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June 25, 2012, 4:35 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.
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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Ballmer: Yammer's ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2 billion deal  —  Why in the heck would Microsoft pay $1.2 billion to buy a Facebook knockoff for businesses?  No one put it in precisely those terms, but that was the subtext of a conference call that concluded a short time ago …
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.
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.
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.
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: BBC, Gizmodo and SlashGear
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 …
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.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Board Of Directors Gets Its First Woman: Sheryl Sandberg, Its Long-Time COO  —  Sheryl Sandberg, the company's four-year chief operating officer, has a new role — board member.  She will have her own vote in all company matters, Facebook confirms, so she won't be voting …
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.
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.
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
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Twitter open-sources Iago load generator, so you can check yourself before you wreck yourself  —  Ok, ok, make the obvious Twitter downtime jokes; go ahead, get it out of your system.  —  Done?  Good.  Here's some fun news:  —  Twitter has just open-sourced Iago, a load generator …

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