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June 25, 2012, 5:30 PM

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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.
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.
Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook Names Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors  —  Facebook announced today that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook, has joined the company's board of directors.  —  Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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”.
David Marcus / The PayPal Blog:
Simplifying How We Work  —  Simple.  —  Everywhere, people aspire to simplicity.  In their lives, at work, and at every interaction.  At PayPal, we want to make the lives of our customers at lot better by reducing the distance between what they want, and what they get.
More: AllThingsD
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: BBC and Gizmodo
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.
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 …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Google introduces new I/O live blogging tool  —  Just days ahead of the yearly Google I/O event, Google has introduced a rather interesting live blogging tool that taps into Google+ page posts and pulls from the I/O live video feed.  —  This tool, which you can see below, is currently not event agnostic.
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 …
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.
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

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