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June 25, 2012, 2:55 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.
Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft to Acquire Yammer  —  Microsoft extends cloud services with best-in-class enterprise social networking.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Yammer Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion  —  Summary: Microsoft is paying $1.2 billion for Yammer and is folding the enterprise social networking vendor into its Office division.  —  The rumors were right.  Microsoft announced on June 25 it has bought enterprise social networking vendor Yammer for $1.2 billion.
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 …
John Leyden / The Register:
Firefox ‘new tab’ feature exposes users' secured info: Fix promised  —  Unlucky version 13 not ideal, Mozilla admits  —  Privacy-conscious users have sounded the alarm after it emerged the “New Tab” thumbnail feature in Firefox 13 is “taking snapshots of the user's HTTPS session content”.
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 and SlashGear
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.
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 …
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.
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
How Google Became a $2 Billion Advertiser  —  Search Leader and Three Other Rulers of the Internet Domain Are Now Among Biggest Ad Spenders  —  Google this: The titan of search last year doubled its global ad and promotion spending to $1.5 billion.  Factor in 2011 ad spending …
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
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.
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 …
Bing:
165TB of New Imagery Added to Bing Maps  —  Today we're thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date.  In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined!  —  The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography.
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.
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.
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.

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