.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Judge Posner pulled the plug on Apple v. Motorola  —  In a ruling sure to be widely cited, an influential jurist put his finger on the problem with Steve Jobs' threat to go “thermonuclear” on Google's Android  —  FORTUNE — Toward the end of his long analysis of Judge Richard Posner's ruling Friday …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Jon Matonis / Forbes:
The Bitcoin Richest: Accumulating Large Balances  —  Everyone is familiar with Forbes 400 as the definitive list to wealth in America.  But few people know about the world's up-and-coming bitcoin richest and what motivates them to accumulate and maintain large balances.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hands-Off: Microsoft Surface Tablet Review  —  After seeing yet another “hands-on” review of the Microsoft Surface tablet, I thought it would be interesting to shed more light on what exactly the journalists who assembled in Hollywood this week for the Surface launch event actually got to do with the tablets.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Thousands of office printers hit by “gibberish” malware  —  Summary: What's been dubbed as a “paper salesman's dream come true,” thousands of printers worldwide are spewing out garbled content as a result of a malware infection.  —  Thousands of office printers from large businesses around …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Maps API Gets Massive Price Cut In The Wake Of Developer Defections  —  Ever since Google introduced limits to how often developers could ping its popular Maps API for free and started charging developers for usage above these limits, we've seen a slew of prominent developers …
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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Still Below Offering Price, But Facebook Stock Got a 10 Percent Boost This Week  —  For those keeping track — and there are many, as the investigations and recriminations into its borked IPO continue — the shares of Facebook moved strongly upward this week.
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Google Says These New Local Ads Will Increase Click-Through Rates By 100%  —  Google has redesigned its local ad formats for Google Maps for Mobile.  The company says the new formats have performed well in tests, increasing click-through rates by 100%.  —  The calls to action, like …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Sony to make $623 million investment in Olympus, Nikkei says  —  Struggling camera manufacturer Olympus may soon find relief from Sony, according to a new report from Nikkei.  The two firms are said to be negotiating a $623 million investment from Sony Corp., which would make it Olympus' largest shareholder …

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