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June 25, 2012, 12:30 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.
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.
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 Slashdot
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK  —  Sony mentioned during CES 2012 that it would bring its Google TV-powered hardware to Europe this summer, and now it's official.  Along with Google, it's announced preorders are available …
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 …
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.
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.
More: AllThingsD
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 …
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.
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Windows 8 RTM build reportedly 8500, announcement coming late July  —  Pull up a seat if you want to hear about some new information regarding the RTM of Windows 8.  Wzor, who has been known to leak Windows information in the past, has just updated a post that says Windows 8 RTM build will be 8500.0.120623-1707.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
In Its Ongoing War With Netflix, Amazon's Lovefilm Signs 20th Century Fox Deal  —  Amazon-owned Lovefilm, which competes with Netflix in the UK, has signed a multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox giving Lovefilm's UK members streaming access to recent and forthcoming movies …

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