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June 26, 2012, 10:25 PM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Zynga to Launch Cross-Platform Gaming Network, “Zynga With Friends”  —  Zynga's game playing network is massive — more than 290 million people play the company's games each month.  The problem is, Zynga says, those players are scattered across multiple devices and platforms and can't always sync up to play the same games.
David Carnoy / CNET:
Kindle Fire 2 may hit as soon as July  —  Last year, Amazon launched the Kindle Fire in September.  The next-generation Kindles are expected to launch a little earlier this year.  —  (Credit: CNET)  —  What's next for Kindle hardware?  —  Well, a credible source has told CNET that Amazon …
Brian Duggan / Reno Memo:
Apple looking to open facility in downtown Reno, east of Sparks as part of $1B, 10-year investment  —  Apple is planning on opening a data center east of Sparks and a business and purchasing center in downtown Reno, part of a $1 billion investment the company plans to spend in Northern Nevada over the next 10 years.
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.
Tweets: @fromedome
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Offers New Dedicated Podcast App for iOS  —  Earlier this month, it was rumored that Apple would be launching a standalone podcast app in iOS 6.  Instead of waiting for the next version of iOS, Apple posted the Podcast app on the App Store today.  [App Store]
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Why RIM Won't Be Bought: There's Not Much There There  —  There's been rampant speculation that the rescue strategy for Research In Motion would be for someone to buy the company.  There has been, at various times, idle speculation about a wide-range of intriguing but highly unlikely potential suitors.
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.
Tweets: @cdixon
Ben Popper / The Verge:
As the battle for the living room heats up, Brightcove bets big on Apple TV  —  “The mythical Apple television set that everyone talks about is already here,” said Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Brightcove, sipping an iced cappuccino with The Verge on a particularly hot New York morning.
Wall Street Journal:
Best Buy Founder Weighs Buyout  —  Best Buy Co. founder Richard Schulze is working with a Wall Street bank to explore taking the electronics retailer private, according to people familiar with his thinking.  —  Mr. Schulze, the company's largest shareholder with a slightly more than 20% stake …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Wins Injunction Against Samsung 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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Dropbox Bans BitTorrent Startup Boxopus Over Piracy Concerns  —  On Saturday we covered Boxopus, a new startup that allows people to download torrents directly to their dropbox folders.  —  The news was quickly picked up by many other technology sites and as a result the service's member count surged to more than 50,000.
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.
More: The Next WebThanks:@om
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
For Samsung, Galaxy halo effect comes with supply crunch  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics' struggle to keep pace with rampant demand for its new Galaxy S III smartphone may have cost the South Korean firm some 2 million units of sales in just a month.  —  For a company that has never stirred …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google heralds next Android with Jelly Bean sculpture  —  Google has put up a Jelly Bean sculpture to mark the next version of its Android operating system.  —  (Credit: Google)  —  Squashing any lingering doubts about the arrival of the next version of Android, Google has put up a Jelly Bean sculpture on its campus.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Ned Hooper out at Cisco and Padmasree Warrior moves up  —  Cisco has shaken up its executive team, promoting CTO Padmasree Warrior, and saying goodbye to Chief Strategy Officer Ned Hooper who will leave to start an investment fund.  The networking giant reported the changes in a blog post on Tuesday.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Cisco announces the EA6500, its first 802.11ac router, and launches Connect Cloud platform  —  For those looking for 801.11ac gigabit wireless when they buy their next router, Cisco will soon have a suitable option.  The company today announced its forthcoming Linksys EA6500 router …
More: BetaNews
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Wallaby Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One, Makes Sure You Earn The Most Rewards  —  Wallaby, which is launching its beta today, reminds me a bit of banking startup Simple.  Just like Simple automatically manages your finances for you and automatically shuffles your money between …
Don Mesa / PlayStation Blog:
Download YouTube for PS Vita Today  —  Hi everyone!  Recently, we announced that YouTube would be coming to PS Vita.  It's the latest application to be added to PS Vita's growing portfolio of applications and one that takes full advantage of PS Vita's high-definition and 3G capabilities.

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