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June 25, 2012, 9:30 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook's New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]  —  Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby.  Initially called “Friendshake” and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
With Tablet, Microsoft Takes Aim at Hardware Missteps  —  SEATTLE — Around the time the iPad came out more than two years ago, Microsoft executives got an eye-opening jolt about how far Apple would go to gain an edge for its products.  —  Microsoft learned through industry sources that Apple …
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.
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.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
RIM may sell handset business, according to The Sunday Times  —  The Sunday Times reports today that RIM is considering a plan to split its handset division and messaging network into two separate companies, and will sell off the struggling BlackBerry hardware business.
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.
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.
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.
More: The Verge and SlashGear
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Winamp's woes: how the greatest MP3 player undid itself  —  15 years on, Winamp still lives—but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.  Tens of millions of Winamp users are still out there.  MP3s are so natural to the Internet now that it's almost hard to imagine a time before high-quality compressed music.
More: GizmodoTweets: @shinypb
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Fast Followers, Copy Cats, and Ripoffs  —  I was reading about Judge Posner's decision to throw out Apple's patent case against Motorola on CNN Money and came upon this by Florian Mueller: … I went on to read a study of accelerator programs on RRW and came upon this: … Android is very much a iPhone knockoff.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung expects sales of the Galaxy S3 to pass 10 million during July  —  Mobile giant Samsung has said that it expects that cumulative global sales of its the Galaxy S III, its latest flagship smartphone, will pass 10 million units during next month, as it begins to see the effects of launching in the US and other significant markets.

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