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June 25, 2012, 10:40 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.
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels  —  Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see.
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 …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Facebook forces all users over to @facebook.com e-mail addresses  —  Facebook began its jaunt as an e-mail service in November 2010, when it started allowing users to make @facebook.com addresses and receive conventional e-mails addressed there in their messages inboxes.
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 …
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.
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.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wired and The New Yorker Pull Back on Flipboard  —  Shelving Efforts to Sell Ads, Curtailing ‘Flip-able’ Content  —  Some magazines are developing Flipboard fatigue.  —  Wired and The New Yorker are suspending efforts to sell ads on the platform and replacing their robust Flipboard feeds next month …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
How close is Windows 8 to being ‘done’?  —  Summary: When will Microsoft christen Windows 8 as being “done”?  At this point in the game, no one from Microsoft has stated this in any official capacity.  —  Believe or not, folks, Microsoft execs still have not said when Windows 8 will be “done.”
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
Nasdaq: ‘Arrogance’ Contributed to Facebook IPO Flop  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Chief Executive Robert Greifeld said Sunday that “arrogance” and “overconfidence” among Nasdaq staffers contributed to problems with Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering last month.
More: CNET and ValueWalk
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.
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.
Michael Geist Blog:
Cdn Fed Court Says No Copyright Infringement For Linking, Posting Several Paragraphs from Article  —  The Federal Court of Canada has issued an important decision involving copyright and posting content online.  The case involves a lawsuit launched by Richard Warman and the National Post …
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: GigaOM and 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.
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Study: Most Parents Have No Clue What Their Teens Are Doing On Facebook, Online  —  Zazoom is looking for a Social Media Coordinator.  —  Allfacebook Marketing Conference: June 28 AllFacebook.de SocialTimes Send an anonymous tip  — Facebook Marketing Bible  — AppData  — PageData
John Markoff / New York Times:
In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Inside Google's secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researchers began working several years ago on a simulation of the human brain.
More: AllThingsD
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Acquires TechStars And TechCrunch Disrupt Alum Thinkfuse  —  Thinkfuse, a Seattle-based startup that allows companies to send regular progress reports to managers, executives and other stakeholders, just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com.

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