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June 27, 2012, 9:10 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Wins Injunction Against Samsung's Galaxy Tab  —  Apple has scored a major victory in its pitched patent battle with Samsung.  —  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh late Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction preventing Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How Apple won a ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1  —  A zig-zag path to victory in a landmark patent infringement case  —  FORTUNE — On Tuesday, a U.S. district court granted Apple's (AAPL) request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 — the tablet computer that most closely resembles Apple's iPad.
Bloomberg:
Google Said To Unveil Tablet At I/O, Taking Aim At IPad  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) plans to unveil a $199 tablet co-branded with Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. at its developers conference this week, taking direct aim at Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Dan Farber / CNET:
Zynga game changers: new games, friend network, API  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As Facebook has been colonizing the planet, approaching a billion users for its social network, Zynga has been drafting in its wake.  The social-gaming company, which launched July 1, 2007, with a poker game …
Benjamin Jackson / BuzzFeed:
What Developers Thought About WWDC  —  A look at what Apple really did last week.  —  Image by AFP / Getty Images  —  It's been a couple weeks since the close of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (depending on who you ask, also known as the World Wide Denny's Conference or World Wide Drinking Competition).
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Sirius XM Radio, Howard Stern coming to Google TV  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is getting help from shock jock Howard Stern to revive its Internet TV software, which has languished since its debut 19 months ago.  —  Satellite radio provider Sirius XM will make all of its programming available on Google TV …
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Introducing the Photos app for Windows 8 … We take a lot of photos that end up in a lot of different places.  Some are on our PCs, others end up on a photo sharing service like Flickr or Facebook, and even more are on our phones—sometimes indefinitely.  How and where we store and share photos …
Elaine Wherry:
the recruiter honeypot  —  In late 2009, I created an online persona named Pete London - a self-described JavaScript ninja - to help attract and hire the best JavaScript recruiters.  While I never hired a recruiter from the experiment, I learned a ton about how to compete in today's Silicon Valley talent war.
More: Be a Force of GoodTweets: @fromedome
Benedict Evans:
Fragmentation and segmentation  —  Android fragmentation is an old story, relatively speaking.  Hardware manufacturers take a long time to create implementations of new versions of Android for their handsets, and for many handsets that have already been sold they may not even bother.
Daniel Ruby / Localytics:
App Retention Increasing; iPhone Crushes Android  —  In great news for the mobile app market, app retention rates are improving as app publishers shift from an early focus on “downloads” to more mature customer acquisition and retention models.  The overall app industry improved retention rates 19% over the last year.
More: The Loop and MacNN
Jamillah Knowles / The Next Web:
General Assembly sets up in London to bring New York's new wave education methods to the UK  —  Startup-focused training company, General Assembly has taken up a space at White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell in East London.  It's the second campus in a global takeover that hopes to bring community education options …
More: TechCrunch and Betabeat
Bill Davidow / The Atlantic Online:
What Happened to Silicon Values?  —  Compare Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page to the founders of Hewlett Packard and Intel, and you'll find a paradigm shift as to how the tech industry treats its customers.  —  The Facebook IPO brought with it a flood of questions about how Silicon Valley has changed over the decades.
More: PandoDaily
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
HP asks judge to enforce Itanium contract vs. Oracle  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co told a judge on Tuesday that Oracle Corp should be ordered to make its software available on HP's Itanium-based servers for as long as HP sells them.  —  Lawyers for HP and Oracle presented closing arguments …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Microsoft bets on WebRTC for Skype's browser future  —  Skype is taking first steps towards a browser-based future, and it is doing so by embracing a key technology open sourced by Google last year: New job postings on Microsoft's website suggest that WebRTC will be at the core of Skype's next generation messaging architecture.
Mark Milian / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Waze to Drive Its Social GPS Software Into Cars This Year  —  Waze's free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.  —  Waze, which makes one of the most popular GPS applications for smartphones, is planning to break into a platform it hopes will provide greater fuel for its business: the car.
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Playing to families, OfferUp takes on Craigslist with mobile marketplace  —  Craigslist and eBay are really getting hit from all sides.  Convinced that they can create better peer-to-peer marketplaces, startups like Grabio, Listia, Hipswap, ShopSavvy and more are lining up to beat the aging Internet giants at their own game.
More: GeekWire and iPhone
Reuters:
Romney gains toehold in Silicon Valley fundraising  —  (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Barack Obama, his Blackberry always close at hand, was the darling of the technology world and it rewarded him with generous donations to his 2008 campaign.  —  Although he is still raising far more money …
Andy Ihnatko:
iCloud and App Store Transition: Yojimbo  —  Today, Bare Bones Software posted an advisory to educate the users of Yojimbo (BB's fab personal data archiver and organizer) about the transition from MobileMe to iCloud: … It's easy for us all to think “Apple has this new iCloud service that's way, way better than MobileMe.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Internet Providers Testing Metered Plans for Broadband  —  SAN ANTONIO — The broadband era began with the expectation that Internet connections were like buffets — all you can eat, 24 hours a day.  But users are now being prodded to think about how much they're consuming.
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