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June 27, 2012, 1:10 AM

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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.
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.
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
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify, Yahoo Link Up in Distribution, Revenue Sharing Deal  —  Earlier this year Spotify rolled out a plan to get its “play” button on a host of Web sites, which let the streaming music service broaden its reach beyond Facebook.  —  Now it's making the same move, but with one very …
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.
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.
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.
Robert Beckhusen / Wired:
TIL: The Pentagon Is Building a Reddit Knockoff  —  In July, the Pentagon plans to launch Eureka, a Reddit-style forum.  Illustration: Army For years, the military has struggled over what to do about social media.  One response has been to create dull, Pentagon-controlled versions of popular websites Facebook and YouTube.
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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 …
More: The Verge
Shira Ovide / Digits:
‘Girls Who Code’ Seeks to Train Women for Tech Fields  —  A shortage of female workers in science and engineering has long posed an image problem for Silicon Valley.  Now a one-time congressional candidate is trying to make a difference, starting with a summer training program in New York City.
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]
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
FTC Hits Wyndham Hotels With Lawsuit Over Three Hacker Breaches In Two Years  —  Wyndham Hotel Group just took the fourth blow in a quadruple whammy: First it was hit with three digital breaches over two years that affected more than half a million customers.
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.
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